Innovation District

IBE - Intermobility and Bus Expo and INTERMOBILITY future ways, with a view to growing innovative projects, consolidates its nature as a hub by confirming the Start-Up&Scale-Up area, with the aim of creating new business opportunities and fostering dialogue between the business world and young entrepreneurs.

The initiative, inscribed in a larger project that includes the Innovation District, is organized by Italian Exhibition Group, with the support of SUSDEF (Sustainable Shared Mobility Forum), Rimini Technopole, EIT Urban Mobility and ANGI - National Association of Young Innovators as Main Partner.



  • To offer new entrepreneurial realities wide national and international visibility where to create exchanges and share ideas: the perfect environment where tradition and innovation meet;
  • To create meeting opportunities between the companies and buyers attending the event and the Startups that by attitude can foster product and/or service innovation;
  • To give voice to the best innovators by collecting their testimonies and promote in terms of development, culture and skills the major issues of energy transition.



Start-Ups, Scale-ups and innovative Italian and international SMEs, with the following minimum requirements, can apply to participate at the initiative:​

  • technological lines of development consistent with the theme of the event IBE and Intermobility Future Ways:
  1. Smart Mobility
  2. Sharing Mobility
  3. Cloud
  4. Artificial Intelligence
  5. Industrial software
  6. Smart Energy
  7. Smart Payment
  8. Automotive Industrial
  9. IOT
  10. Cyber Security
  11. Circular Economy& ESG
  12. Wearable
  • be active in the B2B market and have a website and/or promotional materials in English.


Applications received having the requirements set out in the previous section will be evaluated by an evaluation committee, assigning a score for each of the following elements (the percentage weight of each criterion is indicated in brackets):

  • innovative content of the product or service (from 1 to 10) - (30%);
  • collaborations and partnerships - (20%);
  • product or service already industrialized and ready for market - (30%)
  • consistency with the exhibition sectors of the IBE event - (20%);

Subject to meeting the above requirements, only the first 20 start-ups that are found to have obtained the highest score due to the evaluation carried out according to the criteria indicated in this expression of interest will be subject to selection.


Members jury evaluation and selection start-up, Start-up Award and Innovation Award. Applications received having the requirements mentioned in the call text, will be evaluated by an evaluation committee consisting of IEG, Angi, SUSDEF, Rimini Technopole and selected members of the Intermobility Community and the network of partners of the initiative.



The initiative allows selected Start-ups and Scale-ups to participate at the event with a special dedicated package that includes a desk and all the services listed below at the cost of the registration fee € 600. This excludes living expenses (travel, accommodation, transport...) which remain at the expense of the participants.

The Start-up Area is located in the Lorenzo Cagnoni’s Dome, the iconic area located in the middle of the Rimini exhibition center that will host INTERMOBILITY future ways - The Forum of Shared Sustainable Mobility, a three-day conference and meeting for all professionals and administrators who are working at a strategic and organizational level in the collective transport of people and sustainable mobility: a perfect attention for start-ups and innovative SMEs.

The services offered are:

  • Participation in both physical and digital event
  • Entry in the event catalogue
  • Visibility on a dedicated web page on the IBE website
  • Desk in startup area complete with stool and graphics
  • Access to Business Meeting platform to book one-on-one meetings
  • 1 complimentary outdoor parking pass
  • 4 booth staff accreditations
  • 50 complimentary invitation tickets
  • Access info point for reception and to provide guidance on startups in the area
  • National and international media coverage and promotion services



Start-ups that meet the requirements indicated in the previous points may send their expression of interest, no later than the deadline below, by filling out and sending the appropriate CANDIDACY FORM, providing consent to the processing of the data contained in the expression of interest.  




One's expression of interest must be sent no later than the deadline of 12 noon on Monday September 30th 2024 according to the procedure described above.

Italian Exhibition Group, having carried out the formal checks on the applications and acquired the qualitative assessments of the evaluation committee, will proceed to select - in agreement with ANGI, Susdef and TECNOPOLO RIMINI - the start-ups that will have free access to the area.

Following the carrying out of the selection procedure, all subjects who have submitted an application will receive, by October 18th  2024, a communication - to the e-mail address indicated when submitting the expression of interest - about whether or not they have been selected for the initiative in question.

The selected subjects, within 2 days from the receipt of the aforementioned e-mail, will have to communicate to Italian Exhibition Group their definitive adhesion or their renunciation.

In case of definitive participation, they will have to send the application form and form with the start-up's disclosure information.

In case of renouncement of one or more of the subjects among those selected, Italian Exhibition Group, again in agreement with ANGI and TECNOPOLO RIMINI, may proceed to select the additional subjects found to be eligible according to the ranking list formed.


For information:

Sara Morrica