The Sustainable Energy Venture call ends with the Arena Meeting
The six finalist startups presented their innovative solution in front of the top management of Pietro Fiorentini SPA.
The Arena Meeting of the Sustainable Energy Venture program, promoted by Pietro Fiorentini SPA in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, was held on October 11th at the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center in Spazio Base (Milan).
During the event Mario Nardi - Chief Executive Officer of Pietro Fiorentini SPA stressed the importance of innovative projects with a view to energy transition. Alessandro Balboni - Head of Innovation Business Development of Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center highlighted the role of Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center as a qualified player in supporting Italian companies towards the adoption of Open Innovation models.
The day was an opportunity for the six finalist startups of the Program to present their innovative reality to the top management of Pietro Fiorentini SPA, interested in evaluating possible collaborations or investments in the startups' capital. The winners will be announced in the coming weeks. The session was led by Bill Barber of Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center's Startup Growth Financing Service, who mentored the startups selected for the program during the acceleration period.
The Sustainable Energy Venture call officially started on 6 July, collecting applications from 8 countries and continued - for the selected startups - with the acceleration phase, the technical meetings with the managers of the various business units of Pietro Fiorentini SPA and ended with the Arena Meeting on October 11th. The goal of the course was to develop synergies in the production, managerial and financial fields between the Pietro Fiorentini SPA company and the most interesting startups that offer innovative solutions targeting the Company's business.
In particular, the initiative was aimed at innovative startups and SMEs on the national and international scene that develop solutions and technologies in the sectors of CO2 emissions reduction through CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage) and in the hydrogen supply chain (Hydrogen Value Chain) and ancillary services.
The program allowed the startups admitted to undertake a growth path together with the Pietro Fiorentini Group, aimed at reducing the time-to-market of technological innovations and developing potential synergies in the production, managerial and financial fields.