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Open innovation is a strategic factor in A2A’s business plan to 2030 and guides us in our transformation into a Life Company.

Innovazione A2A

The open innovation model

Our 10-year business plan shapes a new structured and systematic model of Open Innovation in order to actualize our transformation from multi-utility to Life Company.

We are committed to promoting Italy’s sustainable growth by offering responsible innovation capable of generating technological solutions for the development of the circular economy and the energy transition: businesses that are of fundamental importance in the safeguarding of the planet’s future and the improvement of everyone’s quality of life. We believe that innovating responsibly today also means being wary of one-way relationships. Collaboration and joint participation, both within and outside the company, are the only real way to achieve innovation: open, inclusive and inter-connected.

Together with start-ups, other businesses and research centres, we are working to give new shape to our services through a platform dedicated to the gathering of ideas.

In order to get innovation projects under way quickly and help meet the needs of start-ups and SMEs, A2A has created a “Start-up Kit” which enables the launch of a project in just one week.

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The platform of Open Innovation



We believe in the strength of ideas.
This is why, through our Open Innovation platform, we will back the best solutions by offering different types of collaboration, ranging from joint development to scale-ups of the solutions proposed.

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Corporate Venture Capital

We make concrete investment in projects.
With the Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) scheme, we will invest in start-ups with great innovation potential in specific spheres and sectors in line with our Business Plan.

We will make the most effective use of industrial synergies by means of experimentation in the field and strategic partnerships. 

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We promote innovation

Our innovation projects for the energy transition and circular economy make use of state-of-the-art technologies and artifical intelligence so as to improve workplace safety, achieve time-cost optimization and have a sustainability-oriented future.

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Thanks to our CVC initiative and within the Open Innovation model, we are opening a dialogue with the start-up world so as to identify innovative technologies and business models that can strenghten our core business, support its evolution and generate value for the Group and for the areas where we operate

Renato Mazzoncini

CEO and managing director

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