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From challenges to collaborations

We believe that the best ideas are born everywhere and so we are open to innovative ideas and solutions that can help tackle our challenges. This is because we want to improve the quality of life in towns and cities, everywhere.

Our challenges are aimed at start-ups but also at other businesses and at the research world, simplifying administration procedures and offering them a digital Start-up Innovation Kit as a guide for their project.
The most interesting solutions deriving from the challenges are put before A2A management, which assesses the possibility of starting a collaboration project.




Startup kit

In order to get innovation projects up and running quickly and help meet the needs of start-ups and SMEs, we have decided to create the “Start-up Kit”: a set of ad hoc, fully digital measures which, by simplifying procedures, allow companies to become operative immediately.

The Kit can actually guarantee the signing of a digital contract in a week and receipt of a down-payment of 50% of the total project cost. Moreover, the payment is at 30 days and a focal point set up by A2A is available to the start-up for the entire duration of the project, ensuring the maximization of synergies.

Who can take on the challenge?


High-potential operations who would like to become A2A partners in order to help their ideas grow.


SMEs and larger companies with which we can develop solutions able to solve problems of a global nature.


Foundations, universities, research centres and “great minds” capable of enabling technological transfer.

Depending on the specific needs of the group, we activate the most suitable scheme:

Discover all the challenges on A2A’s Open Innovation platform  Take part in the Challenges