ZERO is the Italian Cleantech Accelerator of the National Accelerator Network of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), launched by CDP Venture Capital Sgr - National Innovation Fund, Eni, LVenture Group and ELIS, and supported by Corporate Partners Acea, Maire Tecnimont, Microsoft and Vodafone.
Innovation is a cycle.
Build, advance, blaze a path and then start over. Each time, with infinite potential.
ZERO is the starting point to make things better, sooner.
For those who are aware that a faster transformation process is crucial in every Industry. That technological innovation is a push to reverse the trend of this exorbitant growth, making it sustainable.
ZERO is committed to rebuild collective habits on solid and lasting pillars: decarbonisation, renewable resources, intelligent waste management and circular economy.
ZERO is contributing to carbon neutrality.
ZERO is contributing to change.
ZERO is contributing to transformation.
ZERO is the meeting point between those who have a solution in mind and those who can offer tools and skills to make it happen.
We created ZERO to intercept startups with great business potential and a zero-impact in terms of emissions.
The Road to Zero shared around the world aims to achieve climate neutrality by 2050: all the technologies, products and services that contribute to the protection and maintenance of natural resources are needed.
The future belongs to them.
of investment for every startup
What we are looking for
with a working MVP
Working prototype and roadmap defined for mass production
Alternative sources of energy
Solutions to decarbonise energy production, transport and storage.
New energy sources
Sustainable Operational Excellence
Solutions to digitise energy, industrial and production systems and reduce environmental impact.
Life Cycle Assessment
Climate change forecasting
Energy management process optimisation
Circular Economy & Waste Management
Solutions to manage, valorise and recycle waste materials and transform them into new resources.
Green supply chain
Air and water quality improvement
Life Cycle Thinking
Reconditioning and reuse
Sustainable and connected communities
Solutions for the sustainable development of cities, infrastructure, and land.
Sustainable conservation of land
Deep decarbonisation in cities and transportation
Sustainable development of the metropolis
The Call closes on April 3rd, 2023
How the selection works
All applications will be evaluated and the best ones will pitch their projects during the Selection Day. Up to 12 of them will have access to the Program.
The Program in short
Up to € 80K of investment in cash for an equity of 5 to 10%.
180+ perks equal to € 2M in cloud, prototyping, SEO, marketing, customer support and payments
1 year of workstations for your team at the Eni Polo in Rome Ostiense
Matching between the best startups selected with 100+ Corporates of the LVenture Group and ELIS network
5 months of Acceleration + 6 months as a Resident post Program
Access to other financing channels focussed on Sustainable Development Goals
Goods, services and in-kind transactions offered by Corporate Partners