Get Together is the first event dedicated to the spin offs of U4I Foundation – University for Innovation. On 3rd of May, from 4:30 p.m. will be the right opportunity to meet live, but also to discuss what Fondazione U4I can do to meet the evolving needs of the spin offs born within the three founding universities: Bergamo, Milano-Bicocca and Pavia (on the Opportunities page of our website the complete list). Francesco Peri, U4I Foundation board member, tells how the idea for Get Together was born: watch the launch video!
THE GET TOGETHER PROGRAM
The participating spin-offs, distributed in working tables coordinated by U4I facilitators, will elaborate proposals on which the Foundation will reflect: an opportunity also to share experiences, ideas and innovative projects. At the end, space for a networking aperitif.
Here is the afternoon program:
16.30 __ WELCOMING
17.00 __ NICE TO MEET YOU – U4I Foundation tells its story
17.15 __ TABLE TALKS – What can U4l Foundation do for us?
18.00 __ BOTTOM-UP – U4I Foundation in listening
19.00 __ NETWORKING COCKTAIL
THE LOCATION OF THE EVENT
Appointment at Kilometro Rosso in Bergamo (via Stezzano,87), an international meeting place between research and business, designed to foster contamination between business experiences and to stimulate innovation in the fields of science, industry and technology.
Participation is open to all spin-offs from the University of Bergamo, the University of Milan-Bicocca and the University of Pavia.
UPDATE: Watch the video report of the event and the photo gallery, and download the presentation slides dedicated to the activities of U4I Foundation.
A webinar organised by Fondazione U4I in collaboration with Invitalia dedicated to innovative start-ups is scheduled for Friday 11 March, from 2 to 3.30 pm.
The focus of the meeting is Smart&Start Italia, the tool managed by Invitalia and promoted at national level to support the birth and growth of innovative start-ups.
The ideal opportunity, for those who have recently started or intend to start a new entrepreneurial venture with a strong focus on innovation, to learn how this tool works, who can access funding, and how to submit the relevant application correctly.
Invitalia is the National Agency for Development, owned by the Ministry of the Economy: it boosts the country’s economic growth, focuses on strategic sectors for development and employment, is involved in the revitalisation of crisis areas, and manages all the national incentives that encourage the creation of new businesses, especially in innovative and high value-added sectors. To date, 1,295 innovative start-ups have been financed by the Agency with the Smart&Start Italia incentive (figure updated to 1 February 2022).
Fabio Comi, business analyst at Invitalia, will illustrate the potential of Smart&Start Italia.
The afternoon will be introduced by Hermes Giberti, CEO of Fondazione U4I – University For Innovation.
Participation in the webinar is free. Here is the registration link.
Business model, market analysis, funding opportunities: there are all the fundamental elements to know in order to design an innovative project within the webinar organized for Thursday, November 18, from 15 to 16.30, by University For Innovation Foundation (U4I) in collaboration with University of Milan-Bicocca, University of Bergamo and University of Pavia.
The appointment, entitled ‘A successful innovation project: the point of view of funders’, was born from the recent closure of the ‘Innovation Project Fund’ call for proposals promoted by the U4I Foundation, which allowed an important number of innovative projects from the three partner universities to emerge and be formalized. From the good results of this initiative comes the idea of a seminar dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship and intellectual property addressed to teachers, researchers but also to all those who are interested in these issues: the goal is to discuss what are the distinctive elements of an innovative project, the aspects that are considered valuable, involving the evaluators of the call ‘Innovation Project Fund’. An opportunity to better understand the point of view of those who finance innovative projects of different technological maturity.
The afternoon program includes an introduction by Francesco Peri -University For Innovation – Foundation (U4I) followed by the interventions of Marta Antonucci CEO of Cardiovascular Lab, Misal G. Memeo Investment Manager of VV3TT – Vertis SGR SpA, Maurizio Bettiga Founder of EviKrets Biobased Processes Consultants and Chief Innovation Officer at Italbiotec Srl, and Diego Bosco CEO of Consorzio Italbiotec. The webinar will then continue with a Round Table among the speakers and a space dedicated to remote Q&A.