About us

Almacube is the incubator and innovative hub of the University of Bologna and Confindustria Emilia Area Centro. We aim to foster the economic growth of the region through innovation and by the creation of new businesses. Furthermore, AlmaCube focusses on successful collaborations with established companies, and on facilitating the education of new generations towards a more entrepreneurial approach.

Established in 1999, Almacube is a non-profit Ltd and is an incubator certified by the Ministry of Economic Development. Since 2017 it has been renovated in its structure. Its activities are divided into: support for research spin-offs, support for startups and support for mature companies through open innovation and venture clienting services.

Almacube partners

University of Bologna

The University is represented, in 5 different sites (Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini), by a community of over 100.000 people, made up by students, professors and researchers and technical administrative personnel. With over 11.000 research products every year, the University of Bologna is the number one University in Europe in attracting international students. Its network and collaborations include leading companies both in Europe as well as worldwide, with which it collaborates. According to a recent study conducted by Adecco (2017), Bologna hosts the highest number of talents in Italy (26th on a worldwide scale).

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Confindustria Emilia Area Centro

It is the association that gathers more than 3000 small, medium and big leading companies, situated in Bologna, Modena and Ferrara. Confindustria Emilia Area Centro is the most important business network in the region, and it supports the entrance of new startups and spin-offs in the market.

Intesa Sanpaolo

As the absolute leader in Italy (11.5 millions of clients) and amongst the most important banks in Europe (7.5 millions of foreign clients). Intesa Sanpaolo is known for its significant support in developing innovations and creating new businesses.

Our approach

International - Innovation and the innovative impression of have no borders, because we constantly believe in the conditions so that the Almacube community can stimulate international.

Multidisciplinary - innovative companies arise from the union of heterogeneous skills and experiences, which is why we support future innovators in the development of transversal skills.


Pragmatic - Almacube is a lean and fast structure, which aims to accelerate the development of entrepreneurship, simplifying processes and making them efficient and concrete.

"Success is not final,

failure is not fatal,

it is the courage to continue that counts."

-W. Churchill-