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A2A OPEN INNOVATION

We believe in the power of your ideas

We enhance the best ideas and we offer several partnership models, from combined development to the scale up of your solution.

Who we are looking for

We invest in seed and early stage startups with particular interest towards companies that strive to improve the quality of life.

Startup

Organizations with innovative ideas, which we can enhance to set up strategic partnerships and create shared value.

Corporate

SME and big companies with which we can develop new solutions aimed to solve problems on a global scale.

Researchers

Foundations, universities, research centers and innovative minds who want to make their skills available to become enablers of technology transfer.

Pick your Challenge

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Alternative Methods for VOC Removal from Biogas

This Challenge aims to find effective and less expensive alternatives to activated carbon filters to remove VOCs from raw gas

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Energy transition

Closed

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Alternative Methods for VOC Removal from Biogas

Closed

Reliable Weighing System for a Consistent Input Mix for Anaerobic Digestion

This Challenge aims to find waste weighing systems that can be integrated with a reversible conveyor belt

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Energy tranistion

Closed

Closed

Reliable Weighing System for a Consistent Input Mix for Anaerobic Digestion

Closed

Carbon Footprint and Pollution Mitigation for Sustainable Construction Sites

This Challenge aims to identify solutions to mitigate the carbon footprint and other causes of environmental pollution

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Energy transition

Closed

Closed

Carbon Footprint and Pollution Mitigation for Sustainable Construction Sites

Closed

Innovative PV Structures for Single Axis Tracker Agrophotovoltaics

This Challenge aims to find innovative solutions for PV module structures in agrophotovoltaic plants

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Agrophotovoltaic

Closed

Closed

Innovative PV Structures for Single Axis Tracker Agrophotovoltaics

Closed

Optimal Crops Identification for Agrophotovoltaic Applications

This Challenge aims to identify the best crops that can grow together with agrophotovoltaic plants

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Agrophotovoltaic

Closed

Closed

Optimal Crops Identification for Agrophotovoltaic Applications

Closed

Hackathon Heat in the network

We are looking for innovative solutions to encourage the further development of District Heating. Let's celebrate the 50 years of District Heating in Brescia together!

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  District heating

Closed

Closed

Hackathon Heat in the network

Closed

B Wonder – Women move forward

The call for application is addressed to female-led startups with innovative solutions in GreenTech and Sustainability with the aim of accelerating their potential and enhancing female entrepreneurship.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  GreenTech, Sustainability

Closed

Closed

B Wonder – Women move forward

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Mercury Removal System for WTE Plants

We are looking for a collaboration partner to develop a system to optimize the performance of a dry system flue gas de-acidification specifically for mercury removal.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  

Closed

Closed

Mercury Removal System for WTE Plants

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NOx and Hg Abatement in WTE Plants

We are looking for two different types of innovative solutions that could capture and remove NOx from flue gas at low temperatures and Hg from flue gas at high temperatures for a dry system technology.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  

Closed

Closed

NOx and Hg Abatement in WTE Plants

Closed

Call for Climate Tech

We are looking for innovative solutions to address the climate change challenges

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  Climate Tech

Closed

Closed

Call for Climate Tech

Closed

Most promising CCUS solutions

This Challenge aims to answer the following question: What are the most promising CCUS options for A2A?

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  Circular Economy

Closed

Closed

Most promising CCUS solutions

Closed

Legionella Detection

We are looking for rapid methods to be able to intervene promptly in the event of contamination and progressively assess the effect of corrective measures.

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  

Closed

Closed

Legionella Detection

Closed

Compact SubStation

We are looking for an industrial partner to develop a compact underground substation, with restricted size no indoor space and point of access above the surface.

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  Energetic Transition

Closed

Closed

Compact SubStation

Closed

Challenge WTE

La challenge è rivolta alla ricerca di soluzioni per l’ottimizzazione delle prestazioni e dell’efficienza degli impianti di termovalorizzazione

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  Circular Economy

Closed

Closed

Challenge WTE

Closed

Smart Payments

We are looking for new methods of managing payments towards and from the customer, who will be allowed to use innovative and digital models and tools to make payments and receive sums related to their account (e.g., bills, credit notes, etc.)

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  Market

Closed

Closed

Smart Payments

Closed

Tondo Challenge

We are looking for innovative ideas to improve both collection and waste treatment processes.

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  Circular Economy

Closed

Closed

Tondo Challenge

Closed

Ubiquitous Learning

Cerchiamo soluzioni innovative finalizzate a delocalizzare la formazione obbligatoria che oggi ha il vincolo di essere svolta in aula o sul posto di lavoro per il tipo di esercitazioni che richiede.

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  Corporate

Closed

Closed

Ubiquitous Learning

Closed

Fast intelligence

We want to discover solutions that can support our trading activities by turning the flowing news into insightful events and accelerating context comprehension and decision-making.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Corporate

Closed

Closed

Fast intelligence

Closed

Challenge for Sicilia

Siamo alla ricerca di soluzioni innovative in ambito circular economy ed energy transition

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Circular economy

Closed

Closed

Challenge for Sicilia

Closed

All4climate – 2021

We are looking for innovative solutions from students, researchers and start-ups in the field of circular economy and energy transition.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Circular Economy

Closed

Closed

All4climate – 2021

Closed

Glass collection noise reduction

We are looking for solutions to reduce the noise generated during glass collection operations.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Circular economy

Closed

Closed

Glass collection noise reduction

Closed

Depackaging systems

We are looking for a machine for the treatment of glass waste containing agro-food waste. The machine should automatically manage the loading of individual containers, the opening, the emptying of the contents and the final discharge into dedicated containers.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Circular economy

Closed

Closed

Depackaging systems

Closed

Alternative Methods for VOC Removal from Biogas

This Challenge aims to find effective and less expensive alternatives to activated carbon filters to remove VOCs from raw gas

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Energy transition

Closed

Closed

Alternative Methods for VOC Removal from Biogas

Closed

Reliable Weighing System for a Consistent Input Mix for Anaerobic Digestion

This Challenge aims to find waste weighing systems that can be integrated with a reversible conveyor belt

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Energy tranistion

Closed

Closed

Reliable Weighing System for a Consistent Input Mix for Anaerobic Digestion

Closed

Carbon Footprint and Pollution Mitigation for Sustainable Construction Sites

This Challenge aims to identify solutions to mitigate the carbon footprint and other causes of environmental pollution

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Energy transition

Closed

Closed

Carbon Footprint and Pollution Mitigation for Sustainable Construction Sites

Closed

Innovative PV Structures for Single Axis Tracker Agrophotovoltaics

This Challenge aims to find innovative solutions for PV module structures in agrophotovoltaic plants

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Agrophotovoltaic

Closed

Closed

Innovative PV Structures for Single Axis Tracker Agrophotovoltaics

Closed

Optimal Crops Identification for Agrophotovoltaic Applications

This Challenge aims to identify the best crops that can grow together with agrophotovoltaic plants

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Agrophotovoltaic

Closed

Closed

Optimal Crops Identification for Agrophotovoltaic Applications

Closed

Hackathon Heat in the network

We are looking for innovative solutions to encourage the further development of District Heating. Let's celebrate the 50 years of District Heating in Brescia together!

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  District heating

Closed

Closed

Hackathon Heat in the network

Closed

B Wonder – Women move forward

The call for application is addressed to female-led startups with innovative solutions in GreenTech and Sustainability with the aim of accelerating their potential and enhancing female entrepreneurship.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  GreenTech, Sustainability

Closed

Closed

B Wonder – Women move forward

Closed

Mercury Removal System for WTE Plants

We are looking for a collaboration partner to develop a system to optimize the performance of a dry system flue gas de-acidification specifically for mercury removal.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  

Closed

Closed

Mercury Removal System for WTE Plants

Closed

NOx and Hg Abatement in WTE Plants

We are looking for two different types of innovative solutions that could capture and remove NOx from flue gas at low temperatures and Hg from flue gas at high temperatures for a dry system technology.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  

Closed

Closed

NOx and Hg Abatement in WTE Plants

Closed

Call for Climate Tech

We are looking for innovative solutions to address the climate change challenges

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  Climate Tech

Closed

Closed

Call for Climate Tech

Closed

Most promising CCUS solutions

This Challenge aims to answer the following question: What are the most promising CCUS options for A2A?

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  Circular Economy

Closed

Closed

Most promising CCUS solutions

Closed

Legionella Detection

We are looking for rapid methods to be able to intervene promptly in the event of contamination and progressively assess the effect of corrective measures.

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  

Closed

Closed

Legionella Detection

Closed

Compact SubStation

We are looking for an industrial partner to develop a compact underground substation, with restricted size no indoor space and point of access above the surface.

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  Energetic Transition

Closed

Closed

Compact SubStation

Closed

Challenge WTE

La challenge è rivolta alla ricerca di soluzioni per l’ottimizzazione delle prestazioni e dell’efficienza degli impianti di termovalorizzazione

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  Circular Economy

Closed

Closed

Challenge WTE

Closed

Smart Payments

We are looking for new methods of managing payments towards and from the customer, who will be allowed to use innovative and digital models and tools to make payments and receive sums related to their account (e.g., bills, credit notes, etc.)

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  Market

Closed

Closed

Smart Payments

Closed

Tondo Challenge

We are looking for innovative ideas to improve both collection and waste treatment processes.

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  Circular Economy

Closed

Closed

Tondo Challenge

Closed

Ubiquitous Learning

Cerchiamo soluzioni innovative finalizzate a delocalizzare la formazione obbligatoria che oggi ha il vincolo di essere svolta in aula o sul posto di lavoro per il tipo di esercitazioni che richiede.

Ecosistema A2A

Area:  Corporate

Closed

Closed

Ubiquitous Learning

Closed

Fast intelligence

We want to discover solutions that can support our trading activities by turning the flowing news into insightful events and accelerating context comprehension and decision-making.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Corporate

Closed

Closed

Fast intelligence

Closed

Challenge for Sicilia

Siamo alla ricerca di soluzioni innovative in ambito circular economy ed energy transition

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Circular economy

Closed

Closed

Challenge for Sicilia

Closed

All4climate – 2021

We are looking for innovative solutions from students, researchers and start-ups in the field of circular economy and energy transition.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Circular Economy

Closed

Closed

All4climate – 2021

Closed

Glass collection noise reduction

We are looking for solutions to reduce the noise generated during glass collection operations.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Circular economy

Closed

Closed

Glass collection noise reduction

Closed

Depackaging systems

We are looking for a machine for the treatment of glass waste containing agro-food waste. The machine should automatically manage the loading of individual containers, the opening, the emptying of the contents and the final discharge into dedicated containers.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Circular economy

Closed

Closed

Depackaging systems

Closed

Fast intelligence

We want to discover solutions that can support our trading activities by turning the flowing news into insightful events and accelerating context comprehension and decision-making.

A2A Ecosystem

Area:  Corporate

Closed

Closed

Fast intelligence

STARTUP KIT

Are you ready to grow with us?

We developed a kit for your startup that will help you, step by step, to foster our connection and build a partnership that thinks and looks at the future.

Open the kit

We actively invest in your projects

Our Corporate Venture Capital fund provides different investments for seed and early stage startups operating in strategic business areas for A2A.

Didn’t find the right Challenge for you?

We are always looking for new ideas and innovative solutions to support sustainable development in A2A.