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Ecomondo: How to Apply to Start-Up&Scale-Up by July 13th

Ecomondo Start-Up&ScaleUp, part of the Innovation District project, will select 20 startups, with three winning the Lorenzo Cagnoni Award for Green Innovation. The initiative aims to create business opportunities and foster dialogue between businesses and young entrepreneurs. Applications are open until July 13, requiring startups to align with Ecomondo themes and have prior seed funding or B2B activity.




Ecomondo Start-Up&ScaleUp, the Innovation District project with Green Jobs&Skills and Lorenzo Cagnoni Award for Green Innovation, this year selects 20 startups, three of which, the most innovative, will receive the Lorenzo Cagnoni award.

The objective is to create new business opportunities and encourage dialogue between the business world and young entrepreneurial realities. Applications, reserved for innovative startups, are open until July 13th .

The requirements to apply for Ecomondo Start-Up&ScaleUp

For Ecomondo Start-Up&ScaleUp it is necessary to have the following requirements:

Bring to light technological development lines consistent with the themes of the Ecomondo event, in the waste sector, the integrated water cycle, the Blue Economy, bioenergy and agriculture, the circular and regenerative bioeconomy, soil restoration and monitoring and environmental control;

To have already completed at least one seed round or, alternatively, be active on the B2B market and have a customer portfolio available; To have a website in English and/or promotional materials in English.

How the selection for Ecomondo Start-Up & Scale-Up will take place

A committee will select the 20 startups most in line with the required objectives of Ecomondo, which will assign a score for each of the following elements:

innovative content of the product or service (from 1 to 10) – (30%);
​collaborations and partnerships – (20%);
product or service already industrialized and ready for the market – (30%);
coherence with the greentech, renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric mobility and urban sustainability sectors – (20%).

Only the 20 startups that obtain the highest score will be selected. The final deadline for submitting applications is set for July 13th at 12.

After the selection, all the subjects who have submitted their candidature to the committee will receive a communication by September 20th – to the e-mail address indicated in venue for submitting the expression of interest – whether or not the selection has taken place. The selected startups, within 2 days of receiving the e-mail, will have to communicate to Italian Exhibition Group their definitive membership or renunciation.


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