PoliHub, Innovation District & Startup Accelerator
PoliHub’s mission is to support highly innovative startups with scalable business models to foster cross-fertilization between the academy, the various startups and consolidated companies focused on innovation. PoliHub facilitates the exchange of experiences, knowledge, reciprocal contamination and entrepreneurial networking, making available Politecnico di Milano’s enormous store of information and centers of excellence: MIP, PoliDesign and Cefriel; aimed at collaborating with businesses.
PoliHub sprang from the Business Accelerator’s years of experience, founded in 2000, thanks to contributions from important public and private entities, including the City of Milan, which has always been an active supporter of youth and technological development. The Polytechnic University of Milan, one of the best in Italy, felt the urge to create an entity which could host and foster young high-tech businesses able to transform scientific research into industrial applications. FluidMesh, Laserbiomed, Neptuny, ResTech and Telerilevamento Europa have been particularly successful. Our most recent successes have been Empatica and FABtotum, companies that have grown remarkably over the years, earning significant national and international market recognition.
Entrepreneurial idea and innovative project selection
Team consolidation and prototyping
Business model design and market analysis
Support in search for financing and scale-up
We help companies find the best new ideas out there and to collaborate with the startups
Ferruccio Resta, Rector and Rector’s Delegate for the Promotion of Research and Technology Transfer
President – Gianantonio Magnani
Board Members – Cabirio Cautela, Orazio Viele, Eugenio Gatti, Stefano Mainetti, Andrea Sianesi
Gianantonio Magnani, Alfonso Fuggetta, Ferruccio Resta, Andrea Sianesi, Giuliano Simonelli
Statutory Auditor – Sergio Vaglieri
Giancarlo Enrico Besia
The Startup District & Incubator is the Polytechnic University of Milan’s central business incubator site, located on the Bovisa Campus at Via Durando 39, Milan.
PoliHub and Fondazione Politecnico di Milano with the collaboration of the local branch of the Polytechnic University of Milan operate via ComoNext, inaugurated in 2010 to favor competitive development and renewal of innovation in the territory.
In Cremona, PoliHub and Fondazione Politecnico di Milano with the collaboration of the local branch of the Polytechnic University of Milan operate via CoBox, created with consortium CRIT (Cremona Information Technology) to provide a space for sharing ideas and projects, to give them form and transform them into business ventures in the ICT world.