Join more than 100 Italia Innovation Program Alumni now leading entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives all over the world. 

The thing that I take with me the most is the people with whom I’ve shared my time here. It is absolutely amazing the diversity of the program, the different interests the different expertise that are brought up on the table and the discussions that emerge from that.
— Publio Adrianza - Student at Stanford University

More than 600 talents applied from all over the world to our program over the last 3 years.

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NEW - 2017

Fellowship for alumni and tireless innovators.

We offer to our alumni and all international young talents with a proven track-record of success within the innovation and creative fields, the opportunity to work on the leadership and management of full iterations of new products, services and business models developed in partnership with Italian leading brands.

The Fellowship Projects are designed and managed separately from the Summer Program, and take place over a period of 10 weeks in different timeframes during the year.

The Fellowship Projects are always developed in Italy and benefit from the independent and world-class academic and professional mentorship of the Italia Innovation Program faculty.

THE FUTURE OF FASHION ORIGINS

Sustainability, craftsmanship and customization rapidly became an imperative in the fashion and clothing sector. The productive chain is now more open, with a transparency driven by consumers' awareness and curiosity, as well as brands with stories to tell. The Italian fashion sector has a deep and multilayered chain of values, where not only the brands but even the suppliers can offer the world unique contents, stories, faces and hands for a new discovery of the fashion origins.

Period: 5th June to 11th August 2017
Location: Milan and Venice
Team composition: 4-6 people
We are looking for: Business Developers, Interaction Designers, Software Engineers

 

THE FOOD AND WINE (slow) LONG TAIL

In 2006, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the future of commerce and culture is not in hits but in what used to be regarded as misses, the endless long tail of niche products in the demand curve. Back in 1986, Carlo Petrini founded Slow Food to fight the fast and junk food wave and to save the food biodiversity in the world. Thanks to this movement lots of small-batches food growers and producers emerged in Italy in the recent years. How can this niche be brought to the world without losing its diversity?

Period: 5th June to 11th August 2017
Location: Milan and Venice
Team composition: 4-6 people
We are looking for: Business Developers, Interaction Designers, Software Engineers

 

FOUNDING FATHERS AND NEW FOUNDERS IN DESIGN

Italy for decades has been the place for design, with a quintessential capacity to deepen emerging global trends and bringing new answers to people's needs.
If in the '80s Ettore Sotssass and his Memphis Club paved the way to fight minimalism and connect more and more the objects to the people, in the 2000s Italy has been again at the crossroads of groundbreaking innovations in interaction design.
So, what is next for Italian design? May its attitude to bringing quality to the people reach higher levels of scalability?

Period: 5th June to 11th August 2017
Location: Milan and Venice
Team composition: 4-6 people
We are looking for: Business Developers, Interaction Designers, Software Engineers, Product Designers, Architects

 

NEW INTERFACES AND ECONOMICS IN THE HEALTHCARE

One of the most dynamic innovative field in Italy is the biotech and life science industry. Agile actors in the private sector, alongside a world leader public health system, have put Italy in a very sweet spot to create disruptive technological solutions to improve everyone's quality of life.
Which kind of new products and solutions may be generated by the crossing of a tech-oriented industry cluster and more engaging approaches in the service economy?

Period: 5th June to 11th August 2017
Location: Milan and Venice
Team composition: 4-6 people
We are looking for: Business Developers, Interaction Designers, Software Engineers, Life Scientists