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G20 Innovation League - 9/10 October 2021

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A Special Event hosted by the G20 Italian Presidency to the benefit of the Trade Ministerial Track, with the goal to build a bridge of cooperation between public and private innovation players, startups and corporates on a global scale.

The event will involve Members from G20 and guest countries, relevant institutions representatives, together with Innovation Ecosystem Players like VC funds, Innovative Startups, experts and corporates relevant for key identified areas of focus.

This initiative will be realized, under the auspices of the G20 Italian Presidency, by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA-ICE), the Italian National Innovation Fund (FNI-CDP Venture Capital) and SIMEST, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Innovation and Digital Transition.

The event will be hosted in a mixed digital and physical format, given the current travel restrictions: in the prestigious venue of Sorrento, pearl of Thyrrenian Sea, or via online streaming sessions.

Have a look at the keynote speakers pitch:

Smart Cities & Mobility - IoT - Helthcare - AI  - Cleantech

Please learn more about the event at the following links:



Please refer to the following links for information concerning COVID-19 restrictions when entering Italy:

Covid-19, travellers ( Survey

The guests will be welcomed on October 9th afternoon and will start the work on October 10th morning.



The event is a unique opportunity for startups to present their solutions on a global stage, for investors to showcase their portfolio companies as well as get to know other innovative solutions, for policy makers to see first-hand how innovation can answer society’s complex needs with disruptive technologies and for corporates to explore opportunities to invent and invest on innovative solutions.

The initiative will be structured in a plenary panel followed by 5 different startup competition sessions with the objective of identifying innovative solutions to five main “challenges” currently being faced by humankind: CleantechAIIoT and WearablesGreen and Smart mobilityHealthcare.

The Plenary Panel will be focused on the challenges and the opportunity to improve international trade, investments and innovation playing field for the benefit of mankind. Following the opening remarks, 5 simultaneous sessions on the different challenges will take place. Each Member Country will nominate 5 VC Investors in charge of selecting a startup for each different focus challenge. Accordingly 5 vertical pitch sessions, each participated by the 20 selected startups, will include keynote speeches and perspectives from main experts/players on the selected challenge:

o The challenge and opportunities of Cleantech
o How to maximize the potential of AI while managing its risks
o Augmenting humans through technology with IoT and wearables
o Building smart cities and the future of mobility with a specific focus on green and smart mobility
o Reinventing the future of Healthcare

Final plenary session will present the top 10 startups selected as examples of immediate opportunities to tackle the global challenges and foster global investments and trade.

Moreover on this platform the audience has the opportunity to schedule B2B meetings with the involved startups in order to create possible partnerships with mutual benefits. Please select your "challenge" of interest in the search bar, click on the startup you wish to have a meeting with and you will find further details to schedule your appointment.

Thematic Pitch Sessions -  Clarifications -  "FAQ"

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To follow the live streaming you need to click on the link visible within each session.

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