Acting since the beginning as an accelerator of innovation, education, and entrepreneurship culture, WMF has built over the years an actual valley of innovation that, from Northern to Southern Italy, brings together companies, startups, NPOs, schools and universities, researching centers, and institutions.
This so-called Innovation Valley represents an open innovation ecosystem, widespread throughout the territory that, with the guidance of WMF, contributes concretely to the country's innovation development.
Over the years, the Valley’s actions have been directed towards the processes of digital transformation, ecological transition, sustainable development, education, inclusion, and social cohesion of the country, without forgetting the importance of supporting the achievement of the Agenda 2030 development goals. Goals such as promoting the Made in Italy and affirming the Country as a propulsive center, capable of combining an innovation-forward mindset, with unparalleled tradition and culture. Precisely for their natural convergence with the missions identified by the national government's PNRR - National Recovery and Resilience Plan, the Valley's drive, together with a constant dialogue with institutions, generated new and virtuous connections between government, industry players and territories.
All the players now part of this coherent ecosystem have actively joined the WMF Innovation Plan: projects, events, and initiatives in the training field, in support for businesses, territories, new generations, women's professional empowerment, and much more. Projects that are implemented throughout the whole year and then brought together during the three-day Festival.