Call for startup

Sustainable Energy Venture

Sustainable Energy Venture is a program born from the collaboration between Pietro Fiorentini Group and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center. The aim of the project is to identify the best international technologies in the renewable energy sector, accelerating the development of the hydrogen supply chain and the reduction of CO2 emissions.

About the call

The call is aimed at innovative startups and SMEs, both national and international. Pietro Fiorentini embraces the mission of industrial partnership, looking for business realities that can respond with solutions and technologies to the following areas: reduction of CO2 emissions through CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage), development of the hydrogen supply chain (Hydrogen Value Chain) and related services. The program will allow admitted startups to embark on a path of growth and sharing with Pietro Fiorentini Group aimed at reducing the time-to-market of technological innovations and developing potential synergies in the production, managerial and financial fields.

About the call
  • To whom it is addressed:
    • Startups and SMEs, both italian and international
  • Areas of interest:
    • Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage
    • Hydrogen Value Chain
    • Solutions and related services of Hydrogen supply chain
  • Participation requirements (technology readiness level)
    • Sustainable solutions for Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage as low as TRL 4
    • Hydrogen Management & Utilization solutions as low as TRL 5

Targets

The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), in its special report (2018), has presented a set of mitigation strategies that will allow to limit global warming to 1.5 °C. Undoubtedly, CCUS (Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage) will play a crucial role in successfully facing the climate challenge and it is fundamental to address the final use/destination of the captured emissions to fix carbon with maximum economic convenience.

Targets
CCUS
  • Primary areas of interest
    • Innovative technologies for CO2 permanent storage and/or CO2 utilization/valorisation
    • Innovative solutions that allow carbon capture, integrated with storage/utilisation
  • Secondary areas of interest
    • Disruptive technologies for CO2 capture from gas streams

Hydrogen will be one of the most important energy vectors for achieving the carbon neutrality goal set by the European Union for 2050, the achievement of which will require major investments and ambitious strategies. The main challenge for the development of this molecule consists in creating competitive solutions that embrace the entire supply chain: from production to transport and storage. Today’s application of hydrogen still represents a minimal share of the total demand, leaving wide margin of growth and opportunities to be seized.

Targets
HYDROGEN
  • Primary areas of interest
    • Systems for hydrogen production
    • Hydrogen purification systems for energy production (Fuel Cell)
    • Innovative storage systems
  • Secondary areas of interest
    • Electrochemical compression
    • Innovative combustion & transport

What’s in for you

The Sustainable Energy Venture acceleration program can prepare your startup for competing within the market thanks to the skills of coaches and professionals of the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center network, exploring the possibilities of collaborating with a global industrial partner such as the Pietro Fiorentini Group.
1

POSSIBILITY OF INDUSTRIAL PARTNERSHIPS AND/OR ACCESS TO CAPITAL RAISING

The winning startups/SMEs will be able to evaluate in collaboration with Pietro Fiorentini Group board a type of collaboration: from a production, economic and financial point of view.

2

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING

Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center coaches will help startups/SMEs in perfecting perfect business plans and commercial pitches.

3

TECHNOLOGICAL COMPARISON

Pietro Fiorentini Group exerts will provide startups/SMEs with feedbacks on the results achieved and will share useful ideas for the technological development of future projects.

4

NETWORKING

The path will give startups/SMEs the opportunity to get in touch with other innovative realities in the field of energy transition.

5

FREE PARTICIPATION

The program has no costs for startups/SMEs in any phase and is completely free.

Call program

08/03/2022

CALL OPENING

Start of the application process and presentation of documents by the startups/SMEs.

29/05/2022

CALL CLOSURE

End of the application process.

30/05/2022 - 17/06/2022

SELECTION PHASE

Applications screening by Pietro Fiorentini Group and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center selectors, with communication to the startups/SMEs that will be chosen to join the program.

28/06/2022 - 29/06/2022

BOOT CAMP* (WORLD CLASS FOR TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT)

Two days of training with access for startups/SMEs to tools and skills, delivered by coaches with international experience in the world of entrepreneurship and Venture Capital.

01/07/2022 - 29/07/2022

MEETINGS 1: 1*

Coaching by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center trainers, to refine startups’/SMEs’ business plans and presentations. In-depth meetings may be scheduled with the Pietro Fiorentini Group’s panel of experts, with the aim of analysing aspects of specialist and technical interest.

03/10/2022

DEAL LINE UP*

Presentation of the startups/SMEs to the panel of experts of the Pietro Fiorentini Group, who will carry out in-depth analysis based on multi-dimensional evaluation model.

11/10/2022

FINAL ARENA

Presentation to the board and management of the Pietro Fiorentini Group of the selected startups/SMEs (max. 7/8) to access the final phase, moderated by the coaches of the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center. Selection and awarding of the winning startups of the acceleration program.

*possibility to attend also by remote connection

Further details

To learn more about our energy transition programs and learn more about this call, here below is available the recording of a webinar presented by:

  • Bill Barber, California Serial Entrepreneur, Executive Advisor, and Startup Initiative Program Developer (for Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center)
  • Stefano Chiurco, Pietro Fiorentini Global Marketing Analysis & CRM Manager
  • Emanuele Castioni, CEO and founding partner of Hyter (startup active in the production of electrolysers, who explained the growth path undertaken after joining the Pietro Fiorentini Group)

 

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