The Business Prize is for the best innovative business  have on the ability to generate significant, positive repercussions in social, territorial, cultural or environmental areas.

Invited to take part are new entrepreneurs who have an already established business, a consolidated team, an interesting market of reference, and, if possible, a partner (incubator, accelerator) that can enhance the business’s value.


Value of the Prize:

300,000 Euros in money
25,000 Euros for on-the-job training by the Fondazione CUOA


The From the Idea to the Business Prize is reserved for those under 35 and consists in a monetary award and a residence period in one the following business incubators: AlmaCube, Boox, Cesena Lab, Consorzio Arca, Digital Magics, FabriQ, Fondazione Parco Tecnologico Padano – Acceleratore Alimenta, H-Farm, I3P, Impact Hub, Industrio Ventures, JCube, LUISS ENLABS, M31, Nana Bianca, Polihub, Polo Meccatronica, Progetto Manifattura, Seedlab, Talent Garden, Trento Rise e Vega all with specific programmes for transforming ideas into a business. Individuals, project teams, and innovative start-ups are invited to take part.


Value of the Prize:

50,000 Euros in money
an overall value of 680,000 Euros for residence periods and on-the-job training



CORPORATE PRIZES


Corporate prizes are assigned by three industrial groups which are participating as partners in the Premio Gaetano Marzotto with the aim of selecting and rewarding the project they consider to be most in line with the respective growth strategies within the indicated reference sectors:
CLN Group is, with a strong presence at an international level, one of the main operators in the field of steel distribution, engineering processes, the production of wheels, and the cutting and assembling of metal components for the automotive sector.
CLN Group is searching for innovative start-ups in the following sectors:

  • Automotive
  • Mechanical
  • Energy

Value of the Prize:

50,000 Euros in money



The Santex Rimar Group is a leading group in the sector of machinery for traditional and technological weaving.
The Santex Rimar Group is searching for innovative start-ups in the following sectors:

  • Fashion and Textiles
  • Mechanics

Value of the Prize:

50,000 Euros in money


The Gruppo Vinicolo Santa Margherita can boast of eighty years of winemaking but also two centuries of business; it intends to establish itself internationally as one of the main promoters of Italian wine and food culture.
The Gruppo Vinicolo Santa Margherita is searching for innovative start-ups in the following sectors:

  • Nutrition and Agriculture
  • Architecture, Furnishing and Design
  • Entertainment
  • Tourism

Value of the Prize:

50,000 Euros in money


The Corporate Prizes are aimed at innovative businesses which are candidates for the Business Prize and for the From the Idea to the Business Prize sectors of the 2015 Premio Gaetano Marzotto award.
There are no specific competitions for the Corporate Prizes and the prizes will be awarded by specific juries from inside the firm.



SPECIAL UNICREDIT START LAB PRIZE


A prize for at least one start-up for each of the Business Prize and From the Idea to the Business Prize categories.
The programme consists of:
- the assignment of a mentor chosen from professionals, consultants, entrepreneurs, and UniCredit partners for innovation, for periodic meetings with the start-ups about aspects of strategy and growth;
- participation in the Startup Academy;
- coaching programme by the UniCredit Start Lab team;
- the assignment of a UniCredit Relationship Manager for keeping an eye on banking needs;
- for the start-ups that meet the necessary requirements, the organisation of Business Meetings with corporate clients of UniCredit and with possible investors.
The sectors of interest include: ICT/Digital/Web, Life Science, Clean Tech, Nanotech, Moda & Design, Robotica, Agrifood and Tourism.

The programme has the value of 150,000 Euros.
The prize will not be awarded in the form of money.

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