Type of Organisation: Research Institute/Centre

Country: Italy

Region: Veneto

City: Treviso

Website: www.t2i.it

t2i is the Italian Agency for Innovation promoted by the Chambers of Commerce of Treviso-Belluno, Venezia-Rovigo and Verona. t2i supports companies in defining and developing new and innovative services through technology transfer networks, added-value services and access to specific and cutting-edge training programs. t2I is enrolled in the National Research Register.

t2i runs a Certified Incubator, where startups are hosted. About 50 people are working in the company, offering support in these areas:

  • Organisation and development of competencies, by seminars, workshops, learning/training paths by means of innovative methodologies and tools (also e-learning), consultancy, coaching focused on: company management, ICT, team building, marketing, eco/green/sustainable design, soft life skills. Entrepreneurial skills are fostered and implemented on all clients; specific projects have been developed of young people/women/migrants;
  • Support and development of business digital transformation: As Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) recognised by I4MS (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs) t2i is a promoter of innovation, not only digital. Thanks to prestigious European projects, t2i’s laboratory has developed digital skills at the service of innovation in the areas of usability, augmented reality, functional design, parallel computing, and services for the Internet of Things. t2i collaborates with Chambers of Commerce as “Digital Business Points” dedicated to the dissemination of the culture and practice of digital dissemination in the MPMI (Micro Small Medium Enterprises) of all economic sectors
  • Applied research, technology transfer and networking. Innovation auditing, technology intelligence and foresight, technology and know-how brokerage, IPR management (PatLib office) and competitive intelligence. t2i runs metrology, testing and usercentered design labs: cutting-edge laboratories to support acknowledgement and certification of products on domestic and international markets as well as development of new products through innovative technologies.
  • t2i is a Business Incubator certified by the Ministry of Economic Development;
  • t2i has great experience in designing & developing would be entrepreneurs initiatives, with focus on youth and/or female entrepreneurship;
  • t2i has got strong link with Female Entrepreneurship Committee, based on the Chamber of Commerce of Verona;
  • t2i has a vast collaboration with local public and private bodies: Veneto Region, other Italian Chambers, the Regional and National Chamber coordination bodies (UNIONCAMERE VENETO E National);
  • t2i has a strong network with industrial, craft and trade associationst2i has a strong collaboration with the network of Universities, Schools and Local and Regional School Officest2i has a strong collaboration with other innovation and technological hubs at a Regional level;
  • t2I is enrolled in the National Research Register.

The Education/Training Area is accredited by the Veneto Region for education, lifelong learning and vocational guidance activities.