#USI25 - USI Startup Centre Open Doors


USI Startup Centre

Date: 13 October 2021 / 17:00 - 21:00

USI Startup Centre - Campus est Settore C Piano 2

The USI Startup Centre Open Doors will be held on Wednesday, 13 October 2021, from 5 pm. The event, organised by USI Startup Centre, is part of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Università della Svizzera Italiana and aims to strengthen ties with the territory and foster pride within the USI community.

For the event, the new spaces of the Startup Centre at Lugano East Campus will host a series of stands for a chance to discover and interact with incubated and pre-incubated startups. Additional space will also be given to the various actors of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the Centre's partners. Furthermore, USI Startup Centre services and technology transfer opportunities will be presented.

All friends of the Centre (coaches, investors, institutions, companies, trade associations, etc.), the USI community (students, researchers, professors, etc.) and journalists, and those interested in the entrepreneurial world are welcome to attend the event.

The Apéro area will also offer participants the opportunity to meet and network.

The Open Doors is an excellent opportunity to spread the word about the USI Startup Centre, promote the startups and create a network of valuable contacts.

You can register here: https://www.startup.usi.ch/en/form-open-doors-participants. In compliance with the current rules, only participants with a valid Covid Pass will be admitted.

Event programme

17.00 Doors open

18.00 - 18.15 Welcome speeches

  • Boas Erez, Rector of Università della Svizzera italiana
  • Christian Vitta, State Councillor and Director of the Department of Finance and Economic Affairs of the Canton of Ticino

18.15 - 19.00 Visit of exhibition stands and networking

19.00 – 19.30 Startup pitch battle

19.30 - 21.00 Visit of exhibition stands and networking


For further information and questions, please write to [email protected] or call 058 666 42 30.


USI Startup Centre, established in 2004 as "Centro Promozione Start-up" (CP Start-up), supports early-stage entrepreneurs to realise their ideas, foster entrepreneurship, and contribute to the overall economic and social growth in the region.

Ideally positioned amongst higher education establishments, academic research institutes, and the economic context in Ticino, USI Startup Centre represents the gateway to an energetic community of researchers, students, entrepreneurs, business coaches, investors, experts, and the like to help startups succeed in this dynamic environment. USI Startup Centre constantly anticipates and adapts to the changing situations, providing start-uppers with precisely the support they need at each step of their growth path.