On 21 February, the Foundation for Research and Innovation of the University of Florence hosted the kick-off session of the Italian projects awarded under SOUL-FI’s Round B2. All the participants presented, by means of a pitch, their business as well as their project which was selected under the call.

Each of the participating companies received some € 75 000 to develop their “product ideas” which are based on themes such as mobility and transport, clouding, market place, monitoring flows in the city, reuse and new means of transport.

The event offered an excellent opportunity for FRI to meet the company teams, for the companies to meet each other and to begin the acceleration program (tutoring, mentoring, coaching and matchmaking supported by the SOUL-FI project).