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In order to take part of the Up2stars program, please tell us something about yourself.
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Please fill in the table below with the key financial data of your company, including Last Balance Sheet and 5 Years Business Plan.

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Do you offer a solution that extends the Life of Products?
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Here you can attach any documentation describing your project (business plans, executive summaries, presentations, etc). Please note that we take your data very seriously and we commit to treating it ethically, but we cannot sign an NDA, so don’t share the full recipe of your secret sauce!


Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center S.p.A. (the “Company” or the “Data Controller”) with registered office in Corso Inghilterra 3, 10138 Torino, belonging to the Intesa Sanpaolo International Banking Group, in its capacity as Data Controller processes your personal data (the “Personal Data”) for the purposes indicated in Section 1.


Categories of Personal Data

Included among the Personal Data that the Company processes, by way of example, are biographical data and contact information.

Purpose and legal basis of the processing

The Personal Data that concern you, which you communicated to the Company are processed by the Company as part of its business activity for the following purposes:

a) Providing the services offered by the website Up2Stars

Personal Data that concern you will be processed for:

  1. Registration to the website www.up2stars.com
  2. Submission of applications for the Initiative (pursuant to “Terms and conditions of access and use of the website”);
  3. Execution, management and organization of the “Up2Stars” (pursuant to “Terms and conditions of access and use of the website”).

The Personal Data will be communicated to the Promoters of the Initiative to the purposes stated in nr. 2) and 3).
The submission of your Personal Data needed to provide the services requested is not mandatory, but refusal to provide this Personal Data do not allow the Company to fulfil the relevant requests.

b) Complying with the provisions of national and EU legislation

The processing of your Personal Data, in order to comply with the regulatory provisions is mandatory and your consent is not required.

c) Direct and indirect marketing

The processing of your Personal Data,

  • to perform functional activities for the promotion and sale of products and services of companies of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group using letters, telephone, Internet, SMS, MMS and other communication systems; 
  • to conduct market and customer satisfaction surveys, using letters, telephone, Internet, SMS, MMS and other communication systems;

is optional and your consent is required.

d) Legitimate interest of the Data Controller

The processing of your Personal Data is necessary to pursue any legitimate interests of the Company. In this case, the Company may process your Personal Data only after having informed you and having ascertained that achieving its legitimate interests, or those of third parties, does not override your fundamental rights and freedoms. In these cases, your consent is not required.


To achieve the purposes indicated above, it might be necessary for the Company to communicate your Personal Data to the following categories of recipients:

1) Companies of Intesa Sanpaolo Group, and the subsidiaries.

2) Third parties (e.g.: suppliers, freelancers, partners, advisors, mentors, business and innovation partners, potential investors, public entities, etc.) operating within and outside the European Union.

3) Promoters of Initiative, which act as autonomous “Data Controller”;

4) Authorities (e.g. judicial, administrative etc.) and public information systems established at public administrations.

The companies of Intesa Sanpaolo Group and the third parties your Personal Data may be communicated to, act as: 1) Data Controllers, i.e. subjects which determine the purposes and means of the Personal Data processing; 2) Data Processors, i.e. subjects which process the Personal Data on behalf of the Controller or 3) Joint Data Controllers, which determine, together with the Company, the relevant purposes and means.

The updated list of the subjects identified as Data Controllers, Data Processors or Joint Data Controllers is available sending a specific request to the Company.


Your Personal Data are processed by the Company inside the European Union. If necessary, for technical or operational reasons, the Company reserves the right to transfer your Personal Data to countries outside the European Union or to international organizations, vis-à-vis the “adequacy” decisions of the European Commission or based on the appropriate safeguards, provided by the country to which the Personal Data shall be transferred, or specific derogations provided by Regulation.


Your Personal Data will be processed using manual, electronic and telematic tools and in a way that ensures its security and confidentiality.

The data will be retained only for the time necessary to satisfy the purpose for which it was obtained.


In your capacity as Data subject, you may exercise, at any time towards the Data Controller, the rights provided by the Regulation (right of access, right to rectification, right to erasure, right to restriction of processing, right to data portability, right to object) by sending a specific request in writing to the e-mail address dpo@intesasanpaolo.com or to the certified e-mail address privacy@pec.intesasanpaolo.com; via post to Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center c/o Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., Tutela Aziendale − Privacy, Piazza San Carlo, 156 – 10121 Turin, Italy.

With the same methods, you may withdraw at any time the consent expressed with this Notice.

Notwithstanding your right to appeal to any other administrative or jurisdictional court, should you deem that the processing of your Personal Data takes place in breach of the Regulation and/or the applicable regulations, you may lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority.

I give my consent to the processing of my personal data for direct and indirect marketing purposes, under letter c) of Section 3 of the Notice. *
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The website www.up2stars.com (hereinafter, the “Website”) is owned and managed by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center S.p.A. (hereinafter, “Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center”) also on behalf of Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. (hereinafter “Intesa Sanpaolo”), as part of the initiative “UP2STARS” (hereinafter referred to as “Initiative”). The Initiative is promoted by Intesa Sanpaolo and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center (hereinafter referred to jointly as “Promoters”), for the purpose of researching, selecting and rewarding new companies in the initial start-up phase that are capable of developing innovative solutions (hereinafter referred to individually as “ Innovative Startup” and, jointly, as “Innovative Startups”); the above in accordance with the Initiative regulation made available on the Website.

On the Website, Innovative Startups may submit – according to the procedures indicated in the Initiative regulation – their application to participate in the Initiative.

More specifically:

  • through the Website, the Promoters may advertise the invitation to Innovative Startups to apply for the Initiative (hereinafter, the “Call for Online Application Form”),
  • Innovative Startups who have joined the call, by submitting their applications on the Website, if specifically selected, may participate in the possible acceleration program dedicated to the development of their entrepreneurial skills, which is defined in the Initiative regulation (hereinafter, the “Up2Stars Acceleration Program”).

This document describes the terms and conditions of access and use of the Website (hereinafter, the “T&Cs”).

Use of the Website implies acceptance of the T&Cs; therefore, Innovative Startups undertake to comply with them and, if they don’t agree with the T&Cs, it must refrain from using the Website.


Innovative Startups may access and use the Website to submit their application to the Initiative by filling in the registration form in the relevant section of the Website (“Candidati”); in addition, Innovative Startups who have passed the first selection phase, having been assessed by the Promoters as eligible to access the Up2Stars Acceleration Program, will receive at their e-mail address indicated in the registration form the credentials to use in accordance with the T&Cs.

The Innovative Startups that have registered on the Website are entitled to do the following:

  • modify the information in the registration form at any time,
  • supplement their documentation made available on the Website to support their application.

The above activities are carried out by Innovative Startups:

- by communication to be sent by e-mail to up2stars@intesasanpaolo.com
- through the appropriate form in the website section (“Contact us”), or
- through the Website using the relevant credentials, if Innovative Startups are already in possession thereof.

Therefore, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center grants to the recipients Innovative Startups of the Call for Online Application Form a free, non-exclusive, revocable and limited licence to access and use the Website in accordance with the T&Cs. More specifically, this licence does not allow Innovative Startups to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell or otherwise exploit for commercial purposes the Website, its contents and, in general, the information, including information relating to the Initiative, available on the Website.

Innovative Startups acknowledge that they carried out the activities that take place on the Website and assume the relevant liability; therefore:

- Innovative Startups warrant that they are entitled to hold, use and transmit – for the purposes described in the T&Cs – the information provided by them on the Website and, specifically, that such information does not violate third-party rights (including third-party industrial property rights concerning trademarks, logos and other distinctive signs used or reproduced on the Website);
- Innovative Startups warrant that all information provided, through the Website, to the Promoters and their partners in the Initiative, is true, accurate and complete;
- Innovative Startups undertake to indemnify and hold the Promoters and their partners in the Initiative harmless for any damages suffered as a result of actions brought by third parties for violations of third-party rights, including industrial property rights, in the use of the Website by the Innovative Startups;
- if in possession of the credentials, Innovative Startups undertake to immediately inform Promoters, through the contact details provided on the Website, if they have reason to believe that their credentials have been, or are likely to have been, used in an unauthorised manner.

Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center will also do its best to guarantee the availability of the Website in a continuous and uninterrupted manner, it being understood in any case that access to the Website may be suspended or limited by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center to allow its repair or maintenance or the introduction of new services, as well as for any other justified reason.  Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center may also terminate the availability of the Website by giving at least fifteen days’ notice or, in case of a justified reason, without notice.


Through the Website, Innovative Startups apply for free participation in the Initiative, in accordance with the Initiative regulation, advertised on the Website.

The participation of Innovative Startups do not involve:

  • Promoters assuming an obligation as to the achievement, by the aforementioned Innovative Startups, of any results in terms of effective growth of their entrepreneurial skills;
  • Promoters assuming an obligation that the latter, the other companies of the Intesa Sanpaolo group and third parties (including any investors and partners taking part in the Initiative) make investments and grant financing to Innovative Startups;
  • Promoters carrying out any assessment (including that relating to feasibility, possibility of success and creditworthiness) of Innovative Startups and their projects.


Innovative Startups may use the Website only to submit their applications to the Initiative and, if registered, to carry out the further activities provided for in the T&Cs; therefore, they must not use the Website for different activities and, in general, for any activity that causes or may cause damage or alterations to the Website or that results in any violation of the rights of the Promoters or third parties.

It is expressly forbidden for Innovative Startups to use any part or section of the Website and its contents for direct or indirect commercial or advertising activities of any kind, unless expressly authorised in writing by the Promoters.

Under no circumstances shall the Promoters be liable for any losses, claims or damages of any kind connected with a use of the Website that does not comply with the T&Cs.


To the extent permitted by law, the Promoters are not liable to Innovative Startups for damages of any kind arising out of, or in any way connected with, the use of the Website and its contents, or the delay or inability to use the Website and its contents.


The data, contents and, in general, the information available on the Website are protected by the rules on industrial and intellectual property; more specifically: the trademarks, names, domains, company names, firm names and signs on the Website are the property of their respective owners and protected by the applicable legislation in force.

Therefore, the information identified above may not be copied and/or reproduced by Innovative Startups in any form, in whole or in part, without the prior authorisation of the respective owners.

Without prejudice to the above, the data, materials, information and content (including, where appropriate, business ideas and projects, the business plan, the Pitch/company presentation) uploaded by Innovative Startups on the Website are owned by the same, it being understood that  the Promoters and their partners in the Initiative may use them for the implementation, management and organisation of the Initiative itself and, where appropriate, to promote their products or services, or to report the existence of third parties whose commercial offer is considered of possible interest for the Innovative Startups.


The Website may contain links to third-party websites.

The Promoters do not assume any liability for the contents, availability, operation and fulfilment of any third-party website, which may be linked to the Website, or from which the Website may be accessed.


Unless otherwise stated in other parts of the T&Cs, the data, materials, information and contents communicated or made available by the Promoters, their partners, and by the Innovative Startups, in any form or medium, in the implementation of the Initiative and, in general, in the performance of the T&Cs, are confidential information (hereinafter, “Confidential Information”); therefore, the Confidential Information may be used exclusively for the performance of the activities provided for under the Initiative and, in general, under the T&Cs, taking all necessary measures to maintain the strictest confidentiality in relation to them. 

More specifically, Promoters and the Innovative Startups, concerning the Confidential Information received from the other party, shall:

  • not disseminate, use or exploit them outside or in addition to the purposes permitted herein;
  • limit the access thereto to directors, employees and consultants, both their own and those of the companies of the group to which they belong, who must have knowledge thereof for the purposes of the activities they carry out, and only to the extent that access is strictly necessary for the performance of their duties in relation to the performance of the activities provided for in the Initiative and in the T&Cs; the abovementioned persons shall be made aware, individually and in advance, of the obligations of confidentiality provided for in the T&Cs and their compliance therewith shall be monitored; without prejudice to the above, the Promoters may in any case disclose the abovementioned Confidential Information also to the other companies of the Intesa Sanpaolo group that may use it for purposes related to their business activity;
  • store them in such a way and by such means as to avoid any possible knowledge by unauthorised third parties, even accidental;
  • upon the other party’s choice, return them to the latter or destroy or erase them promptly and irreversibly (including their copies, complete or partial, in their possession), refraining from any further use, when their use is no longer necessary for the permitted purposes.

The Promoters and the Innovative Startups warrant to be entitled to hold, use and transmit, for the purposes described herein, the Confidential Information that will be communicated, assuming all exclusive responsibility and indemnifying and holding harmless the other party in case of disputes and claims by third parties in this regard (including those related to the infringement of third-party rights).

The obligations herein shall not apply to Confidential Information that:

- are or become public knowledge in cases other than the breach of the T&Cs;
- have been legitimately acquired by third parties without breaching the T&Cs; 
- are legitimately and independently developed by the Promoters or by the Innovative Startups without using or exploiting, even partially, the Confidential Information of the other party.

In the event that the Promoters and the Innovative Startups are required, by virtue of an order of an authority with the necessary powers, to disclose Confidential Information to third parties, to the extent permitted by law, they shall inform the other party of the order as soon as possible, so as to enable it to take any action to protect its rights.

The confidentiality obligations set forth above will remain effective until and to the extent that each Confidential Information becomes public knowledge for reasons other than breach of the T&Cs.


The processing of personal data will be carried out by Promoters in compliance with the provisions laid down in the legislation on the protection of personal data, specifically in relation to the adoption of security measures.

For detailed information on the processing of personal data, please see the “Privacy Policy- Cookie Policy” document available on the main page of the Website.

The Website uses cookies (files sent by the Website server to the browser); for further information on this subject, please see the “Privacy Policy- Cookie Policy” document available on the main page of the Website.


The customer service, which can be contacted through the form provided in the section of the site (“Contact us”), provides general information to Innovative Startups on the Website browsing and assistance in case of problems in accessing the reserved area.


The T&Cs may be amended or supplemented at any time, either permanently or temporarily, by posting the updated version thereof on the Website.


The T&Cs, the disputes and claims arising from the use of the Website or its contents are governed by Italian law.  The Court of Turin has exclusive jurisdiction.


Pursuant to Articles 12 and 13 of Legislative Decree No. 70/2003, the T&Cs prevail over the provisions relating to information on the execution of contracts and those relating to the forwarding of orders provided for in the aforementioned decree, if applicable. Therefore, by using the Website, Innovative Startups agree to waive the abovementioned provisions.