Join the Unlock Your Ability Presentation Event



Why should you join the challenge?

The Unique Acceleration Program at the ABB Italian R&D HQ in Bergamo: the Acceleration Program, which will take place at ABB premises, is conceived and designed to meet the specific needs of the selected projects, to strengthen the technical and entrepreneurial skills of the teams and to effectively support participants in the development of their projects.
The Acceleration Program, which will take place in Bergamo (Italy), will last 6 months, during which the selected teams will be supported by dedicated tutors and mentors from PoliHub and ABB. The Acceleration Program includes:

  • co-development of the product/service with experts from ABB on ABB premises in Bergamo (Italy);
  • development of a tailored technical and business development path;
  • consolidation of the team and the business plan through training sessions;
  • networking meetings with key national and international sponsors (business angels, venture capitals);
  • professional support by consultants, industry experts, established entrepreneurs, teachers, researchers, etc.


For the participation to the Acceleration Program, each team will receive a monthly accommodation reimbursement of 1500€ per month (1000€ for one-person team).

In collaboration with


ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalization. For more than four decades, we have been at the forefront, innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems. Every day, we drive efficiency, safety and productivity in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure globally. With a heritage spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries and employs around 132,000 people.


PoliHub is the incubator of Politecnico di Milano University. PoliHub’s mission is to support highly innovative startups with scalable business models to foster cross-fertilization between the academy, the various startups and consolidated companies focused on innovation. PoliHub facilitates the exchange of experiences, knowledge, reciprocal contamination and entrepreneurial networking, making available Politecnico di Milano’s enormous store of information and centers of excellence: MIP, PoliDesign and Cefriel; aimed at collaborating with businesses.


ENERGY STRATEGY – Started in 2007 as a research & consulting group integrating key competences and resources from the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, with the aim to:

  • be a reference point for the analysis and understanding of renewable, energy efficiency, smart grid and smart cities sectors;
  • understand the international competitive dynamics that recent energy development brought to the “traditional” energy scenario;
  • provide the instruments to analyse, understand and manage the changes in the worldwide energy scenario and their impact on the management of energy companies;
  • analyse the instruments and management approaches to be used in energy projects, with a specific focus on financial evaluation.