These are the 31 startup winners of mentorship programmes, promoted by the Network of Incubators, Accelerators and Scientific and Technological Parks of the 9th edition of the Gaetano Marzotto Prize, for a total value of almost a million euros.
Turin, June 28 2019 – ArgiNaRe/Messina; BRAIKER/Pisa; Butterfly/Salerno; ComplexData/Milan; Ematik/Mirandola, Modena; Freedoo/Rome; HIQ-Nano/Genoa-Lecce; HIRO Robotics/Genoa; HuCare Trial/Florence; Innovacarbon/Milan; Jarvis/Bologna; LightBus/Bologna; Light Up/Bologna; MaCh3D/Parma; MgShell/Milan; Milk Brick/Sassari; Octipay/Pesaro; Ofree/Treviso; Often Medical/Benevento; Proteso/Genoa; Relief/Pisa; RiceHouse/Biella; Sommelier Wine Box/Padua; Stip/Rome; Switcho/Milan; TalentPLAYERS/Palermo; ValueBin/Milan; VEMINI/Milan; VIC/Treviso; Wanderoo/Florence; Yakkyofy/Bari, are the winners of this first step of the Business Idea Prize that will now compete for the grant of 50,000 euros to be given by Progetto Marzotto, the winner of which will be announced on November 21, in Rome. The announcement was given yesterday evening at UniManagement of Turin, on the occasion of Italian Tech Week, of which the Gaetano Marzotto Prize is an official partner. The event was carried out in collaboration with APSTI – The Assocation of Scientific and Technological Parks – Italia Startup – the Italian Association of Startups – and Unicredit Start Lab.
Upon a first analysis of the selection, the Lombardy region is the most awarded region with six winning startups; this is followed by the Emilia Romagna region with five winners; Tuscany with four winners; Veneto with three winners; Campania, Lazio, Liguria, Puglia and Sicily follow with two winners each, and finally Marche, Piedmont and Sardinia with one winner each. These data are reflected on a larger scale when, on the closing of the competition which counted more than 500 applications for the Prize, Lombardy had the most number of enrolled startups.
The Bio/Med/Life Science/Health Care sectors registered the most participants, together with the ICT/IOT Tech category. There is a growth in projects related to circular economy, to social innovation, to Clean/Energy Tech, and even those related to New Materials and Fin/Reg Tech. The average age of team participants in the competition is 34.
The event was made possible thanks to the generous support of incubators, of accelerators and of the scientific and technological parks that assist the Prize, which this year saw new entries, such as
Industrio/Rovereto, Nana Bianca/Florence, Navacchio Tech Park/Navacchio, Pisa; as well as the continued support of: AlmaCube/Bologna, Bio4Dreams/Milan, Bioindustry Park/Colleretto Giacosa (Turin), Campania NewSteel/Naples, ComoNExT/Lomazzo (Como), Consorzio Arca/Palermo, Day One/Rome, Digital Magics/Milan,FabriQ/Milan, Fashion Technology Accelerator/Milan, Fondazione UniMi/Milan, Friuli Innovazione/Udine,Galileo Visionary District – Start Cube/Padua, GELLIFY/Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna), I3P/Turin, Impact Hub/Milan, JCube/Iesi (Ancona), Kilometro Rosso/Bergamo, LUISS ENLABS – LVenture Group/Rome, Make a Cube3/Milane, PoliHub/Milane, Romagnatech/Faenza (Ravenna), S