Innovation & Venture Lab

A space for collaborative innovation

The CIM4.0 Innovation & Venture Lab proposes a collaborative innovation model to support the development of a competitive advantage for companies by providing tools, network access, technologies, physical space and resources. The Lab supports the sharing of new ideas, know-how, best practices, the analysis of innovation trends and the development of innovative projects.

An Innovation Lab for…

To Collaborate

Fostering collaboration between companies for the development of innovative projects

To Share

Sharing innovation trends for sustainable manufacturing

To Generate

Generating synergies for new developments and best practices

To Support

Supporting the technological acceleration of innovative Start-ups and SMEs

To Provide

Providing services and tools to enterprises for innovation activities

To Reinforce

Strengthening technology scouting and development

Tools for innovation

The tools CIM4.0 provides are designed to support the innovation path within Small and Medium Enterprises, contribute to the continuous innovation of Large Enterprises, and accelerate the innovative solutions of SMEs and innovative Start-ups. These tools include funding and calls for tenders, and dedicated services that aim to support the enterprise in the different stages of the innovation journey.


Innovation & Venture Lab

Business Definition

– Field validation of the business model
– Bootcamp
– Analysis of positioning with respect to innovation and market

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Intellectual Property

– Priority Search
– Freedom to Operate Search
– Italian Patent

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Innovation & Venture Lab

Access to Finance

Designing for access to complementary capital

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– Technology scouting
– Start-up scouting
– Business analysis from a “circular” perspective

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The services offered by CIM4.0 are realised in cooperation with the national Competence Centre network.


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Network & Collaborations

The CIM4.0 network is constantly evolving. With us you can get in touch with various industrial and research partners, initiatives and associations at national or European level.

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