Special Corporate Fast Track Prize Finals were held for the eighth edition of Premio Gaetano Marzotto, with the participation of illycaffè, QVC Italia, Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo, SANTEX RIMAR GROUP, Selle Royal Group and Zcube – Zambon Research Venture, the six sponsoring corporations of the open innovation program who awarded one startup each.
Now in its third edition, the Special Corporate Fast Track Prize brings together industrial partners of the Premio Gaetano Marzotto with startups that are most adapted to their businesses, in order to develop together and find common solutions for growing. The Prize aims at creating reciprocal opportunities for companies to update themselves and evolve through the innovative potential of incubated startups, and for the startups to gain know how from these big corporate members and, conditions permitting, to find industrial partners and investors in their market sector.
Ferdinando Businaro, SANTEX RIMAR GROUP President, together with Giulio Mandruzzato, SANTEX RIMAR GROUP R&D Mananger, awarded CROSSING
Sector: New Materials – Nano Tech
Place of Origin: Treviso, Veneto
Developed from an intuition about applying ACL – activators for cross linking – in large-scale manufacturing production, Crossing develops products that reduce the environmental impact of the industrial process, through the use of a“green” chemical substances to produce non-toxi skins, antimicrobial packaging, antifouling paints, while also helping to reduce production costs.
Type of business: BtoB | Development Phase: market testing
Average age: 50 years old
The event was opened by Elena Zambon, Zambon President, and Margherita Marzotto, President of Progetto Marzotto and SANTEX RIMAR GROUP shareholder.