This project is funded under the NATIONAL RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE PLAN (PNRR) - MISSION 4 COMPONENT 2, "From research to business" INVESTMENT 1.5, "Creation and strengthening of "Innovation Ecosystems" construction of "Territorial R&D Leaders"

The e.INS ecosystem - Ecosystem of Innovation for Next Generation Sardinia is a global program designed to strengthen the bond between business and science, mitigate the social impacts generated by the crisis, and enhance territorial inclusiveness.

It is designed to support innovation processes and promote innovation dissemination, facilitate the transfer of technologies to the supply chains, engage local communities in challenges related to sustainable innovation, and steer the territory towards a truly knowledge-based economy.

The Hub aims to launch, implement, and manage the ecosystem, which is organized around XNUMX thematic Branches. The thematic areas of the branches represent a synthesis of the main economic sectors of the region around which Sardinian scientific research has historically focused: Medicine, Tourism and Cultural Heritage, AgriVet, Finance and Credit services to the territory and businesses, Aerospace, Energy, Digital, Mobility, Environmental Goods, Biopharmacology.

Specifically, Branche 7, "Low carbon emission technologies for efficient energy systems," will develop activities aimed at advancing green energy and supporting entrepreneurial development in the sector.


University of Cagliari


Rural Innovation Camp


The "Rural Innovation Camp" project is an initiative designed to promote innovation and rural development within rural communities. The Camp aims to bring together young people, entrepreneurs, experts, and industry leaders for a period of intensive and collaborative training. The primary objective of the Rural Innovation Camp is to stimulate creativity and innovation in rural areas, fostering the development of sustainable and innovative solutions for the specific challenges these communities face.

The Camp aims to create a stimulating and inclusive learning environment where participants can acquire skills, share experiences, and collaborate to create positive impacts in their communities. The Rural Innovation Camp also promotes interaction and collaboration among participants, encouraging them to work together to develop innovative projects and ideas that can have a positive impact on rural communities. 

The Rural Innovation Camp also promotes interaction and collaboration among participants, encouraging them to work together to develop innovative projects and ideas that can have a positive impact on rural communities. Upon the project's completion, participants will be encouraged to implement their innovative projects within their home communities, with the support of a network of mentors and professionals who will continue to provide assistance and guidance in their entrepreneurial journey.

TThe Rural Innovation Camp represents a unique opportunity to merge the enthusiasm and ideas of young entrepreneurs with the needs and resources of rural communities, promoting sustainable and inclusive development. This project aims to create a lasting impact in improving the quality of life in rural areas and in enhancing their unique resources.


CREA UniCa, Coldiretti, and numerous local agricultural businesses


CTE – House of Emerging Technologies


The Cagliari Digital Lab project, launched with Public Notice on October 17, 2022, at the House of EMerging Technologies under the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE), is an exciting endeavor that seeks to connect scientific expertise with the entrepreneurial spirit. It offers a journey of growth, beginning with the development of new skills and exploring innovative ideas through prototypes and demonstrations in different research projects. The ultimate goal is to make these groundbreaking innovations accessible to the wider community, empowering individuals and businesses through training initiatives, mentorship programs, establishing new startups, and transferring cutting-edge technology to existing companies.

The various projects and setups of the technology laboratories encompass a dual approach, both physical within the spaces of the Casa delle Tecnologie Emergenti and virtual through a sophisticated system of Open APIs, made available to startups, companies, and the wider community.

The project provides a range of technology transfer activities for businesses, including four pathways specifically designed for startups and companies aiming to develop innovative solutions in organizational, technological, and business model areas related to 4G technologies. In a spirit of collaborative knowledge-building, participating startups and aspiring entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to rethink and refine their organizational models, while exploring new business prospects through a series of labs that bring together university researchers, startup founders, and venture capitalists.

Additionally, the project will offer the two acceleration programs dedicated to startups that align with the project's themes. Companies and startups will have the opportunity to access fully equipped labs and virtual portals. They can experiment with exciting technologies like the digital twin, which grants access to the city's environmental monitoring network, as well as APIs that connect with transportation and urban traffic services. They can also explore APIs and a quantum computer simulator. It's an exciting opportunity to innovate and develop new solutions for a better future.

The availability of the laboratory infrastructure will also enable the experimentation of ideas, especially from a technological perspective. This offers the benefit of helping potential future entrepreneurs better define their service and/or product idea. It's an opportunity to explore and refine innovative concepts with the support of cutting-edge technology.

The laboratories will be developed with the involvement of startuppers, will necessarily have an operational and concrete slant, and will mainly focus on sharing the Lean startup, Agile and Customer development methodology. The application of these concepts within the business life constitutes a preliminary and necessary organizational innovation for the proposed contamination path.


Municipality of Cagliari (lead partner), University of Cagliari, CRS4, Abinsula, GreenShare, WiData, Wind Tre, TIM, ARTES 4.0, and Cyber 4.0 Association.