Open Innovation

We turn our ideas into game-changing projects and technologies to improve our corporate processes and accelerate the energy transition.


Building the future, together

Collaboration paths with startups and high-performing businesses

Eni’s evolution entails achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the targets set out in the Paris Agreement on climate change. The decarbonization of all our products and services relies on a wide range of technologies to be integrated into, and tailored to, the specific circumstances in which we operate. This is why innovation and technology are key factors in the achievement of our ambitious goals. While we draw on the skills of our people and the knowledge Eni has gained across a range of engineering and scientific fields, we are open to collaboration with external organisations of various kinds, such as startups and technology businesses, universities and our peers. The large-scale adoption of solutions developed according to Open Innovation methodology is therefore an important aspect of our strategy. Increasing digitalisation to achieve the ecological transition makes us even more integrated and efficient in our internal operational processes – it also makes us innovation drivers in the outside world. We support young talents and projects inspired by the principles of sustainability and circularity through calls for ideas and challenges in collaboration with first-class partners. The following initiatives play an essential role in promoting Open Innovation as an integrated approach in all business processes: Joule, Eni’s Business School which supports the development of innovative and sustainable startups; Eni Next, our company that invests in high-potential startups for the development of game-changing technologies, and the Innovation Match area of eniSpace, the channel for all innovation players: startups, small and medium-sized enterprises, universities, research centres and large players who want to stay up to date on the call for ideas launched by Eni and put their ideas and technologies into practice.


Digital Open Innovation

Digital solutions originating from the encounter between our people and our knowledge of diversified markets and the world of startups, companies and research centres.

Supporting the most innovative startups

Eni Next is our corporate venture capital company that selects game-changing ideas and technologies for the energy transition in the clean tech, digital and industrial sectors.


Eni Next

We invest in high-potential startups such as CFS, the MIT spin-out that has achieved a major milestone in magnetic confinement fusion research.

Become a key part of Eni's innovation journey

Innovation Match is the eniSpace channel for innovation players who want to stay up to date on Eni's call for ideas and put their ideas and technologies into practice. Startups, SMEs, research centres, universities and large players can have a direct line to Eni Procurement and Business to launch collaborations, trials and co-design activities, and become a key part of the innovation journey.


Innovation Match

The eniSpace channel to create innovation together. A meeting point for organisations that want to stay up to date on our calls for ideas.