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TechChill Milano official pre-event

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Don't miss out on the Bologna Gathering 2023 - TechChill Milano Official Pre-event on September 21-22, 2023!

This event brings together the top startups coming from the Emilia-Romagna region and other Italian areas and world-renowned international investors for an intense 24 hours of networking, workshops, and presentations. 

Hosted in Bologna, the capital city of Emilia-Romagna region, this event is the perfect opportunity to connect startups, corporates, accelerators, institutions, and other key innovation actors with top innovators coming from other ecosystems in Europe and beyond.
The event is promoted by key organisations focusing on technology and entrepreneurship support in Emilia-Romagna, in collaboration with CTE COBO - Casa delle Tecnologie Emergenti del Comune di Bologna (House of Emerging Technologies of the Municipality of Bologna) CTE COBO, a public-private partnership made up of 16 local innovation players that aims at fostering the adoption of emerging technologies within the region. 

This is a chance to make valuable connections and be part of the future of tech!

About

 Participants

Meet the 40 most promising startups from both Emilia-Romagna and Italy. Our selection includes scale-ups with experience in the fields of digital, software, and biotech, at the seed and Serie A investment stages. With a mix of innovation, creativity, and passion, these startups are poised to make waves in their respective industries.

 Activities

Techchill Bologna Gathering is more than just an event, it's a unique opportunity to hear from top experts in the tech industry, participate in engaging panel discussions, and meet with world-renowned investors. You'll also have the chance to attend one-on-one meetings and network over lunch and dinner, making valuable connections that could lead to game-changing business opportunities

 Invite-only event

The Techchill Bologna Gathering is officially full!
40 promising Italian startups and 40 world-renowned investors have already secured their spots for this exclusive event. But don't worry if you missed out on this round. Make sure to follow us for updates and highlights from the event!

 Ecosystem

The Emilia-Romagna region is known as the "Motor Valley" of Italy, home to the headquarters of luxury car brands such as Dallara Automobili, Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati. Emilia-Romagna also counts the main leaders worldwide in the machinery and mechanical industry with large companies as GD, IMA, Marchesini Group and Poggipolini  that were all born in the region, have an intensive R&D activity and export worldwide their technologies. Emilia-Romagna is also globally recognized in the food industry, thanks to the presence of renowned companies such as Barilla and Parmigiano Reggiano.

The region is a hub of innovation, with the presence of top universities and  research centers,  106 industrial research labs and innovation centres gathered in the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network, a network of 32 incubators and accelerators supporting the growth of startups and scale-ups, a community of over 1000 innovative startups, and the presence of over 400.000 companies.

Ambitious public policies have enabled Emilia-Romagna to be defined as the only “strong innovator” region in Italy according to the latest EU “regional innovation scoreboard”. Starting back in 2002 with the regional law for innovation, the regional authorities have since then supported the creation of new infrastructure, innovation programmes, attraction of talents,  ambitious tools to facilitate collaboration  between ecosystem members and strategic projects dedicated to emerging sectors.

The Tecnopolo Manifattura, based in Bologna, is the Data Valley Hub. It hosts some of the most powerful High Performance Computers in the world and is the international reference for supercomputing, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, with applications in meteorology, climatology, health, earth sciences and industry.

At the centre of the innovation ecosystem there is ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory, the Joint Stock Consortium among the Emilia-Romagna Region, universities and research centres, the Union of the Chambers of Commerce and other local representatives. Its purpose is to foster sustainable growth by developing innovation and knowledge, attractiveness and internationalisation. 

ART-ER coordinates the regional innovation ecosystem that includes the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network,  the Technopoles, Clust-ERs, Incubators, and the community EmiliaRomagnaStartUp.

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