Key returns to Rimini for the transition, the call for startups has opened

At the IEG Rimini fair from 28 February to 01 March 2024 the second edition of KEY – The Energy Transition Expo, an opportunity for the entire Italian innovation ecosystem

It will be held at the Rimini fair from 28 February to 01 March 2024 next KEY – The Energy Transition Expo, an Italian Exhibition Group event, a reference in Southern Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean basin for the renewables and energy transition market. An event program full of conferences, debates and workshops aimed at exploring aspects related to the world of renewables and energy transition at a national and international level, also from a regulatory point of view. With the aim of also creating new business opportunities by encouraging dialogue between operators and the best excellences in the country’s ecosystem, KEY dedicates an exclusive offer to innovation for all those companies that invest in research and development. In fact, the Innovation District is born: a prestigious exhibition area, located under the dome in the south hall, created to give voice to innovators and tell the stories of innovative start-ups and exhibitors present at the fair to show cutting-edge solutions on the topic of the energy transition. The project sees the main partnership of ANGI, National Association of Young Innovators, a point of reference for innovation and digital in Italy.

In this edition, the Innovation District will also put excellence and meritocracy at the center also through awards dedicated to the best start-ups and exhibiting companies with innovative products/services present at the fair. The call for startups aims, therefore, at the creation of an exhibition area entirely reserved for innovative Start-Ups and young Italian companies that are committed to developing increasingly innovative products and offering cutting-edge services, thus contributing to the migration of our country and in general of the planet, towards the use of renewable energy. Start-Ups registered in the business register in the special section of innovative Start-Ups can apply to participate in the initiative. The applications received meeting the requirements referred to in the previous point will be evaluated by a committee for the assignment of startup prizes based on each category. Only the first 30 start-ups that have obtained the highest score based on the evaluation carried out according to the criteria indicated in this expression of interest will be selected.

The selected Start-Ups will be able to access the project and compete for the Start-up prize. Each area will be set up with an exhibition project designed to enhance interaction with the public and generate business opportunities. Your expression of interest must be sent no later than 12pm on Friday 15 December 2023 according to the methods described on the site. “We are pleased to have started this very important collaboration with KEY – The Energy Transition Expo which represents the point of reference for the entire renewables and energy transition market chain. As ANGI we are honored to be able to give our contribution and precious added value to the valorisation of the Innovation Area where we can give voice and prestige to the best Italian innovators, creating a path of values ​​in which to support the excellence of our country’s ecosystem”, commented the President of ‘ANGI, Gabriele Ferrieri.

“KEY, since its inception, has invested in innovation to strengthen its role as an incubator of innovative ideas, solutions and projects in the renewables and energy transition sector. This year, the Start-Up & Scale-Up area, within the Innovation District, the beating heart of the fair for the development of business ideas, has been enhanced in terms of communication and with an agora to host conferences, talks and awards for the innovative products and solutions present at the fair among the exhibitors. We are very pleased to be supported by ANGI in promoting dialogue and business opportunities between companies, investors and young startuppers, who together can contribute to the growth of this ecosystem in Italy and beyond the border”, states Alessandra Astolfi, Global Exhibition Director Green & Technology division at Italian Exhibition Group.