MatchER

MatchER
International Open Innovation Program

MatchER is a Corporate-Startup open innovation program, designed for at least 30 businesses within Emilia-Romagna and for the most promising startups selected through an international contest.

The objectives of the program are: to set in place the foundations for a collaborative development for innovative solutions; to attract collaborations between companies from the area and national and international startups (matchmaking);  to sstrengthen and open up to international collaborations the regional innovation ecosystem; and to promote the Regione Emilia-Romagna on a global scale as an innovative and dynamic area. It focuses on the topics of: Smart Mobility, Healthcare & Wellbeing, Future of Packaging.

The benefits for the companies are: the support in identifying needs and required solutions; customised international scouting of startups depending on the identified needs; brand visibility on a national and international level; support in the matching process with the startups; support in planning and kick off of activities with the startups; and networking opportunities and further collaborations with the partners involved.