Acea Innovation Garage’s objective is to encourage Acea Group’s digital innovation and growth process by finding and exploiting new business opportunities, launching new products and implementing new services by collecting employees’ ideas and supporting their entrepreneurial spirit.

The program is all about developing innovative projects planned and implemented on the basis of real challenges from industrial areas.

To participate in the program, employees can put forward innovative ideas or make their skills available to colleagues who have presented an idea. The best ideas go into a three-month incubation phase in which teams develop their business projects and come up with a functioning prototype. Within this timeframe they work on projects at the Rome Talent Garden with the support of coaches and technical mentors. 

The result of the first edition

120
ideas presented at the Call 4 Ideas
184
program participants
10
ideas selected by the Innovation Board
50
participants at the Pitch Day
3
projects selected for the incubation and prototype creation phase
1
project launched on the market (Waidy app)