Italy Winter Summit

Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2021
In-Person Event (Milan)

Innovation will find its sound again during the Italy Winter Summit by giving voice to the protagonists of our programs connecting corporates with startups, and hosting live on stage top-notch innovators.

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What will we focus on during our Summit?

  • 3
    Verticals
  • 25+
    Startups
  • 8
    Keynotes and Panels
  • 3
    Startup Awards
  • 3
    Networking Aperitivo

Where?

Blue Note
37 Via Pietro Borsieri
20159 Milano

Plug and Play Italy opened in April 2019 as the first Italian office in Milan focusing on three verticals: Food and Beverage, Fintech, and Sustainability. In 2021 Plug and Play launched the Motor Valley Accelerator in Modena involving eight among the most prestigious companies of the Italian automotive industry.

Agenda (CET)

Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2021

Fintech - November 30th

  • 3:00 PM
    Opening Remarks
  • 3:20 PM
    Inspirational speech: Francesca Fiore The Italian Startup Ecosystem: How the investment scenario is evolving
  • 3:30 PM
    Corporate speech: Marco Pusterla UniCredit living digital
  • 3:50 PM
    Startup Pitches
  • 4:20 PM
    Corporate speech: Daniele Gabbai Nexi: The revolution of payments system in a connected world
  • 5:00 PM
    Startup Pitches
  • 5:10 PM
    Female entrepreneurs: opportunities and challenges: Elena Lavezzi, Alessandra Lomonaco, Marianna Chillau and Annamaria Tartaglia; FoundHER presentation
  • 5:40 PM
    Startup Pitches
  • 6:10 PM
    Startup Award & Quiz
  • 6:30 PM
    Networking Aperitivo

Food & Beverage - December 1st

  • 3:00 PM
    Opening Remarks
  • 3:20 PM
    Corporates Panel: Esselunga, Lavazza & Tetra Pak "How Open Innovation can support the future of Food Innovation"
  • 3:50 PM
    Keynote: Alberto Musacchio "Framing the Future of Food: The Rise of Alternative Proteins"
  • 4:10 PM
    Startup Panel: Fostering Sustainability in the Food Value Chain
  • 4:45 PM
    Break
  • 5:00 PM
    Corporates Panel: Blending the physical and digital experience in the food sector
  • 5:30 PM
    Startup Panels
  • 6:20 PM
    Startup Award & Quiz
  • 6:30 PM
    Networking Aperitivo

Sustainability - December 2nd

  • 3:00 PM
    Opening Remarks
  • 3:20 PM
    Keynote: Valeria Barbi "Why you should care about the ecological crisis"
  • 3:40 PM
    Corporate Fireside Chat: Marco Borroni "Concrete future: the new path of sustainable materials"
  • 4:00 PM
    Startup Panel #1: Reimagining Energy by connecting the ecosystem "TRANSFORMING RESOURCES”
  • 4:30 PM
    Corporate Fireside Chat: Patrick Oungre "Enabling Energy Transition with Open Innovation"
  • 5:00 PM
    Break
  • 5:15 PM
    Startup Panels #2: Reimagining Energy by connecting the ecosystem
  • 5:15 PM
    Startup Panel #3: Revolutionising Existing Industries
  • 6:10 PM
    Talent Sparks Panel: Nurturing talent to build the innovation ecosystem of tomorrow
  • 6:30 PM
    Startup Award & Quiz
  • 6:50 PM
    Networking Aperitivo

Italy Partners

  • Esselunga
  • Lavazza
  • Tetra Pak Corporate Innovation
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  • Buzzi Unicem
  • Posteitaliane
  • Unicredit
  • Nexi

Food & Beverage Batch 5 Startups

  • Persado Logo
    Persado
    Persado Logo
    Persado
    The Persado platform uses sophisticated AI, data science, computational linguistics, and machine learning to generate the perfect message by leveraging the world’s most advanced language knowledgebase of more than one million tagged and scored words and phrases.
  • Insertcoin Logo
    Insertcoin
    Insertcoin Logo
    Insertcoin
    Insert Coin uses behavioural science and gamification to increase companies ability to achieve sustainable digital growth by improving key metrics such as engagement, retention, and churn.
  • Aegis Packaging Logo
    Aegis Packaging
    Aegis Packaging Logo
    Aegis Packaging
    More than a packaging film manufacturer, Aegis will become a future global leader in manufacturing regenerative high barrier coating for flexible packaging.​
  • Droople Logo
    Droople
    Droople Logo
    Droople
    It can be applied onto plastics film and paper and drastically improve the barrier properties of the packaging material without compromising on functionality or appearance.
  • Superunit Logo
    Superunit
    Superunit Logo
    Superunit
    Superunit develops novel processes for the preservation of food and biomedical products using knowledge and technologies in the field of supercritical fluids.
  • Hubcycle Logo
    Hubcycle
    Hubcycle Logo
    Hubcycle
    Hubcycle is the leading hub for plant-based upcycling aimed to create a global sustainable market, where the by-product offer can fulfil the demand for responsible, clean label, plant-based ingredients.
  • Regusto Logo
    Regusto
    Regusto Logo
    Regusto
    Tool that optimises the donations process and sales of food (and non food) products making them transparent, traceable and accessible to everyone. Corporations upload the products they want to donate on Regusto’s platform and interested NGOs can place reservations for products in the quantity they need. Corporations can then accept or deny the reservation.

Sustainability Batch 3 Startups

  • Eave Logo
    Eave
    Eave Logo
    Eave
    Eave prevents occupational deafness through automation and digitisation of industrial health and safety practices with innovative ear defenders that allow workers to control and dial down the noise on work sites, while still letting them hear environmental sound and take part in conversations.
  • GridX Logo
    GridX
    GridX Logo
    GridX
    gridX is revolutionizing traditional energy supply with a fully integrated and vendor-neutral solution, bringing millions of small producers and consumers together on the gridX platform.
  • Nanoprecise Logo
    Nanoprecise
    Nanoprecise Logo
    Nanoprecise
    Nanoprecise is an AI & IoT company that is revolutionizing the field of predictive maintenance. It has created a 'patent-pending' solution (hardware + software) that combines physics, material science, and data analytics to diagnose issues with machinery and detects anomalies, characterizes the faulty components and predicts the 'Remaining Time to Failure.’
  • Sympower Logo
    Sympower
    Sympower Logo
    Sympower
    Sympower enables the transition to a fully renewable energy system by unlocking the flexibility of electric assets across industries, from steel smelting to solar panels, electric vehicles to paper production, and maximising the value of this flexibility across energy markets.
  • Carbon Clean Logo
    Carbon Clean
    Carbon Clean Logo
    Carbon Clean
    We provide feasible solutions for CO2 capture to the heavy industry for utilization is in a circular economy (CCU) or for its underground storage (CCS).
  • Energy Dome Logo
    Energy Dome
    Energy Dome Logo
    Energy Dome
    Using CO2 to solve climate change through ground-breaking long duration energy storage.
  • Plexigrid Logo
    Plexigrid
    Plexigrid Logo
    Plexigrid
    Plexigrid is changing the way energy ecosystems by allowing the electrical systems to work as a perfectly tuned orchestra. An ecosystem made of electricity grid operators as well as energy retailers, aggregators and energy communities, where consumption adapts to the production, allowing more renewable generation.
  • SoHHytec Logo
    SoHHytec
    SoHHytec Logo
    SoHHytec
    SoHHytec provides renewable systems that allow for the onsite production of solar fuel and power which is cleaner, greener, and more cost-effective.

Fintech Batch 1 Startups

  • Riskified Logo
    Riskified
    Riskified Logo
    Riskified
    Riskified is an AI platform that enables eCommerce merchants to manage fraud risk, increase revenue, and enhance the customer experience at every stage of the purchase funnel.
  • Ravelin Logo
    Ravelin
    Ravelin Logo
    Ravelin
    Developer of a fraud detection platform designed to meet existing and new threats in businesses, Ravelin's platform combines machine learning and data science with a merchant's own risk profiling to provide merchant-unique data and pinpoint fraud detection, enabling businesses to add customers with less risk.
  • FeatureSpace Logo
    FeatureSpace
    FeatureSpace Logo
    FeatureSpace
    FeaturespaceTM is the world leader in Enterprise Financial Crime prevention for fraud and Anti-Money Laundering. Featurespace invented Adaptive Behavioral Analytics and created the ARICTM platform, a real-time machine learning software that risk scores events in more than 180 countries to prevent fraud and financial crime.
  • Keyless Technology Logo
    Keyless Technology
    Keyless Technology Logo
    Keyless Technology
    Keyless Technology is a deeptech, cybersecurity company building the world's first privacy-preserving biometric authentication and personal identity management platform.
  • Phonexia Logo
    Phonexia
    Phonexia Logo
    Phonexia
    Phonexia transforms voice to knowledge with its innovative speech analytics and voice biometrics technologies. Phonexia is transforming the latest scientific breakthroughs into the everyday reality of highly accurate solutions powered by deep neural networks.
  • Transmit Security Logo
    Transmit Security
    Transmit Security Logo
    Transmit Security
    Transmit Security powers organizations around the world with the most advanced and seamless identity experiences
  • Divido Logo
    Divido
    Divido Logo
    Divido
    Divido is a platform for retailers that want to offer end-consumers retail finance; omnichannel, multi-market, with multiple lenders, all via a single integration.
  • Mambu Logo
    Mambu
    Mambu Logo
    Mambu
    The SaaS cloud banking platform with a unique composable approach.

Plug and Play Italy

We have expanded our Food, Fintech and Sustainability programs from Silicon Valley to Italy. Italy is rich in talented entrepreneurs and original inventions - we scout, accelerate, and invest in the best Italian startups. By bringing together top-notch startups from the region, we provide game-changing technology solutions to the country’s main corporations and catalyze their digital transformation.