The second edition of SMAU Paris, run in collaboration with the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), took place 22-24 March 2023. On the first day, there was an evening reception at the Italian embassy in Paris, attended by official representatives, selected start-ups, investors and companies involved in the initiative. On the second day, at Station F, A2A had a purpose-designed desk for matching meetings with the start-ups that had applied in response to the Group’s innovation needs. The third and final day was then dedicated to a tour of innovation sites, beginning at Station F with the presentation of the Open Innovation programmes of Total Energies On, EDF and Orange Fab, followed by visits to some innovation hubs, Cap Digital and SAP.io Foundry Paris.
A2A is actively expanding its own innovation ecosystem, also exploiting participation at events of this kind. By developing and implementing projects with cutting-edge start-ups that are having a tangible impact on the equality of people’s lives and the growth of industries, A2A is effectively contributing to fulfilment of the Ecological Transition.