Almacube is the incubator, accelerator and innovation hub of the University of Bologna and Confindustria Emilia Area Centro. We work to promote the economic development of the region through innovation with established companies, the development of new companies (startups and spinoffs), the education of new generations to an entrepreneurial approach.


In 1999 the University of Bologna founds Almacube to take care of its spinoff companies.


Confindustria Emilia Area Centro becomes founding partner of Almacube, strengthening its sinergy with the industrial sector.


Since 2017 Almacube has been organized into two business units (Start-Up & Spin-Off; Open Innovation): it supports emerging entrepreneurs on their way to the market and, at the same time, provides innovation services to established companies.


Venture Clienting
Start-up taste
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Almacube applies a radically new acceleration model and develops several new services.

What we do

For companies

For companies

We help you innovate through customized programs that involve students, fresh graduates, researchers, professionals and young entrepreneurs using a human-centered approach based on design thinking.

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For startups and spinoffs

For startups and spinoffs

With over 20 years of experience in supporting and developing new business projects, we can welcome you in our community. Join our incubation and acceleration program!

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Our team

Andrea Barzetti


Nicole Monti

Head of Startup & Spinoff Unit

Francesco D’Onghia

Head of Open Innovation Unit

Riccardo Maistrello

EU Project Manager