Contamination Up’s objective is to follow the startups born inside University of Cagliari’s Contamination Lab Unica on the market, providing them with mentorship and customized tutoring based on the specific needs of each single working group, in order to let them access public and/or private funding, if appropriate.

A startup needs strong economic and financial support as well as consulting and, above all, it needs experts who can get the project into the market. Unlike accelerators and business incubators, which provide startups with co-working spaces, this project will provide them assistance and consulting for:

  • entrepreneurship education;
  • drafting of a solid business plan;
  • market test;
  • identification of the proper form of financing;
  • networking;
  • marketing&communication.

The project is funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research on the basis of the art. 11 “Further actions” of the Ministerial Decree Jun. 8, 2015, n.335 for the implementation of the “Project for the enhancement of research results and support of innovative businesses in their access to market and investors.

The project is addressed to the startups born inside the Contamination Lab UniCa, or promoted by those subjects who successfully concluded said course, whose desire is to grow in the market and/or are looking for capital for their own growth.
Requests to participate in the first edition may be submitted, or will be excluded, by Sep. 5, 2016 via Certified E-mail (PEC) at:, with subject: “Progetto ContaminationUP – Cagliari”

Eligible startups:

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Extension of the deadline:

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