Scouting Days Agire

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Agire Foundation launches a new matching platform and makes it available to SMEs, startups and investors in the Ticino and Italian Grisons, creating structured formats and exploiting its network of services and international contacts in the field of innovation.

By doing so, Agire wants to encourage and stimulate the matching between these different actors, to achieve a specific common goal, which will be identified from time to time.

To give a communicative strength to this new service, it was decided to choose a name that encompasses the key concept in a single and meaningfully word, namely the “search for something” or, better, “scouting”.

The «Scouting Days Agire», or events dedicated to the “search for something”, contain various specific themes such as: the search for innovative ideas, inventors, the search for funding and, in the future, why not, others topics such as finding project partners, mentors, and so on.
This is a new piece devised by the Agire Foundation to foster innovation in Ticino.



The aim is above all to spread and stimulate the culture of innovation, under the principle of open innovation, supporting the identified categories, increasing contacts with the local economic fabric and implementing synergies within the Regional Innovation System.


The Scouting Days platform consists of several instruments and events, which have different formats and targets. The individual events will be periodically repeatable and modifiable according to the specific needs of the partner who requests them.

With the Scouting Days, Agire in its role as coordinator of the Regional Innovation System, makes its network of contacts, its know-how and its resources available to the various economic actors to generate added value and multiply the impact and effectiveness of the action on a specific target.

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Intended for local SMEs: In this context, Agire makes its network of contacts and its know-how available to SMEs that intend to launch specific “CALL for innovation” to inventors, researchers or startups, to the development of innovation within one’s own company (products, processes or business models).


The service is available to any company based in Ticino that acknowledges the spirit and the principles of the initiatives.

You will benefit from the support and experience from Agire for the organization of a call for innovation.

The Agire team will make available resources and infrastructures to be defined bilaterally, case by case.

Fondazione Agire will give strength to your call thanks to active promotion through its communication channels.

Your initiative will benefit from greater recognition thanks to the patronage of the Canton’s Innovation Agency.

You will come into direct contact with the network of the Regional Innovation System.

We empower innovation together.

Do you want to start new innovative projects in your company?

Launch an idea contest or a call for innovation with Agire support!

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Intended for local investors and startups: Agire intends to create, and grow over time, a network of Ticino investors to be put it in contact with indigenous startups looking for investments.

This project aims also at the approach of “new subjects”, in particular the Family Offices, towards investments in this specific segment of startups, which is constantly growing in our Canton.

In this context, we organize, by invitation, special events where Ticino investors meet local startups, and vice versa, to find possible investments. The meetings are open to startups from all sectors, carefully selected and invited by the Agire Foundation in collaboration with other players in the ecosystem.


Free and periodic meetings organized by Fondazione Agire.

Agire carefully selects startup profiles to better meet the needs of investors.

Agire takes care of the best possible match between startups and investors.

Investors come into contact with the Ticino startup ecosystem.

Startups have the opportunity to meet indigenous investors and establish profitable relationships.

The creation of a strong network between actors operating and coming from the same geographical region.

We build business together.

Are you a startup looking for funding?

Do you have capital to invest and are you interested in the innovation sector?

Get in touch with us, we will help you to find what you need.

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