G-Factor is a reactive environment whose aim is to support new entrepreneurs and researchers with high entrepreneurial potential to become companies able to successfully establish themselves in the market, creating replicable and scalable models. Three years after its establishment, G-Factor has consolidated its position as an accelerator for start-ups in the life sciences sector, while opening up to other vertical sectors.
We invest in innovative start-ups and teams by providing capital and expertise because we believe that the mix of finance and training is crucial to entrepreneurial success.
I-Tech Innovation Programme 2021 FAQ
I-Tech Innovation 2021 is the new programme promoted by Fondazione Golinelli and CRIF. In the previous two editions, 15 start-ups in the Life Sciences sector were funded and accelerated, selected from over 250 applications with an investment of €1,625,000. Thanks to the partnership between the Fondazione and CRIF, G-Factor is now inaugurating two new verticals: FinTech & InsureTech and AgriTech & FoodTech, in addition to Life Sciences & Digital Health.
The 2021 Call, with an investment budget of €1,610,000, aims to select the next batch of 13 start-ups of which:
- five from the field of Life Sciences & Digital Health
- five from the world of FinTech & InsurTech
- three from the sectors of AgriTech & FoodTech.
The call is open to all researchers, independent teams and start-ups that wish to turn their projects into an entrepreneurial reality. Selected teams will have access to G-Force 2021, the customised Acceleration Programme offering investment, mentoring and business networking.
The Life Science & Digital Health Call aims to support five projects through a total investment of €650,000 provided by G-Factor (through resources made available by Fondazione Golinelli) with particular attention to solutions in which the convergence between scientific disciplines and digital technology may generate potentially disruptive innovations on the current scene. In particular:
- Bioinformatics and bioengineering sector
- Medtech sector – medical and diagnostic devices
- Biotech Sector
Fintech & Insurtech
The FinTech & InsurTech Call aims to support five projects through a total investment of €600,000 provided by CRIF in which the convergence between any aspect of insurance, banking services and processes and digital technology may generate potentially disruptive innovations on the current scene. In particular:
- Alternative Evaluation of Risk
- New and Improved Customer Experience in the Post-Covid World
- Robo Advisor
- IoT for Insurance (Motor, Home, Health, Engineering, Construction)
- IoT for Banking
- Innovation in Claims Management
- Alternative Banking Services
The AgriTech & FoodTech Call aims to support three projects through a total investment of €360,000 provided by CRIF in which the convergence between any aspect of the typical supply chain processes of the agricultural/agro-food sector and digital technologies may reasonably lead to a potentially disruptive innovation on the current scene. In particular:
- Farm Management Software
- Satellites, Drones and other Devices (IoT)
- Marketplace: Platforms for purchase/sale of pesticides, seeds, fertilisers, fruit and vegetables, wine, etc.
- Market Intelligence
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