A collaborative initiative between Granarolo S.p.A., Gellify S.r.l., Camst Soc. Coop. A r.l., Conserve Italia S.c.A., Cuniola Società Agricola A r.l., Eurovo S.r.l. has led to the formation of Agrofood BIC S.r.l. (BIC standing for Business Innovation Center), a cross-company innovation hub on a national and international level and designed to seize and promote important business opportunities, using transversal methods to encompass multiple interests.
The shared and clearly defined objective is to create an accelerator for promising and innovative start-ups in the food&beverage and agri-industrial sectors, including the entire “from farm to fork” supply chain and associated businesses.
Agrofood BIC S.r.l. will support promising start-ups by helping them to convert their ideas into concrete entrepreneurial initiatives, helping to resolve all organisational, operational and strategic initiatives. It will promote relationships between new businesses, the world of work and investors, combining acceleration services with specific skills aimed at launching the business concept on the market. It will also support the initial development of the start-ups by providing them with pilot operations, R&D support, business development services, marketing and accounting assistance, support from professionals and consultants, access to networks in the business and credit industries, as well as dedicated offices, shared spaces and IT facilities.
Three institutions are involved in the development of the new accelerator:
- THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
- ENEA the Italian Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
- ASTER, the Regional Consortium for Research and Innovation.