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40+ CORPORATIONS BASED IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA, ITALY

30+ 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.


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HEALTHCARE & WELLBEING

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


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FUTURE OF PACKAGING

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


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Program & Timeline

1.

PRE-CALL

JULY 

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

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

3.

STARTUP/SCALEUP SELECTION

OCTOBER

Applicants will be shortlisted and selected based on 2 evaluation gates. The first one takes into account a high-level fit the 3 challenges and trends; the second one counts both an online assessment and a virtual pitch.

4.

STARTUP/SCALEUP ON-BOARDING

OCTOBER – NOVEMBER

Selected startups/scaleups will be awarded a three-week virtual program aimed at reviewing their business models, consolidating their value propositions and revamping their pitch deck to be prepared for the final pitch session.

5.

MATCH-MAKING EVENT

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th

Corporate partners and startups will meet and have a unique chance to create a win-win relationship aiming at developing a concrete pilot to marketize in low-mid timeframe.

6.

OPEN INNOVATION EVENT

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER, 14th

Open Innovation event with keynotes from international guests in the 3 topics of the program, incredible networking opportunities, inspiring talks and more to come in a one-of-a-kind location in the center of Bologna.

This is just the beginning!

Keep an eye on this page to find out next steps of MATCHER…

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

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HEALTHCARE & WELLBEING

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FUTURE OF PACKAGING

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