Open innovation

Our approach

Edison promotes an open innovation model and is committed to contributing to a sustainable future, together with actors of Italian innovation ecosystem, notably startups and enterprises.

STARTUPS: growing figures since 2020

Since 2020 we have mapped, met, and experimented with startups. Together, we experiment innovative solutions enabling us to employ the best technologies available for the energy sector, environmental sustainability, and customers.

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Startups mapped

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Startups assessed

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Project kickoffs

An ecosystem as a change driver

We are active in the country’s innovation chain and keep a global mindset to be up to date with the latest developments in innovation. We collaborate with startups, innovative SMEs and big corporations our the energy ecosystem and make innovation a crucial part of our company's mission.


Our partnerships:

CDP Venture Capital

CDP Venture Capital – Fondo Nazionale Innovazione aims to make Venture Capital a strategic pillar to Italy's economic growth and innovation, creating the conditions for a comprehensive and sustainable growth of the Italian Venture Capital ecosystem.

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SMAU supports enterprises and professionals with their innovation needs, promoting networking and professional training as a valuable bridge between enterprises and systems of innovation.

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Le Village

Le Village CA Milano supports startups in their growth and accelerates their innovation processes, thanks to its unique synergies put into place between corporations, startups, and the CA Group.

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VeniSIA is the accelerator of Ca' Foscari University of Venice, focused on startups facing climate change and other environmental challenges.

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The Incubator of Politecnico di Torino supports the creation and development of high-tech innovative start-ups with high growth potential.

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Italian startup studio specialized in the setting up of SaaS focused enterprises with a B2B target.

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PoliHub the is Innovation District & Startup Accelerator of Politecnico di Milano

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People for innovation: we value our employees’ entrepreneurial ideas through E-DEAS

E-DEAS is our program of corporate intrapreneurship dedicated to Edison’s human capital. The program has come to its third edition with the aim of highlighting entrepreneurial ideas through a training path and valuable tools for their development.

Collaboration and investments

We are active as a corporate venture capital to invest in future and build solutions to today’s challenges.

In March 2022 we invested in Condeo, a startup providing management solutions to condo administrators, flat owners, and providers.

In July 2022 we became members of CDP Energy Tech equity fund.


Innovating with startups: our ongoing collaborations


Condeo is a cloud platform simplifying communications and management of daily routine in a condominium.


Vibre develops systems based on neural interfaces for monitoring stress in workers of high-risk work environments.

Edison Digital Academy

The Edison Digital Academy (EDA) was developed and launched in 2020 with the collaboration of Talent Garden.

The academy is an accredited training school with the mission of permanent training on skills for digital transformation.

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How we innovate

How we innovate