White Paper
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Co-Innovation Program

Climate Change &
Circular Economy

VeniSIA Co-Innovation Program on Climate Change & Circular Economy scouts business ideas and technology solutions for Corporate Partners and develops innovative POCs to meet the Partners’ sustainability challenges.

Benefits for
start-ups

       
Co-Working spaces
Contribution for living expences (i.e. housing & food)
Mentoring & Strategic Advice
International visibility
Possibility to develop a POC with corporate partners
Networking with startups, corporations, mentors and investors
Potential collaborations with corporations
Introduction to strategic partners
€20k money price for each finalist (1 finalist p/partner)
Demo Day
Co-Working spaces
Contribution for living expences (i.e. housing & food)
Mentoring & Strategic Advice
International visibility
Possibility to develop a POC with corporate partners
Networking with startups, corporations, mentors and investors
Potential collaborations with corporations
Introduction to strategic partners
€20k money price for each finalist (1 finalist p/partner)
Demo Day

Program Phases

Opening of the Call for Startups & ideas

May 2nd 2022

June 30th 2022

Closure of the Call for Startups & Ideas

June 30th 2022

Selection of Startups and Legal Admission to the Program

July – August – September 2022

October 3rd 2022

Program Kick-off

October 3rd 2022

December 1st 2022

Start of POCs

December 1st 2022

May 3rd 2023

Final Demo Day

May 3rd 2023

Program Phases

Opening of the Call for Startups & Ideas

May 2nd 2022

Closure of the Call for Startups & Ideas

June 30th 2022

Selection of Startups and Legal Admission to the Program

July – August – September 2022

Program Kick-off

October 3rd 2022

Start of POCs

December 1st 2022

Final Demo Day

May 3rd 2023

2022 Edition

The 7 Sustainability Challenges

1. Low-carbon mobility
  • a.Technologies and/or fuels for low-emission vehicles, in particular for heavy vehicles
  • b.Technologies and solutions that facilitate/accelerate/improve the recharging of electric vehicles (e.g.: dynamic systems, contactless, battery-swap, …)
  • c.Technologies and solutions for multi-service (intermodal hubs) and distributed (connecting networks) mobility infrastructures that enable the production and storage of renewable energy
  • d.Carbon capture technologies to be integrated into mobility infrastructures
  • e.Solutions (e.g.: AI, IoT) for the analysis and exploitation of data related to mobility flows (people, goods and transport modes), for the estimation of related emissions and the identification of active interaction systems with travelers (e.g.: accessibility to airport terminals)
  • f.Electrification of ports and related activities (e.g.: cold ironing, sustainable mobility development)
2. Innovative and sustainable materials
  • a.Concrete for energy assets
  • b.Packaging of electric equipment
  • c.Circular plastic-based grid equipment
  • d.Technical clothing for operators
  • e.Workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE)
3. Stakeholder engagement and social acceptance
  • a.Increase of the stakeholder engagement
  • b.Increase of the social acceptance of renewable plants
4. Data analytics and smart predictions to fight climate change
  • a.Analytics applications, AI and IoT technologies for the processing, analysis and monitoring of climatic parameters (e.g.: sea level rise, coastal erosion, ...) from a predictive point of view
  • b.Implementation of monitoring systems for the quality of the marine and coastal environment
  • c.Biodiversity conservation (offshore platforms)
5. Sustainable supply chain to reduce environmental impacts
  • a.Solutions to make logistics sustainable (e.g.: automation, digitization, efficiency of activities, …)
6. Circular economy & waste management

Venice is facing vital sustainable development challenges, such as drowning, over-tourism, depopulation, and other extraordinary cities share similar environmental and social problems.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call to action for people and countries but also for companies that have to implement new production models and test new business ideas and technology solutions.
Companies can be:

  • a.Industrial symbiosis
  • b.Use of feedstock and alternative/innovative technologies for recycling plastics
  • c.Wastewater treatment solutions
7. Smart cities & communities
  • a.Connected roads & connected ports
  • b.People flow analytics
  • c.Sustainable, energy efficient and connected buildings (historic, private, corporate)
  • d.IOT platforms for sustainable next generation smart cities (e.g.: energy saving, connected lights, pollution monitoring, …)
  • e.Water monitoring and water pollution monitoring
  • f.Safer cities (physical security)
  • g.Solutions for “circular communities”
  • h.Development and digital integration of renewable energy sources
  • i.Sustainable innovative digital services (private and public)
  • j.From hyper tourism to sustainable tourism
  • k.Talent attraction
  • l.Digital inclusion (solutions to build a digital and sustainable city for all)
  • m.Solutions to foster meetings for the residents of the “Cities of the Future” (e.g.: connecting communities and initiatives)
  • n.Storm Water Management