The appointment with XLR8, the contest organised by Techinnova – through the Innogrow accelerator – and aimed at the most deserving innovation talents, is approaching.

With reference to this special call organized in the framework of the innovative themed event Smart City Now – Conference & Expo 2021 (which will be held the next 15 – 16 June in digital mode), Techinnova’s internal team will organize in the coming days One-to-One meetings with each of the candidate project teams considered interesting for the Smart Cities & Communities sector.

A total of 22 projects were submitted, 10 of which were in the Smart Cities sector. In particular:

  • 4 projects focused on the topic of SUSTAINABLE BUILDING AND ENERGY;
  • 3 projects focused on CYBERSECURITY & IoT;
  • 2 teams presented business ideas related to SUSTAINABLE TOURISM;
  • 1 team targeted the area of SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY.

However, the projects of all other business teams were also carefully evaluated. The evaluation was carried out on the basis of specific KPIs:

  1. Consistency with the “Smart Cities” themes;
  2. Business idea;
  3. Development team;
  4. TRL (Technology Readiness Level) of project progress;
  5. Degree of technical and economic-financial viability of the project;
  6. Degree of scalability of the project;
  7. Intrinsic value of the project with respect to the S3 (Smart Specialisation Strategy) themes dictated by the Lombardy Region;
  8. Degree of internationalisation of the project results;
  9. Evaluation of the Business Plan;
  10. Evaluation of the Pitch.

Finally, please note that the event will be held exclusively online, from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., according to the following schedule:

  • Presentation of Techinnova S.p.A. and Innogrow (15′);
  • Presentation of two successful use-cases: InfinityHub and Pradella Sistemi (15’+15′);
  • Presentation of the three deserving companies of the acceleration programs (15’+15′);
  • Conclusions and final considerations.

All the information about the event are published on the official website of Smart City Now – Conference & Expo: