The collaboration between VEGEA and Intesa Sanpaolo Group started in January 2017, through the participation to events and workshops on innovation and circular economy, in Italy and abroad.


Vegea attended many conferences on the role of companies in supporting innovation and the role of the banks in supporting and accelerating the companies’ growth.


Intesa Sanpaolo Group created an “Innovation Center” in Torino, that is fully dedicated to innovation and is supported by a team of specialists in the field of innovation designing, development and deployment. The center is an “Innovation Observatory” researching and analyzing the Italian and Intenational market’s most innovative solutions and supporting them with dedicated programmes. With such initiatives, The Innovation Center is contributing to build a strong network between companies, incubators, Research Centers, Universities and local entities, thus facilitating the intersection between supply and demand.


Intesa Sanpaolo is the leader in Italy in all business areas (retail, corporate, and wealth management). The Group offers its services to 12.3 million customers through a network of approximately 4,700 branches well distributed throughout the country with market shares no lower than 12% in most Italian regions.

Intesa Sanpaolo has a selected presence in Central Eastern Europe and Middle Eastern and North African areas with approximately 1,100 branches and 7.6 million customers belonging to the Group’s subsidiaries operating in commercial banking in 12 countries.

Moreover, an international network of specialists in support of corporate customers spreads across 25 countries, in particular in the Middle East and North Africa and in those areas where Italian companies are most active, such as the United States, Brazil, Russia, India and China.