Open innovation

Open Innovation with Plug and Play

Plug and Play is the world’s largest innovation ecosystem, connecting major corporations, world-class startups, and investors. Plug and Play counts on 30 international hubs, 1450 accelerated startups every year, 400+ corporate partners, and 250 early-stage investments just in 2019. Some of our most successful investments include Dropbox, Paypal, N26, SoundHound, and Lending Club, among others.
Plug and Play Italy opened in April 2019 in Milan, with an initial focus on Food (with Esselunga, Lavazza and Tetra Pak as founding Partners). Since 2020, it is running two additional verticals in Fintech (Nexi, Ubi Banca, UniCredit) and Sustainability (A2A and Buzzi Unicem).

Together with Nexi, Plug and Play is supporting the Open Nexi project by selecting the best fintech startups worldwide.