Starting from 2015, Management Innovation, in its continuous activity of scouting for innovative technologies, also began to pursue objectives of entry into the capital by acquiring minority interests in the companies it was to set up. Following the capital increase carried out at the end of 2017, this shareholding acquisition activity was strongly accelerated and, through the work of the Investment Committee, it developed in a harmonious manner on various fronts.
Below are the Management Innovation shareholdings with the relative shareholdings and the prospects for each of them.
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Founding partner in March 2015; the company acquired an exclusive patent from Harvard University and aims to industrialize the manufacturing process of organic flow batteries. Emilio Sassone Corsi was a member of the Board for the first three years. He left the board in August 2017. From March 2018 MAIN plans to sell its 4.94% stake in the company because it is not a strategic investment. The company is based in Trento.
Founding member in September 2016. Spin-off company of the University of Milan Bicocca. It has had two capital increases until, in July 2018, it reached a valuation of over 11M€. MAIN, through shareholders’ agreements, expresses the Managing Director (Emilio Sassone Corsi) and owns 5% of the company up to a valuation of 10M€. Today, therefore, MAIN has a slightly lower share of 4.44%. The company has acquired an important industrial development project in the Province of Trento and is now going on the market with its first products. In July 2018 it acquired the entire patent family from Milano Bicocca for a value of 1M€. The company is based in Rovereto (TN) and has research laboratories within the University of Milan Bicocca.
Company founded in 2016 in Prato; Management Innovation acquired 6.25% of the company in May 2018 and, together with other members of the Investment Committee, the share now reaches 15%. Bleb is in the world of the IOT with extremely innovative and patented products that allow a very rapid prototyping of automation systems. The Board of Directors of the company includes Lucio Sassone Corsi and Ivano Greco, members of the MAIN.
Company refounded in July 2018 by a previous existing company (named Crypt-Alarm). It is hosted at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and takes its cue from some algorithms, patented, invented by Proff. Luigi Accardi and Massimo Regoli, mathematicians and university professors. With the entry of Management Innovation and some members of the Investment Committee, who have acquired a total of 20%, the company is now managed by a Board of Directors in which Prof. Accardi is the President, Emilio Sassone Corsi the CEO, and there are three Directors: Massimo Regoli, Lucio Sassone Corsi and Paolo Treppiccione, who has invested in the company through the company Ecubit Srl.
Company founded in February 2019 by Management Innovation (90%) and Mattia Barbarossa (10%), a very young aerospace technology scholar, already winner of numerous awards including one from the Indian Space Agency and one from the European Space Agency. The company was established in Naples but already has important relationships with companies and space agencies around the world. Mattia Barbarossa is the CEO and CTO of the company, Emilio Sassone Corsi is its President and Franco Limatola is a member of the Board.
Established in Geneva in April 2019 by Domenico Campi (former CERN manager and member of the MAIN Investment Committee), Gianfranco Bonzanigo, Edgardo Campane and Management Innovation (which has a 20% stake), MAIN International aims to internationalize MAIN’s activities and to connect with Swiss research institutes.
Founded in Milan on September 25, 2019, is a spin-off of the University of Milan Bicocca linked to the geotechnical research of Prof. Riccardo Castellanza, appointed President of the company. Among the partners are the company Sireg Geotech, already engaged for many years in the geotechnical sector, Ing. Andrea Pettinaroli, Proff. Giovanni Crosta and Claudio Di Prisco. MAIN, together with a club deal, holds 20% of the company and Dr. Bruno Perra, a member of the MAIN Investment Committee, has been appointed Managing Director of the company.
It is a spin-off of the University of Milan Bicocca, established in 2014, which, through the entry in the Management Innovation capital and the club deal linked to the Investment Committee, is relaunching the company by placing it at the center of innovation in the very important sector of bioplastics and biocomponents. The founding members are Proff. Danilo Porro, Paola Branduardi and Adele Sassella. Dr. Emilio Sassone Corsi has been appointed CEO of the company.
Energain Srl has developed a truly unique and complete integrated system for the production and storage of clean and sustainable energy for homes and condominiums. The many antennas on the territory that Management Innovation has made us meet this magnificent Italian reality. Management Innovation entered the company’s capital together with the Club Deal made up of the members of the Investment Committee.
Born from an idea of a very young startupper, Arianna, just sixteen years old, Gaia helps teenagers choose how to dress on various occasions. In a short time, this simple idea, realized through Artificial Intelligence algorithms, has had enormous interest from very young people and from companies that propose fashion items. Management Innovation, together with a Club Deal of members of the Investment Committee, acquired in November 2020 13.8% of the company in a first phase of a crowdfunding operation that will bring it to a post-money value of 2M€ and appointed a member of the Board of Directors in the figure of Dr. Octavio Santalucia, member of the MAIN Investment Committee.
ICT company founded in 1994 in Villorba (TV). Over the years it has specialised in the creation of products and projects for document management, acquiring important references in this sector. The ADS-Doc suite, designed and developed by AD System, offers a set of functionalities, able to facilitate and accelerate the dematerialization of business processes. Management Innovation became a 5% shareholder in November 2020. Dr. Michele Cortese, a member of the MAIN Investment Committee, has been appointed as a member of AD System’s Board of Directors.
The Company was set up in December 2020 following a grant from EIT Digital to develop innovative social distancing systems for working environments. The company includes ThinkInside Srl, which developed the software, Management Innovation, with a 15% stake, Telefonica SA, a Spanish multinational in the TLC sector, and EIT Digital itself. Management Innovation has appointed Dr. Angelo Giuliana as a member of the Company’s board of directors.
The Company was set up after receiving funding from EIT Digital to develop a project for the preventive diagnosis of respiratory diseases based on processing of lung scans using AI technologies. The company includes Blue Tensor Srl, a Trento-based company that developed the software, Management Innovation, with a 15% stake, Prof. Libertario Demi and Paolo Giorgini of the University of Trento, and EIT Digital itself. Management Innovation has appointed Dr. Emilio Sassone Corsi as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Company founded after a grant from EIT Digital to develop an emergency satellite tracking system for boats. In addition to the EIT Digital funding, the company received a major order for the production of several hundred systems to be installed on the rescue boats of a helicopter fleet. Michele Cortese, a member of the MAIN Investment Committee, has been appointed to the board of Geniel Srl.