Expo Live is a financing programme promoted by the Organisational Committee for Expo 2020 and centred around the themes of the Expo (“Connecting minds, creating the future” and sub-themes Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability), with the intention of allocating 100 million dollars to innovative projects which have a significant impact on collective wellbeing.
Small-scale entrepreneurs, universities, research institutes, non-profit foundations, governmental and non-governmental organisations, startup accelerator programmes and public or private companies have been able to apply for the programme since 1st September 2017. Italian SMEs interested in the programme should register via the relevant portal dedicated to tenders and projects: https://esource.expo2020dubai.ae. (For detailed information visit the link: http://www.expo2020dubai.ae/en/expo-live/innovation#howToApply).
The total financing available per project depends on several factors: the maturity and scalability of the innovation, the reach of its impact in areas concerning the sub-themes and at a local level, and its capacity for implementation and growth. In addition to providing financial support, the programme will also offer opportunities for networking and creating new partnerships while considerably increasing international visibility.