Space tech & AI, 10 Italian startups on mission in the U.S.

Nov 29, 2023 1255

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Ten Italian startups have been selected to participate Dec. 4 at the World Trade Center in Seattle, U.S., in the summit "Primo. Innovare.", the internationalization program created by Area Science Park and Serena-private operating foundation, which offers Italian startups the chance to connect with some of the most important players in the U.S. market.

After the first edition in Seattle in 2022 and the New York and Boston stops in 2023, a new event in Washington state: the goal is to bring 10 young Italian innovative companies active in the artificial intelligence and aerospace sectors into contact with one of the most vibrant territories for these sectors in the United States and the world.

The day on Dec. 4 will begin with a visit to Boeing's factory in Renton, in the Seattle metropolitan area. The startups will have a chance to get in touch with the manufacturing heart of the aircraft giant, telling about their innovative solutions.

In the afternoon, at Seattle's World Trade Center, the summit will be introduced by greetings from Italy's Vice Consul General in San Francisco Davide Corriero, and then leave room for the startups to present themselves to an audience of about 100 investors and large companies from the area. Some of the most important ones will be the protagonists of the panel discussion that will take place during the event, where executives from Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon (Project Kuiper) and Google (Nasa Project), as well as Umbra Group and Eviation Aircraft will speak.

"With 'Primo. Innovare.' we are creating a privileged meeting point for innovative startups from different Italian regions, offering them a unique showcase to present themselves to investors, venture capital funds and leaders of some of the largest American companies," says Fabrizio Rovatti, Area Science Park's chief technologist. "Once again it is innovation that represents a bridge between Italy and the United States, a common ground on which to strengthen the relationship between our countries by building new relationships.

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