The second edition of Converging Skills (21 and 22 May) will host “Start Pitch”, which will award the best research project valorizable through a business idea, and the start-up with the greatest potential.

What is
Start Pitch?


Selected proposals to participate*

5 minutes

5 minutes

*Evaluated on the entrepreneurial development potential and the quality
of presentation during the auditions.

Areas of interest

ICT & AI, MedTech e Pharma, Deep Tech, Green Tech.
All proposal must highlights how they match the goals of The UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.


delivered by

A prize* worth 5.000 euros for the best research project

A prize* worth 7.000 euros for the best start-up

*Services including participation in a network of companies and multinationals and support agreed with the winners on their specific needs.

What is Start Attractor?

Start Attractor is a skills and capital attractor
initiated by University of Pisa to foster the growth of young companies and open innovation projects in collaboration with significant industrial partners.


Who can participate

Research groups with results at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at least 3 and start-ups established less than 1 year before 1 January 2024,
can participate.

29 April 2024
12:00 am CET

Application deadline

15 May 2024

The selection results will be communicated

The selected proposals for Start Pitch must ensure the presence of at least one team member at the Converging Skills conference on 21 and 22 May 2024 at Polo Le Benedettine, Piazza San Paolo a Ripa D’Arno, 16, Pisa.

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