The courage to innovate starts here

Published on Thursday, 19 October 2017

“We are seeing a significant increase in the presence of start-ups in Italy, thanks to a series of incentives, financing, tax deductions and calls for research. We want to help incentivise this ecosystem to speed up the growth of young entrepreneurs and stimulate the courage to innovate.”

– Fabrizio Bizzarri, Head of the Enel Green Power Innovation Lab

The Catania site, made up of Passo Martino and the 3Sun factory, is a fertile ecosystem for the most innovative ideas. For those who accept the challenge, Enel Green Power provides its skills and experience to hasten the country’s growth. From legal support to the participation in calls for research to get financing, we offer the tools to help SMEs and start-ups to adapt to the new industrial revolution, as well as bring universities and companies together.

But the most important thing is the chance to become part of a team of highly specialised experts and to use laboratories specifically designed for the experimentation of innovative technologies for renewable sources, like solar thermal and photovoltaic, microgrid, storage and wind, with equipment for indoor and outdoor testing. Businesses will also have the chance to use Enel’s network to find strategic partnerships to further develop their business. Start-ups will be able to access an acceleration programme with training sessions with industry experts and support services for internationalisation, growth and business plan creation.

In Catania, working with the most important research centres and national and international universities, and thanks to the presence at the campus of the laboratories of CNR’s Institute of Microelectronics and Microsystems, we are developing a new bifacial heterojunction module that will be produced in the 3Sun factory and that represents a new frontier for solar energy.