Partnerships and Events

Big Hack
Acea attended The Big Hack – HackNight@Museum, presenting the "1-Click Energy” challenge. 
The objective of the challenge: creating a service which enables new clients to get to know the costs and details of Acea Energia's best provision offers and, above all, enable users to become Acea Energia clients in just a few, simply steps and minimal effort. 
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SMAU
Acea attends SMAU, the business and public administration innovation event. In 2019 the Group won SMAU’s innovation prize as an Open Innovation model. 
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Startup Europe Partnership (SEP)
SEP is an integrated pan-European platform that helps the best startups to emerge and facilitates access to funding. In 2019 Acea attended all the planned summits in Milan, Tel Aviv, London, Stuttgart and Madrid.
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Elis Open Italy
OPEN ITALY is an innovation ecosystem set up within the ELIS Consortium whose goal is to foster dialog and partnership between large firms, Italian startups/SMEs and innovation enablers such as accelerators, research centers, venture capitalists and young talents, via concrete innovation projects. 
Acea took part in the two roadshow stages in Milan and Rome.
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ANGI Award
Acea collaborates with Associazione Nazionale Giovani Innovatori (National Association of Young Innovators), to help promote and develop innovation in Italy. As part of the national ANGI awards, a Special ANGI Innovation Leader Award, offered in collaboration with Acea, is dedicated to young talents from the world of innovation.
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Startup Grind
We have taken part in the Startup Grind event held in Rome, the largest community of start-ups, entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators in the world.
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EUvsVirus 
Acea has supported the first pan-European hackathon designed to develop innovative solutions in the struggle against #Covid19 together. The event has been organized with the support of the European Commission in conjunction with member states. 
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Main partnerships

SMAU
Smau is Italy’s main business matching platform in the digital innovation and technologies sector for firms and local public administrations.
In 2019 Acea began a partnership that will be renewed in 2020.
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Elis Open Italy
OPEN ITALY is the innovation ecosystem set up within the ELIS Consortium. Its goal is to foster dialog and partnership between large firms, Italian startups/SMEs and innovation enablers such as accelerators, research centers, venture capitalists and young talents through concrete innovation projects. Over time, OPEN ITALY has built a space in which heterogeneous stakeholders can share ideas and work together to incentivize the introduction and development of innovative solutions within the Italian economic fabric, fostering an open innovation culture in Italy.
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The Polimi Digital Innovation Observatories
Set up within the Polytechnic University of Milan with the objective of generating an innovation culture in all the main digital innovation spheres, these observatories integrate research, communication and constant renewal.
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Startup Europe Partnership (SEP)
SEP is an Open Innovation program that puts European Scaleups in contact with large businesses via various “stages” of the program, with the goal of launching new projects. 
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Roma Startup
An association set up to consolidate Rome’s startup and innovation ecosystem: a hub within which our network can be widened, and entrepreneurship fostered. 
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Italia Startup
Italia Startup is a non-profit association which represents the Italian startup ecosystem extended to all those private and public entities - new innovative firms, startup incubators and accelerators, investors, firms and bodies - who foster its visibility and growth and believe in creating a new Italian entrepreneurship fabric. 
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