FDI & Location Management Projektmanager | Trentino Sviluppo S.p.A.
Trentino Sviluppo is a one-stop-shop in Trentino (Northern Italy) for locating a business, attracting investments, developing strategic clusters, innovating business, and supporting internationalization, real estate, and financial system interventions. In 2013, we inaugurated a Mechatronics Hub to promote the interaction of IT, electronics and mechanics, with over 17,000 m2 of modular production space, 70,000 m2 for start-ups and production facilities, 2 vocational and technical schools, a degree program, a business accelerator, and public and private research facilities. Today we host 35 companies, and the number is growing. In 2017 we started a state-of-the-art simulation and fast-prototyping lab – PROM FACILITY – with cutting-edge machines for fast prototyping.
In 2020 a new brand hub will be ready for hosting companies and laboratories. Be Factory is the newest part of Progetto Manifattura, the business incubator of Trentino Sviluppo for start-ups, SMEs and mature companies. The hub is currently converting the historical Tobacco Factory of Rovereto (1854 – 2007) into a modern business innovation center, which will mainly cater to renewable energies, smart building, sustainable mobility and sports technologies.
At Trentino Sviluppo, we support companies wishing to invest and set up business in Trentino, helping them expand their operations by providing assistance throughout the process, from HR recruiting to relations with research facilities, locating the best industrial sites, accessing credit and facilitation, support in developing R&D projects.
Trentino is an important hub for the sports market. The sports economy in Trentino has a value of around 1.07 billion Euros, 6.8% of the local GDP.
Over the last few years, Trentino has been firmly placed at first or second place among the most sport-oriented provinces in Italy in relation to 33 parameters concerning sport at a professional level.
Trentino hosts the first European sport-tech acceleration program, born from the collaboration between Trentino Sviluppo, University of Trento and HYPE-Sports Innovation. SPIN Accelerator is the biggest sports acceleration network in the world, created with the aim to foster innovation within the sport-tech sector.
It is composed of 4 business accelerators that will work to recruit and grow sports-innovative start-ups in Europe, UK, Australia, and the U.S.A. The program offers a 4-month training and mentoring program in a challenging environment, where SMEs, industrial groups, research centers, and schools work side by side to become more and more competitive in both domestic and international markets. SPIN Accelerator Italy is located in Rovereto inside Progetto Manifattura.
Furthermore, Trentino Sviluppo organizes together with RCS and Trentino Marketing the first Italian Festival dedicated to Sport and is the first Italian region member of the European network “Clus Sport” - The European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI).
Why you're on the jury:
"Trentino Sviluppo manages different projects related to sport technologies and has experiences at the European level in valuating business projects. It participates at international networks for the dissemination of innovation in sport and has internally developed a strategy for sport and innovation. Mainly we are dealing with companies and startups that are developing new products and have experience in supporting market relations."