API Torino joins CONFAPI and it gathers Small and Medium Enterprises of Turin and its surrounding areas, in a competent manner it guarantees to its members institutional representation, targeted and flexible support.

The Association is at the side of entrepreneurs and manufaturing and service companies of different type and size, it represents their rights and needs in all istitutional structures as well as towards Trade Unions, research centres and the economic and social system. Members are included in a virtuous network providing services (about management and training), abilities and protections with high added value and tailored for SMEs.


API Torino is a network of entrepreneurs and SMEs where each member has the same participatory value

- To foster the “Torino City Lab” model among affiliated companies, through Association’s communication channels.
- To identify start ups and innovative enterprises and attract them on the territory so that they can develop an ecosystem linked to innovation (to analyze applications/functions or different methods of use of the tested products and services, as well as complementary and synergistic approaches).
- To support impacts’ evaluation and monitoring, with a specific focus on the analysis of the sperimentations’ social impact.
- To organize advisory and coaching activities to the city (sectorial analysis, model’s evaluation, local promotion/local entertainment)
- To contribute to technological foresight activities, also promoting testing activities together with local partners on frontier innovations)

- To promote and to give more value to innovation. API Torino has been organizing and promoting Chiave a Stella Award since 2009, assigning a recognition to the best SMEs which combine innovation abilities to the promotion of our region’s excellences abroad.
- To boost digitalization in SMEs. The Association is the territorial Desk of the Confapi’s National Innovation Hub, recognized by the Minister of Economic Develpment; the aim is to boost the path towards digitalization in enterprises.

Fabio SCHENA – Head of Research Department and Innovation Area
Tel. n.: +39 011 451 33 37
E-Mail: fabio.schena@apito.it