Even the startups of our portfolio at the A&T Fair in Turin
From 22 to 24 February 2023 at the “Oval Lingotto Fiere” in Turin took place the 17th edition of the A&T (Automation and Testing) international fair, a key event for industry 4.0 dedicated to innovation, technologies, reliability and skills focused on six aims to address the actual industrial needs: Testing and Methodology, Logistics, Production Control, Smart Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing and Process Control.
This year the Turin fair has put at center automotive, mechatronics and aerospace: production chains essentials for the Piedmontese, Italian, European and international economies.
Characterized by an extensive exhibition and conference program with a modern format and full of appointments (more than 80 between major events, conferences and specialist sessions), the event represented an opportunity for the over 400 exhibiting realities to show the public - made up of potential investors, managers, decision makers and technicians of large companies and SMEs - the advantages obtainable with digitization and the adoption of innovative technologies.
Moreover, the three-day event in Turin proposed an important novelty: the Startup Village. Result of collaboration between Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, Takeoff Accelerator and Motor Valley Accelerator, the I3P and C.NEXT incubators, InnovUp and A&T itself with the support of the Industrial Union of Turin and located in the heart of the exhibition space of the Fair, the Startup Village has allowed over 25 young italians innovative companies to show the technological solutions developed with presentation pitches and stands useful to attract potential investors and partners.
The new exhibition area has been designed to offer a showcase for innovative startups, constantly growing in numbers in recent years and central for Italian industrial policy. Infact, if at the end of 2019 there were 10.982 companies regularly registered in the reserved section of the Business Register, in the usual report published by the Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy referring to the third quarter of 2022 have reached quota 14.708 last 31 September: the highest number ever.
The growth of the Italian startup ecosystem is also certified by positive economic results that are constantly improving. In the report regarding the third trimester of 2022, stands out the figure related to the total production of young innovative companies, which exceeded 2 billion euros: 700 million more than the previous quarter.
In addition, 76% of startups provide business services. A single data sufficient to explain reasons that led to the creation of the Startup Village: a space conceived to facilitate the encounter between research, investors and companies, with startups and respective solutions developed for different sector protagonists.
Four the realities brought to the Startup Village by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center featured in the portfolio that includes high-potential startups and allow them to benefit from Business Development service, designed to improve their commercial positioning by offering visibility and business opportunities with companies and corporates in an Open Innovation perspective: Immodrone, A3Cube, Qaplà and Wenda.
Innovative realities that have respectively developed technologies ranging from the use of drones equipped with sensors for real estate and tourism marketing to systems based on the concept of competing neural networks that are able optimize production and industrial processes increasing the profitability of companies in all sectors, passing by a collaborative platform that’s able to optimize the supply chain workflow and closing with a software platform that can be used by e-commerce to automatize the pre and post shipment management, simultaneously improving sales performance and customer satisfaction.