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We boost tech 

Enhance your solution with Leonardo.

We are looking for innovative startups with talented founders that are able to improve the Leonardo offering for Autonomous Systems and Servitisation.


The call is international and the applying startup must have at least a functioning MVP in the pre-seed or early-stage funding process, and a use case compliant with the Leonardo context and priorities. 


During the acceleration program, the startups will be able to leverage on the strong technical capabilities and know-how of Leonardo people, on the Group assets such as the HPC (High Performance Computing) and Leonardo Labs, and will benefit from partnering with Leonardo following the successful completion of the program.


The Scenario

In this age of complexity, uncertainty, and disruptive technologies, established business models are under threat and are becoming less competitive. Industries such as Aerospace, Defence and Security are likely to be highly exposed to future disruption coming from startups or non-traditional players, who are able to react faster to changing customer needs.


The development and availability of digital technology and new methods of communication are transforming the way companies engage with its ecosystem. With the Business Innovation Factory, Leonardo wants to drive this transformation by accelerating and partnering with startups and founders who are determined to make an impact.

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The Leonardo Business Innovation Factory aims at accelerating market opportunities into new businesses, supporting the startups to grow and scale.


Leonardo is launching a call for ideas in order to select the 10 startups participating in the Acceleration Program powered by LVenture Group.

Leonardo is one of the world’s largest players in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector in which develops multi-domain operational capabilities. 


Leonardo plays a prominent role in major international strategic programmes and it is a trusted technological partner of governments, Defence Agencies, Institutions and enterprises.


Innovation, continuous research, digital manufacturing and sustainability are the cornerstones of Leonardo’s business worldwide.


Make it Integrated.
Make it Exponential.

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The Partner

LVenture Group is a holding company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange, investing in early-stage digital startups. Since 2013, it has managed the startup accelerator, LUISS EnLabs. It powers Leonardo’s Business Innovation Factory, providing ten-years of experience in one of the most relevant venture capital portfolios in Italy and a unique ecosystem of innovators.



5 months starting from May to October 2022

The Location

The Hub of LVenture Group is a fully equipped co-working space in Rome. An edgy location for a unique ecosystem, with a network of Corporates, startups, investors and mentors.


  • €50k for each startup entering the Acceleration Program

  • Access to LDO and LVG Networks

  • Specialised Mentoring and technical support provided by Leonardo experts

For 2-3 selected startups:

  • PoC with Leonardo

  • Up to 500k euro post-program investment per startup


The Roadmap


Call for Solutions

Applications will be open between 24.01.2022 and 14.03.2022



Up to 10 projects will be selected to join the Business Innovation Factory.



5 months of Acceleration Program, starting from May 2022

Teams will receive full support from an international team of professionals and mentors on business and technical verticals.



Innovative Digital solutions able to implement and enhance “Everything-as -a-Service” XaaS paradigm, applicable to the Leonardo business portfolio.

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Innovative products, services & solutions in the Unmanned Systems and Advanced Air Mobility environment.


Tech Frameworks we value:

AI/Machine Learning, Blockchain, IIoT, Cyber, Cloud & Edge, 5G

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