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Why
Silicon Valley?

Emilia Romagna in Silicon Valley is an initiative promoted by Emilia-Romagna Region, and managed by ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory , the Consortium Company of Emilia-Romagna, born to favor the sustainable growth of the region through the development of innovation and know-how, attractiveness and internationalization of the local system.
Since 2015 ART-ER has been managing on behalf of the Region all the internationalization projects with Silicon Valley and the permanent Hub in San Francisco.
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SILICON VALLEY:
THE PLACE TO BE

In 70 km there are concentrated global hi-tech companies, prestigious universities, institutions and investment funds: Silicon Valley is the place where the concept of innovation ecosystem is born.

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A bridge to
Nord America

Since 2018 ART-ER has expanded the action of the Emilia-Romagna Hub in Silicon Valley to the whole of North America, setting up and consolidating relations with the main innovation centers and ecosystems in North America.
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Programs

Mindset Program

Introduction program to the innovation ecosystem, for the opening of the first contacts and the definition of a new business model for innovative startups in the region.

Business Match

Program to connect companies with Corporate Investors and possible partners or buyers in Silicon Valley.

Corporate Program

Open Innovation and Corporate Innovation program for companies belonging to the Mentor Board of ART-ER and Clust-ER.

Incubator Program

Program aimed at incubators in Emilia-Romagna with the aim of transferring working methods and business models of similar structures operating in Silicon Valley.

Incoming Program

Program aimed at twenty-two regional innovative companies that had the opportunity to meet ten investors from Silicon Valley in Bologna.

International Accelerator Program

Acceleration program aimed at four innovative companies in the region lasting three months within the Plug and Play Tech Center.

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MINDSET PROGRAM

7 editions since 2015 to 2019
61 startup participants

BUSINESS MATCH

2 editions 2017 and 2019
15 companies
96 total matches in the two editions

CORPORATE PROGRAM

1 edition 2019
5 corporate + 4 cluster

INCUBATOR PROGRAM

1 edition 2018
11 participants

INCOMING PROGRAM

1 edition 2019
22 companies involved
10 investors from Silicon Valley @ R2B
120 meetings made

INTERNATIONAL ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

1 edition of 3 months in 2018
4 companies

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