BIAT Innovation and High-Technology Lab Conference 2018
This event is open to and COMPLIMENTARY (*) for US large companies, research centers, universities, investors and venture capitalists who qualify via contacting the Italian Trade Agency Chicago US Office.
(*) Travel, transfer, and lodging costs will be covered for vetted delegates by the Agency.
Italy has experienced a rapid increase in the number of companies created by a generation of young and motivated entrepreneurs. This growth has come about within an Italian ecosystem of a large number of universities and research centers along with a strong operational infrastructure featuring incubators, accelerators, venture capitalists, investors, and science and technology parks.
BIAT is an initiative designed to enable the businesses and research systems of Italy's Convergence Regions – Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Abruzzo, Molise and Sardinia - to express their full potential for innovation and excellence. In fact, Convergence Regions host some of the most important technological and industrial districts in Italy and in Europe. The event is oriented towards foreign counterparts in the fields of Aerospace, Information Communication Technology, New Materials, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Advanced Mechanics, Environment/Green Technologies, Renewable Energies, and Smart Cities.
The event is divided into three (3) distinct phases:
The collection of project proposals that can be applied to commercial, industrial and technological enterprises of the Convergence Regions;
Identification of foreign counterparts through an online matchmaking system that will allow foreign companies to consult the summaries of proposed projects and select those of interest;
Carrying out of meetings between Italian and foreign counterparts during the BIAT in Campania.
Foreign counterparts such as large companies, research centers interested in technology transfer, venture capitalists and investors will be identified exclusively by the offices of the foreign network of ICE - Italian Trade Agency.
At this time, over 150 + project proposals have been selected from within the aforementioned sectors. The project proposals are viewable on the dedicated BIAT web site http://innovationlab2018.ice.it/list-of-projects. Meetings will be scheduled according to the requests and interests expressed by international delegates who have selected the companies they wish to meet. The agendas of meetings will be sent to foreign delegates before the event. Foreign delegates will have a dedicated meeting point for the matchmaking with indication of their name and country of origin.
Italian Trade Agency, Regione Abruzzo, Regione Basilicata, Regione Calabria, Regione Campania, Regione Molise, Regione Puglia, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna and the Regione Siciliana.
Italian Trade Agency Piano Export Sud II and the Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico