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We are the Main Sponsor of Motor Valley Fest, the event that celebrates the perfect union between passion for motors, innovation and sustainability, culture, and the identity of the territory. A major opportunity to shine the spotlight on the automotive sector, one of the leaders in “Made in Italy” excellence; a sector whose strengths and high potential UniCredit both knows and recognizes, and for which it offers services and solutions to facilitate the development of the entire production chain.

As a banking group, UniCredit is invested in the potential of this sector: we are co-investors in the Motor Valley Accelerator, the first Italian accelerator dedicated to the automotive sector born right in the Motor Valley itself. The accelerator seeks startups established in Italy, or wishing to open a legal entity in Italy, to which it offers an investment in services and liquidity. Visit the site

In 2021, the first entities benefiting from the program were identified, and 2022 saw the launch of the second edition in which the program aims to enhance and support pioneers of the future of mobility with a focus on electric propulsion and sustainability, connectivity and autonomous driving. The launch event in Modena with selected startups will be the first opportunity to present these new projects to partner companies.

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The partnership with Motor Valley Accelerator is one of many activated by UniCredit with Italian and international incubators and investors with the aim of strengthening support for automotive startups in their seed stage. UniCredit also targets innovative startups in all sectors with the UniCredit Start Lab, an initiative created to support young entrepreneurs, innovation and new technologies. The UniCredit Start Lab business platform consists of several actions to empower next-generation tech companies, including mentoring activities, network development and strengthening, advanced management training, cash prize awards and dedicated services.

UniCredit Start Lab mentors will participate in the start-up pitch sessions at Motor Valley Fest 2022.

UniCredit top management is also participating in the rich program of Talks:

  • Thursday, May 26 at the Pavarotti Theater, Opening remarks and greetings from the lead figures, with Pier Carlo Padoan – Chairman of the UniCredi Board of Directors;
  • Thursday, May 26, Finance & Open Innovation – The competitive forces in the finance world for old and new tech companies, services, and the role of Open Innovation; talk with Francesca Perrone – Head of WEU StartLab & Development Programs;
  • Thursday, May 26, TALENTS – The challenge of challenges: new technological, digital skills in a changing social context; talk with Debora Gatti – Head of People Attraction & Recruitment Italy UniCredit.

For two years with the same spirit: in 2020 we had chosen to be Main Sponsor of the digital edition of the Motor Valley Fest, a complex year for the whole country, in which the Banking Group has shown its willingness to commit itself concretely to the territories, in line with the UniCredit plan for Italy. This year we confirm our participation and our support for this event that celebrates the newfound strength of Made in Italy in the automotive sector.

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A sustainable bank: Sustainability is deeply rooted in our DNA

UniCredit has chosen to confirm itself as the Main Sponsor of Motor Valley Fest again for the 2022 edition of the Motor Valley Fest, a concrete commitment that the bank brings forward to support the real economy by creating sustainable value. This renewed support is included among the activities carried out by UniCredit to concretely affirm its close ties to the territory and its willingness to support and accompany the development of the national industrial engine.

Our commitment to the environment

We are committed to specific objectives to further reduce both our direct environmental impact through specific energy choices and the exposure of our loan portfolio to controversial sectors of activity.

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Our commitment to society

We are committed to achieving a positive social impact on society with specific goals and initiatives.

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