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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, with the support of Corporate Partners Acea, Maire Tecnimont and Microsoft.

2021 Edition
9 startups have successfully completed the first edition of ZERO, running from September 2021 to January 2022. A 5-month path that transformed their Cleantech projects into solid businesses.
During the Acceleration Program, the startups worked closely with the Corporate Partners to increasingly reduce the environmental impact and track their achievements.



Startups from the first batch


A startup that has developed a modular green wall to purify and sanitise indoor environments due to an engineered ventilation system that forces the air through a biofilter capable of removing polluting particles from the air.


A startup that is developing an intelligent, modular, and extendable photovoltaic panel for mobility and contexts disconnected from the grid. The device is portable, made of recycled materials, with an integrated system of orientation towards the sun.


A startup that has developed a mobile robot made of recycled plastic and powered by solar energy for the autonomous cleaning of urban spaces, coupled with a smart bench that functions as a charging point.


A startup operating in the green hydrogen value chain. A patent-pending direct current coupling architecture between PV fields and electrolyser, lowers system capex and makes green hydrogen cost competitive. The high pressure electrolyser system, removes need of mechanical compressors, modularity allows scale economies and added system flexibility.


An artificial intelligence-based platform that provides users with real-time control of the expected energy generation from any existing photovoltaic system, together with data on single or aggregate consumption.


An innovative system of prefabricated modular cycle paths developed by the start-up Revo, made of recycled plastic, which can be positioned without excavations on any surface and equipped with integrated sensors, lighting, electronics and connectivity;


A startup that produces sustainable feed for aquaculture based on the use of insects and agricultural by-products processed according to circular economy principles, thus replacing common fish-based ingredients and helping to combat overfishing.


A startup that has created a hardware device for data collection and software with predictive models for the maintenance of pipes, which makes it possible to move from the current preventive approach to a more effective predictive maintenance.


A startup that has produced and patented a variable geometry turbine that adapts to different contexts and allows the production of wind energy even with variable wind flows typical of cities and the surface of the sea.

The Program

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