We empower your ideas.

We are a leading and dynamic multi-utility that believes in talent and innovation, in the ability to imagine the future and carve it out with our own hands.
Are you ready to challenge and revolutionize the utilities sector?

Join the 2° edition of “Iren Startup Award”, powered by “Intesa Sanpaolo StartUp Initiative”: this year the competition will be composed of two categories, with two distinct prizes, and an additional special prize.
Submit a business plan or executive summary of your company idea no later than September 9th 2018.


SEED



Startups or university spin-offs in their product validation phase, seeking market validation

15.000

+

ONE-MONTH CUSTOMIZED ACCELERATION PROGRAM IN COLLABORATION WITH IREN

GROWTH



Startups or SMEs with innovative solutions already to-market, seeking market growth

15.000

+

ONE-MONTH CUSTOMIZED PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AIMED AT STRUCTURING A PARTNERSHIP WITH IREN

SPECIAL PRIZE



Best startup in Mobility Sector: €10.000

And that’s not the end!

ALL STARTUPS WHICH WILL APPLY TO THE COMPETITION WILL ENTER AUTOMATICALLY INTO THE IREN UP DEAL FLOW: A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN FORCES WITH IREN AND GET FUNDED BY THE NEW INVESTMENT VEHICLE.

In fact, this year IREN launches IREN UP, the new Corporate Venture Capital that will provide investments up to EUR 2 million on high potential technology initiatives.

In particular, we are looking for innovations in:


  • Energy (power generation, district heating, energy management);
  • Water (distribution networks, purification & treatment);
  • Waste (management, treatment, circular economy);
  • Utility Networks (operations and maintenance, metering and billing, smart grid);
  • Mobility (e-mobility, mobility as a service, sharing, vehicle-to-X, etc);
  • Value Added Services (customer engagement and marketing, new services, support to public administration).

The challenge is on:
are you ready to accept it?


Apply Now


When submitting your application, indicate whether you are applying for the SEED or GROWTH category.

Submit your application

Review the terms of the call and apply now by visiting the website of Intesa Sanpaolo StartUp Initiative and submitting a business plan or executive summary of your company idea no later than September 9th 2018. Participation is free of charge.

GO THROUGH THE FIRST SELECTION

Your application will be reviewed and screened by the organizers along six key drivers: team and advisors; addressable market; product and development stage; barriers to entry and traction; economics; fit with IREN’s current and perspective strategy.

join the boot camp

Sep 27-28 – Boot Camp - Torino.

If admitted, your startup will receive two full days of coaching on fundraising and business development delivered by an experienced angel investor from California and a tech M&A veteran.
One-to-one remote coaching sessions will be scheduled in the following weeks.

give your best at the demo pitch

Oct 16 – Deal Line-Up - Parma.

Your startup will pitch in front of a panel of experts who will provide structured feedback and select the finalists to move forward with the program.

win the iren start up award

Oct 29 – Arena Meeting – Genova.

Finalists selected in the previous step will have 10 minutes to pitch to a targeted audience of IREN top management, in the prestigious context of “Festival della Scienza”. At the end of the day, the winners of the prizes will be announced. And it might be you!
Review the terms of the call and apply now by visiting the website of Sanpaolo StartUp Initiative and submitting a business plan or executive summary of your company idea no later than September 9th 2018. Participation is free of charge.
Your application will be reviewed and screened by the organizers along six key drivers: team and advisors; addressable market; product and development stage; barriers to entry and traction; economics; fit with IREN’s current and perspective strategy.
Sep 27-28 – Boot Camp - Torino.

If admitted, your startup will receive two full days of coaching on fundraising and business development delivered by experienced angel investor from California and a tech M&A veteran. One-to-one remote coaching sessions will be scheduled in the following weeks.
Oct 16 – Deal Line-Up - Parma.

Your startup will pitch in front of a panel of experts who will provide structured feedback and select the finalists to move forward with the program.
Oct 29 – Arena Meeting – Genova.

Finalists selected in the previous step will have 10 minutes to pitch to a targeted audience of IREN top management, in the prestigious context of “Festival della Scienza”. At the end of the day, the winners of the prizes will be announced. And it might be you!