MATCHER - International Open Innovation Program deadline application 30/09

MATCHER is an open innovation program for Companies and Startups promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region, carried out by ART-ER with the support of Deloitte/Officine Innovazione.

The program aims to engage top regional companies and the most promising startups/scaleups selected through an international call in an Open Innovation Program.

The Program aims at empowering innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in three sectors: Healthcare & Wellbeing, Smart Mobility, and Future of Packaging. The Program objective is to select startups and scaleups that can provide innovative solutions in collaboration with one or more ER Corporates to improve their core business and potentially create new businesses for the future.

The startups and scaleups will be selected with a structured process described in these Official Rules.


In order to participate in the Program, teams have to submit their Application on the official Website, by clicking on the “apply tab” and filling in all the mandatory information required before September 30th, 2019.


The Call is open to  Projects with a particular focus on the following Challenges:

Future of packaging

  • Interactive Packaging
  • Intelligent Packaging
  • New Materials
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Packaging Optimization

Healthcare & Wellbeing

  • Internet of medical things
  • Wearable Device
  • Precision Medicine
  • Nutrition as Prevention
  • Advanced Technology
  • Digital Reality
  • Gene Editing
  • Drug delivery

Smart Mobility

  • Innovative infrastructure
  • Electric vehicles
  • Connected vehicles
  • Autonomous drive
  • Intermodal transport
  • SMART logistics
  • Micro-mobility


November 13, 2019 to November 14, 2019
Bologna, Italy
  • ministero dell'istruzione dell'universita e della ricerca
  • regione fvg
  • Area Science Park
  • ProESOF 2020