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G20 Innovation League (Sorrento, 9-10 October 2021)

Rome, 6th  October 2021. Leverage international investments and foster collaboration between public and private players in innovation: these the main objectives of G20 Innovation League that will be held in Sorrento 9th-10th October.


A Special Event hosted by the G20 Italian Presidency, that will bring together and put the most promising startups in contact with investment funds and international companies.

The plenary session will be opened by institutional remarks by the Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio, the Italian Minister of Innovation, Vittorio Colao, the CEO of CDP Venture Capital SGR Enrico Resmini and the President of the Italian Trade Agency, Carlo Ferro.

Keynote speakers will deliver unconventional insights on five major global challenges. The event will be concluded by Undersecretary of State, Manlio Di Stefano. The complete program is available here.

About the event, Minister Di Maio said: “The international community must come together to find long-term, innovative and sustainable solutions to the complex challenges the world faces today, from the Covid pandemic to climate change. Italy believes that this framework – connecting investors and start-ups under the aegis of a G20 special event – is a valuable “flagship” deserving further development: cooperation, innovative ideas, massive investments and bold policies are the ingredients to ensure next generations can enjoy a sustainable, inclusive and resilient future.”

This initiative represents a unique opportunity for start-ups to showcase their cutting-edge solutions and technologies to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges:

Artificial Intelligence;

– “Clean” technologies;

IoT technology and “wearable devices”;

Smart cities and new mobility;

– The future of healthcare.

100 start-ups selected coming from G20 Countries (5 per challenge) will be at the center of the thematic sessions of the event. Venture Capitalists and large international companies will select ten start-ups with the most innovative ideas to tackle global challenges and build a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Networking events will also give the opportunities to create new contacts for the start-ups and schedule B2B meeting with investors and companies.

For more information and for remote attendance to the event: On the website, you can also visit the profile of the participating start-ups and schedule virtual B2B meetings with them.