The innovative solution proposed must have a solid technical and scientific background and it should have been already demonstrated, even at a preliminary stage, in an operational environment
What happens next?
Enel will select the best companies that applied and will contact them for a more detailed explanation of their solutions. A few of them will be selected for collaboration.
The selected teams will have the opportunity to test and develop their solutions at Enel advanced Innovation Lab in Catania in collaboration with Enel’s experts in the field.
If the test/PoC will be successful, Enel will offer a concrete opportunity to scale-up the solution by adopting it on its own business. In addition, Enel offers to startups and SMEs access to funding and internationalization thanks to its global network of Innovation Hubs.
Additional services will be offered for free if needed: acceleration program, support in searching investors and accessing European public funds, support to access the Start-up VISA program by the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development.
For all details on the Lab/testing areas and equipment available, please see the attachment.