MATCHER is the International Open Innovation program based in Emilia-Romagna region that aims at supporting local companies to address specific business challenges by creating strategic matches with other actors of the international innovation ecosystem, in particular start-ups and scale-ups.
The third edition is involving three types of actors: 11 selected companies from the Emilia-Romagna region, national and international start-ups and scale-ups and all the actors from the Italian and international innovation ecosystem.
The third edition addresses challenges regarding Human Centric Innovation. These challenges concern the following main trends:
AND SUPPLY CHAIN
EQUITY AND INCLUSION
WORKPLACE COMMUNITY &
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Will you join us?
April – July 2022
Corporates will be interviewed to prioritize their objectives and needs around innovation, strategy, and future-proof solutions during a workshop and 1to1 calls
July – November 2022
International Roadshow to scout startups from all over the world operated in the four fields of the Human Centric Innovation topic
CALL IS OPEN
July 19th, 2022
Startups admitted to the program must meet two criteria: high-level fit with corporate partner challenges and candidate maturity (min TRL of 4)
September 1st, 2022
Startups will be supported by professional consultants to be prepared to meet the Corporate partners through virtual learning and 1to1 meetings
Starting September 13th, 2022
Corporate partners and startups matchmaking meetings to build and create win-win relationships aiming to improve their business following the Human Centric Innovation thematic
BIG.MATCH + FINAL.MATCH
November 28th and 29th, 2022
An Open Innovation event will be open to innovative companies, startups, research labs and international guests, that will be invited to give inspirational speeches
ADVANTAGES FOR APPLICANTS
Access to corporates
Get in touch with multinationals that are keen to innovate and ready to collaborate with startups
Expand your network, meet innovative corporates ready to disrupt the industry, create new business opportunities!
Making a deal with a multinational corporate opens up new international market opportunities