Encubator is the programme created to accelerate the maturation of Climate Tech and sustainability projects and maximize their potential.

Sustainable Technologies
for our planet

We want to connect with teams that are designing technologies capable of addressing the most pressing social, environmental and economic challenges of our time, supporting their growth through acceleration programmes, grants and access to investors.

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Grant for

acceleration programme

Access to investors
and to the PoliHub network

What we are looking for

University spinoffs or spinoffs from Italian, European and international research centres

Italian, European and international early-stage startups, established or not

We are looking for researchers, scientists and inventors who are committed to identifying new solutions to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon free model, to make our cities and the ways of moving people and goods more sustainable, to reduce all types of waste towards a model of circular economy that respects our planet.


The projects from the first edition

We still have time to save the future:
change is possible and essential.

What Encubator offers

With Encubator, you have the opportunity to help create a more sustainable future through your project, thanks to connections, methodologies, tools and funding to support you in the process of validating your business idea and comparing it with the market. You will be able to access:

A cash grant worth €40,000: €25,000 to invest for the development of your project and €15,000 to access the acceleration programme.

A 4-month acceleration programme, organized, coordinated and co-financed by PoliHub, to support technological growth and the validation of the startup business structure.

A network of founders, mentors, subject matter experts, corporate and investors actively involved in the sectors of ClimateTech and sustainability.

A Demo Day, where you will meet the investors and have the opportunity to take the privileged path of access to seed investments.


Applications are open from 11 September to 13 November 2023 and the acceleration programme will end in May 2023.


In hybrid mode, with remote workshops and coaching and networking in person.

Talking about us

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Innovation Partner

Empowering Partner

Pioneer Partner

Tech Transfer Partner

Business Partner for Regeneration

Technical Partner

Network Supporter

Scientific Partner

Cultural Heritage Partner

Media Partner

Funded by
The European Union