Matteo Marino, who arrived in the semifinals with the LIFE-SAVE project along with 14 other start-ups from all over Italy, ranked 3rd and now is joining the Beijing finals
From June 24th to 26th the second of the three stages of the China Italy Best Startup Showcase & Entrepreneurship Competition 2018/2019 took place in Nanjing, an initiative born from the cooperation between the Italian and Chinese governments to foster the development of commercial interaction of the two countries.
In one of the areas with the highest development rate in the world, Matteo Marino represented and promoted the LIFE-SAVE project in a competition that involved 90 Italian start-ups, selected for the 2018 edition of the Italy-China Week of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Divided by strategic sectors, the 90 startups were distributed in three groups focused on Intelligent Equipment & Digital Economy, Sustainability & Green Innovation and, finally, Big Data & Comprehensive Health.
After a preliminary selection, which promoted only 14 of the most interesting companies, the LIFE-SAVE project obtained an important 3rd place in the final selection of the jury, thus gaining the right to participate in the grand final scheduled from 28 to 31 October in Beijing, where the best startups selected during the three stages of BSSEC 2019 will compete for the absolute primacy on the occasion of China-Italy Innovation Week, the platform for cooperation in innovation and research promoted by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and of Research (MIUR) and by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
The result of the BSSEC 2019 comes in comparison with a very competitive context like the Chinese one, always careful to promote high levels of technological innovation that can then have a competitive value once placed on the markets: in this sense, the solution to convert a self-tradition into a hybrid solar vehicle, proposed by LIFE-SAVE, has been particularly appreciated for its ability to combine a technically advanced solution that has an immediate commercial appeal for both potential investors and end users.