Greater Bay Area Roadshow

Open call
Expires on 10 July 2023
Milano, IT
startup, Startup Development, Call

Target: Italian Tech SMEs & Innovative Businesses

Intesa Sanpaolo and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center are organizing together with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao, Deloitte, InvestHK, and many other important local partners, an immersive four (4) day roadshow in the Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong & Shenzhen) from 12th to 15th of September 2023, a journey to support Italian Innovative SMEs to explore and capture new market opportunities in the APAC region (Asia-Pacific Region: East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia & Oceania, +20 countries).

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The 2023 GBA Roadshow represents a bundle of opportunities for Tech SMEs in growth, pre-IPO and Capital Market stage, interested in both internationalization processes and Open Innovation activities.
Another goal is to provide soft-landing support into the APAC market for dynamic companies that are willing to embrace innovation and technology as key enablers to achieve growth.

Deadline to Apply is July 10th, 2023.

Click the button below to access the Registration Form:


This Roadshow focuses on new technologies with TRL equal or higher than 7 in the fields of:

Food & Agri Tech

Smart Mobility & Smart City



Having an integrated ESG approach will be considered a plus.
Targeted SMEs should have an annual turnover higher then ~€5million.
This Roadshow is dedicated to Italian SMEs looking for:

  • new business opportunities & partnerships
  • Access to funding
  • technological development
  • soft-landing support to expand into the APAC Market

The experience offers both Open Innovation and business opportunities, creating synergies with Asian Corporates, Investors (i.e. VC, PE, Family Offices) and local Institutions.


Deadline to apply is June 16th, 2023 by filling up the Registration Form on this link on Italian Chamber of Commerce HK  website

15 MAY

GBA Roadshow Kick Off Event (Launch Event) in Turin | 10:00-11:00
At Intesasanpaolo Innovation Center 31st floor of ISP Skyscraper, Corso Inghilterra 3, 10138 Turin, Italy
Hybrid Event in Presence & Online where all the interested and selected companies will participate together with representatives of organizers & Partners. Register here.


Closure of the Call & Starting of the Selection Phase

23 June

Approval emails and consensus calls

30 june

Definitive List of Participants (The Package for participation in the Roadshow must be paid directly to the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong & Macao - infos )

1-9 JULY

Online webinar for the Selected SMEs participating in the Roadshow, organized by ISPIC. Topic: Pitching Valuation & enhancement using the best strategies and suggestions from the ISPIC international expertise


Online session for the selected SMEs participating in the Roadshow. Organized by: Intesa Sanpaolo, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, ’ Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong & Macao, Deloitte, InvestHK e Fidinam  
Topic: Deep dive on the Legal & Tax framework in Hong Kong & Shenzhen when you start a business there and the Incentive Schemes. Logistic details of the Roadshow.


GBA Roadshow in Hong Kong & Shenzhen