Open Innovation

The Incubator of Politecnico di Torino offers consultancy services and positions itself as an intermediary between start-ups, research centres and enterprises, becoming a meeting point to support the projects and generate value

I3P has a proven track record and methodology in providing Open Innovation services.  

A valuable contribution

Open Innovation introduces an open mindset, promotes the development and integration of new products or services (core or complementary), helps the company intercept technological trajectories and makes the ability to innovate a corporate asset.

The I3P method

The incubator's Open Innovation team supports companies in needs analysis, programme design, scouting activities and initiative execution. 

The collaboration for the supply of Open Innovation services is guided by the objective of ensuring a strong customisation of the proposal, according to the specificities and interests of the corporate.


To direct the Open Innovation venture following internal and external exploration.


To identify and select target solutions to be tested with a Proof-of-Concept (PoC).


To define and execute the PoC, then proceed with the eventual adoption of the identified solutions.

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Track record

Some examples of collaborations and partnerships designed with I3P to disseminate and implement Open Innovation practices in the field:


Ideas 4 Italgas: NewGen Construction Site

Industry: Energy & Digital

The initiative, launched by Italgas in collaboration with I3P, seeks innovative solutions and technologies to accelerate the transformation of work on construction sites and encourage the transition to a new sustainable way of building.

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GrandUP! Tech

Industry: all

GrandUP! Tech is the programme promoted by Fondazione CRC to foster innovative entrepreneurship in the Cuneo area, through a course of entrepreneurial training and fundraising consultancy, plus access to the I3P network.  

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Digital Factory (2022)

Industry: New Mobility & Digital

Digital Factory is the Open Innovation program of Leasys and Leasys Rent (Stellantis brands), which includes an annual contest to accelerate the group's digital transition by searching the market for new digital solutions.  

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Call For Innovation

Industry: Sustainability, Energy & Digital

Promoted by the City of Genoa and aimed at innovative start-ups and SMEs in the field of marine sustainability and water sports, the initiative provided a non-repayable financial contribution of up to €200,000 for the realisation of each selected project.

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Ideas 4 Italgas

Industry: Energy & Digital

Ideas4Italgas is the Italgas group's Open Innovation contest, conceived with the aim to identify and select cutting-edge projects in areas of interest to innovate business processes, beginning with an initial Proof-of-Concept.  

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Digital Factory (2021)

Industry: Fintech & Insurtech

Started as the Open Innovation programme of the FCA Bank group to accelerate the digital transition, Digital Factory took the form of a call for start-ups aimed at contributing to the technological and digital transformation of the banking sector.   

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Industry: Circular Economy, Sustainable Agriculture

Coopen is a programme promoted by Fondazione Cariplo and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, in collaboration with Cariplo Factory, which aims to foster innovation in the international cooperation sector.  

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Next Energy

Industry: Digital

Next Energy is a contest promoted by TernaFondazione Cariplo and Cariplo Factory on an annual basis to highlight talents, teams, start-ups and companies with innovative projects able to accelerate Terna's digital transformation.  

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