Fostering Innovation

Fashioning a sustainable future

In 2015, the production of clothing contributed more greenhouse gases to the environment than all international flights and shipping combined. We discover the Italian denim company working to high green standards and hear about the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s commitment to helping the fashion industry clean up its act


Novathon 2019: keeping up with tech’s rapid change, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

The co-founder of one of the world’s most successful tech companies speaks to us about AI and how the pace of today’s technology is unparalleled.


Italian fashion start-ups target New York

Intesa Sanpaolo has taken four Italian fashion start-ups to New York, a place where style meets tech


Why tech is in fashion

Innovation is making a huge impact on the fashion industry, creating disruptive online retailers and forcing bricks-and-mortar stores to rethink their strategies. Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center is leading the way


Hyperloop: Turning the hype into reality

Bibop Gresta, Co-Founder and Chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT), believes modern, sustainable travel will change the way we live and protect our planet


Opening the new potential of the Gulf

Intesa Sanpaolo’s plans for a global circular economy are coming to life in Dubai, where demand for sustainable buildings and transport offers great opportunities for Italian start-ups


Fanning the flames of tech revolution

Yossi Vardi would never claim to be an innovator, but he makes things happen


Silicon Roundabout meets Silicon Piazza

A major event in London allows Intesa Sanpaolo to mix with tech start-ups in search of investment


How European start-ups can win in China

Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo is helping start-ups to discover the vast opportunities in China by taking them to Hong Kong to meet investors and market players


Harnessing the fintech revolution

A pioneering agreement between an Israeli venture fund and Intesa Sanpaolo is revolutionising fintech funding


Inside the connected car

Frost & Sullivan says the world market for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles will be worth $83 billion by 2025. Israel’s Mobileye epitomises that change, as a trip for Intesa Sanpaolo’s clients found


Italy and Israel reinvent the car

Italy’s long-standing manufacturing expertise combined with Israel’s telematics knowledge make perfect driving partners


Design for life: how planning experience grows business

Head of experience design at Intesa Sanpaolo, Fabio Salierno tells Giulia Rhodes how the bank’s commitment to innovation and design is supporting its growth


Israeli fintech powers innovation

A year on from the launch of Tel Aviv tech hub The Floor, European banks are reaping the rewards.


The trends driving transport innovation

Driverless cars, green fuels and personalised infotainment systems are just some of the developments set to change the ways we get about and the places where we live, as the recent EcoMotion conference in Tel Aviv showed.


Novathon #withPBZ

Fresh ideas are the fuel of the fast-moving world of fintech


Technology takes to The Floor

A project aimed at encouraging fintech start-ups opens in Tel Aviv in June – supported by Intesa Sanpaolo. Andrew Davis hears from Dani Schaumann, the bank’s country adviser, why Israel is at the cutting edge


Innovation marathon: smart thinking in Budapest

Bestselling author and bank futurist Brett King is star guest at an ideas competition in the Hungarian capital, where teams from startups, universities and colleges will compete to develop new banking applications for smart devices. Chris Price hears King’s advice


London Innovation Centre: a new meeting place for the future

How the bank is helping investors and entrepreneurs from around the world develop the most promising businesses of the future.


Innovation, a world without frontiers

Maurizio Montagnese, Head of Intesa Sanpaolo’s Innovation Center, talks about the impact of the new ideas on banking.


The green shoots of a natural economic revolution

The natural bounty of Italy’s land and sea is increasingly being used for innovative means. Giulia Rhodes meets the author of Intesa Sanpaolo’s major new report on Europe’s flourishing bioeconomy.