Open Accelerator, an accelerator for new tech companies, offers solid support for groups that intend to develop business initiatives in line with the region’s specific production and characterised by offering physical products: “start-up hardware”.
This acceleration programme supports the development of tech start-ups during the stages of validating what they offer, market access and growth. This accelerator promotes open innovation projects among start-ups and established companies to support their innovation processes. Finally, it works to develop and bring the innovation ecosystem to life by organising activities such as networking events, challenges, hackathons and Start-Up Weekends.
The REI Foundation, in partnership with Industrio Ventures, an investor and accelerator that focuses on the mechatronics, “IoT” and smart manufacturing sectors, and with UpIdea, the start-up programme by Giovani Imprenditori.
The Open Accelerator is a member of ER-IN, the Emilia-Romagna incubator network, coordinated by ART-ER.
WHO OUR COURSES ARE FOR
Our courses are for start-ups, whether already formed or not, researchers and established companies.
Where to find us?
From January 2021, at the offices of Capannone #19 Tecnopolo in Reggio Emilia and at the laboratories at Via Sicilia, 21 Reggio Emilia. From 2022, we will be located at Capannone #15 at the Reggio Emilia Innovation Park.
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer acceleration courses, Executive-in-Residence assistance, contact with established companies and access to qualified Mentors.
Development of new tech companies and connections with other regions
Support services for the market and established companies
Open innovation and opportunities for businesses and laboratories to work together
Business-oriented use of the results from industrial and university research
HOW WE OFFER IT
La nostra proposta di valore si costituisce nelle modalità operative e nelle attività di promozione e supporto:
Searching for start-ups in line with focus areas
Creating opportunities for businesses to adopt start-ups’ products/services
Business consolidation services (market access, coaching and staff development)
BRINGING THE ECOSYSTEM TO LIFE
Networking, training and development events for the ecosystem (challenges, hackathons, Start-Up Weekends, etc.)