For the past two years, Italian ICMIF member UnipolSai has been a partner of Plug and Play – a start-up accelerator and innovation platform based in Silicon Valley. Plug and Play has announced that it has reinforced its partnership with UnipolSai which will allow the Italian insurer to spread an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset across many of the business lines of the company. This follows the successful experience of the past two years and the continuous growth of UnipolSai’s Open Innovation journey. Now, UnipolSai will become an Anchor Partner of Plug and Play, aimed at defining and developing new business opportunities, through innovative initiatives and projects within the start-up world.
The new partnership offers UnipolSai the opportunity to get in touch and create synergies with a wide network of global technology companies, promoting the digitisation of processes and resulting in tangible projects with the most relevant start-ups. Start-ups that are part of Plug and Play’s network also benefit from the partnership, allowing them to grow and develop alongside a partner, such as UnipolSai.
“The new partnership will further support the ongoing process of spreading an innovative vision and digital culture within the Unipol Group. It aims at incrementing new synergies with a wide network of companies, start-ups and relevant players at the global level. We will take part in a cross-vertical program to address industry-wide pain points and identify best practices and ideas,” said Renzo Giovanni Avesani, Chief Innovation Officer at Unipol Group.
“Unipol will obtain an active and leading involvement in the course of events and workshops organised by Plug and Play, in the presence of the most important stakeholders within the insurance sector and the most interesting and innovative start-ups at the global level,” said Dr Xenia Poppe, Director Insurtech Munich & Head of Programs Insurtech (Global), Plug and Play.