RVC and Italian Incubator Almacube Agree On Exchange of Innovations
RVC’s GenerationS corporate accelerator and Almacube incubator of the University of Bologna have agreed to exchange technological innovations to improve technological development in Russia and Italy.
The aim of the partnership is to strengthen ties between the Russian and Italian innovation ecosystems — startups, corporations and experts of the two countries. GenerationS and Almacube will exchange information on technology trends taking place in their countries and invite startups to participate in the acceleration programs.
The founders of Russian startups will have the opportunity to attend educational events in Italy, acquire industry knowledge in the business development field and gain access to international markets and as well as receive investments. In 2019, the University of Bologna’s ‘Startup Unit’ acceleration program is planning to invest EUR 125,000 in startups.
GenerationS will not only offer acceleration support to Italian startups, but will also help them build partnerships with major Russian customers.
“The partnership with the university began after our representatives visited Bologna looking for projects for the benefit of Unilever. We are convinced of the serious prospects for future cooperation: these joint efforts will help turn the scientific developments of our two countries into successful commercial projects, attract startups from the University of Bologna to our accelerators, and help them in building mutually beneficial partnerships with Russian businesses. Our ultimate goal is to improve the quality of projects coming to the Russian market of innovations and increase the pace of their subsequent growth,” commented Ekaterina Petrova, Director of the GenerationS corporate accelerator.