June 30th was the deadline of the MATCH I.S. call for applications from startups and innovative cooperatives to tackle the challenges proposed by A2A and Lendlease.
MATCH I.S. is an initiative to promote social innovation in Lombardy organized by Fondazione Triulza and PlusValue with the support of Finlombarda S.p.A. and MIND stakeholders.
The project began with the launch of social innovation challenges by medium-large companies from Lombardy and then continued with a call for start-ups/scale-ups offering innovative solutions for the challenges. Learn more about the project: LINK.
22 applications arrived from Italy (of which 9 from Lombardy) and 8 from abroad (Spain, United Kingdom, Austria and Ukraine), distributed among the different challenges as follows:
- Challenge Food Court services by Lendlease: 9 nominations.
- Challenge Innovative Technologies for Smart Cities to reduce air pollution levels in urban areas by A2A: 9 applications.
- Challenge Promotion of Sustainable Behaviors through Innovation in End-User Consumption by A2A: 10 applications.
- Challenge News Methods of collecting Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment-WEE by A2A: 2 nominations.
In the next weeks, Lendlease and A2A will evaluate the applications to select the projects and then meetings with the two promoting groups of the Challenges will be scheduled.
B2I “Investors Days” meetings are scheduled between October and November 2023, while the final MATCHIS event will be held in December at the Lombardy Region headquarters, with the awarding of the winning startups.
For more information on the results of the open call of MATCH I.S. visit the site at the following LINK.