Opening of the Smart Lab Incubator at Città della Scienza

The Smart Lab is a new space for innovative companies promoted by Città della Scienza within the European project KiiCS.

The six winners of the call will take office from May 2 in the Smart Lab Incubator of Città della Scienza, an open and creative environment dedicated to all those who have innovative ideas and projects to be transformed into new businesses through specific support strategies.

There were presented 35 new business ideas promoted by people interested in entering the system of Città della Scienza. They will have the opportunity to be followed in a 6 months process to develop in details their business ideas and open it to the market.

The main theme of the Call was the promotion of Smart Cities, seen as the possibility to develop new products and services to a better quality of life. The sectors that have seen the greatest number of applications are environmental sustainability, web 2.0 and design products. As concerns the latter, very important for the scouting process was the collaboration with:  Accademia delle Belle Arti of Naples, Plart – the Museum of Fine  Arts and the Department of Industrial Design of the Second University of Naples.

Regarding the participants’ profile, there was almost the same percentage of participants  between men and women and a very high percentage of under-35  which reaches about 70% of the applications received. Among the ideas, you will find : bike sharing, the development of apps for travel services, clothing products with innovative design, FabLab creative workshops and those involved in visual communication.

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