20 May 2019

35 days left at the Italian Tech Week: the latest news

Dozens of free professional, educational and informational events on technology topics:

The Italian week of innovation grows to make room for new events: from 24 to 30 June

Among the guests of the OGR-SEI Torino Forum: Fabiola Gianotti (DG of CERN) and Daniel Ek (founder of Spotify), interviewed by John Elkann (Agnelli/EXOR Foundation).

Ferrovie Italiane, RAI, Amazon, Reply, Premio Marzotto, Reale Mutua join ITW’s partners. The number of Italian and international companies involved rises to over 40

Innovation & Tradition: dozens of ITW volunteers together with the spectators of the Turin patronal feast of St. John (evening of June 24th) to explain technology to the general public

Tech EXPO at Porta Susa train station: dozens of companies will illustrate innovative technological applications to travellers in transit, who will be able to discover and try them out

…And in the Week End 250 young people will create the largest participatory innovative project ever attempted in Italy: 48 hours to realize from scratch a tech idea that responds to real problems…

Program and information on: – #ITW

Turin, 20 May 2019. A little more than a month from the beginning, the program of the Italian Tech Week, the series of events that from 24 to 30 June 2019 will bring together in Turin the Italian and European excellences committed to building the future of business and society.

The program was presented today in Turin, at the Castello del Valentino, by Gianmaria Ajani, Rector of the University of Turin; Chiara Appendino, Mayor of Turin; Andrea Griva, Vice President SEI – School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Vincenzo Ilotte, President of the Turin Chamber of Commerce; Paolo Mulassano, Chief Innovation Officer of Compagnia di San Paolo; Matteo Pessione, Chief Operating Officer of OGR and institutional sector, art and culture area, Fondazione CRT; Giancarlo Rocchietti, President of Club degli Investitori and Guido Saracco, Rector of Politecnico di Torino.

ITW is a non-profit project promoted by the Turin Chamber of Commerce, Club degli Investitori, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT, Fondazione LINKS, OGR, Politecnico di Torino, School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI), Torino Social Impact, Unione Industriale di Torino and Università degli Studi di Torino: 11 associations and institutions in the Turin area that aim to strengthen the territorial ecosystem of innovation, while offering opportunities for comparison, learning and reflection at national and European level. With their contribution, the Turin Chamber of Commerce, the Compagnia di San Paolo and the CRT Foundation, together with the main corporate sponsors Ferrovie Italiane and Amazon/Reply, are making the project possible.

The Italian Tech Week, which is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development / UIBM and has received the patronage of the Piedmont Region and the City of Turin, will take place in dozens of different locations and will involve thousands of people including students, startuppers, business angels, investors, venture capital fund managers, researchers, teachers and in general all those interested in technologies and their applications.

The scheduled initiatives, all free of charge and with different ways of access and participation, include conferences, workshops, meetings with innovative entrepreneurs, moments of confrontation with investors, venture capital fund managers and business angels, start-up and scale up presentations, exhibition of advanced technologies, seminars for students and professionals, debates with the protagonists of the world tech entrepreneurship scene and workshops for children (as part of the Summer Kids program).

Compared to the initiatives already announced in March and confirmed (see below in the attached list), many new features have been added to the program, designed for professionals or aimed at the general non-specialist public. Among these last ones:

  • The Turin Technology Week will open with the light show based on choreographic evolutions realized with the use of drones and other technologies, organized by the city of Turin for the patronal feast of S. Giovanni. On the occasion, about 50 ITW volunteers will be present among the audience to explain the high tech news of the show and the contents of the week.
  • Tech Expo in Stazione: thanks to the collaboration with Ferrovie Italiane, an exhibition of innovative applications will allow travellers in transit through Turin’s Porta Susa railway station to discover and try out some new technologies, in particular those designed for consumers (already in production or in the prototype phase).
  • At the end of the week, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June at the Toolbox and FabLab of Turin, 250 young people will give life to the Italian Tech WeekEnd, the most innovative project of the year. great ever attempted in Italy: 48 hours non-stop to conceive and realize a tech idea that responds a real problem. Divided into 3 groups (product, business and communication) and coordinated by SEIplus, the SEI alumni association, will test themselves with an experience of
    concrete innovation and attentive to the social dimension.

This first edition of the ITW – which aims to enrich the Italian panorama of major events programmed on an annual basis – has already received the support of more than 40 Italian protagonists and European technology, culture, business and innovation, among them Amiat, Argotec, ASI, Avio Aero, Baker Hughes-GE, CLN, Collège des Ingénieurs, Diasorin, Eataly, Edison,
ENEL, ENI, FabLab Torino, FCA, Ferrero, Agnelli Foundation, Fresenius, GM, Google, HiPay, I3P, Intesa Sanpaolo, IREN, Italian Institute of Technology, Italdesign, Johnson & Johnson Innovation & Janssen Italy, Lavazza, Leonardo, Marelli, Menarini, Netval, Novamont, Oval Money, Premio Marzotto, Reale Mutua, Sant’Anna Fonti di Vinadio, SNAM, Smat, Takeda, Talent Garden, Thales Alenia, Toolbox, UniCredit and others.

Below is a list of the official ITW events (highlighted are the updates that have been added in recent weeks). The complete program – which includes both official events and initiatives made in collaboration with ITW – can be found here:

The Polytechnic of Turin and the University of Turin organize the Techshare Day 2019, in which researchers and inventors from Italian universities and research centers will exhibit their patents and technologies, and will confront with companies, investors and the general public. In addition large groups industrialists will tell their experiences of open innovation, with vertical insights on Energy, Mobility and Aerospace (PoliTo), as well as Health, Food and Environment (UniTo).

The OGRs, thanks also to the CRT Foundation, are among the main players in supporting research and innovation.
and in the growth of the entrepreneurial system, will be protagonists of the ITW also in the design with international panel partners and workshops focused on the growth phase of startups. Warm up like this the engines for the opening, in September, of the Officina Sud delle OGR, which will qualify them as a pole international dedicated to innovation, scientific, technological and industrial research, with accelerators of enterprise, laboratories and a center on Big Data in connection with Silicon Valley.

With La Tecnologia apre le porte, companies with a strong technological vocation of the associated territory
to the Unione Industriale di Torino will open their offices to “touch” the excellence innovation. The occasion will allow participants to verify how the approach strongly technological fabric of the entrepreneurial fabric of Turin is one of the keys for the competitiveness of companies Italian in the world.

2i3T, the business incubator of the University of Turin, organizes the meeting Research, Start up and IP Strategies at the headquarters of 2i3T – Molecular Biotechnology Center, to explore the theme of the Intellectual property management from Research to the valorization of the immaterial asset in a start-up, through practical cases accompanied by testimonies from entrepreneurs, researchers and professionals.

Fablab for Kids and Share Festival organize the Estate Ragazzi Tech, with the support of Camera di Commercio, in the spaces of Toolbox Coworking and Fablab Torino. Four days for children who attend summer programs at different realities in the Turin area, offering educational workshops to discover the works of the future, through different points of view, 500 years from Leonardo Da Vinci and 50 since Landing. All this through robotics, coding, 3D printing, creativity, art and much more. more.

UFO (Urban Flying Opera) is a technological and artistic project that experiments with the use of drones for to create collective paintings and visual works on vast surfaces in urban space. The project highlights the potential of digital technologies in the field of creative and cultural production. UFO is a project promoted by the Compagnia di San Paolo, conceived and curated by Carlo Ratti Associati. and realized by LINKS Foundation in collaboration with Tsuru Robotics.

The Camera di Commercio di Torino will enhance some of the economic and technological aspects that care about companies, start-ups, investors and public decision-makers: its Female Entrepreneurship Committee with GammaDonna Association will collect experts, success stories and testimonials of enterprises on the topic: how to attract capital and investment for women’s innovative enterprises.

The UniCredit Tech Day will allow 10 Italian scaleups, companies that are distinguishing themselves for the
growing rapidly in markets around the world, to deal with companies and Italian and international investors.

The PID counterPunto Impresa Digitale of the Camera di Commercio, in collaboration with the Fondazione per l’Ambiente Teobaldo Fenoglio onlus, will look at new digital markets such as opportunities, whose platforms propose potential and challenges, but also critical issues, involving experts, success cases and testimonies of enterprises.

The Club degli investitori organizes the Business Angel of the Year Award, an award that recognizes the private investor who has distinguished himself for his ability to support the growth of innovative companies. Present were the business angel finalists and a panel of national and international guests. The winner will be decreed live by the Jury composed of the main players in venture capital and innovation Italian. For the occasion, KPMG presents an exclusive research on the sources of financing of the Italian scale-up.

Google and the Camera di Commercio di Torino dedicate to small and medium enterprises the Business Meeting
and growing markets in the Google era event. Success stories and models: the event will provide moments of comparison and concrete examples on the opportunities that the “Google economy” offers to the Italian SMEs, that can take advantage of low cost technologies to become excellent and well known in the markets world.

With the TE@CH initiative, realized in collaboration with Google, the Agnelli Foundation has selected some of the best national and international digital innovation experiences that promote the empowerment of teachers by enabling them to offer better opportunities to learning to each student. Participants will also have the opportunity to test directly applications and tools presented.

MISE-Uibm, Netval and Politecnico di Torino will launch, the platform patents of Italian universities and research centers, international best practice of transfer technology to connect the innovation born from public research to the industrial world. During the event will take place the award ceremony of the first edition of the Intellectual Property Award 2019, conceived and organized by the Italian Patent and Trademark Office of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development in collaboration with NETVAL, the award for the best Italian patent of the year.

Talent Garden and Nesta Italia will present the research on the most requested Digital Skills on the market of work, presenting the opportunities related to the development of digital professions.

The CDI Labs will hold during the ITW its matchmaking day, the annual appointment that puts in contact large industrial groups with the best European B2B startups in phase “series A” of investment to discuss potential collaborations.

Reale Mutua and Torino Social Impact organize the Impact-Ability event, in collaboration with Il Sole24Ore, Lavazza and Dynamo Camp, a comparison between traditional, innovative for-profit companies, financial investors and third sector organizations to combine the ability to produce intentionally positive social impacts and generate economic and financial profitability. An opportunity to understand how technological experimentation and hybridization of skills can help to develop business models capable of responding to social challenges integrating innovation and economic sustainability.

The SEI Torino Forum, organized by the School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI), will group together
young entrepreneurs who have founded high tech startups, coming from the best universities techniques of Europe, offering them opportunities for learning and networking. The Forum and OGR Friday 28th will also involve world-renowned entrepreneurs to inspire the youngest founders to create successful Unicorns in Europe: among the guests Fabiola Gianotti (DG of CERN) and Daniel Ek (founder of Spotify), interviewed on stage by John Elkann (Agnelli Foundation).

The CDI, CERN and the Politecnico di Torino organize the Demo Day of Innovation for Change (I4C), the program that sees 50 postgraduate students working on impact innovation challenges, giving rise to business ideas capable of responding to objectives of common interest.

Opportunities for small and medium enterprises and start-ups in the different industrial supply chains and/or areas of technological development will be the focus of the presentation of CIM Competence Center. 4.0, an example of the conjunction between academia and industry for the development of innovation and for the diffusion of the new technological paradigms of industry 4.0

I3P organizes GIFT: Get Inspired by Future Tech, an event promoting culture entrepreneurial in which 5 successful startups, born from academic research and supported by I3P, present their technologies and future scenarios, also deepening aspects of their experience entrepreneurial: ambitions, challenges, difficulties and successes. In addition, initiatives will be promoted by entrepreneurial training and the Start Cup competition that in the 2019 edition will have a section dedicated to teams of university students.

The Open Innovation Day of RAI’s Research, Technological Innovation and Experimentation Center will compare European Media Companies and European Broadcasters with a selection of innovative startups active in the media field, to create a network of stakeholders interested in potential collaborations and contribute to innovation in the media industry.

More than 30 partners – including accelerators, incubators, science and technology parks, hubs, universities – active
all over Italy, will announce the winning startups of the mentorship paths promoted as part of the Award from the idea to the enterprise of the 9th edition of the Gaetano Marzotto Prize.

Torino, 25 – 28 giugno 2019


Camera di commercio di Torino, Club degli Investitori, Compagnia di Sanpaolo, Fondazione CRT, Fondazione LINKS, OGR, Politecnico di Torino, SEI, Torino Social Impact, Unione Industriale di Torino e Università di Torino


Camera di commercio di Torino, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT


Comune Torino, Regione Piemonte*, Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico


Argotech, ASI, Baker Hughes-GE, CLN, Collège des Ingénieurs, Edison, ENEL, ENI, FabLab Torino, FCA, Fondazione Agnelli, GM, Google, I3P, IREN, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italdesign, Leonardo, Magneti Marelli, Netval, Oval Money, Petronas, SNAM, Talent Garden, Thales Alenia Space, Toolbox, UniCredit.

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