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About us

Next Age is the first acceleration program in Europe that specifically investing in Silver Economy startups, created at the initiative of CDP Venture Capital and AC75 Startup Accelerator Spa.

The program is managed by AC75SA together with the international venture capital firm SOSV.

AC75SA develops acceleration programs for startups, vertically focused on industrial sectors of national strategic interest. Activities include the involvement of proven international accelerators, corporates willing to engage in open-innovation activities, and research centers specializing in fields related to the startups targeted for acceleration.

Our partners

Next Age is an initiative of

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CDP Venture Capital Sgr

Next Age is an initiative of CDP Venture Capital Sgr, the National Innovation Fund, which uses direct and indirect investments to promote the development of all players in the innovation chain. CDP VC enables companies, investors and start-ups to foster new opportunities for growth and development. CDP VC supports the creation of Programmes of Acceleration and Technology Transfer Hubs across the region, in the form of co-investment, for overall market growth.

Accelerator and co-investor

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AC75 Startup Accelerator

The startup accelerator based in the Marche region, which scouts, selects and invests in innovation-based and high-growth potential startups. AC75 SA supports them through capital investments and tailored acceleration programs involving young talents, developing, together with them, the next generation of managers and companies.


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Fondazione Cariverona

The Foundation involved in setting up, supporting and promoting projects of social utility and in the economic development of the geographical areas in which it is active.
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Fondazione Marche

The Foundation, totally private, nonprofit operating exclusively in the interest of the territory of the Marche Region, with purposes and initiatives to support and promote research and technological and scientific innovation and related cultural activity and technical, professional, scientific and managerial training in the interest of the development of the Territory.

Main Partner

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Intesa Sanpaolo

One of the top banking groups in Europe, with a significant ESG commitment, a world-class position in Social Impact and strong focus on climate. Intesa Sanpaolo is the leader in Italy in all business areas (retail, corporate, and wealth management) and has a strategic international presence.
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Global leader in the retail hearing care market, makes it possible to rediscover all the emotions of sound. All Amplifon’s approximately 19,400 employees and associates around the world are committed every day to understanding the unique needs of each customer, offering exclusive, innovative and highly personalized products and services to ensure everyone gets the best solution and an extraordinary experience.

Scientific Partners

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UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing

World-leading organisation supported by an initial investment from UK Government and Newcastle University – to help co-develop and bring to market products and services which create a world in which we all live better, for longer. NICA enables businesses to harness the opportunities related to the longevity economy through human experience, ethics, data, collaboration, emerging technologies & innovative business models.

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Università Politecnica delle Marche

University with a predominantly technical-scientific vocation that has scientific research and teaching as its primary objectives. UNIVPM firmly believes that teaching activity is indivisible from research activity so that teaching is able to promote scientific knowledge and the development of human capital. It also pursues a policy of linking with the relevant territory by contributing to the social, cultural and economic development of society through technology development and knowledge transfer activities.


Istituto Nazionale di Riposo e Cura Anziani, is the only Scientifically Oriented Research Institute at the national level that is characterized by its geriatric vocation and its peculiar multi-regional territorial dimension.
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Venture Capital firm that offers multi-stage investments, starting with pre-seed startup development programs designed for founders with breakthrough technologies. As of January 2023, SOSV had more than 1,200 portfolio companies and $1.5 billion in assets under management.

Operative Partner

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Silver Economy Network

The first Italian network devoted to companies that develop innovative solutions and services for the Silver Economy supply chain, created with the aim of fostering the development of alliances and joint projects among companies, and promoting the supply chain nationally and internationally. The Promoter Committee of the Silver Economy Network is committed to enhancing and bringing out the supply chain of excellence in the Italian Silver Economy, a constantly evolving market based on very heterogeneous needs.

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