Hk Lab, training for entrepreneurship and circular economy, starts again

We start again with the collection of applications for Human Knowledge Lab (HK Lab), an initiative of Joule, Eni’s school for business. This is a pre-incubation process launched in collaboration with LVenture Group, organized for this new stage at the Kilometro Rosso Innovation District in Bergamo, which is aimed at all those particularly innovative business ideas in the areas of decarbonisation, the economy circular and the fight against climate change through the application of robotics, Iot and artificial intelligence technologies and innovative materials with application to transversal sectors, not only Energy, such as Food Beverage, Fashion, Real Estate, Automotive and more.

The second stage of Hk Lab aims to provide skills to aspiring and current entrepreneurs who intend to validate their innovative ideas and face the challenges related to the theme of the circular economy, declined in specific areas of innovation.. Once the application phase is closed, the most interesting projects will be selected to participate in the training course, which will take place in February 2022 at the Kilometro Rosso Innovation District in Bergamo and will see the participants busy 7 days full-time.

At the end of the week, the winning project will be rewarded with an incubation program provided through PoliHub, the Innovation Park Startup Accelerator of the Politecnico di Milano, partner of Joule. In addition, the two best projects will be able to access a package of personalized Eni services through Energizer, Joule’s business accelerator, which will provide advice based on the business needs of individual teams.

Hk Lab aims to provide participants with tools relating to transversal aspects to all sectors, not only the energy one, useful for validating their business idea. During the Idea Validation topics such as market analysis and identification of the reference target will be dealt with; the validation and realization of the prototype of the idea; the study of the acquisition channels and the first market tests; the validation of the business concept and the definition of a development roadmap.

The program also includes a preparatory phase of remote onboarding and a development path for soft skills and soft skills, developed in an integrated and coherent way with the contents of Hk Lab. Along the way, developed with engaging and laboratory approaches, contributions from the founders of the startups of the LVenture Group portfolio, from internal Eni and external experts from the innovation ecosystem will alternate , from Business School and academic contexts of excellence.

To participate in HK Lab it is necessary to apply in teams of at least two people (of age) with a business idea relevant to the innovation areas of the program (