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40 CORPORATIONS BASED IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA, ITALY

43 BEST-OF-BREED STARTUPS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

1 MATCH-MAKING PROGRAM. ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

MATCHER generates powerful and winning business matching between corporations based in Emilia-Romagna and the most promising startups from all over the World.

Join Emilia-Romagna Ecosystem, a region of culture, innovation and globally leading companies.

What for?

Co-developing concrete projects that foster new solutions within 3 topics

SMART MOBILITY

HEALTHCARE & WELLBEING

FUTURE OF PACKAGING

SMART
MOBILITY

Smart cities, innovative infrastructures, connected vehicles, IoT, and advanced analytics to move people and goods faster, safer, cheaper, and cleaner.


Discover the startups

HEALTHCARE & WELLBEING

Advanced biotechnology, digitization, wearable devices, gene editing, and IoT to protect health and nutritional prevention and promote personal wellbeing.


Discover the startups

FUTURE OF PACKAGING

Environmental sustainability, recycled materials, connectivity and intelligence to create innovative packaging empowering customer-manufacturer communication.


Discover the startups

Program & Timeline

1.

PRE-CALL

JULY 2019

Corporates have been interviewed in order to prioritize their objectives around innovation, strategy, and future-proof solutions during three dedicated multi-client workshops.

2.

CALL IS OPEN

JULY – SEPTEMBER 30th 2019

International Roadshow to scout startups from all over the world in the three fields of the challenges: smart mobility, healthcare and wellbeing, and packaging.

3.

STARTUP/SCALEUP SELECTION

OCTOBER 2019

Applicant startups shortlist and selection based on 2 evaluation gates. The first one takes into account a high-level fit to the 3 challenges and trends; the second one is based on both a deck review and a virtual pitch.

4.

STARTUP/SCALEUP ON-BOARDING

OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2019

Three-week virtual program aimed at reviewing startups business models, consolidating their value propositions and revamping their pitch deck to be prepared for the final pitch session.

5.

MATCH.POINT

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th 2019

Corporate partners and startups meetings to have a unique chance to create a win-win relationship aiming at developing a concrete pilot to marketize in low-mid time frame.

6.

BIG.MATCH + FINAL.MATCH

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER, 14th 2019

Meetings among innovative corporations, startups and research laboratories from all over the world to enrich each other; an Open Innovation Event with keynotes from international guests and inspiring talks.

Why apply

Access to corporates

Get in touch with multinationals that are keen to innovate and ready to collaborate with startups

Network opportunity

Expand your network, meet innovative corporates ready to disrupt the industry, create new business opportunity!

Internationalization

Making a deal with a multinational corporate open up new international markets opportunity

HEALTHCARE & WELLBEING
Corporates

FUTURE OF
PACKAGING

Corporates

Y’ALL READY FOR THIS?

SMART MOBILITY

HEALTHCARE & WELLBEING

FUTURE OF PACKAGING

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