Dream big, work hard, scale up!


growITup is the most relevant plaftorm of Open Innovation in Italy. Launched by Cariplo Factory in collaboration with Microsoft, its main goal is to promote and accelerate Digital Transformation across the country, to build a bridge between the established industry that has gained worldwide recognition for its quality (Made in Italy) and a new ecosystem of most promising startups. growITup is also backed by its own VC fund for a total of 100 million euro to invest in the best startups that join the platform.

Connect, Engage and Scale: three fundamental components on the path to growth. A big opportunity for creating value for both startups and big corporations.


During the first phase of the growITup initiative the best post-seed startups will be invited to workshops and meetings with all major partners: Accenture, Alpitour, Avanade, Barilla, CNH Industrial, Enel, Generali, HP Enterprise, Intesa, Luxottica, Peroni e Terna.

As of today the #CallForGrowth #NextEnergy (in collaboration with Terna) is looking for candidates that are working and innovating in the fields of energy infrastructure, environment, data collection and more. Learn more and apply by November 22nd!


This is when we start getting our hands dirty!
Startups and Partners (Consulting Firms, Business Schools, System Integrators, etc) start working side by side on MVP projects.
We are currently right in the middle of our Engage phase on PrecisionFarming, working with companies and brands such as CNH Industrial, Barilla e Peroni and really promising Startups in the fields of “sustainability and traceability of agricultural products”!


Once strong and exciting opportunities have been identified and tested the startups are ready for the Scale phase. This phase can take many forms, from investments or co-investments by Investors or VCs to commercial partnerships. An interesting example is the recent partnership between Alpitour and Babaiola, an “LGBT tripadvisor” that met the Big Operator through our #CallForGrowth #Tourism&Entertainment. Get more information about this story on our website!


growITup is entrepreneurship, technology, digital innovation, but also education and development!

This is why we offer constant free tutoring, workshops and lectures with speakers and trainers for anyone who is interested in learning more about how to create her/his own career and impact on society and in the world. #empoweringcommunities is a place for anyone who wants to learn, share and grow! What are you waiting for?

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