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Reale Mutua Foundation utilises META’s Innovation Platform


 The META’s Innovation Platform will be used to source entrepreneurial solutions to natural disasters in Italy

Challenge-based innovation can be used to find new ways of tackling natural disasters

Challenge-based innovation – read Andrea's blog post here about our methods – can be used to find new ways of tackling natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, fires and landslides.

According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), Italy is the country in Europe with the highest risk of natural disasters. Floods and earthquakes are the phenomena that occur most frequently with very high incidence in terms of both fatal and economic incidents. The expected loss per year associated with the recurrence of earthquakes is estimated at €9 billion.

Reale Mutua Foundation have sponsored the Technology Saves Lives challenge to find entrepreneurs that can tackle natural disasters in unique, new ways. We've posted this challenge on here and circulated it throughout our extensive entrepreneurial networks.

And good news – we've already received 16 promising solutions already from innovative Italian start-ups. They'll now enter a training course held over three meetings, which aims to help them make their entrepreneurial idea a reality.

The first meeting takes place on Tuesday 19 May. Following the trainings, the entrepreneurs will take part in a pitching event where they'll pitch their ideas to real investors. Fingers crossed that they succeed!

If you've got a problem that you think our innovative entrepreneurs could solve, get in touch with us at and we'll give you more information about challenge-based innovation and our Innovation Platforms.

Read Andrea's blog post here  

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