12th of May 2017 SERN - Startup Europe Regions Network

On April 2017, ASTER S.Cons.p.A. became member of SERN, the organisation who gathers EU regions with a strong commitment to support startups
SERN focuses its activiites on the mapping and promotion of support activities to startups conducted at regional level across Europe and in mobilizing regional efforts to address relevant barriers to startups’ growth, such as harmonization of policies and regulations, access to talent and to major research infrastructures.

11th of May 2017 Emilia Romagna in Silicon Valley

the Emilia-Romagna Region base in Silicon Valley to support startups in their internationalization process and in their approach to the Silicon Valley mindset.

Starting from Sept 2015, the Emilia-Romagna Region (through ASTER) set a base in Silicon Valley to support startups in their internationalization process and in their approach to the Silicon Valley mindset.


4,5 ml€ for a regional call to sup­port the startup and scale up of new innovative companies in Emilia-Romagna.
The call is directed to sup­port the startup and scale up of new in­no­v­a­tive, cre­ative and knowl­edge-in­ten­sive com­pa­nies and thus con­tribute to the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Emilia-Romagna re­gional Smart Spe­cial­iza­tion Strat­egy (S3), that aims to re­in­force through new tech­nol­ogy in­puts the re­gional basic con­sol­i­dated clus­ters (me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing, agri-food and con­struc­tion), emerg­ing and in­no­v­a­tive clus­ters (health and well­ness, cul­tural and cre­ative in­dus­tries, innovation in services) and knowl­edge in­ten­sive and pro­fes­sional ser­vices. Applicants shall demonstrate that their business project will have positive impacts on these sectors.

5th of April 2017 R2B 2017 - Innovate your business

From 8 to 9 June, Research to Business is bringing the innovation protagonists in Emilia-Romagna
Conferences, workshops, services and one-to-one international meetings: participate in R2B and join the Emilia-Romagna innovation community.

5th of April 2017 Get an office and access our network

An office in Bologna dedicated to host foreign startups

Le Serre di ASTER - a new incubator to host and support startups from Bologna and surroundings - includes an office dedicated to international mobility actions  for a period of one week to one month for startup owners or would-be entrepreneurs wishing to come at Le Serre di ASTER to setup their business in Emilia-Romagna region or in Italy.

Access is available on demand, according to the availability of the office, and may be subject to fees. 

5th of April 2017 Invest in Emilia-Romagna

Businesses will find here valuable opportunities and advantages to innovate and grow in a highly innovative economic system, with easy access to a broad ecosystem of suppliers/customers and skilled human resources.

5th of April 2017 Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Exchange program for new entrepreneurs
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange program which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries.

4th of April 2017 Travel grants to financially support participants outside Italy in their coming to Innovat&Match

Apply before 5 May 2017
In 2017 at its 11th edition, Innovat&Match is the brokerage event featuring two days of bilateral business meetings focused on technology, research and innovation, organized by ASTER S. Cons. p. A. The event will be held in Bologna (Italy) on 8 and 9 June 2017 in the framework of R2B - Research to Business, the International Industrial Research Exhibition promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region, Bologna Fiere, ASTER and Smau.