21st April is the date set for 12 accelerated start-ups from all over Europe to present their solutions to an audience of investors, business owners, executives and institutions.

The 2022 international Torino Cities of the Future Techstars Accelerator acceleration programme run by Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo in partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center and Fondazione CRT is drawing to a close.

Building on the remarkable results achieved by the first two programmes, which included 23 “graduate” start-ups from 3 continents, 19 complementary operational programmes commissioned by local actors, 3 start-ups attracted and settled in Turin, over 25 million euros of funding raised and 183 jobs created following the programme, in 2022, Turin’s Techstars accelerator embarked on a development process intended to identify new opportunities and promote the greater presence of Turin’s ecosystem in the European innovation fabric. After focusing on Smart Mobility for two years, the programme has widened its perimeter to focus in 2022 on frontier solutions that make the cities of tomorrow more sustainable, inclusive and resilient.

This has resulted in the first Italian accelerator for Smart Cities, which – with an ecosystem perspective – is a valuable driving force for attracting high-potential start-ups that can establish themselves and grow in our area.

Techstars – a global leader that has already supported 2,500 companies worldwide, including 9 that have become “unicorns” – has selected 12 start-ups from all over Europe this year:

Italy (Family+Happy, Gymnasio, Strategic BIM), United Kingdom (OPTIMIZ, Xworks Tech), Germany (Natix), Francia (Voltaage), Switzerland (Hive Power), Poland (Lawyerd!), Romania (NRGI.ai), Hungary (Volteum) and Ukraine (InputSoft).

The geographical diversity is equalled by with the variety of industrial sectors covered: the accelerated start-ups are focused on areas including electric mobility, infrastructure, energy efficiency, circular economy and personal well-being, testifying to how sustainability as defined in the 2030 Agenda has become the cornerstone of the programme.

After 13 weeks of intense activity, the programme will culminate on 21st April with the Demo Day, the final event that this year will take place in hybrid mode.

The Live Ceremony will be held in the Sala Duomo of Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Turin.

During the ceremony, the 12 start-ups will take the stage, alongside the Partners and prominent international figures. The programme for the evening is as follows:

17:30: Registration

18:00: Greetings by the Partners

18:30: Pitches by the 12 start-ups

19:30: Networking cocktail party in the exhibition area

21:00: Close


The event will also be live streamed for remote attendance.

To attend the Demo Day, in person or remotely, please register using this link.

This initiative contributes to achieving the following Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG 3 Good health and well-being
SDG 7  Clean and affordable energy
SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth
SDG 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production
SDG 13 Fight against climate change