Online - 23rd June 2022

UNIDO ITPO Italy and Friuli Venezia Giulia: “Call for High Innovative Sustainable Solutions”

The “Call for High Innovative Sustainable Solutions” is now open for applications – until 15th July!


Organized by UNIDO ITPO Italy and the Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) Region with the technical support of AREA Science Park, the Call aims to scout and select 5 startups/SMEs from Friuli Venezia Giulia with high innovative sustainable solutions – which will be supported throughout a preparatory program to participate in the forthcoming North Star, to be held from 10th to 13th October 2022 in Dubai.

North Star is one of the largest tech shows for innovative startups which runs in parallel with Gitex Global. The exhibition is the number one platform in the world for tech startups to showcase their products and services to +100k visitors. It offers unparalleled networking opportunities to connect with investors and buyers, gain industry expert insights, and access content sessions and mentorship programs such as YouthX Stage, 10X Stage, and more.

The Call seeks to create a virtuous circle of connections among the private, academic, financial, and institutional world of FVG, the United Arab Emirates and beyond to support young entrepreneurs and startup ecosystems operating in the following sectors: digital transformationsmart factory and sustainable development (including AI, robotics and immersive tech); energy transitioncircular economy and environmental sustainabilitysmart health and bio life science; and smart cities and mobility –  in line with the targets of the United Nations Agenda 2030.


Applications to the Call must be submitted by 15th July 2022 at the following link. Participation is free of charge.

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This initiative is organized in the framework of the project “Innovation Bridge Trieste – Dubai 2020”, implemented by UNIDO ITPO Italy with the financial support of the FVG Region.