The four startups to have passed the acceleration phase will compete on travel and innovation

51 startups have taken up the Train Digital Tourism Experience challenge, to inspire train travel through digital engagement. As announced on 30 June at the headquarters of the FS Innovation Hub in Naples, the four winning startups/SMEs advancing to the FS Italiane Group’s acceleration pathway up for grabs through the Trenitalia challenge:

  • Yookye, an Italian startup launched in 2018, offering a platform for finding tailor-made travel proposals, created by local experts based on the needs and aspirations of users;
  • Qiibee, from Switzerland and established in 2012, providing secure infrastructure based on the blockchain;
  • VirtuItaly, from Italy and born in 2015, showing cultural experiences through digital technologies, both in physical environments and on the cloud;
  • Deduce Data Solutions, from Spain, offering machine and learning services along with inspirational virtual bots from the world of social media networks on the theme of travel.

An important phase thus begins for these four startups that will be involved – together with Trenitalia – in the intense acceleration programme, overseen by Campania News Steel, as the certified incubator at the Innovation Hub FS in Naples.

The acceleration pathways are part of the Open Innovation activities which FS Italiane promotes in order to create co-innovation, in looking externally so as to continuously innovate and thus keep the various businesses of the Group companies competitive and avant-garde.