Two projects from Trentino will be competing in Modena for the National Innovation Award

Wednesday, 30 November, 2016

-- Press release by Trentino Sviluppo --

The two winners of the Trentino Sviluppo "D2T Start Cup" will be participating in the national finals of the business competition on December 1 and 2.

The two startups that have won the 2016 edition of the Trentino Sviluppo "D2T Start Cup" prize are ready to compete for the Modena National Award for Innovation (PNI), a national final of sorts of the regional start cup contests. The contest will see 65 participants divided into four categories. Trentino will be represented by two highly innovative projects: 2Aspire, competing in the ICT section, addresses security in free mobile phone apps, while the GreenCode team, competing within the Cleantech & Energy, provides a natural system which allows fruit preservation while ensuring its right ripeness. The event, to be held December 1 and 2, is promoted by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia with PNICube and several private sponsors.

Startuppers are ready to leave for Modena to take part in the 2016 edition of the PNI, the National Award for Innovation, the most important national competition among new businesses generated by the academia and research. The event will be hosted by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia on December 1 and 2, with a rich program that includes presentations, workshops, meetings with potential investors and also an exhibition space open to the public to raise awareness of the value of the ideas presented all over Italy.

Participation in this event is one of the awards given to the winners of the local competition "D2T Start Cup", promoted by Trentino Sviluppo. So the Trentino based contestants are two: 2Aspire, the project proposed by two young researchers from the Valsugana Valley, Andrea Avancini, from Levico Terme and Mariano Ceccato, from Pergine Valsugana, which targets the world of mobile telephony with particular reference to protecting Apps, distributed free of charge thanks to advertising, against cyber attacks.  GreenCode, instead, will be competing In the environmental sustainability (Energy & CleanTech) category: the team, made up by Emiliano Gentilini from Nalles (BZ) and Francesco Guzzonato Carrè (Vicenza), focus on agriculture and combating food wastage. With the Demeter system, the two young men offer a viable alternative to existing fruit storage systems: a natural solution that allows fruit to reach the optimal level of ripeness.

The prize in the Modena finals is 25,000 euros for each of the four competing categories (ICT, Cleantech & Energy, Life Science and Industrial), for a total prize of 100,000 Euros. (f.r.)