Intesa Sanpaolo in partnership with Federico II University for Sustainability

The relationship between Intesa Sanpaolo and Federico II University has been consolidated by expanding to sustainability issues and circular bio-economy models.

A new partnership to foster innovation and sustainability

The Bank's Regional Department of Campania, Calabria and Sicily Regional will offer teaching support as part of the Master's Degree Course in Sustainable Food Systems proposed by the Department of Agriculture of the Neapolitan University, the first Italian course of study that will train the figure of the sustainability manager in companies.
Colleagues will accompany students in the development of case studies, enabling them to enter into the reality and dynamics of business and apply the methodologies learnt in the classroom to address and solve concrete problems, thus developing hard and soft skills to complete their training.
A learning relationship based on experience, an opportunity to reflect, make connections, and gain awareness of the factors and phenomena governing production processes.
The Master's degree course in Sustainable Food Systems will start on 9 October.

The Intesa Sanpaolo and Federico II University partnership

Intesa Sanpaolo has long been a partner of the Federico II University, one of the oldest universities in Italy. The activities developed with the University are numerous and varied, but united by a great attention to the world of research, Innovation, and sustainability.
From this perspective, several initiatives have been implemented over time, including Intesa Sanpaolo's Innovation Hub opened at the university campus in San Giovanni, Teduccio, where work is being carried out to facilitate the meeting of supply and demand for innovation and to encourage financial support for innovative start-ups in southern Italy.
And more:

  • - the scholarships  set up by the bank to encourage student mobility and to enhance the ability of young people to learn for themselves and for the context in which they choose to operate
  • - the Fintech Project work carried out to bring students closer to their professional future by acquiring project management and digital strategy skills
  • - Intesa Sanpaolo's membership of the Centro Nazionale Agritech, a reference pole of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan for innovation and research in the agrifood sector
  • Terra Next, the acceleration programme on Agrifoodtech for start-ups and innovative SMEs operating in the Bioeconomy sector, created in collaboration between the Intesa Sanpaolo Group and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, which sees the Federico II University as a scientific partner alongside corporate partner.

The Bank’s commitment to support Education and generate Innovation

Aware of the importance of disseminating and supporting culture and innovation, Intesa Sanpaolo has been collaborating for years with the main Italian universities and schools, with the aim of supporting young students, enhancing their merit and contributing to their development and support for study. With this collaboration, the Bank intends to make a concrete contribution to the green economy, agrifood areas.