The call4innovation run by Joule, Eni’s business school dedicated to startups in the Agritech and Agrienergy sectors, has drawn to a close. The business cases will now be perfected together with the agricultural companies, in the field.
When startuppers attentive to environmental sustainability work hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs of innovative agricultural companies with a gaze firmly set to the future, extraordinary projects come to be. A meeting of ideas and projects made possible thanks to the call4innovation Basilicata Pitch2Pitch, conceived and supported by Joule, the Eni school for business, in conjunction with the Polytechnic University of Milan, PoliHub (the Milan Polytechnic accelerator), ALSIA (the agency of Basilicata for development and innovation in agriculture) and supported by the Basilicata Regional Department of Agricultural and Forestry Policy.
Over the last few days, at the Alsia Research Centre of Metaponto, three of the six finalist startups that had reached the conclusion of the selection and training path launched in June 2022, were awarded the Co-Innovation Awards. The startups were flanked by an equal number of Basilicata-based agricultural companies with which to develop the business cases. The winning startups have been assigned a grant of 20 thousand euros while the agricultural companies have been assigned 10 thousand euros. Cash prizes come in addition to the support of competences useful in speeding up development of the proofs of concept by means of a 3-month acceleration programme, and the flanking of PoliHub mentor and tutor, Joule and Alsia.