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Acceleration program

VeniSIA's second acceleration program lasts one year (from January to December 2022) and includes the following phases, to support companies to identify, through an international call to action, and engage the most qualified researchers/start-uppers to carry out the sustainability innovation projects.

Benefits for
start-ups

Features of the acceleration program:

  • -non-fee based program;
  • -equity free;
  • -VeniSIA's 8% success fee on possible investments in the start-up.
Call &
Pre-selection

Phase 1

Educational &
Selection

Phase 2

Pre-acceleration &
Final Selection

Phase 3

Co-Innovation

Phase 4

Masterclass & Lectures
Mentoring & Strategic Advice
Potential collaboration
with corporations
Introduction
to strategic partners
Co-working spaces
Contribution for living expenses (i.e.: housing & food)
€20k money prize for each
finalist (3 finalist)
Final Demo Day
(investment readiness)
Call & Pre-selection Phase 1
Masterclass & Lectures
Mentoring & Strategic Advice
Potential collaboration
with corporations
Introduction
to strategic partners
Co-working spaces
Contribution for living expenses
(i.e.: housing & food)
€20k money prize for
each finalist (3 finalist)
Final Demo Day
(investment readiness)
Educational & Selection Phase 2
Masterclass & Lectures
Mentoring & Strategic Advice
Potential collaboration
with corporations
Introduction
to strategic partners
Co-working spaces
Contribution for living expenses
(i.e.: housing & food)
€20k money prize for
each finalist (3 finalist)
Final Demo Day
(investment readiness)
Pre-acceleration & Final selection Phase 3
Masterclass & Lectures
Mentoring & Strategic Advice
Potential collaboration
with corporations
Introduction
to strategic partners
Co-working spaces
Contribution for living expenses
(i.e.: housing & food)
€20k money prize for
each finalist (3 finalist)
Final Demo Day
(investment readiness)
Co-Innovation Phase 4
Masterclass & Lectures
Mentoring & Strategic Advice
Potential collaboration
with corporations
Introduction
to strategic partners
Co-working spaces
Contribution for living expenses
(i.e.: housing & food)
€20k money prize for
each finalist (3 finalist)
Final Demo Day
(investment readiness)

VeniSIA’s virtuous circle of acceleration.

SDGs are an urgent call to action for people and planet, and companies are required to innovate their operative and business models through the development and test of new business ideas and technology solutions.
VeniSIA will cope with the companies’ sustainable development challenges through a virtuous circle of acceleration.

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Established companies identify their main sustainable development challenges:
VeniSIA will support international and national companies to design a sustainability innovation project, with the aim to develop it.

Most qualified researchers and scale-uppers are identified, through an international call to action, and consequently engaged by VeniSIA to provide business ideas and technology solutions which can result in sustainability innovation projects.

Corporate labs and scale-ups are set off in Venice by funding companies, to carry out the sustainability innovation projects.

VCs, family offices and donors join VeniSIA and create new market spaces for successful sustainability innovation projects: VeniSIA will support the promotion of tested business ideas and technology solutions among international investors and VCs to further fund selected scale-ups and unlock their commercial opportunities.

Additional companies are attracted by the latter to cope with sustainability challenges and test in Venice ideas and solutions which can later work elsewhere in the world.

Master’s students get internships within the corporate labs: VeniSIA will support companies to select the best master’s students from (not only) Ca’ Foscari University for an internship in the corporate labs in order to support the sustainability innovation projects.

Additional independent smart workers join Venice: VeniSIA will establish and manage a community of innovators, able to attract worldwide smart workers, interested in a unique living and working experience in Venice. VeniSIA will cope with broader sustainable development challenges through the same acceleration process where start-ups are funded by donors/sponsors.

Corporate labs

Corporate labs and start-ups are set off in Venice by funding companies, to carry out the sustainability innovation projects: VeniSIA will support the match between companies and labs/start-ups and will accelerate the latter offering a range of services, including training, mentoring, project management, business model redesigning, co-working, accommodation, etc.
If you are an established company, contact VeniSIA to fund your own corporate lab: venisia@venisia.org.

Apply now. If you have any problem with the form please send the application to applications@venisia.org with all the information we ask in the form.
2021 Co-Innovation

Selected start-ups

Air Pollution
Carbix Corporation
Radoff S.r.l. - Finalist
The Breath
U-Earth
Artificial Intelligence
221e
Instantechnologies
Circular Economy
Loopcycle
9-Tech - Finalist
Recycleye
Clean Energy
Dynamo (Verde 21)
Energy Dome
Digital Communication
Crafted
Digital Marketplace
Urbanx
Monitoring Solutions for Forests
Dryard Networks GmbH
Renewable Energy
Cnergreen
E-Concept
New World Wind
Test 1
Water Horizon
Smart Mobility
Daze Technology
G-Move
Next
Nexton
Sunspeker
Switch
Waste Management
Byewaste
CarboREM - Finalist
Energintech
Grycle
Pixies
Water quality
Gybe
Air Pollution
Artificial Intelligence
Circular Economy
Clean Energy
Digital Communication
Digital Marketplace
Monitoring Solutions for Forests
Renewable Energy
Smart Mobility
Waste Management
Water quality