The competition is open to individuals, project teams, start-up firms, already existing businesses, cooperatives, and associations. The business projects must have their registered office and development base in Italy. The economic and social returns of the projects must come about mainly in Italy and must generate positive results, above all for employment.

The participants in the competition for the Prize must be adults. There are no age limits for participating, except for the From the Idea to the Business Prize which is reserved for young people under the age of 35. In the case of a team project, the median age of the team will be taken into account.

The finalists for the Business of the Future Prize and the Prize for the New Social and Cultural Business of the previous editions of the Premio Gaetano Marzotto, together with the finalists for the Prizes for business and From the Idea to the Business in 2014, cannot present their projects for the 2015 edition.

In order to participate, it is necessary to present your own project through the platform to be found on this site in the Participate section, before and not after 23 June 2015. We will not accept projects sent by email, on paper, or that do not respect the requirements indicated above.
In order to qualify for the competition, the business project presented must have the following requirements:

  • be innovative
  • be original
  • be financially sustainable and able to generate economic returns
  • have a positive social impact on the Italian territory (for example, to answer to a concrete need, to better the quality of life of people, to endorse Italian culture, improve the environment and territory…).