InnovUp and Festival of the Future tighten an alliance to grow the Italian innovation ecosystem. Starting from the first major appointment in the presence of the new post-lockdown season: the second edition of Festival del Futuro, which also includes the novelty of the innovation fair Experience the Future, from 19 to 21 November 2020 at the Verona Fair. Event that InnovUp has decided to sponsor, also participating with its own stand and the presence in the panel program that will animate the two stages of Experience the Future, as well as in the jury of the Festival del Futuro Startup Award.
InnovUp - Startup & Tech Italian Ecosystem is the main Association of the innovation ecosystem in Italy. It was born recently, at the end of September, from the merger of two of the best known companies in the sector: APSTI (Association of Science and Technology Parks) active since the mid-1990s, and Italia Startup (Italian Association of Startups and innovation), born in 2012 following the launch of the Italian Startup Act.
It was born on the strength of a network that brings together over 3,000 realities including startups, scaleups, innovative SMEs, innovation centers, science and technology parks, incubators, accelerators, enablers, investors, professional and corporate firms and, thanks to this wide network of players, works to unite and develop the Italian innovative entrepreneurship chain.
Experience the Future, the fair where technology meets SMEs
An objective that goes well with that of the Festival of the Future, an online event and community promoted by Excellence in Enterprise, Harvard Business Review Italia and Athesis publishing group. The 2020 edition will see the debut, alongside the scientific event dedicated to the macrotrends of the future developed by HBR, Experience the Future, a 2.0 fair where the demand for technology coming from the business world meets the offer of startups and research centers.
In this context we will assign the Festival of the Future Startup Award, an award whose registration is open until October 19th here. The ten finalists will compete on the stage of the Future Arena of Experience The Future, and the winner will receive services for a value of 15 thousand euros. A way to concretely support young innovative companies put in difficulty by Covid.
"Today, more than ever, in line with the vision promoted by the European NextGen plan, we must look to the future - he declares Angelo Coletta, President of InnovUp -. A future that can only pass from innovation and positive energies that this ecosystem brings as a dowry to the Italian entrepreneurial fabric. In this sense, an event like this Festival turns out to be a valuable platform in fostering connections between startups, innovative SMEs, corporates, research centers and investors, in order to make an even stronger and more decisive contribution to the country in this restart phase. and in the coming years ".
"With Experience the Future we want to ensure that those who have to invest in a technology have the best solutions available on the market at their fingertips, and with clicks since the community is also virtual on the festivaldelfuturo.eu website - he declares Luigi Consiglio, president of Corporate Excellence and one of the promoters of the Festival of the Future -. At the same time we give startups the opportunity to get in touch with companies looking for partners for Open innovation. InnovUp - Startup & Tech Italian Ecosystem, is the synthesis of the most authoritative associative experiences in this sector ».