Innovation Village – the conference/exhibition on
innovation organised by Knowledge for Business,
in collaboration with ENEA and Sviluppo Campania,
and promoted by Campania Regional Government
closed its III edition with a great success in terms
of participation.

More than 5200 participants visited the Pavilion 5 of the Mostra d’Oltremare of Naples during April 5-6-7. After the 2017 edition (+3000 participants) Innovation Village confirmed its role as innovators’ network, able to present the excellency of new technologies, of research and of opportunities for enterprises, startups and professionals.


A village dedicated to innovation and new scenarios of Industry 4.0 and circular economy, focused on different industrial sectors:


agrifood, automotive and transports, blue growth, sustainable construction, energy and environment, creative industry, education, IC/IT/IOT, digital and advanced manufacturing, new materials, health, social innovation.

The event is supported by a Scientific Committee, with the participation of internationals experts, in representation of institutions, universities, research centres and enterprises.


5200 participants from business and research
3000 sqm for exhibitors
270 international speakers
76 talks, conferences, training courses
150 business to business meetings scheduled on the b2b web platform of the event


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What you can find at Innovation Village

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  • > VISIBILITY for enterprises, entities, associations and makers who develop and produce innovation

  • > Research-business DIRECT MEETINGS

  • > Focuses and workshops on HOT TOPICS and STRATEGIES, with national private and public stakeholders

  • > Focus on HI-TECHNOLOGIES




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  • The future of plastics in a circular economy scenariofor enterprises, entities, associations and makers who develop and produce innovation

    Organizer: Atia Iswa Italia

  • Sustainable leather industry

    Organizer: BIOlogic – biofablab by KforBusiness and Medaarch. In collaboration with CRIB@Italian Institute of Technology

  • Virtual reality and digital manufacturing for the job security

    Organizer: INAIL Campania Regional Branch

  • Talking about innovation creates new innovation

    Organizer: Scintille – contest of the National Council of Engineers

  • School Village: digital skills in a changing school

    Organizer: KforB in collaboration with Campania Regional Government

  • BIM: managing buildings’ life-cycle

    Organizer: Ordine degli Ingegneri di Napoli – Fed spinoff

  • Cities as key drivers for innovation and inclusive growth

  • Agrifood: how to improve the transformation chain in a sustainable way

    Organizer: National Council for Research, Institute of Polymers, Composites and biomaterials



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Innovation Village hosts a certain number of workshops and conferences co-organized with its partners


Planning and governance of regional and national Plans on Industry 4.0

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Organizer: Innovation Village, Campania Regional Government

Competence centres, Digital Innovation hubs (both are structures for the governance of the national Industry 4.0 Plan), Public Institutions and professional associations discuss about a new alliance for Industry 4.0 in the Southern Italy

Blue Growth, the Italian roadmap

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Organizer: Innovation Village

A debate among the main national players focused on logistics, sustainable energy, new technologies

Soil bio-remediation

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Organizer: University of Naples Federico II: Department of Agriculture and CRISP, research centre on Earth Critical Zone

Innovative, sustainable and competitive bioremediation technologies on contaminated area: a successful case study in Campania Region, a new model of evaluation and intervention for everywhere

Towards a circular model of industry 4.0

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Organizer: Innovation Village, Campania Regional Government, University of Naples Federico II, ATIA-ISWA

By implementing Industry 4.0 systems, companies can maximise the productivity, and energy and resource efficiency of their production activities and contribute to the reduction of associated CO2 emissions.
Reducing the production of wastes, designing new sustainable products and creating real-time digital marketplaces for by-product exchanges are the new watchwords for any Industry 4.0 transformation


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Open Innovation Platform: a new tool for connecting big players to innovation

Organizer: Campania Regional Government

The Campania Regional Government will launch some technological challenges gathered by national big comanies on its web-platform, facilitating the match with the innovation offer

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Roundtables for European partnership: bioplastics, industry 4.0, intelligent energy, sustainable constructions, biotechnologies, blue growth

Organizer: Enterprise Europe Network

On Thursday and Friday participants can register for attending 6 international thematic roundtables for submitting Eu projects and cooperation. For attending, registration is mandatory on the B2match web-platform  at this link

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Business / Research to Business meetings

Organizer: Enterprise Europe Network

On Thursday and Friday participants can have access for free to a personalized agenda of meetings, by scheduling on the B2match web-platform at this link

with the support

con il supporto dell’Unione Europea nell’ambito del “Piano di Implementazione e Piano di Comunicazione della RIS3 Campania” – POR CAMPANIA FESR 2014-2020 OT1 – Ricerca e Innovazione

with patronage of

media partner


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