Innovation Village – The Innovators’ Network › La Piattaforma degli Innovatori

the Innovators' Network

26 > 27 > 28 March 2020

Railway National Museum of Pietrarsa
Portici - Naples
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At its 5th edition, the conference/exhibition is produced by Knowledge for Business and organised with ENEA – Bridgeconomies EEN and Sviluppo Campania, in collaboration with Campania Regional Government

Innovation Village is the main networking event on innovation in South Italy, where the excellence of research meets enterprises, public bodies, startups and professionals. The aim is improving technology transfer and boosting innovation through the matching among different stakeholders.

Innnovation Village 2020 offers a rich programme with conferences and workshops, international b2b/r2b meetings sessions, thematic roundtables for submitting EU projects and cooperation, startups pitching sessions, best practices showcase, regional strategy on smart specialisation. Furthermore Innovation Village is a training school for enterprises and professionals with dedicated sessions on specific innovation needs.


Exhibition Area
  • An institutional area
  • A section for enterprises, startups, research centres and universities.
International Brokerage Event

B2B/R2B meetings sessions for the matching of demand and supply of innovation and Roundtables on specific productive sectors

Training sessions

In collaboration with professional associations

School Village

A specific section with an exhibition area and a special programme of meetings for schools and teaching

The event is addressed to institutional representatives, teachers, school managers, educators and trainers, as well as professionals and entrepreneurs in the field of school and teaching. An area where teachers and operators meet companies that offer innovative technologies for teaching, a context of exchange and meeting with the showcase of  best practices, conferences, workshops and training sessions.


Innovation & Safety

Circular Economy

Health 4.0

Industry 4.0

Open Innovation


On September 25, 2015 the United Nations approved the Global Agenda for sustainable development and the related 17 Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs, divided into 169 targets to be reached by 2030. The goal of the Innovation Village Award is to enhance the experiences of innovation coming from the territories.

A technology / product / solution already on the market, or – at least – tested at a prototype or pilot level, developed in the last two years, which has contributed or can bring added value, a demonstrable benefit in terms of sustainable development and which is linked to one or more than the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.


Innovation Village Exhibition area is focused on the valorisation of innovative solutions and products. An ideal place for sharing new ideas, energies and best practices
Pavilions D | E | F
First floor

The Exhibition area:

  • Agorà * 50 pax
  • School Village with  Agorà* 30 pax and exhibition area
  • B2B and R2B area, in collaboration with ENEA-EEN
  • Exhibitors Area (booths, corners)



  • sala dei Cinquecento* 70 pax
  • sala Cinema* 80 pax
  • sala Convegni* first floor – 120 pax
  • 2 meetings rooms first floor
  • sala Biblioteca for roundtables – first floor

*  equipped with amplification and videoprojection system

Brokerage Event

A brokerage event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. People meet and greet at high speed. 30 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

Innovation Village Brokerage Event, organised in collaboration with ENEA, member of the Enterprise Europe Network’s BridgEconomies Consortium, takes place on April 4 and 5, in the framework of Innovation Village 2019.

Sessions of bilateral meetings

B2B and R2B meetings consist of 30-minute pre-organized bilateral meetings, where it is possible for companies and research to propose ideas and developed technological solutions, find partners in the design and development of new products and processes, meet other participants on the basis of specific requests for innovation.

Roundtables for European partnership

Thematic roundtables – focused on the matching with potential partners for collaboration on national and international calls and opportunities – are meetings with a limited number of companies, organizations and other subjects on two specific topics: intelligent energy and green economy.