MUNICH, March 23, 2022 — For the past two years, UnipolSai has been a partner of Plug and Play - startup accelerator and world-leading innovation platform based in Silicon Valley. Plug and Play reinforces its partnership with UnipolSai offering to spread an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset across many of the business lines of the Company, considering the successful experience of the past two years and the continuous growth of UnipolSai’s Open Innovation journey. Now, UnipolSai will become an Anchor Partner of Plug and Play, aimed at defining and developing new business opportunities, through innovative initiatives and projects within the startup world.
The new partnership offers the opportunity to get in touch and create synergies with a wide network of global technology companies, promoting the digitization of processes and resulting in tangible projects with the most relevant startups. Startups that are part of Plug and Play’s network also benefit from the partnership, allowing them to grow and develop alongside a partner, such as UnipolSai.
“The new partnership will further support the ongoing process of spreading an innovative vision and digital culture within the Unipol Group. It aims at incrementing new synergies with a wide network of companies, startups and relevant players at the global level. We will take part in a cross-vertical program to address industry-wide pain points and identify best practices and ideas,” said Renzo Giovanni Avesani, Chief Innovation Officer at Unipol Group.
“Unipol will obtain an active and leading involvement in the course of events and workshops organized by Plug and Play, in the presence of the most important stakeholders within the insurance sector and the most interesting and innovative startups at the global level,” said Dr. Xenia Poppe, Director Insurtech Munich & Head of Programs Insurtech (Global).
About UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A.
UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A. is the insurance company of the Unipol Group, an Italian leader in the Non-Life Business, in particular in the MV and Health businesses. Also active in Life Business, UnipolSai has a portfolio of over 10 million customers and holds a leading position in the national ranking of insurance groups with direct income amounting to €13.3bn, of which €7.9bn in Non-Life Business and €5.4bn in Life Business (2021 figures). The company has the largest agency network in Italy, with about 2,100 insurance agencies spread across the country. UnipolSai is also active in direct MV insurance (Linear Assicurazioni), transport and aviation insurance (Siat), health insurance (UniSalute), supplementary pensions and also covers the bancassurance channel (Arca Vita, Arca Assicurazioni and Incontra). It also manages significant diversified assets in the real estate, hotel (Gruppo UNA), medical-healthcare and agricultural (Tenute del Cerro) sectors. UnipolSai Assicurazioni is a subsidiary of Unipol Gruppo S.p.A. and is also listed on the Italian Stock Exchange.
About Plug and Play
Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform, connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we're present in 35+ locations across five continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we've invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For more information, visit https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/
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