Impact Deal

Fondazione CRT and OGR Torino with Microsoft present the second edition of the European data-driven accelerator program for social and environmental impact enterprises. The program will take place at OGR Torino, within the OGR Tech network and hub for innovation and applied research.

OGR Torino are promoting this initiative as part of the NODES Project – Funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU – and Spoke 2 activities, in which OGR are partners.

In 2022, thanks to specific training, mentorship by domain experts, opportunities for national and international visibility and access to exclusive datasets, the selected companies were able to develop innovative solutions focused on generating positive and measurable impact.

Fundamental in this regard was the contribution of the Data Club – a group of companies and organizations, public and private entities – to which, in addition to TIM, Banca Sella, Snam Foundation and the City of Turin, The Data Appeal Company, BioEnerys and Wind Tre will be added for the 2023 edition.

During the six-month program, Impact Deal works so that projects focused on the application of data science, the growth of entrepreneurial activities with social and environmental purposes in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations (SDGs) can be accelerated.

By facilitating the bringing together of corporations, traditional investors and impact businesses, mentors and data science experts, the program fosters initiatives that combine economic, social and environmental sustainability, enabling the development of specialized professionals through a skills transfer focused on accessing and using data for long-term impact.

The first edition of the program, thanks to the project conceived and developed in collaboration with TOP-IX, ISI Foundation, Ashoka, Impact Hub and The Data Appeal Company (which will contribute directly to the Data Club this year), received 40 applications from impact enterprises from 8 countries and operating in different sectors: Smart Environment, Smart Cities, IoT, Logistic/Supply Chain, Digital Consciousness, Human Resources Services, Open Innovation, AI, Cultural Heritage, Food, Health, Medical Care, Agriculture, Augmented Mobility, Vehicles and Energy solutions.

A total of 12 companies participated in the first phase of 2022, including 7 from Italy and 5 from abroad (from UK, Denmark, Portugal, Switzerland). Among them Alba Robot, The Newsroom, Pinbike, Virtuosis, Wiseair, Open Impact, Aroundrs were selected for phase 2 of the program gaining numerous opportunities for visibility and achieving excellent results both during the course and in the following months.


The Accelerator Programme for initiatives capable of combining economic, social and environmental sustainability is divided into two phases.

The first phase, which lasts about two months, consists of a course that teaches specific skills in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and entrepreneurship. In the second phase, which lasts about three months, companies are “trained” in business acceleration through the development of real projects and data-driven solutions thanks to mentorship and strategic partnerships.

The course includes a Demo Day, where accelerated companies present themselves to an audience of potential investors who have a particular interest in impact investing.

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Stefania Coni


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