Chiara Bresciani, SynchroniCity Project Manager at the Municipality of Milan, has presented SynchroniCity and the upcoming 3m€ Open Call in two workshops during Milano Digital Week. The digital festival hosted 400+ events across the city with more than 70.000 guests attending.

“The Milano Digital Week was a great opportunity to present SynchroniCity and the Open Call to interested startups and SMEs from the Internet of Things environment”, said Chiara Bresciani.

The first event, where Bresciani presented the project, focused on “Financing opportunities for the digital revolution. European and national calls for SMEs and research centres”. The session was organised by APRE, the Agency for the Promotion of European Research, a non-profit research organisation.

Connecting to the Italian startup scene

Bresciani also participated in the Manifattura Milano Camp, which attracted more than 200 participants. Organised by the Municipality of Milan, the camp facilitated connections between digital artisans, makers, FabLabs, startups, researchers and SMEs.

In total, 112 speakers from 88 organisations took part in the first edition of the Manifattura Milano Camp. Chiara Bresciani, who presented the SynchroniCity Open Call during the plenary session, said: “The interest from the audience in SynchroniCity was big. Participating in the Milano Digital Week was a great success, especially to make SynchroniCity know to a wider audience from the Italian tech startup scene. We, the Municipality of Milan, are excited to finally launch the Open Call on 1 June.”

Milan brings SynchroniCity to NGI Workshop

After the successful Milano Digital Week, Chiara Bresciani has presented the SynchroniCity 3m€ Open Call to an engaged audience during the full day Next Generation Internet workshop on “Business, Career & Funding Opportunities, while developing a human-centric Internet”.

The goal of this one-day workshop was to unlock business, career, and funding opportunities for representatives from business, academia, and regulators, while at the same time discussing social challenges and technical insights about the solutions that could be taken forward in the European calls for proposals.

Find more info about the NGI workshop here:

NGI – Next Generation Internet Funding Opportunities Workshop in Milan