Business Meets Innovation 2021, the startup contest of AHK Italien, is underway


There is a month left to join the initiative, aimed at the world of startups to encourage matching with the top players in the Italian-German business community.

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Applications are open for Business Meets Innovation 2021, the startup contest of the Italian-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK Italien), of which I3P is a partner.

The contest aims to encourage the matching between the demand for innovation of Top Players from the business community and the offer of innovative solutions from the vast panorama of Italian startups. To register for the contest, you must register on the initiative's website, sending your innovative solution by October 10, 2021.

Four technology challenges were launched by the corporate partners of the German-Italian business community:

  1. Boehringer Ingelheim, challenge #1: Close the Data Gap 
  2. Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, challenge #2: BI Round X 
  3. Robert Bosch, challenge #3: The Carbon Footprint Social Network 
  4. Siemens, challenge #4: Your Personal Energy Consultant 

The month of September will be full of events in which contest participants can take part, including webinars with the contact persons of each technology challenge and two workshops to support the presentation of proposals offered by the Supporting Partner Growing Innovations Advisors.

At the close of nominations: candidates will be invited to a pitch session, after which each company will select the winner of its technology challenge, with whom it will collaborate to realise the project. The contest will officially end with the Winners' Night, scheduled for December 2021, when a jury of experts will decide the Overall Winner of this edition. 

In addition to the winners of the Technology Challenges, from this year onwards the winner of the Tech Women Competition will also be honoured: the best participant whose development team includes a female component, whose contribution was essential to the realisation of the solution, will be selected from among the candidates.