Start-ups in Emilia-Romagna: regional activities and opportunities

ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory


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Service description

A dedicated service for EIC beneficiaries and Seals of Excellence (Pathfinder, Transition and Accelerator) located in the Emilia-Romagna region. The activity supports EIC beneficiaries in business creation and/or business development and internationalisation. The activity starts with an individual 2-hour advisory session with internal experts to learn about innovators specific issues. In the second phase, a specific plan will be developed to match the needs of EIC beneficiaries. This plan will include access to ART-ER services for start-ups. Some of the services available are: 1) EmiliaromagnaStartUp, the regional platform for start-ups and future entrepreneurs, that includes a wide set of tools and services delivered by internal and external experts (e.g., up-to date information and free online/offline consultancy in business development, internationalisation and support for fundraising); 2) Partner search for co-funded research projects (4 hour support session); 3) Partnering support with members of the regional start-up ecosystem (e.g., corps, investors, other start-ups, SMEs, etc.) (4 hours support session); 4) Research-business brokerage events (up to 2-days support); 5) Company missions .i.e. introduction to corporates to explore future collaborations; 6) Customer Discovery to support the exploration and validation of innovative ideas (4-days support); 7) Technology Intelligence: a personalised risk assessment service for strategic investments in new technologies, research activities, production lines and industrial reconversions (4-days support). All activities can be delivered online/offline. The service will run on an ongoing basis during the year of 2023 and is offered free of charge.

Sector agnostic
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 1 – Basic principles observed
TRL 2 – Technology concept formulated
TRL 3 – Experimental proof of concept
TRL 4 – Technology validated in lab
TRL 5 – Technology validated in relevant environment
TRL 6 – Technology demonstrated in relevant environment
TRL 7 – System prototype demonstration in operational environment
TRL 8 – System complete and qualified
TRL 9 – Actual system proven in operational environment
Disclaimer related to service

Directed to EIC beneficiaries and SoE based in the Emilia-Romagna region (Italy).

Financial requirements

Free of charge