Emerging startups or companies in search of funding and visibility are offered countless opportunities. During the year, the region publishes a large number of calls for tender which give companies ideas to be established and grow.
Greenhouse is the pre-incubation program for startups. It provides entrepreneurs with the support of a tutor. The program includes a variety of steps to support startups as it pertains to market and competition analysis, definition of a business model, identification of value proposition and preparation of an economic-financial plan.
In addition, “startuppers” are provided guidance to access funding opportunities, with targeted meetings and participation in pitch sessions with investors and venture capitalists.
HIT - Trentino Innovation Hub
HIT works with its partners - University of Trento, Fondazione Bruno Kessler , Fondazione Edmund Mach and Trentino Sviluppo - to promote Trentino's research and innovation ecosystem in national and international initiatives, focusing on technology transfer and innovation.
It offers services, programs and spaces for new entrepreneurial teams and startups to develop their innovative business ideas. Go to the site >
Housed within the Mechatronics Pole, Industrio Ventures is Italy's first hardware and technology startup accelerator. It provides a unique mix of capital and resources to help startups with a prototype become companies with a product. Go to the site >
Spin Accelerator is a global acceleration program that focuses on the development of innovation in sports. Launched by Hype - Sports Innovation, a global platform that connects the players of sports innovation, it combines the four elements that make up the ecosystem of innovation in sport: universities, brands, industry and startups. Trentino Sviluppo is one of 4 host partners. Go to the site >
Bio4dreams is an incubator and accelerator of innovative companies within the “Life Sciences” field, with particular attention to medtech and biotech areas. The company offers to selected startups legal services, intellectual property protection, administrative support, assistance in matching with investors, market analysis and scientific validation. Go to the site >
Seed Money EFRD
Seed Money is an initiative to finance your innovative and/or high-tech idea and to support the growth of your startup in the markets.
It is aimed to individuals (minimum 2) without a subordinate employment contract and to new companies (less than 24 months old) with a turnover of less than 10,000 Euro, deriving from activities other than the idea presented.
The tender is promoted within the 2014 - 2020 ERDF Operational Program of the Autonomous Province of Trento, thanks to financial support from the European Regional Development Fund, the Italian Government and the Autonomous Province of Trento. Go to the site >
D2T Start Cup Award
D2T is a competition between innovative business projects at their initial stage of development (pre-seed). It awards training, coaching and money opportunities to the best business projects and offers all participants opportunities for entrepreneurial and managerial training and for professional contacts. Go to the site >