There are 51 finalists admitted to the Big Booster international acceleration programme of which the City of Turin is a partner. Of these two are italian.
The two startups applied through the European Funding and Innovation Service of the City of Turin. They are The Spiritual Machine and Pradella Sistemi srl, with the latter we are also experimenting Eco Bike.
The other 49 finalists may be interested in expanding their market in Turin and getting in touch with innovative ecosystem of the city, Torino City Lab/Torino Social Impact and their extensive partnership.
The 51 start-ups and SMEs finalists come from 18 different nationalities and have been chosen for their impact solutions in one of the following areas: environment and energy, health, industry, environment and society.
The selected start-ups and SMEs will participate in the Booster Camp in Lyon (30 November-3 December 2020) where they will follow a 4-day intensive distance coaching which includes speed-dating with experts, meetings with various mentors and international workshops, in order to refine their proposal, their presentation and their "global approach".
After this event the winning start-ups and SMEs will still benefit from personalised support until May 2021.
This will facilitate their possible internationalisation in the US (Boston) or Europe (Lyon, Manchester, Turin, Lodz, Frankfurt, Barcelona) by giving them the "keys" to understanding these markets and connecting them with important partners and local authorities.
We are ready to welcome startups who want to explore Turin and internationalise themselves through the technological and social innovation ecosystem of the city!