Starting from 1 October 2019 it will be started SPIN (Invitalia Network Scaleup Program), a program promoted by Put (Ministry of Economic Development) and managed by Invitalia in partnership with ELITE, London Stock Exchange Group. The initiative aims to encourage the meeting of the innovative scaleups of Southern Italy with small, medium and large national and international companies, facilitate open innovation processes and simplify access to new forms of alternative finance.
Developed in the context of the Business and Competitiveness Pon 2014-2020, SPIN will involve university spinoffs, SMEs and innovative startups of Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia is Sicily. There will be a presentation roadshow that will be developed in 7 stages and will touch all the interested regions, in each stage it will be possible to organize meetings one to one between companies and experts from Invitalia and ELITE to explore the opportunities offered.
The SPIN path includes two phases. During the first 250 companies will participate in a digital business development program with the assistance of a tutor. Access to a service platform will be provided, as well as the use of a self-assessment tool, a report dedicated to competitive positioning and the possibility of participating in networking and Open Innovation initiatives.
During the second phase, the top 50 companies selected by Invitalia will have access to a dedicated edition of the ELITE path which will consist of a series of services through which operators can structure themselves on issues concerning strategy and business planning, funding, organization and governance.
As underlined by the Minister of Economic Development Stefano Patuanelli, SPIN has the aim of giving birth to and reinforcing Southern Italian companies that want to compete also internationally in innovative and sustainable markets. This result will only be possible by consolidating corporate skills, particularly in the digital environment.