PNI 2020

PNI 2020 took place online for the first time in two days: Monday 30 November (10: 00/17: 30) and Friday 4 December (09: 30/13: 30).

 

PNI - National Award for Innovation is the most important business plan competition in Italy, in which the 65 innovative projects that have passed the selection of the Start Cups, regional business plan competitions linked to Italian universities and public research bodies compete against each other. associated with PNICube.

 

The eighteenth edition of PNI is organized by the University of Bologna and Almacube, incubator of the University and of Confindustria Emilia Area Centro.

Bologna

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The program of December 4th

MAIN STAGE

 

09:30 | Event inauguration. Speakers:

Francesco Ubertini, Magnificent Rector of the University of Bologna

Alessandro Grandi, President of PNICube and Almacube

Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Emilia-Romagna Region

Valerio Veronesi, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Bologna

Gian Paolo Manzella, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economic Development

 

10:30 | Final Pitch Competition of the 16 finalist startups

 

12:00 | New businesses as agents of change for the economic and social system. Speakers:

 

Rosa Grimaldi, Delegate of the Rector of Entrepreneurship and Business Relations at the University of Bologna

Salvo Mizzi, Director of the Enea Tech Foundation

Guido de Vecchi, General Manager of the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center

Maurizio Marchesini, Vice President of Confindustria

Massimo Bergami, Dean Bologna Business School

Moderator: Riccardo Luna, journalist and innovator

 

13:00 | Awards and closing of the event

The program of November 30th

MAIN STAGE

 

10:00 | Event inauguration. Speakers:

Alessandro Grandi, PNICube President

Rosa Grimaldi, Delegate of the Rector of Entrepreneurship and Business Relations at the University of Bologna
Andrea Barzetti, Almacube CEO

 

10:40 | Innovating in CleanTech: Challenges and tools in the Iren experience | Enrico Pochettino, Head of Innovation Iren spa

 

11:00 | Main stage pause - Start of first round Pitch Session

 

12:45 | Intesa Sanpaolo Group: Innovation, the engine of long-term competitiveness | Alessandro Balboni, Head of Innovation Business Development of Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center

 

13:00 | From the Business Model to the market: the winners tell their stories. Interview with MegaRide, IMSA 2020 winner, and HT Materials Science Italy, PNI 2019 winner in the CleanTech & Energy category

 

14:00 | Main stage pause - Start Second round Pitch Session

 

15:00 | Prysmian Group - Innovation in a Traditional Business | Luca Giorgio De Rai, Research and Development Director for Energy and Innovation of the Prysmian Group

 

15:15 | Opportunities Evaluation Group in Chiesi Farmaceutici: a bridge between science and business | Silvia Montanari, Chiesi Opportunity Evaluation Specialist

 

15:45 | Research and open innovation: the foundations for building tomorrow. Round table moderated by Sergio Bertolucci. Speakers:

Andrea Cuomo, CEO Sacertis Knowledge Gmbh

Filippo Cipriani, Public Affairs Lead Sanofi Genzyme

Myriam Finocchiaro, Corporate Social Responsibility manager of Granarolo

 

16:45 | Speech by Paola Salomoni, Councilor for school, university, research, digital agenda of the Emilia-Romagna Region

 

17:15 | Announcement of the 16 finalist startups


 

AREA INNOVATION EXPO


10:00 - 17:30 | Stand of 65 startups

15:30 - 17:30 | Business Match

 

STAGE 1


11.00 ICT startup pitch

14.00 Cleantech & Energy startup pitch


 

STAGE 2


11.00 Life Sciences startup pitch

14.00 Industrial startup pitch

 

PARTNER AND SPONSOR AREA

 

10:00 - 17:30 | Stand sponsor and partner PNI 2020

Protagonists - PNI 2020

Discover some of the protagonists of this 18th edition of the National Innovation Award

Protagonists - PNI 2020

Discover some of the protagonists of this 18th edition of the National Innovation Award

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