COBO Accelerator

Where Innovation Meets the Future!

Please note: Applications are closed

With COBO Accelerator service, Bologna's House of Emerging Technologies offers startups the chance to contribute to innovation and economic growth by implementing their own innovative digital technologies and solutions. The goal is to accelerate startups utilizing the following emerging technologies: 5G, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Technology, Internet of Things, Edge-Cloud Computing, High Performance Computing, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality.

Three acceleration programs

Innovative Urban ServicesProgram organized by GELLIFY
Innovative Urban Services
Program organized by GELLIFY
In today's increasingly connected world, urban services play a crucial role. Our acceleration program offers the opportunity to redefine the city of the future. From intelligent transportation to environmental sustainability, COBO Accelerator is the place where ideas come to life and transform into tangible solutions for our community.
Industry 4.0Program organized by G-Factor in collaboration with BI-REX
Industry 4.0
Program organized by G-Factor in collaboration with BI-REX
Industry is constantly evolving, driven by technological innovation. The COBO Accelerator Industry 4.0 program is a springboard for those who wish to embrace digital transformation. Our resources and experienced mentors will help overcome challenges and fully exploit the opportunities offered by the fourth industrial revolution.
Creative Cultural IndustriesProgram organized by Almacube in collaboration with Creative Hub Bologna
Creative Cultural Industries
Program organized by Almacube in collaboration with Creative Hub Bologna
Art, culture, and creativity are the heartbeat of our society. In the acceleration program for ICCs, we support solutions involving emerging technologies in various artistic and cultural fields such as visual and performing arts (e.g., dance, music, theatre, cinema, design, photography, etc.), gaming, fashion, artistic craftsmanship, cultural heritage, tourism, publishing and literature, learning, new media.

What does the program offer?

Expense Reimbursement

Financial support of €62,500 to cover startup development expenses.

Targeted Training

At least 12 Weeks to acquire essential skills to be competitive.

Founder Network

Support from founders and entrepreneurs and sharing of experiences

Experts and Mentors

For sharing knowledge to address specific challenges

Three reasons why you should apply today:
Realize Your Potential
Realize Your Potential
Do you have a revolutionary idea that deserves to be brought to light? COBO Accelerator offers financial support and access to the best industry experts to help you realize your entrepreneurial potential.
Accelerate Your Startup
Accelerate Your Startup
The 12-week program (June 2024 to December 2024) is an intensive learning experience covering all key aspects of a startup's success. You will acquire the skills needed to drive your project to success.
Connect with the Best
Connect with the Best
Join a community of founders, industry experts, and mentors who are ready to help you grow. You'll have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and learn from those who have already overcome the challenges you are facing.
Applications are closed
Kick-off programs
June 2024
Final demo day
December 2024

More information

With this COBO Accelerator Notice, the Metropolitan City of Bologna intends to select a maximum number of 18 startups, which will be able to participate in a vertical acceleration pathway.

To participate in the COBO Accelerator program, please refer to the CALL along with the following attachments:


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