World Startup Fest

The international reference event for startups, scaleups, and investors

13 · 14 · 15 JUNE 2024 / BOLOGNAFIERE
NUMBERS of WMF
+90
COUNTRIES
+3.000
STARTUPS and INVESTORS
+90
STAGES
+1.000
SPEAKERS
+70.000
ATTENDEES in 2024
+50
BANDS and DJS
+130
INSTITUTIONAL GUESTS
+700
EXHIBITORS

Startup Competition - Startup District - Startup Stage - B2B Meeting- Networking

Within the WMF - International Fair and Festival on Technological and Digital Innovation - the 2024 edition of the World Startup Fest took place: the international reference event for innovative SMEs, startups, scaleups, and investors.

In 2024, the World Startup Fest welcomed over 3,000 innovation stakeholders from 90 countries. The opportunities to meet a global community committed to defining the future of innovation are increasing year by year.

During the World Startup Fest, a wide range of events and initiatives are organized to connect the best of global innovation and offer founders and investors continuous opportunities for B2B meetings, networking, growth, and visibility.

Discover below the opportunities reserved for startups and investors, and the events of the World Startup Fest 2024!

Main event of World Startup Fest

This year at WMF, the final of the Startup Competition was held again, attracting applications from all over the world. The six finalist startups competed on the Mainstage, indicating which of the 12 Future Challenges identified by WMF they are addressing.

The Expo Area of the WMF hosts the Startup District: the exhibition area dedicated to Italian and international startups. It features entities from over 90 countries, international delegations, and dedicated showcases.

Founders have the opportunity to conduct B2B meetings with investors and both Italian and international delegations.

Educational Stages of World Startup Fest 2024

The World Startup Fest is a platform to share ideas, learn from others' experiences, and discover the latest trends in the world of innovation: a series of sessions and debates involving key figures from programs dedicated to startups and open innovation stakeholders.

AI for Future

The AI for Future stage, part of the WMF's AI Global Summit event and sponsored by Globant, will offer talks on the application and future of artificial intelligence by leading Italian and international experts in the field. 
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.
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Innovation Showcase

This stage, powered by SAP on the 13th of June, showcases products and services presented by startups, SMEs, and companies offering innovative solutions to corporate needs and, generally, the market.
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Google Innovations

The stage presents the latest trends and innovations in the Google ecosystem. Featuring international speakers and experts in the field, we will explore the dynamics of YouTube, Analytics, Performance Max, and GitHub/Scripts to harness the full potential of Google platforms for your digital success.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

Future of Open Innovation & VC

Embark on a journey to explore the characteristics of a global community of innovators committed to co-designing inclusive prosperity and a better future. Through immersion in diverse ecosystems and approaches, participants will gain valuable insights into the dynamics of open innovation and collaboration on a global scale. Together, we will cultivate a community of changemakers dedicated to shaping a more equitable and sustainable world for generations to come

AI Marketing

The AI Marketing stage, part of WMF's AI Global Summit and sponsored by Get Response, offers talks on the application of marketing in the field of artificial intelligence and insights on AI from top Italian and international industry experts.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.
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Masterclass

The WMF proposes a Masterclass dedicated to the deepening of some hot topics for the AI & Digital-Tech sector through which it will be possible to understand the strategic use of Artificial Intelligence. The Masterclass will last two hours, in which it will be possible to relate with some of the leading experts in the field and are intended for a maximum of 25 people, to ensure the best possible interaction with the speakers.

Prophets of AI

In this stage, speeches and interventions by some of the most respected international experts in Artificial Intelligence will alternate.

Thanks to the partnership between Search On Media Group and WMF with Prophets of AI - a leading American entity for connecting with experts in the AI field - this stage will feature brilliant minds who have made significant contributions to the advancement of artificial intelligence, robotics, and consciousness fields, coming from diverse backgrounds such as computer science, art, finance, and informatics.

E-Commerce

The stage,  within the E-commerce Fest and sponsored by Connecteed, is dedicated to the main strategies for optimizing online sales: the biggest innovations in the world of digital marketing and the most interesting integrations will be presented by leading industry profiles.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.
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Advertising

The stage, powered by SMConnect, is the ideal place to discover new trends and best practices in digital advertising. Industry experts will provide insightful insights into the latest technologies and tools to help companies optimize their advertising campaigns and increase their ROI.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.
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Brand

The stage hosts prominent speakers that will offer their insights into the world of branding: through informative and vertical interventions, the strategic role of brands in the digital age, their relationship with consumers, impact on the social context, vertical platforms, communities, and much more will be thoroughly explored.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

SEO

On this stage, powered by SM CONNECT, industry experts will address the most technical and advanced areas of SEO. Presentations and case studies will delve into tools and strategies that continuously shape the entire digital sector.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.
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Social Media Strategies

The stage, powered by SMStrategies, offers informative speeches dedicated to fundamental strategies for measuring and optimizing performance on social media. You will delve into the most effective techniques to maximize the impact of your online activities, optimizing your social media presence to achieve your business goals.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.
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Mainstage

This is the biggest stage of the WMF that brings together all the themes of the Festival, where tech experts and innovators share their ideas and visions.

Inspirational talks, interviews, and debates will take place on the Mainstage to explore the latest technological developments and different aspects of innovation and its ethical, social and economic implications.

Not only creative insights and reflections on the Future but also moments of show and entertainment with concerts, live performances, the Startup Competition Final and award ceremonies with the WMF Awards. 

Tech Policies and Communities

This stage is part of GovTech Summit: the event on innovation in global policies, a meeting point to explore the synergies between technology, governance, and innovation.
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WorkTech Policies

This stage is part of the GovTech Summit: the event on innovation in global policies, a meeting point to explore the synergies between technology, governance, and innovation.
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Book Presentation

The stage, part of the Book Fair at WMF, is dedicated to talks, book presentations, and interviews on the major developments in the publishing sector. Authors will discuss topics related to digital, sustainability, innovation, and social impact.

Italy, EU and Global Diplomacy

This stage is part of the GovTech Summit: the event on innovation in global policies, a meeting point to explore the synergies between technology, governance, and innovation.
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AI Tools & Services

In this stage, speakers will examine how the corporate use of artificial intelligence can automate processes and improve overall performance

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Influencer Marketing

The stage, powered by SMStrategies, explores the world of digital influencers, delving into winning strategies for collaborating with influencers and identifying the best partnership opportunities, as well as creating engaging content that captures the attention of the target audience.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.
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Content Creators

The stage, part of WMF's Creators Fest, is where the world of Content Creators comes to life with interviews, sketches, panels, talks, and meetings with the protagonists of the content creation world and their communities.


Edutech

The Edutech Stage provides a comprehensive overview of the latest frontiers in educational technology. Through a series of engaging and informative speeches, industry experts will explore the potentials, challenges, and innovative applications that are transforming the way we learn and teach

Startup Stage

Every year at the WMF, all the players in the innovation ecosystem come together: meet the founders of the selected startups, who will be able to present their project to an international audience of potential investors, partners and media, and join the WMF's international network, thus accelerating the opportunities for success.

Ethics & AI

The stage dedicated to Ethics and Artificial Intelligence explores the latest trends, innovative applications, and future perspectives in the field of AI and ethics. Experts from around the world converge to discuss the ethical challenges and opportunities offered by AI, promoting collaboration and innovation, presenting a crossroads of ideas and perspectives that shape the future of ethics and AI in the digital age.

Work, HR & Digital Skills

The stage dedicated to the world of work delves into the challenges and opportunities in the realm of human resources and digital skills. Experts and HR managers from various national and international backgrounds will share valuable insights on emerging trends and possible future scenarios in the workplace context.

Climate Change

On this stage, researchers, consultants, and non-profit organizations will take turns presenting the state of the art and the major implications of climate change, focusing on existing solutions and key trends at both national and global levels

Digital Tools & Services

Xrs, chatbots, NLP, and many other revolutionary technologies will be at the heart of our speakers' interventions in this internship, such as augmented reality, virtual reality and chatbots, and how companies can use them to improve customer experience and engagement.

All talks within the room are branded.

Data Analytics

The stage, sponsored by Exelab, is dedicated to web data measurement, collection, and analysis processes aimed at optimizing their utilization. The speeches will examine the new tools in the field and the latest trends to improve campaign reporting.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.
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Knowledge Share

Voices and testimonies of innovation will take center stage at the Open Stage by Netval and Knowledge Share at WMF! On June 14th, 2024, get ready to dive into deep tech and technology transfer.

Not only will Netval and KS be present as partners, with an Expo Area featuring 40 of the most promising startups from the KS 2.0 platform and the national innovation landscape, but they will also bring best practices and industry professional viewpoints!

We'll delve into deep tech topics with a focus on the world of Start-Ups and Technology Transfer. But it won't be just theory: on stage, authoritative experts and pioneers will share experiences and concrete examples of the disruptive potential of deep tech in shaping our future.

Netval and Knowledge Share are not just present; they are the engines driving this extraordinary journey into innovation. Join us as we transform the event into an unforgettable experience, creating deep connections and opening the doors to a world of possibilities.

Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this revolution: mark June 14th on your calendars and get ready to be transported to the forefront of global innovation.

Come discover the future with us at the Open Stage by Netval and Knowledge Share at WMF.

For more information about Associazione Netval: Who We Are - Netval

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Marketing Automation

The stage offers a series of presentations by various speakers on the topic of Marketing Automation, aimed at illustrating how it transforms the way companies interact with their customers, enabling personalized and timely communication.

This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

Social Inclusion

During this stage, we will discuss with experts, academics, and activists how to promote the growth of a more inclusive environment by eliminating structural prejudices and recognizing, instead, the true value of diversity.

Augmented & Virtual Reality

The stage, featuring prominent international speakers in the field, will explore the latest trends, innovative applications and future prospects of Augmented and Virtual Reality, delving into how these technologies are transforming industries such as gaming, education, design and more. 


Tech 4 Business

On this stage the speakers will examine how companies can leverage recent technological developments to improve operations, efficiency and innovation.

All talks within the room are branded

Generative AI

The proposed stage, sponsored by Telematic International University Uninettuno, provides the opportunity to immerse oneself, through various speeches, in the world of Generative AI, a rapidly growing field that combines artificial intelligence and creativity.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.
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WMF Off

The stage hosts round tables, debates, and the Festival's community coming together to discuss topics that have always been close to the heart of WMF. Discussions will therefore alternate between newsletters, new digital scenarios, and trends in the technology sector.


Future of Entrepreneurship

In this stage you will be inspired by stories of entrepreneurial successes, by the efficient and creative use of today's digital tools, and by visions of the future!
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Digital Commerce & Marketing Services

In this stage, speakers will discuss strategies and tools to help companies succeed in e-commerce, including tips for increasing sales, optimizing user experience, and using effective marketing techniques.

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Digital Strategy

The stage will offer case studies and working models, marketing and communication with informative and vertical talks to develop successful digital strategies and explore the most effective planning to tackle the challenges of the contemporary market.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

Machine Learning

The stage offers insightful and focused talks on the latest trends in computer programming. Participants will have the opportunity to delve deep into the vast universe of software development, gaining essential skills to tackle complex challenges and craft innovative solutions.

Human Rights

The stage explores, with the participation of leading international speakers, the crucial issues that define the global human rights agenda. We will delve into current issues, new challenges and best practices for promoting and defending human rights around the world, providing a global and interdisciplinary perspective on a critically important topic.

Content Marketing

In this stage, industry experts will discuss strategy and creativity. A place where the brightest minds converge to share ideas and inspire innovation.
This stage is only accessible with a Full Ticket.

Sustainability & Tech

The stage offers, through interventions by various international and non-international speakers, insights into the theme of sustainability and technology. Participants will focus on how technological innovation can currently drive the transition towards a more sustainable world.


AI for Health

The AI for Health stage, powered by the GIMBE Foundation, offers a unique opportunity to explore the application of artificial intelligence in healthcare. You will be involved in the study of best practices and winning strategies for using artificial intelligence to improve people's health and well-being.
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Tech for No Profit

The stage dedicated to the Third Sector: non-profit organizations, institutions, volunteers, and experts offer informative speeches on the latest innovations and trends aimed at promoting actions to support a more equitable and inclusive society.

TikTok

This stage, sponsored by TikTok Italy, explores the creative and technical dynamics of the platform. Training sessions, case studies and best practices to better elaborate strategies on TikTok.
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UX & UI

The UX & UI stage, powered by Architecta, will immerse you in the world of user experience and user interface. Those who follow this stage will have the opportunity to explore and deepen best practices for designing engaging and intuitive digital experiences.
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Impact to Business

The program of this open stage will help you understand how to co-design a sustainable, inclusive and scalable model of prosperity and increase the positive impact of initiatives born to respond locally to global challenges on your community and the environment around you.

Coding Front-end

The Frontend Coding stage offers in-depth and focused talks on the latest trends and practices in frontend development. Here, participants will have the opportunity to explore key aspects of user interface design and implementation in detail, gaining essential skills to tackle complex challenges and develop innovative, cutting-edge solutions.

Back-End & Cloud

The stage provides comprehensive and targeted discussions on the latest trends and strategies in backend development and cloud computing. Attendees will delve deep into crucial aspects of server-side programming and cloud infrastructure, acquiring vital skills to address intricate challenges and engineer innovative solutions tailored to modern computing environments.

E-Sports & Gaming

This stage hosts discussions on the present and future of the gaming and eSports business

Tourism

The stage provides training sessions on innovations in the tourism sector and digital integrations to optimize offerings in an international market

Cybersecurity

On this stage, experts address the increasingly fundamental topic of Cybersecurity with informative and specialized speeches.

Space Economy

On this stage, there will be talks dedicated to the opportunities and challenges in the space economy. Here, industry experts and innovators will share ideas and strategies to maximize the commercial and technological potential of space and discuss the future of the sector.

Video Marketing

On this stage,  the world of video marketing will be explored through expert interventions that explain how to use videos to promote a product, a service, or an idea, increasing engagement and involving the target audience.
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Environmental Transformation

This stage is part of the GovTech Summit: the event on innovation in global policies, a meeting point to explore the synergies between technology, governance, and innovation.
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Mainstage

Co-Hosting

Lombardo
Maffei
Cosmano Lombardo
Chairman   
WMF - We Make Future   
Veronica Maffei
Tv Journalist   
   
Karma B
Drag Artists   
   
Mainstage

Live Set

Disco Club Paradiso
Band   
   
Mainstage

Opening Ceremony WMF 2024

Diawara
Taverniti
WMF 2024
   
   
Fatoumata Diawara
Singer & Performer    
   
Giorgio Taverniti
Co-Founder & Tech Educator    
WMF    
RAI - Pubblica Utilità
   
   
Mainstage

Opening and Welcome

Lombardo
Cosmano Lombardo
Chairman   
WMF - We Make Future   
Mainstage

Saluti Istituzionali

Bonaccini
Lepore
Bruzzone
Stefano Bonaccini
President of Emilia-Romagna region   
   
Matteo Lepore
Mayor of the Municipality of Bologna   
   
Antonio Bruzzone
General Director    
Bologna Fiere   
Mainstage

Institutional greetings

Urso
Adolfo Urso
Minister   
Ministry of Enterprise and Made in Italy   
Mainstage

From soccer voice to an influencer: the evolution of Fabio Caressa (Title Soon Online)

Caressa
Fabio Caressa
Sports journalist and broadcaster   
   
Mainstage

Music for Culture and Inclusion

Diawara
Fatoumata Diawara
Singer & Performer    
   
Mainstage

Live Performance

Karma B
Drag Artists   
   
Mainstage

AI factories: towards Europe's digital future

Ubertini
Francesco Ubertini
President and Professor   
Cineca and University of Bologna   
Mainstage

Generazione Stem: social e divulgazione

Quantum Girl, appassionata di arte e narrazione, ha trovato nella fisica una nuova dimensione. Consapevole del divario di genere nelle STEM, ha deciso di utilizzare i social network per rendere la scienza accessibile e affascinante per tutti, in particolare per le ragazze. Con contenuti creativi e coinvolgenti, condivide la sua esperienza, curiosità scientifiche e l'importanza di promuovere la cultura scientifica. Il suo obiettivo è ispirare altre ragazze a seguire i loro sogni e a non sentirsi escluse da un mondo che ha bisogno di voci diverse e di una rappresentanza equa di genere
Girl
Quantum Girl
Content Creator   
   
Mainstage

Live Set

Kenobit
Musician & Content Creator    
   
Mainstage
English

Human Centered AI: the AI Index by Stanford University

The AI Index, led by a diverse team of some of the world’s leading AI thought leaders, is a comprehensive initiative that tracks and measures the progress of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. This presentation provides an overview of the latest trends in AI as told by the 2024 AI Index report. This talk will cover AI from a wide range of perspectives, including trends in technical performance, the economy, policy, ethics and public opinion. Learn about AI from the very same report that has informed some of the world’s leading policymakers, researchers and CEOs.
Maslej
Nestor Maslej
Research Manager Human-centered AI   
Stanford University    
Mainstage
English

From Concept to Camera: Insights from a CEO into the future of AI & Film

Demirdag
Pinar Demirdag
Co-founder & CEO   
Cuebric   
Mainstage

Timeless Passion: Between History and the Soccer Future (Title Soon Online)

Tardelli
Marco Tardelli
Former Football Player - 1982 World Champion   
   
Mainstage

L'innovazione nell'imprenditoria: viaggio dagli US a Bologna

Zadeh
Joe Zadeh
Investor, Former Head of Product & Experiences    
Airbnb    
Mainstage

AI Symphony per la sfida climatica

Borghi
Giuseppe Borghi
Head of the Φ-lab Division    
ESA - European Space Agency   
Mainstage

Closing Session

Session 1 Day 3
   
   
Startup Stage

Briefing Innovation Ecosystem

Giuseppe Oppedisano
Giuseppe Oppedisano
Chief Innovation Officer   
Search On Media Group - We Make Future   
Startup Stage
English

Opening

Presentation of the day's program by the WMF team
Giuseppe Oppedisano
Giuseppe Oppedisano
Chief Innovation Officer   
Search On Media Group - We Make Future   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Coopetition for Regeneration: Collaborating to Reduce our Footprint

Explore the concept of "coopetition" as a powerful driver for collective action and discover how partnerships can accelerate progress towards a more sustainable future.
Martina Fondi
Andrea Zuanetti
Virginia Castellucci
Uros Lekic
Martina Fondi
Partner, Business Developer & Head of Forestry    
Treedom   
Andrea Zuanetti
CEO   
Up2You Srl SB   
Virginia Castellucci
Head of Sustainability   
3Bee   
Uros Lekic
Founder and GP   
TenNine VC and TenNine PRO   
Innovation Showcase

Soul Kitchen's strategic choice for scalable growth: GROW with SAP for scaleups

Ivano Fossati
Andrea Cova
Ivano Fossati
VP - Head of Cloud ERP   
SAP Italia   
Andrea Cova
CEO   
Soul-K   
Startup Stage
English

Innovate From Italy

Let's start here: this panel discussion will help you identify what opportunities should be seized by Italian startups, SMEs and companies and what conditions can make Italy increasingly attractive to those who will choose to innovate from our country.
Lucia Chierchia
Massimo Carnelos
Giovanni Zazzerini
Joe Zadeh
Lucia Chierchia
Managing Partner    
GELLIFY   
Massimo Carnelos
Head of Innovation   
Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation   
Giovanni Zazzerini
Secretary General   
INSME   
Joe Zadeh
Former Head of Product & Experiences   
Airbnb   
Innovation Showcase

Performya: From Google Analytics Activation to True Data-Driven Omnichannel

In a rapidly changing market, Performya turns your marketing into a true Omnichannel Data-Driven Engine in one click. Today there can be no other useful marketing choice.Get a unified and reliable view of all your online and offline activities with one intuitive analytics hub.Performya offers a tailored approach to marketing, with optimized, pre-configured solutions for every industry.Find out now with concrete data how Performya helped other companies overcome challenges and achieve their goals!Because it’s gonna be yours next.
Alessandro Carrieri
Alessandro Carrieri
Marketing Advisor & Professor   
Performya Founder & CMO   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Future of cities and communities: are cities a platform for technological and social innovation?

Cities are living organisms, and their prosperity is based on their resilience and in their ability to adapt to changes, and emerging technologies can be used as allies in urban planning.
Daniele Alberti
Carlo Tursi
Marco Pietrucci
Francesca Blanc
Abdul Hadhi
Daniele Alberti
Head of Global Open Innovation   
Planet Smart City - Smartcorehub.com   
Carlo Tursi
CEO   
UrbanV   
Marco Pietrucci
Head of Innovation   
Terna   
Francesca Blanc
Researcher - Urban & Regional Planner   
LINKS Foundation   
Abdul Hadhi
Family Office Manager   
Lamar Holding W.L.L   
Startup Stage
English

Invitalia for Innovation

Massimo Calzoni
Massimo Calzoni
Promotion Manager, support services and coordinator of the Invitalia Startup System   
INVITALIA   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Italian innovative ecosystem: facts and figures

Presentation of the Quarterly Venture Capital Investments Observatory in Italy
Fabio Massimo Mondini de Focatiis
Fabio Massimo Mondini de Focatiis
Founder   
Growth Capital Srl   
Innovation Showcase
English

Horizon Europe in a nutshell.

A strong chance of getting a grant for your innovative project, especially for women-led startups and startups established in "emerging" countries or regions as innovators.
Edoardo Lucini
Sanjay Kakkar
Ángel González
Edoardo Lucini
Advisor   
Inspiralia   
Sanjay Kakkar
CEO   
Tensive SRL   
Ángel González
Health team manager   
Inspiralia   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Investing in Italy

Italy is home to a growing startup ecosystem, with active involvement from both the public and private sectors.
Francesco Cerruti
Gianluca Dettori
Giuseppe Donvito
Antonella Grassigli
Francesco Cerruti
Direttore Generale   
Italian Tech Alliance   
Gianluca Dettori
Chairman, Partner   
Primo Ventures   
Giuseppe Donvito
Partner   
P101 Venture   
Antonella Grassigli
Co-Founder and CEO   
Doorway SB   
Startup Stage
English

Future of Cities & Communities : Pitch session selected startups

Smart City, Smart Community, IOT, Mobility, Energy Prosumer Market, Energy Storage, Efficiency & Management, Renewables & Alternative Fuels, Platform Economy, Big Data & Analytics, Environmental Sensors, Digital Twins, Smart Home & Buildings.
Volvero
   
   
Latitudo 40
   
   
INPOI
   
   
Mine Crime
   
   
Ganiga Innovation
   
   
Kabreet
   
   
Hiryo
   
   
BNDL
   
   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Investing across Europe

Investing in startups across Europe can be an exciting venture.
Francesco Cerruti
Celeste Mastria
Andrea Gennarini
Davide Fioranelli
Nico Valenti Gatto
Francesco Cerruti
Direttore Generale   
Italian Tech Alliance   
Celeste Mastria
VC Investor   
360 Capital   
Andrea Gennarini
Managing Partner   
2100 Ventures   
Davide Fioranelli
CEO   
Lumen Ventures   
Nico Valenti Gatto
Director @ Bocconi for innovation   
Bocconi for innovation   
Innovation Showcase

Turning Passion into Profit: The Counterintuitive Method for Creating Successful Businesses

We will discover together how entrepreneurship can be fueled by your passion and how this can become the driving force for launching and growing a successful business. Through innovative strategies and unconventional practices, we will explore the path to entrepreneurial success, breaking patterns and challenging conventions. If you are ready to turn your passion into a profitable business, this talk is exactly what you need!
Alessio Boceda
Alessio Boceda
Co-founder @Startup Geeks   
Mainstage

Live set

Sarafine
Songwriter and performer   
   
Startup Stage

The strategic choice of Soul Kitchen for scalable growth: GROW with SAP for scaleups

Ivano Fossati
Andrea Cova
Ivano Fossati
VP - Head of Cloud ERP   
SAP Italia   
Andrea Cova
CEO   
Soul-K   
Mainstage

Opening Session

Session 2 Day 1
   
   
Mainstage
English

Innovation and AI: how Europe and Italy can compete and win against the US and China

Since 20 years, Alec Ross has held a leading place in the competition between states to imagine and invent the future. Following experience as a start-up entrepreneur and adviser to Barack Obama, he comes to Bologna with a perspective on how the next 20 years of innovation in Italy can unleash higher levels of inclusive prosperity.
Ross
Alec Ross
Distinguished Adjunct Professor   
Bologna Business School   
Mainstage

WMF Innovation Awards: Innovative Country of the Year

Stefan Zwicky
Stefan Zwicky
Swiss Business Hub Italy   
Switzerland Global Enterprise   
Mainstage
English

Investment in innovation: a global perspective

García
Coelius
Oppedisano
Shaun Sanders
Hanf
Pablo García
Head of Finance    
Telefónica's Wayra Corporate Venture Capital   
Zach Coelius
Managing Partner   
Coelius Capital   
Giuseppe Oppedisano
Head of Innovation    
Search On Media Group   
Shaun Sanders
Managing Partner   
VentureCraft, Inc.   
Alicia Hanf
Head of Institutional Partnerships    
LG NOVA Ecosystem, LG Electronics   
Mainstage

Innovation and Future in Global Dialogue (Title Soon Online)

Friedman
Alan Friedman
Journalist & Writer   
   
Mainstage

AI & Digital Work: prospettive sul futuro del mercato del lavoro

Bombardieri
Pierpaolo Bombardieri
UIL   
General Secretary   
Mainstage

Un Futuro di Inclusione e Speranza: L'Innovazione Sociale nell'Accoglienza dei Rifugiati

Lucano
Mimmo Lucano
Former Mayor of Riace   
   
Mainstage

Il privilegio abile

Paganelli
Mariani
Elisa Paganelli
Music Therapist and Trainer   
   
Arturo Mariani
Speaker and Trainer   
   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Quantum Computing for Earth Observation

The objective of the round table, and subsequently the call, is to promote and implement applications of Quantum Computing and/or Quantum Machine Learning in the field of Earth Observation. The aim is to develop innovative solutions that can be useful for the scientific sector and, consequently, for society as a whole, creating new job and business opportunities.
Alessandro Sebastianelli
Massimo Panella
Amer Delilbasic
Sara Marzella
Andrea Ceschini
Alessandro Sebastianelli
Research Fellow on Quantum Computing for Earth Observation   
European Space Agency   
Massimo Panella
Director of Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications (DIET)   
University of Rome "La Sapienza"   
Amer Delilbasic
Doctoral Researcher   
Jülich Research Center   
Sara Marzella
HPC and QC specialist   
Cineca    
Andrea Ceschini
PhD Student | CEO & Co-Founder   
Sapienza University of Rome | GRID+ s.r.l.   
Mainstage

Macro mafia, crypto bosses and quantum challenge to journalism

Over the past few years, mafias have scaled up their trafficking by making themselves invisible to prosecutors and media attention. However, new investigative journalism networks are emerging and developing innovative ways to unmask the globalized clans.
Bulfon
Floriana Bulfon
Journalist - Investigations and organized crime, cyber, terrorism   
   
Mainstage

Quando il cinema parla di legalità: le eredità e il futuro della lotta contro le mafie

Siani
Pif
Author & Director   
   
Ludovica Siani
Vice President    
Fondazione Siani   
Startup Stage
English

Future of Culture & Travel, Sports & Events, Retail & Customer Experience : Pitch session selected startups

Artificial Intelligence for the Tourism Sector, Mobile Apps, QR Codes, IOT & Big Data, Augmented Reality, Smart luggage, Sharing & Rentals, Booking & search, Revenue Management, Channel Managers.Tech for events, eSports, Digital fitness, Fan engagement, Player engagement, Data for events, Team& Coach success, Ticketing, Broadcasting & Streaming.
Sustainable Materials & Production, Digital Marketing, Customer Engagement, Efficiency of Supply Chain, Phygital Stores, SaaS marketplaces, In store marketing & analytics, Cashierless checkout, Bots & chatbots, Fraud prevention solutions, Last mile delivery, Guest wi-fi.
Pick-Roll App
   
   
Crono
   
   
Billd
   
   
Partseeker
   
   
Ticketoo
   
   
Cloov
   
   
Aeromond
   
   
Boatscribe
   
   
elevit
   
   
Innovation Showcase
English

From Startup Studio to Success STARTUP BAKERY

Startup Studio and SaaS for the participatory construction of the sustainability report: an alliance to allow founders, companies and professional investors to express their potential that involved an important industrial partner.
Angelo Cavallini
Massimo Ferri
Valentina Ubaldi
Angelo Cavallini
Co-founder & COO   
Startup Bakery   
Massimo Ferri
CEO & Co-Founder   
EsgMax   
Valentina Ubaldi
Head of HR mobility and ESG solutions   
Zucchetti spa   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Innovation Procurement and EU funds

The panel aims to introduce startups to the procurement landscape and to up-to-date information on EU funding programs.These topics are both essential for accessing new markets, expanding their operational horizons and offering companies numerous opportunities to develop new products and services using space technologies or applications in non-space environments.
Beatrice Sigurtà
Damir Haskovic
Beatrice Sigurtà
Researcher   
Teseas   
Damir Haskovic
Department Lead   
MINDS & SPARKS GmbH   
Mainstage

International Ecosystem Roundtable

Velsberg
Sanchez
Tsepkalo
Ott Velsberg
Government Chief Data Officer   
Republic of Estonia   
Eduardo Sanchez
Head of Dept. at Funding and Investor Relations of ICEX   
Spain   
Valery Tsepkalo
Former Ambassador; Founder and CEO   
United States; Belarus Hi-Tech Park.   
Innovation Showcase

Why We Are YUS, Your Unique Spot in the world. Because uniqueness makes truly the difference!

During the talk, the Yus Generation® Project will be presented in the words of the direct creator Dr. Federico Ferrari. He will discuss on how the idea of people's uniqueness was born, how to bring it out and how to develop it. And at the end he will talk about the future he and his team imagine. A tomorrow that speaks of awareness, mastery of one's abilities, personal and job satisfaction, and the importance - as Walt Whitman once said - of contributing with a personal verse.
Federico Ferrari
Federico Ferrari
CEO & Founder    
Il Cerchio della Vita/Yus Generation®   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Alliances to break down the gender gap.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and connect with inspiring women who are shaping the future of investment and entrepreneurship.
Selvaggia Fagioli
Claudia Del Monte
Margherita Cielo
Angelika Popławska
Selvaggia Fagioli
Co-Founder   
My Career Canvas   
Claudia Del Monte
Investment Analyst   
SocialFare   
Margherita Cielo
Senior Investment Analyst   
Doorway Spa   
Angelika Popławska
Team Leader, Accelerator Manager   
Krakow Technology Park   
Mainstage

Musica e nuove generazioni

Golfieri
Giacomo Golfieri
CEO   
Fonoprint   
Mainstage

Live Performance

Dream Made Before
   
   
Mainstage
Branded

Branded Content e Influencer Marketing

Lusetti
Gervasi
Lucia Lusetti
Marketing Manager   
Monge S.p.A.    
Luca Gervasi
Content Creator   
   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Investing in Media & Entertainment


Marco Franciosa
Nicola Formichella
Mattia Lecchi
Enrico Mariani
Antonio Vecchio
Marco Franciosa
Co-Founder   
Next 14 - Twinkly   
Nicola Formichella
CEO   
Forbes Italia   
Mattia Lecchi
Head of IMMEDIATE Accelerator   
RS Productions   
Enrico Mariani
Partner   
LCA Studio Legale   
Antonio Vecchio
CEO   
Karaoke One   
Mainstage

Da Tiktok a Imprenditrice del Fashion

Strazzer
Martina Strazzer
Founder & CEO   
Amabile Jewels   
Mainstage

Live Performance - Medley

Karma B
Drag Artists   
   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Rethinking the Future of Mobility

The mobility ecosystem is evolving toward a more intelligent, seamless, and environmentally friendly future.
Let’s explore some key trends and shifts that will shape the mobility landscape.
Flavio Farroni
Maurizio Arnone
Enrico Dente
Sabina Grixoni
Sonia Palomo
Flavio Farroni
CEO   
MegaRide   
Maurizio Arnone
Responsabile dominio di ricerca   
Fondazione LINKS   
Enrico Dente
Director   
Motor Valley Accelerator / Plug and Play Tech Center   
Sabina Grixoni
Communication Director   
Ford   
Sonia Palomo
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR   
PARQUE TECN. DE ANDALUCIA   
Startup Stage
English

Future of Marketing, Media & Entertainment : Pitch session selected startups

Commerce & sales, Data, Management, Display & Programmatic Advertising, Search & Social Advertising, Content Advertising, Video Advertising, PR, Proximity Marketing, Sales automation, Affiliate marketing, Ecommerce Platforms & Carts, iPaaS, Cloud management, Vendor Analysis, Business Intelligence& Data Science.Subscription on-demand, Connected home, AI, Curated Content, Streaming, Gesture control, VR/AR/XR, Infotainment, 4K, Contextual media, video intelligence, Consumer engagement via new medium. Advertising & Promotion, Content & Experience, Social & Relationships,
Purilian
   
   
Volumio
   
   
Reefkig
   
   
HechicerIA
   
   
Zikhara AI
   
   
Vidoser by CreationDose
   
   
Brandplane
   
   
Mainstage

Closing Day 1

Day 1
   
   
Innovation Showcase

LoceM, the app for your online rental! Rent comfortably from wherever you want and live the place! #livetheplace

Never before have we realized the value and beauty of the nature that surrounds us as we have in recent years. LoceM is an app that offers an easy, fast, and secure solution to fully experience the beauty of the area through the rental of items and equipment, connecting curious visitors with local businesses. Starting from the world of bike rentals and tourism on Lake Garda, LoceM enhances the customer experience on one side and the quality of service provided by shops on the other
Luca Mirandola
Luca Mirandola
CEO & Co-founder    
LoceM Solutions   
Innovation Showcase

Scaling Up Tech Startups: Challenges and Strategies

The tech startup landscape is a dynamic ecosystem, marked by rapid innovation, fierce competition, and constant growth. While launching a tech startup is thrilling, scaling it up presents many challenges that demand innovative solutions and strategic thinking. This panel discussion aims to delve into the details of scaling up tech startups, exploring the obstacles faced by techpreneurs and the strategies employed to overcome them.
Thomas Waldmann
Sonja Sulzmaier
Borut Kastelic
Yana Vereshchaga
Luca Premazzi
Lisa Trollo
Thomas Waldmann
Start-Up & Venture Manager    
Wuerth Elektronik Group    
Sonja Sulzmaier
Managing Partner   
Navispace GmbH   
Borut Kastelic
Business Development Manager   
EBV Elektronik   
Yana Vereshchaga
CTO   
sendance GmbH   
Luca Premazzi
business development manager   
BIZDEV SRL   
Lisa Trollo
Marketing and Communication manager   
STMicroelectronics   
Mainstage

Co-Hosting

Lombardo
Maffei
Cassissa
Anatola Araba
Cosmano Lombardo
Chairman   
WMF - We Make Future   
Veronica Maffei
Tv Journalist   
   
Tommaso Cassissa
Actor and Content Creator    
   
Anatola Araba
Founder   
Reimagine Story Lab   
Startup Stage

Briefing Innovation Ecosystem

Giuseppe Oppedisano
Giuseppe Oppedisano
Chief Innovation Officer   
Search On Media Group - We Make Future   
Startup Stage
English

European Investment Update and trends.

A deep dive into data and insights on startups and innovation in Europe
Pau Vidal
Pau Vidal
Head of B2B Sales   
Dealroom.co   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

The importance of Business Angels to support the growth of the ecosystem

Business Angels are increasingly important as providers of risk capital and contributors to economic growth and technological advances.
Emanuele Torlonia
Carlo Tassi
Silvia Pugi
Luca Rossetto
Emanuele Torlonia
Managing Director   
IAG   
Carlo Tassi
President   
IAG   
Silvia Pugi
Managing Partner & Investor   
Eden Venture    
Luca Rossetto
Private Investor   
IAG   
Startup Stage
English

Future of Food & Agriculture : Pitch session selected startups

Climate smart agriculture, Smart or vertical farming, Smart Aquaculture, Autonomous Vehicles & Drones, Precision farming, Optimization of supply chain, Big Data & Analytics, 3D food printing, Ingredient innovation, Cell-based nutrition, Delivery.
Agrobit
   
   
Tuduu
   
   
Nous Energy
   
   
LEAF by Regrowth
   
   
Yoshi Foods
   
   
Symbiose Intelligente
   
   
Luke by Ceres FieldCheck
   
   
Buy It
   
   
Foreverland
   
   
IRIDA AI TECHNOLOGIES
   
   
Vigneto Sicuro by Trace Technologies
   
   
Innovation Showcase

Corporate Business Builders

Discovering innovative and sustainable growth paths.
Andrea Solimene
Mariano Guzzetta
Andrea Solimene
CEO & CoFounder | Strategy & Innovation Enabler | TEDx Speaker | Startup Mentor | Lecturer   
Seedble   
Mariano Guzzetta
Manager in Innovation, Open Innovation & Emerging Technologies   
EY   
Matteo Levi
Director of Acceleration Southern Europe   
Startupbootcamp   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Open Innovation: why corporates need startups

Exploring the symbiotic relationship between big corporates and startups in facing rapid technological advancements, understand the strategic importance of this collaboration for fostering agility and maintaining competitiveness in today's dynamic landscape.
Nicoletta Morra
Matteo Mingardi
Cristian Ranallo
Jessica Sabellico
Albert Morro
Nicoletta Morra
Innovation Network Lead   
IAG   
Matteo Mingardi
Chief Innovation Officer   
Pelliconi & Co spa   
Cristian Ranallo
Senior Business Innovation Manager at Beyond   
UnipolSai   
Jessica Sabellico
Scouting & Partnership Senior Manager   
TIM Enterprise   
Albert Morro
Principal   
Criteria Venture Tech   
Innovation Showcase

AI: turbocharge your Ecommerce Sales

I visitatori di un e-commerce incontrano a ogni passo ostacoli che li spingono ad abbandonare il sito, a non completare gli acquisti o a comprare una volta sola. Il segreto per rimuovere gli ostacoli - e ottenere il maggior numero di clienti fedeli - è analizzare con l'AI tutte le tracce dei visitatori. Come un sesto senso, l'AI rivela immediatamente le somiglianze nel percorso d'acquisto dei clienti fedeli e suggerisce come guidare gli altri visitatori lungo la stessa strada sicura.
Goffredo Guidi
Goffredo Guidi
Co-Founder   
Aeffective   
Mainstage

Live Performance + Sunset String Quintet

-
Dardust -
Producer & Artist   
   
Mainstage

Opening Ceremony Day 2

WMF 2024
   
   
Startup Stage
English

Food & Agritech – Switzerland for your company growth

Stefan Zwicky
Stefan Zwicky
Swiss Business Hub Italy   
Switzerland Global Enterprise   
Mainstage

Saluti istituzionali

Bugani
Valentini
Massimo Bugani
Councilor for the Digital Innovation   
Metropolitan City of Bologna   
Valentino Valentini
Deputy Minister at the Italian Ministry of Enterprise and Made in Italy   
   
Mainstage
English

Women in AI: shaping the Future

Bielskyte
 Asghari
Moghaddam
Anatola Araba
Matthew Chavira
Monika Bielskyte
Founder   
Protopia Futures   
Moojan Asghari
Founder   
Women in AI   
Anahita Moghaddam
Founder   
Neural Beings   
Anatola Araba
Founder   
Reimagine Story Lab   
Matthew Chavira
CEO   
Prophets of AI    
Mainstage
English

AI in Cellular Reprogramming for Improved Healthspan

In this talk, we will explore the groundbreaking intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and partial cellular reprogramming, a promising avenue for extending human healthspan. We will delve into how AI, with its predictive modeling and data analysis capabilities, is revolutionizing our approach to understanding and implementing cellular reprogramming techniques. We will discuss the potential of these techniques to reverse cellular aging, thereby mitigating age-related diseases and promoting healthier lives. Join us as we journey through this exciting frontier where technology and biology converge to redefine the boundaries of human health pave the way for a new type of medicine.
Bianco
Simone Bianco
Principal Investigator and Director of Computational Biology    
Altos Labs Bay Area Institute of Science   
Mainstage
English

Fortifying Trust in the age of GenAI

In the era of rapid AI advancement, the promise of technological innovation coexists with profound ethical dilemmas. Deepfakes hold immense potential for artistic expression and entertainment, yet their misuse threatens to corrode societal trust and manipulate public discourse. As a result of the exponential growth of generative AI, urgent questions arise regarding privacy, consent, and the integrity of truth in the digital age. We need to focus on Responsible Human AI systems, ensuring that technology serves to augment human potential and foster trust rather than undermine it.
Nachman
Lama Nachman
Fellow & Director of Intelligent Systems Lab   
Intel   
Mainstage

Virtual reality taking you on board EMERGENCY's Life Support

How can an immersive experience draw public attention to an important issue such as migration and the daily drama in the Mediterranean Sea? Insights into the digital tools that allow people to board - virtually - the Life Support, EMERGENCY's life-saving ship across the sea.
Geminiani
Emanuele Rossini
Guido Geminiani
CEO   
IMPERSIVE   
Emanuele Rossini
Head of Digital   
EMERGENCY   
Mainstage

AI Regulation in the EU: what it means for safety and global strategies

Sioli
Lucilla Sioli
Director for "Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry"   
Directorate-General CONNECT, European Commission   
Mainstage

Robotics for Social and Work (Title Soon Online)

In 2022, 50,659 occupational diseases were reported in Italy, with more than 70 percent involving the musculoskeletal and connective system. These figures highlight the urgent need for digital transformation in domestic and international industry, especially considering the aging of the European population, projected to increase by 30 percent by 2050 for those over 65. To counter these challenges, iCub, a humanoid robot from the Italian Institute of Technology, is evolving into ergoCub, a future collaborator to prevent musculoskeletal diseases. This prevention will also be supported by artificial intelligence-enabled wearable technologies that quantify and predict risks during common work activities. The collaborative project between the Italian Institute of Technology and INAIL, called ergoCub, aimed to develop such technologies to protect workers of the future, presenting the results in this report. 
Pucci
Ranavolo
Daniele Pucci
Head of Artificial and Mechanical Intelligence   
IIT    
Alberto Ranavolo
Senior Researcher    
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Epidemiology and Hygiene @ INAIL   
Mainstage

WMF Innovation Awards: Sport for Future

Marzari
Alessandra Marzari
President   
Consorzio Vero Volley   
Mainstage

International Ecosystem Roundtable

Forte
Boyko Takov
Executive Director of BSMEPA    
Bulgaria   
Maurizio Forte
Managing Director Export Promotion Department    
Italian Trade Agency   
Stefano De Paoli
International Trade   
Hong Kong   
Mainstage

Stazzitta: un megafono della comunicazione e dell'attivismo sui social

Collu
Daniela Collu
Author & Host   
   
Mainstage

La rivoluzione dei Media: il futuro della comunicazione digitale

Haupt
Riccardo Haupt
Will Media & Chora Media   
CEO & COO   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Future of Health

Companies and startups have expanded their collaboration, exploring their potential through industry innovations. Explore the conditions needed to build a robust health tech ecosystem.
Marco Giacosa
Elena Lanati
Elena Bottinelli
Daniel Coen
Marco Giacosa
Digital & Innovation Manager   
Bayer   
Elena Lanati
Italian Angels for Biotech   
Elena Bottinelli
Head of Digital Transition and Transformation   
Gruppo San Donato   
Daniel Coen
Co-Founder   
X-Applied   
Startup Stage
English

Future of Finance & Insurance : Pitch session selected startups

Payments, Financial inclusion, Buy Now Pay Later, Blockchain & Crypto-currencies, Identity & Authentication, Insurtech, Cybersecurity, NFT, Complementary currencies, Crowdfunding, POS, Lending, Online banking, Real Estate & mortgage.
BXT AI
   
   
GobiApp
   
   
Intriq
   
   
AstraKode Blockchain
   
   
Payware
   
   
Muscope|Risk
   
   
CyLock - Cybersecurity Click & Play
   
   
InstaFreight
   
   
Innovation Showcase
English

Berlin, the new hub for impact economy

Berlin's growing influence in the impact economy: what factors have made this city an attractive place for companies and investors committed to generating positive social and environmental impact.
Alexander S. Wolf
Marc Bernath
Alexander S. Wolf
Initiator   
GICA - Global Impact Capital Alliance   
Marc Bernath
Co-Founder & CEO   
.GUT Am Flughafen 1   
Mainstage

WMF Innovation Awards: Innovation Technology

Barbara Valotti
Responsabile attività museali   
Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi    
Mainstage

Closing Session 3

Session 1
   
   
Innovation Showcase

SoBu: a new motor games application for visually impaired children

SoBu is an application that offers a range of interactive multisensory motor games designed for visually impaired children. Currently, children with visual impairments lack gaming tools that promote interaction with others while stimulating movement and social relationships. SoBu aims to fill this gap by providing an inclusive and enjoyable experience that promotes the motor and social development of visually impaired children.
Walter Setti
Walter Setti
Post-Doc   
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

The digital and green transition in Italy.

The two “Green Transition” and “Digital Transition” funds managed by CDP Venture Capital are important tools to stimulate Italy's economic and social growth by directly supporting innovative companies and the venture capital ecosystem in the green and digital transition sectors. Funded with resources from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), they aim to activate additional private resources.
Aurelio Mezzotero
Ezio Ravaccia
Pietro Maranzana
Cristina Tomassini
Aurelio Mezzotero
Managing Partner   
The Techshop SGR   
Ezio Ravaccia
CFO   
SOLAR VENTURES   
Pietro Maranzana
Head of PNRR funds - Green & Digital transition   
CDP Venture Capital   
Cristina Tomassini
Head of Green Transition Fund   
CDP Venture Capital   
Startup Stage
English

Opstart Fintech Hub Award

Ilaria Ricotti
Ilaria Ricotti
Head of Marketing and Communication   
Opstart Fintech Hub   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Agrifood-Tech in Italy: scenario, trends and opportunities

A panel of super-experts to discuss about the status of food innovation in Italy and the outlook for the future
Antonio Iannone
Peter Kruger
Giuseppe Manzione
Emmanuela Alesiani
Alessandro Annovi
Antonio Iannone
Foodtech Expert   
TheFoodCons   
Peter Kruger
President   
Agrifood-Tech Italia   
Giuseppe Manzione
CFO   
xFarm Technologies   
Emmanuela Alesiani
Founder and CEO   
Suitefood   
Alessandro Annovi
Innovation Manager e responsabile CIRFOOD DISTRICT   
Cirfood   
Innovation Showcase

Effective Strategy for Introducing Artificial Intelligence in Companies and Generating New Clients

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) can help companies find new customers. By integrating AI into a system that uses multiple communication channels, such as social media, emails, and chatbots, companies can always be present and ready to respond to customers. By analyzing data collected from these channels, AI can understand customer preferences and predict what they might want in the future. This helps companies offer products or services that better meet customer needs, increasing the chances of attracting new interested individuals. Fortunately, the web offers a wealth of usable information. For information that cannot be found online, a telephone robot can be programmed to contact people directly. This robot can automatically call potential customers to introduce the company and even schedule appointments. In this way, AI helps bridge the gap between the information available online and that which requires more direct contact, making the customer acquisition process more efficient and straightforward. It can also send a personalized SMS to each contact, an email, or any other form of contact.
Edmond Ulqinaku
Edmond Ulqinaku
Founder & CEO   
SoftGenia   
Startup Stage
English
Branded

Startup opportunities offered by EIT Digital

Andrea Lorenzin
Andrea Lorenzin
Sourcing Specialist   
EIT Digital   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Investing in The Future of Marketing with AI : trends and Investments focus


Join us for an engaging discussion on the intersection of AI and marketing, and discover how to navigate the evolving landscape to capitalize on the transformative potential of AI-driven marketing initiatives.

In today's increasingly digital business landscape, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into marketing strategies has become imperative for driving results and efficiency. The disruptive influence of AI on reshaping marketing activities has spurred the emergence of numerous innovative startups seeking investment for their growth strategies. This panel will explore the future of marketing with AI, with a specific focus on emerging trends and investment opportunities that are shaping the industry. Seasoned experts and investment players spanning all stages of investment will provide in-depth insights into their areas of focus, potential opportunities, selection criteria, and the new challenges facing the market.
Giovanni Strocchi
Niccolò Sanarico
Gabriele Ronchini
Leonardo Giagnoni
Giovanni Strocchi
Co-founder & Venture Partner   
BlackSheep Ventures   
Niccolò Sanarico
General Partner   
Primo Ventures   
Gabriele Ronchini
CEO   
Zest Investments   
Leonardo Giagnoni
VC, Community Catalyst   
Bolzano Slush'd   
Startup Stage
English

Future of Learning and Education : Pitch session selected startups

EdTech, AR, VR, AI, Robotics, Learning Management Systems, Learning analytics, Classroom engagement, Online to Offline, Learn from anywhere.
Finanz
   
   
ArtCentrica
   
   
ProfessionAI
   
   
MemorAIz
   
   
Readmio
   
   
LilCo
   
   
Curios Sparrow
   
   
Get A
   
   
Digital Connector
   
   
OIAI by Otermans Institute
   
   
Visual Abstract
   
   
SkillGym
   
   
Innovation Showcase

Nubble: The super easy management system with generative AI

Boost your business experience, activate the modular cloud management system: Nubble is the super easy ERP system for your business with Generative Artificial Intelligence. Do you have a shop, a restaurant, or an SME? Organize sales, support, finances, connect your bank and everything else, with surprising results, thanks to the continuous implementation of plug-ins and apps that enrich your dashboard
Luigi Napoletano
Roberto Valentini
Luigi Napoletano
Founder CEO & Software Analyst   
Nubble s.r.l.    
Roberto Valentini
Founder HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT   
Nubble   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Building a System for Growth

Overcoming territorial logics to bring digital Made in Italy to Southern Europe.
Noa Segre
Michele Osella
Francesco Portincasa
Daniele Pes
Alberto Bernal
Noa Segre
Head of Value Creation   
Zest Group   
Michele Osella
Senior Program Manager   
Fond. Compagnia di San Paolo   
Francesco Portincasa
Digital Officer - Digital Ecosystem Senior Manager   
Coima HT S.r.l.   
Daniele Pes
Head of Innovation, Technology & Digital Industrial Agreements & Partnerships   
Ferrovie dello Stato   
Alberto Bernal
Minsait   
Practice Director   
Startup Stage
English

Future of Work : Pitch session selected startups

New ways of working, Digital HR, Change management, Diversity & inclusion, Intranet, Intrapeneurship, Meta* for work, Tools for digital nomads, Design & Project/Task management, Voice&Video, Data protection.
Pack
   
   
NOTONLYDESK
   
   
Pigro
   
   
Astreo
   
   
Talentware
   
   
LexHero
   
   
Fluid Wire Robotics
   
   
WHISP
   
   
ProfLab
   
   
Oxygean
   
   
Innovation Showcase

AI and Neuroscience: Two Allies in the Service of Learning?

Join us for the talk organized by Wooclap, titled "AI and Neuroscience: Two Allies in the Service of Learning." Discover how these two fields intertwine to revolutionize training and learning. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the future of education!
Diletta Cabassa
Diletta Cabassa
Head of Italy    
Wooclap   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Investing in Deeptech

As the deep tech sector addresses complex problems and has the potential to create significant social, technological, and economic impacts, it is becoming a mainstream destination for various types of investors. During our panel discussion, we will explore the unique opportunities and challenges presented by investing in deep tech, and the importance of the collaboration ecosystem.
Shaun Sanders
Elena Contioso-Fleming
Dr. Ronald Weissman
Luis Ureta
Shaun Sanders
Managing Partner   
VentureCraft, Inc.   
Elena Contioso-Fleming
Regional Director South   
EIT Digital   
Dr. Ronald Weissman
Chairman, Angel Capital Association; Chairman, Software Group Band of ANgels   
Angel Capital Association   
Luis Ureta
Executive Vice President Europe   
Globant   
Innovation Showcase

Protect Your Business: Mistakes to Avoid and Successful Strategies in Digital Innovation

During the session, we will uncover common mistakes to avoid when launching a new business/project in digital innovation. Through practical cases and real-life examples, we will explore the best strategies for success. We will tackle some of the crucial aspects to focus on, such as mindset, marketing, digitalization, strategic business models, and operational processes. Take advantage of an educational session full of practical insights to make your startup "invulnerable" to threats.
Marco Schonhaut
Marco Schonhaut
Founder & CEO   
Schonhaut Advisory   
Mainstage

Live Set

Cardamone
Santino Cardamone
Artist   
   
Mainstage

Opening Session

Session 2 Day 2
   
   
Mainstage

Beyond the boundaries of information: technology, ethics and the future of journalism in the digital era

Mentana
Enrico Mentana
Journalist and Director   
La7   
Mainstage

AI for Digital Strategy

Marco Quadrella
Marco Quadrella
COO Consulting   
Search On Media Group   
Mainstage

WMF Innovation Award: Accessibility & Tech

Cornel Amariei
Cornel Amariei
Founder & CEO   
.lumen   
Mainstage
English

Copilot: The AI That Can’t Make Coffee… Yet

In the rapidly evolving field of generative AI, Microsoft Copilot and other Generative AI Services have emerged as game-changers. Let’s explore how they differ from traditional AI technologies and how companies and professionals are leveraging them for transformative benefits.
Andrea D'Onofrio
Andrea D'Onofrio
Western Europe Data & AI Lead   
Microsoft   
Mainstage
English

Startup Competition - La Finale

The 6 Startup Competition finalists will compete on stage: BaseTracK, Devengo, Barin Sports, Resilient X, Necture and Intuos. 3-minute pitches to wow the judges and win the grand final prize.
The largest International Startup Competition
   
   
Mainstage

Live Performance

Blauer
   
   
Mainstage

Startup Competition Award Ceremony

The largest International Startup Competition
   
   
Mainstage

Live Set and Talk

Agnelli
Manuel Agnelli
Singer and Frontman    
Afterhours   
Future of Open Innovation & VC
English

Future of Life on Planet Earth: Adapting to major challenges

In an era marked by rapid technological, climatic, economic and social transformations, the ability to adapt effectively becomes a critical skill for individual and collective success. We will explore how to develop and enhance this skill through education, continuous learning and adopting a mindset open to change, highlighting how people and organizations can thrive even in contexts of uncertainty and transformation. And we will better understand how Space Opportunity (from space economy for earth to space economy for space) can be a “sandbox” for the Future of the Planet Earth and a key ally in competitiveness and sustainability.
Aurora Chiste
Adrien Villalonga
Aurora Chiste
Head of Strategy   
ACTUAL   
Adrien Villalonga
Senior Investment Associate   
Big Idea Ventures   
Startup Stage
English

Future of Health : Pitch session selected startups

Digital health, Well being, Telemedicine, Healthcare supply, Patient Engagement, Medical devices, Fitness apps, Remote monitoring, Biotech, Ageing, Omics.
GeneSys Bio
   
   
Sestre
   
   
InSimili
   
   
BMPOD by Human Motor Patterns
   
   
LAIKA by AITEM
   
   
Myndoor
   
   
NanoAnalyzer by INTA
   
   
EVE BioFactory
   
   
Polly AI by Parrots
   
   
HAPDAY
   
   
Inclusio
   
   
Innovation Showcase

3D Design with Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is set to revolutionize numerous sectors, including the creation of three-dimensional models. Discover how, in the field of design, it's possible to transform a hand-drawn sketch into a 3D model, reducing time, costs, and errors
Vincenzo Tartaglia
Vincenzo Tartaglia
CEO & Founder    
Thinkative   
Mainstage

Lotta alle Mafie

Lombardo
Giuseppe Lombardo
Prosecutor at Court of Reggio Calabria   
   
Mainstage

Fighting Mafias (Title Soon Online)

Vagnoli
Carlotta Vagnoli
Author and Radio presenter    
   
Innovation Showcase

Investment Visions: Strategies and Perspectives for the Future

This fireside chat is an unmissable opportunity for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the investment landscape and finding out how industry leaders think and operate. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain valuable insights directly from the experts driving some of the industry's most dynamic and strategic investment decisions.
Anna Hladirevska
Pascal Frederic
Federico Travella
Anna Hladirevska
Head of Digital products   
EVA   
Pascal Frederic
Global Head of Growth   
SAP   
Federico Travella
FOUNDER & EXEC CHAIR   
NOVICAP   
Mainstage

Qualità dell'informazione ai tempi del digitale e dell'intelligenza artificiale

Gabanelli
Milena Gabanelli
Journalist   
   
Future of Open Innovation & VC

Investment Visions: Strategies and Perspectives for the Future

This fireside chat is an unmissable opportunity for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the investment landscape and finding out how industry leaders think and operate. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain valuable insights directly from the experts driving some of the industry's most dynamic and strategic investment decisions.
Lucyna Szaszkiewicz
Magdalena Chalas
Magdalena Stachyra
Gerald Müller
Lucyna Szaszkiewicz
CEO & Co-Founder   
1Strike.io   
Magdalena Chalas
Investment Manager   
Elevator Ventures   
Magdalena Stachyra
CEO   
The Lublin Science and Technology Park   
Gerald Müller
Senior Advisor   
Elephant & Castle Capital GmbH   
Mainstage

Live Concert

Gaia
Artist   
   
Mainstage

Co-Hosting

Lombardo
Maffei
Masala
Cosmano Lombardo
Chairman   
WMF - We Make Future   
Veronica Maffei
Tv Journalist   
   
Alessandro Masala
Content Creator   
   
Startup Stage

Briefing Innovation Ecosystem

Giuseppe Oppedisano
Giuseppe Oppedisano
Chief Innovation Officer   
Search On Media Group - We Make Future   
Startup Stage
English

Opening

Presentation of the day's program by the WMF team
Giuseppe Oppedisano
Giuseppe Oppedisano
Chief Innovation Officer   
Search On Media Group - We Make Future   
Impact to Business

Places as commodities for human development.

Keynote
Giovanni Teneggi
Giovanni Teneggi
Esperto di Imprese Cooperative e Comunitarie   
Startup Stage
English

Future of Life on Planet Earth : Pitch session selected startups

Climate Change & Decarbonization, Space tech - downstream; Water consumption and sanitation, Waste to resource, Reuse of products, IOT based & AI powered smart waste management, Bio based materials, Remanufacturing, Traceability, Bees preservation, Circular economy
FAST Aerospace
   
   
LUNAR CARGO
   
   
Astroteq.ai
   
   
WeavInsight
   
   
HER
   
   
Preinvel
   
   
FLOWER IN A TEST TUBE
   
   
StratoFutures by Involve Space
   
   
Up2You
   
   
HEAD by Airizon
   
   
ReValue by Circular Technologies
   
   
Catalyco
   
   
Innovation Showcase
English

Startup Africa

Building a brighter tomorrow for Africa through initiatives designed to equip young minds with the skills and mindset needed to drive economic growth, create jobs, and transform their communities.
Andrea Censoni
Berabose Aline Joyce
David Marriott
Kelvin Odoobo
Franc Kamugyisha
Patrick Ntwari
Andrea Censoni
Co-Founder   
BeEntrepreneurs & Startup Africa Roadtrip   
Berabose Aline Joyce
CEO   
LUNA   
David Marriott
CEO & Founder   
Ubuntu Education HUB   
Kelvin Odoobo
CEO & Founder   
Shambapro   
Franc Kamugyisha
Founder & CEO   
Ecoplastile Limited   
Patrick Ntwari
Director of Hardware Engineering   
SLS Energy   
Impact to Business

HUBitat Network: an inclusive ecosystem for a new workforce.

An "alliance for the future" that will act to continuously engage the networks and ecosystems supporting professional training, entrepreneurial innovation, and job creation.
Marco Lotito
Valerio Cascia
Francesco Serravalle
Fabio Carrera
Andrea Pericoli
Maurizio Orgiana
Pietro Adamo
Chiara Maria Di Clemente
Marco Lotito
Innovation Manager | Rete Hubitat    
Search On Media Group PAV. 30   
Valerio Cascia
presidente   
Visit Borgo Salemi   
Francesco Serravalle
Founder   
CoworkingSA - Salerno   
Fabio Carrera
Presidente   
SerenDPT srl - MIT DesignX Venice   
Andrea Pericoli
Innovation Analyst Specialist   
DROMEDIAN - Chieti   
Maurizio Orgiana
Direttore DMO Budoni Welcome - CEO Cadossene - Referente HUBitat per la Sardegna   
HUBitat Budoni Welcome   
Pietro Adamo
Coworking Manager   
MultiCO - Verona   
Chiara Maria Di Clemente
CMO   
MONACI DIGITALI SRL   
Impact to Business

Impact businesses: are they born or made? Finance and territories at the crossroads of transition

Impact businesses are those companies, of varying size and legal form, that integrate the generation of positive and measurable social and environmental impact with economic sustainability in their business model. How do we navigate the pre-existing productive fabric in the face of the impact revolution and the obligations—as well as opportunities—of the European digital and green transition? We discuss this with representatives from the world of impact investing, finance supporting regional innovation, the social enterprise sector, and politics.
Chiara Buongiovanni
Carla Bertuzzi
Luca Iaia
Eleonora Gargiulo
Vittoria San Pietro
Martina Muggiri
Michele D'Alena
Emanuela Corallo
Chiara Buongiovanni
Advocacy and Communication   
SIA - Social Impact Agenda Italia   
Carla Bertuzzi
Head of Sellalab Torino | Head of Ecosystem dpixel   
Sellalab dpixel   
Luca Iaia
Responsabile Marketing   
CNA - Artigiani Imprenditori d'Italia   
Eleonora Gargiulo
Venture & Fellowship Director   
Ashoka Italia   
Vittoria San Pietro
Responsabile Innovazione e Startup @Emilbanca   
Emilbanca   
Martina Muggiri
Startup Acceleration Program Manager   
SocialFare   
Michele D'Alena
Head of Civic Imagination Area   
Fondazione Innovazione Urbana Rusconi Ghigi - Alleanza Transizioni Giuste   
Emanuela Corallo
Innovative Finance Advisor   
Save the Children   
Startup Stage
English

Future of Work : Pitch session selected startups

New ways of working, Digital HR, Change management, Diversity & inclusion, Intranet, Intrapeneurship, Meta* for work, Tools for digital nomads, Design & Project/Task management, Voice&Video, Data protection.
IVy
   
   
nCore HR
   
   
Joule
   
   
BYF - Build Your Future
   
   
Proxima Robotics
   
   
Scavenger AI
   
   
CERPRO
   
   
Beyond Reality AR
   
   
Re-Engage
   
   
Safe Site Solution by PHARE Technologies
   
   
Innovation Showcase

Fundraising: Choosing the Right Partner to Accelerate the Pursuit of Europe

Compared to its European counterpart, the Italian VC ecosystem struggles to keep pace in terms of the number of startups founded and the percentage that manage to close Seed and Series A rounds. The reasons behind these phenomena are numerous and varied, and are only partially mitigated by the talent present in the region. BizPlace, with its focus on the tech world and an extensive network of connections in the sector, supports founders comprehensively and helps them realize their business vision.
Francesco Meneschincheri
Francesco Meneschincheri
Deal Flow Manager   
Bizplace.it   
Innovation Showcase

Artificial Intelligence Applied to Contracts: Will We Still Need Lawyers in the Future?

A study by the McKinsey Global Institute suggests that approximately 50% of tasks currently performed by human beings could be automated as technologies currently under development become refined and globally adopted!How will this phenomenon impact the business world, particularly the legal support that businesses require?During this session, companies and professionals have the opportunity to learn about new legal-tech software and discover whether they are already capable of replacing lawyers, or alternatively, if they represent the only way to help lawyers become efficient in supporting businesses.
Manfredi Domina
Manfredi Domina
CEO   
CEO&Co-Founder LexHero   
Mainstage

Live Perfomance

Candido
Marco Candido
   
Singer    
Mainstage

Live Concert

Cavallaro
Mimmo Cavallaro
Musician & Songwriter   
   
Mainstage

Opening Ceremony Day 3

WMF 2024
   
   
Mainstage
English

Designing Water's Future: Urgent Strategies for a Water-Stressed Economy

Chisté
Aurora Chisté
Design Strategist and Founder    
Actual and Zero+   
Mainstage

Meteorology and Climate Change: 30 Years of Data and the New Normality


Pace
Corazzon
Riccardo Pirrone
Luca Pace
Meteorologist   
3BMeteo   
Paolo Corazzon
Meteorologist and Head of Media   
3BMeteo   
Riccardo Pirrone
Digital Strategist   
kirweb   
Mainstage

Live Performance

-
Psycodrummers -
Performers    
   
Mainstage

#SaveSSN: together to protect the National Healthcare Service.

Back in 2013, the GIMBE Foundation launched the "Save Our National Health Service (NHS)" campaign to raise awareness among decision makers, professionals and citizens about the need to put the NHS back at the center of public debate and the political agenda. But after 11 years we are actually sliding from an SSN established to protect a fundamental right to 21 regional health systems based on the laws of the free market. Universality, equality and fairness have been betrayed, with serious health and economic consequences for people. That is why the GIMBE Foundation launched the civic network #SalviamoSSN, to actively engage everyone in protecting and revitalizing the SSN.
Cartabellotta
Nino Cartabellotta
President   
GIMBE Foundation   
Mainstage

Research and development for advancement (Title Soon Online)

Profumo
Francesco Profumo
Professor   
Politecnico di Torino   
Mainstage

Costruire il futuro dell'Italia con le lenti della demografia

Immigrazione, scuola, welfare: le politiche in grado di cambiare le rotte di una società il cui destino può e deve essere cambiato. Anche guardando agli esempi positivi di Germania, Svezia e Corea del Sud.
Billari
Francesco Billari
Rector   
Bocconi University    
Mainstage

Fighting Mafias

Gratteri
Nicaso
Nicola Gratteri
Pubblic Prosecutor   
Court of Naples   
Antonio Nicaso
Author and Mafia Expert   
   
Mainstage

Managing the journey of the Ducati Client

How technology, guided by Human Touch, powers Ducati Client Experience excellence and Sales performance growth.  
Milicia
Francesco Milicia
Vice President Global Sales and After Sales & Board Member    
Ducati Motor Holding   
Innovation Showcase

Calabria Straordinaria Showcase

Pasquale Mastroianni
ARIANNA FRANCESE CHIAPPETTA
Roberto Quatraccioni
Fabio Gallo
Christian Zuin
Antonio Centorrino
Salvatore Cunsolo
Marco Macrì
Lara Oliveti
Raffaele Gareri
Pasquale Mastroianni
Titolare   
visionspace   
ARIANNA FRANCESE CHIAPPETTA
CEO & FOUNDER   
AMAL ITALY    
Roberto Quatraccioni
CEO   
Tatics Group    
Fabio Gallo
Director   
Digital Cultural Museum CALABRIAEXCESA – Fondazione Culturale “Paolo di Tarso”   
Christian Zuin
CEO | PROJECT MANAGER   
PROTUR MEDIA    
Antonio Centorrino
Co-Founder   
Aliva Wood srl   
Salvatore Cunsolo
Ceo   
Qbitsoft srl   
Marco Macrì
Co-Founder   
Aliva Wood srl   
Lara Oliveti
Imprenditrice | Co-founder di Melazeta srl | TEDx Speaker | Unstoppable Women | Delegato Filiera Digital e Membro del Consiglio Generale Confindustria Emilia   
CEO @Melazeta srl   
Raffaele Gareri
Consigliere Provinciale   
Provincia di Crotone - E.G. A.M.P. Capo Rizzuto   
Bouchra TINBIHI
Mainstage
English

Global Impact Challenge - The Final

The 4 Global Impact Challenge finalists will compete on stage: Shambapro, AI Protein, Tissuelab and Athena Greensolutions. 3-minute pitches to wow the judges and win the grand final prize.
The Final of the Global Impact Challenge
   
   
Impact to Business

Introduction to the second part of the program

The Italian Digital Nomads Association, in collaboration with Search On, HUBitat Network, and the Italia Digitale Association, will present the second edition of its annual conference on digital nomadism in Italy. Come and discover how you too can actively contribute to supporting this process.
Alberto Mattei
Marco Lotito
Alberto Mattei
Presidente   
Ass. Italiana Nomadi Digitali   
Marco Lotito
Innovation Manager | Rete Hubitat    
Search On Media Group PAV. 30   
Startup Stage
English

Future of Work : Pitch session selected startups

New ways of working, Digital HR, Change management, Diversity & inclusion, Intranet, Intrapeneurship, Meta* for work, Tools for digital nomads, Design & Project/Task management, Voice&Video, Data protection.
AIM
   
   
Teamsharq
   
   
Focoos Ai
   
   
Blue Innovation
   
   
Quick Algorithm Analytics
   
   
Kikimora.io
   
   
nPloy
   
   
Platflow
   
   
The District
   
   
Mainstage

WMF Innovation Awards: Drone Soccer Club Challenge

Team Korea
   
   
Mainstage

Global Impact Challenge
   
   
Mainstage

Closing Session

Session 1 Day 3
   
   
Impact to Business

Working isn't what it used to be

What do "umarell" and smart working have in common?
Danilo Masotti
Danilo Masotti
Scrittore e agitatore culturale   
Edizioni Pendragon   
Startup Stage
English

Future of Health : Pitch session selected startups

Digital health, Well being, Telemedicine, Healthcare supply, Patient Engagement, Medical devices, Fitness apps, Remote monitoring, Biotech, Ageing, Omics.
Health Navigator
   
   
ImaginAble Solutions
   
   
Dentcense
   
   
MedMetrix
   
   
Longevity Genie by SecvADN
   
   
Neo Pill
   
   
Go Healthy
   
   
OmicsChart
   
   
NX35 by SickScience Labs
   
   
Celeste
   
   
XSpline
   
   
sendance
   
   
Livgemini
   
   
SYNAPTYS
   
   
Salute360
   
   
Impact to Business

Remote working and digital nomadism in Italy: new horizons to improve the lives of individuals and businesses and generate a positive impact on our communities.

The challenges and opportunities of remote working and digital nomadism in Italy, with particular attention to the positive impact on the growth and development of the inland areas of our country.
Ilaria Cazziol
Alberto Mattei
Cosmano Lombardo
Andrea Angella
Giovanni Filippi
Ilaria Cazziol
Responsabile Comunicazione, Content Specialist   
Ass. Italiana Nomadi Digitali   
Alberto Mattei
Presidente   
Ass. Italiana Nomadi Digitali   
Cosmano Lombardo
CEO    
Regia - Concept - Ideazione WMF, Founder e CEO Search On Media Group   
Andrea Angella
Co-fondatore   
Start-Working Pontremoli   
Giovanni Filippi
Segretario e Coordinatore   
Ass. Italiana Nomadi Digitali   
Innovation Showcase
ToBeDefined
To be announced
Innovation Showcase

STORYTRACING: THE TRACEABILITY EVOLUTION

Gianluca Mazza
Gianluca Mazza
CEO   
Feelera srl Società Benefit   
Innovation Showcase

Didacta Italia is Community-cation: how to build the community of fairs and events between physical and digital

Community-cation is communication based on community design. It is an approach that places the target community at the center of the strategy through the bridging role of ambassadors. Together, we will discover the process from scratch through the case of Fiera Didacta Italia, the most important Italian event on educational innovation. From the "rhizomatic" strategy to the creation of a micro-community of ambassadors and phygital spaces like the #socialprof area.
Gloria Basanisi
Barbara Del Bene
Gloria Basanisi
Content strategist e digital (UX) copywriter   
Wodka Agency   
Barbara Del Bene
Digital & Communication   
Firenze Fiera S.p.A.   
Impact to Business

Proposals to overcome constraints and simplify processes necessary to make Italy a preferred destination for remote workers and digital nomads.

To become a truly attractive destination and a country tailored to remote workers and digital nomads, it is essential to have a clear and simplified regulatory framework. The Technical Scientific Committee of the Italian Digital Nomads Association has formulated some proposals and launched  initiatives to facilitate and support legislators in adopting appropriate measures.
Alberto Mattei
Sergio Antonelli
Luca Furfaro
Nicolò Boggian
Giorgio Cortona
Mariarita Sciarrone
Alberto Mattei
Presidente   
Ass. Italiana Nomadi Digitali   
Sergio Antonelli
Presidente CTS Ass. Ita. N.D - Avvocato ed Esperto di diritto migratorio   
Ass. Ita. N.D    
Luca Furfaro
Membro CTS Ass. Ita. N.D. e Consulente del Lavoro   
Ass. Ita. N.D.   
Nicolò Boggian
Membro CTS Ass. Ita. N.D. - Co-Founder Whitelibra   
Whitelibra   
Giorgio Cortona
Membro CTS Ass. Ita. N.D. - Dottore Commercialista e Revisore Legale   
Mariarita Sciarrone
Giornalista, Autrice ed Eperta in Marketing del Turismo   
CTS Festival dell'Ospitalità   
Mainstage

Opening Session

Session 2 day 3
   
   
Mainstage

Contest Band Emergenti - Premiazione & Live Performance

Giargo
   
   
Mainstage
English

Luigi Di Maio

Di Maio
Luigi Di Maio
European Union    
Special Representative for the Gulf Region    
Mainstage
Branded

Cooperare per un'innovazione inclusiva e sostenibile

Gamberini
Simone Gamberini
Presidente   
Legacoop Nazionale   
Impact to Business

The projects of the Italian Digital Nomads Association: collaborative proposals to attract digital nomads and remote workers to Italy and inland areas

The Italian Digital Nomads Association has developed a strategic plan to actively promote the growth of a movement of people free to live and work anywhere in Italy. In this panel, you will have the exclusive opportunity to discover an innovative and collaborative project aimed at transforming our territories, villages, and small communities in inland areas into regenerative and transformative living spaces and into unique working environments in the world for remote workers and digital nomads.
Ilaria Cazziol
Massimo Ciuffreda
Livia Jessica Dell'Anna
Francesco Boldrini
Michele Bisceglia
Ilaria Cazziol
Responsabile Comunicazione, Content Specialist   
Ass. Italiana Nomadi Digitali   
Massimo Ciuffreda
Vice Presidente   
Ass Italiana Nomadi Digitali   
Livia Jessica Dell'Anna
Responsabile Osservatorio AIND   
Ass Italiana Nomadi Digitali   
Francesco Boldrini
Community Manager   
Tertulia coliving   
Michele Bisceglia
Sindaco di Mattinata   
Mainstage

Climate Change e Sostenibilità

Antonio Barone
Capatonda
Antonio Barone
Head of Communications   
WWF Italia   
Maccio Capatonda
Comedian and actor   
   
Mainstage
English

Data Protection & AI

Scorza
Fleischer
Benifei
Redmond
Guido Scorza
Member   
Italian Data Protection Authority   
Peter Fleischer
Senior Privacy Counsel   
Google   
Brando Benifei
MEP, Co-reporter AI Act    
European Parliament   
Emma Redmond
Associate General Counsel e Head of Privacy and Data Protection Legal   
EU Data Protection ad Open AI   
Mainstage

Performance

Silent Beat
   
   
Mainstage

2045: il romanzo sulla tecnologia e la disumanizzazione

Paolillo
Matteo Paolillo
Actor & Singer   
   
Mainstage

Closing Ceremony WMF 2024

Closing Ceremony WMF 2024
   
   
Mainstage

Talk and Acoustic Live

Dimartino
Colapesce Dimartino
   
   

Calls and initiatives dedicated to startups

Startup Competition

Startup Competition

The top 6 startups competed to win the prizes and capture investors' attention at the Finals held on June 14th on the Mainstage: Estonian startup Basetrack won the jury award, while Italian startup Intuos claimed the audience award!

Call Startup AI 4 Future

Call Startup AI 4 Future

The competition dedicated to AI applications that are shaping the present and future of the industry, positively impacting the environment and society. The Final phase was held on June 14th on the Mainstage, the main platform of WMF. The selected startups will also participate in the AI Festival 2025!

Global Impact Challenge

Global Impact Challenge

A competition dedicated to startups aiming to make a positive impact on the 12 Future Challenges identified by WMF. The final of the Challenge took place on the Mainstage on June 15th, and the winners were Shambapro (Rwanda) and AIProtein (USA).

WMF Global Startup Program

WMF Global Startup Program

An exclusive moment of visibility for the selected startups, who presented their projects to an international audience of potential investors, partners, and media. They have entered the international network of WMF, thereby accelerating their opportunities for success.

Targeted networking sessions & lead generation opportunities

At WMF, every meeting can turn into a successful partnership, a fruitful investment, or the beginning of a strategic collaboration. There are networking sessions designed to facilitate meaningful connections: the ideal context to expand your network and find resources and partners.
WMF Founders & Investors Meetup

WMF Founders & Investors Meetup

The event where startups and investors can engage in constructive dialogues in a relaxed atmosphere, fostering the exchange of ideas and the emergence of future collaborations.

Speed Meeting

Speed Meeting

The innovative format of quick and direct meetings, ideal for startups seeking funding, investors looking for promising projects, or wanting to expand their network.

Job Placement & Recruitment

Job Placement & Recruitment

The recruitment service for Digital Professions, designed to facilitate the meeting between job demand and supply! A unique opportunity to find professional profiles suitable for your company.

THE FINAL

STARTUP COMPETITION 2024

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Join the international network of WMF

Discover all the opportunities for investors, VCs, Corporate Open Innovation Arms, and investment funds to join the WMF Community, participate in the Jury, award prizes, and connect with Italian and international startups presenting their project progress each year at WMF. Visit the Open Innovation & VC Fest page to explore all activities dedicated to Open Innovation stakeholders.

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JUNE 4 · 5 · 6, 2025
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