Special Projects

Ecomondo is consolidating its role as an incubator and facilitator of innovative projects by reconfirming and enhancing the Start-Up and Scale-Up Innovation area in 2023.

An exhibition space, both physical and virtual, entirely reserved for innovative start-ups and young Italian and international companies offering energy transition-related services and/or products; a platform for dialogue between companies, investors and start-ups, which can put themselves on the map within an international trade show environment, meet potential partners and launch their brand.

The initiative is organised by Italian Exhibition Group, promoted in partnership with the Italian Trade Agency, with ART-ER (Attrattività Ricerca Territorio), an Emilia-Romagna consortium, as the main partner. 

View the photos of the 2022 show


  • To offer new entrepreneurial realities wide national and international visibility to create exchanges and share ideas: the perfect environment where tradition and innovation meet.

  • Create meeting opportunities between the companies present at the event and Start-ups that by aptitude can foster product and/or service innovation.

  • To encourage the Identification of the Italian Innovative System as a primary interlocutor in the product development of the renewable energy and sustainable mobility industry at national and international level.


Start-ups and Scale-ups with innovative products/services that meet the following minimum requirements are eligible to apply:

  • Technological lines of development consistent with the theme of the event focused on circular economy and ecological transition;
  • Have already completed at least one seed round or, alternatively, be active in the market and have a client portfolio available;
  • Have a language website and/or promotional materials in English.