Prizes

Over 2 Million of euros in prizes.

THE 15 PRIZE CATEGORIES OF THE 9TH EDITION OF THE GAETANO MARZOTTO PRIZE ARE:

Company Prize, Company Idea Prize, Accenture Special Prize, Amazon Web Services Special Prize, AXA|A4W Special Award, Cisco Special Prize, Corporate Fast Track Special Prize, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Special Prize, EY Special Prize, Invitalia Special Prize, Italcementi | HeidelbergCement Group Special Prize, Microsoft Special Prize, Marzotto Venture Accelerator / Rome Innovation Hub Special Prize, Repower Special Prize, UniCredit Start Lab Special Prize

COMPANY PRIZE

It’s for the best innovative company that shows the capacity of being able to generate significant and positive social, territorial, cultural and environmental returns. Participants must be new entrepreneurs who already have a company and a consolidated team with: – either a turnover of at least 100,000 euros – or an industrial or financial partner who can attest the value These last two requisites are not necessary only for those who are applying for prizes in the Bio/Med/Life Sciences/Health Care sectors, given that they have their own methods and timeframes for development.

PRIZE VALUE:
300,000 euros in money to the winner from Progetto Marzotto.
25,000 euros for an assistance programme to the winner from CUOA Business School.


COMPANY IDEA PRIZE

It is reserved for physical persons, project teams and innovative startups, and it consists of monetary recognition, mentorship assistance and periods of residence in company incubators, accelerators and scientific and technological parks of partners with dedicated programmes, in order to turn ideas into a company.

PRIZE VALUE:
50,000 euros in money to the winner of the Progetto Marzotto
15,000 euros for assistance programmes by CUOA Business School for the winner
947.000 euro (total value) for a period of residence with a network partner for 31 selected projects
Network of incubators: AlmaCube/Bologna, Bio4Dreams/Milano, Bioindustry Park/Colleretto Giacosa (TO), Campania NewSteel/Napoli, ComoNExT/Lomazzo (CO), Consorzio Arca/Palermo, Day One/Roma, Digital Magics/Milano, FabriQ/Milano, Fashion Technology Accelerator/Milano, Fondazione UniMi/Milano, Friuli Innovazione/Udine, Galileo Visionary District – Start Cube/Padova, GELLIFY/Casalecchio di Reno (BO), I3P/Torino, Impact Hub/Milano, Industrio/Rovereto (TN), JCube/Jesi (AN), Kilometro Rosso/Bergamo, LUISS ENLABS – LVenture Group/Roma, Make a Cube3/Milano, Nana Bianca/Firenze, PoliHub/Milano, Polo Tecnologico di Navacchio/Navacchio (PI), Romagnatech/Faenza (RA), SELLALAB/Biella, SocialFare/Torino, Talent Garden/Milano, The Net Value/Cagliari, TIM WCAP/Roma, Toscana Life Sciences/Siena.


ACCENTURE SPECIAL PRIZE

Prize dedicated to a startup which works in the different sectors related to the Gaetano Marzotto Prize, and which gives a preferential opportunity to enter into Accenture’s Open Innovation network. Reserved for the category: Company Prize.

PRIZE VALUE:
The prize is not redeemable in cash.


AMAZON WEB SERVICES

Prize dedicated to rewarding one disrupting and innovative startup that is ready to scale and grow by leveraging AWS cloud through promotional credits. The prize is for the category: Company Prize and Company Idea Prize.

PRIZE VALUE:
The prize is not redeemable in cash.


AXA|A4W SPECIAL AWARD

This a special prize for a startup, company or entrepreneurial plan in its early stages which has been created by women. It is promoted by AXA Italia and Impact Hub Milano, under the auspices of Angels4Women (A4W), the first Italian network of Business Angels which invests in woman owned startups. The prize is for the category: Company Prize and Company Idea Prize.

PRIZE VALUE:
50,000 euros in assistance programs. The prize is not redeemable in cash.


CISCO SPECIAL PRIZE

Prize for a startup that offers innovative solutions and products in the ICT/IOT tech sector and for transformation into ENTERPRISE 4.0, and to which a special three-month acceleration is offered. Technologies of interest: Collaboration, Big Data & Analytics, Cybersecurity, IoT e Cloud. The prize is for the category: Company Prize.

PRIZE VALUE:
50,000 euros in an assistance programme. The prize is not redeemable in cash.


CORPORATE FAST TRACK SPECIAL PRIZE

An open innovation programme which includes a network of industrial groups already committed to selecting a startup, in order to help the startup grow, by finding common development solutions. Companies involved: illycaffè, QVC Italia, Santa Margherita Wine Group, Santex Rimar Group, Zcube – Zambon Research Venture. It involves both of the two categories: Company Prize and Company Idea Prize.

PRIZE VALUE:
The Prize will allow the chosen startup to find an industrial partner and a prospective industrial investor in their market sector. The prize is not redeemable in cash.


ENGINEERING INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPECIAL PRIZE

Prize for a startup offering innovative products and solutions in the telecommunications sector, specifically regarding mobile networks, IoT and Big Data Analysis. Reserved for the categories: Business Prize and Business Idea Prize.

PRIZE VALUE:
50,000 euros in assistance programs. The Prize is not redeemable in cash.


EY SPECIAL PRIZE

Prize for a startup operating in the following sectors: Clean/Energy Tech, FinTech/RegTech, ICT/IOT Tech, Industry 4.0, Life Science, Transportation/Logistics, and to which an assistance programme is offered. It involves both of the two categories: Company Prize and Company Idea Prize.

PRIZE VALUE: 
50,000 euros for an assistance programme. The prize is not redeemable in cash.


INVITALIA SPECIAL PRIZE

This prize is for one startup operating in the following sectors: Clean/Energy Tech, FinTech/RegTech, Life Science, Industry 4.0, Transportation/Logistic, to which an assistance programme is offered. The prize is for the category: Company Prize.

PRIZE VALUE:
50,000 euros
for an assistance programme. The prize is not redeemable in cash.


ITALCEMENTI | HEIDELBERGCEMENT GROUP SPECIAL PRIZE

Prize dedicated to a startup that intends to offer innovative product and/or process solutions in the cement and/or concrete sector for the fields of Building Materials, Building/Real Estate Tech, Furniture/Design Tech, Green/Energy Tech, New Materials/Nanotechnology. Reserved for the categories: Company Prize and Company Idea Prize.

VALUE OF PRIZE:
50,000 euros in assistance programs. The prize is not redeemable in cash.


MARZOTTO VENTURE ACCELERATOR SPECIAL PRIZE | ROME INNOVATION HUB

The Special Prize will be assigned to two startups from any of the Premio Marzotto categories and consists in a 6month acceleration program, with facilities offered by Marzotto Venture Accelerator and Rome Innovation Hub. The Award is addressed to both classes: Company Prize and Company Idea Prize.

PRIZE VALUE:
100,000 euros total for two assistance programmes. The Prize is not redeemable in cash.


MICROSOFT SPECIAL PRIZE

Dedicated to an innovative company which will be given the opportunity of an assistance program from Microsoft Italy. Open to all sectors of the Gaetano Marzotto Prize. Reserved for the competition category: Company Prize.

VALUE OF PRIZE:
The prize is not redeemable in cash. The prize provides for candidature in the new Microsoft for Startups program, with a total investment of 500 million dollars, in order to support to new companies and startups so that they can establish themselves in the marketplace, both at the national Italian level as well as internationally; technical mentorship; -1.1 with a member of the Microsoft Italy’s leadership team; support in providing visibility in the marketplace; a day at Microsoft House.


REPOWER SPECIAL PRIZE

Prize dedicated to a startup with intends to offer innovative product and/or process solutions in the electrical mobility sector, with special attention to Service Design and Visual Representation; Digital Process, AI, Big Data&Analytics, Blockchain Applications; E-mobility Design-inspired Charging Solutions; Cleantech. Areas of Interest: Auto/Moto Tech; Supplies/Design Tech; Green/Energy Tech; ICT/IOT Tech. Reserved for the categories: Company Prize and Company Idea Prize.

VALUE OF PRIZE:
50,000 euros
in assistance programs. The prize is not redeemable in cash.


UNICREDIT START LAB SPECIAL PRIZE

Seventh edition of the prize promoted by UniCredit Start Lab, which is a programme of acceleration, coaching, management training and financial resources developed by UniCredit to support startups and innovative PMIs that implement new technologies. The prize is open to all sector applications. The prize is for at least one startup in both of the competition categories: Company Prize and t Company Idea Prize.

PRIZE VALUE:
The prize is not redeemable in cash.