Naples, Italy, 5 October 2023 – Intesa Sanpaolo and Talent Garden are opening an innovation hub in Naples to create a structure dedicated to cutting-edge technology in the South, leveraging local skills and supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Southern Italy. An innovative environment that blends the dynamism and energy of Naples with the Bank's strong digital drive and Talent Garden's international expertise. The inauguration ceremony was held this morning, attended by the Mayor of Naples Gaetano Manfredi and Valeria Fascione, Councillor in charge of Research, Innovation and Startups of the Campania Region.

The project calls for the opening – already underway – of the first technology hub in the South, and the third after those of Turin and Milan, with hiring and retraining to offer opportunities for professional growth to young people from the South with hi-tech profiles. The hub is part of Intesa Sanpaolo's digital transformation strategy and will be mainly dedicated to the development of applications in the area of Payments and Corporate Channels. The spaces – a total of around 1,500 square metres at the Intesa Sanpaolo office on Via Toledo – have been fully redesigned to encourage sharing, collaboration and creativity, in line with the new working methods adopted by the Bank and focused on the well-being of the people who work at it.

The first floors of the hub will house the Talent Garden campus, part of a project by Talent Garden Med, a company set up in partnership with CDP Venture Capital. The 800-square-metre facility will host Naples' creative and technological ecosystem and in the coming months will be enlivened by a series of activities being planned for the area: meetings with international mentors from the Talent Garden network, open innovation for companies and start-ups, but above all training courses on technical subjects aimed at young people from Southern Italy.

According to a study by Piepoli carried out for the occasion, "Young people and digital," presented this morning during the opening event, there is growing demand for digital training from the younger generations in the South, and particularly from women. Three of ten young people say they cannot live without digital, now an indispensable part of daily life, yet at the same time they are aware of the importance of strengthening and improving their technical skills more specifically. While at the Italian national level 50% of young people claim to have solid hard skills, with a third of respondents even claiming to know programming languages, in the South this percentage drops significantly. The data highlight the realisation by the younger generation that the jobs most in demand by companies are social media manager and cybersecurity manager. Consequently, they are investing in their "digital" skills through specific courses, with a particular interest in digital marketing, data analysis and design, especially in the South. The report clearly shows preferences for the training approach to be taken, the desired company and sector of work and the approach to work to balance professional growth and personal ambitions. Eighty-two percent of users aspire to a position at a large service company, with a particular interest in innovative start-ups, ideally organised according to a hybrid model for 61%, and particularly for women.

Intesa Sanpaolo is Italy’s leading banking group – serving families, businesses and the real economy – with a significant international presence. Intesa Sanpaolo’s distinctive business model makes it a European leader in Wealth Management, Protection & Advisory, highly focused on digital and fintech, in particular with Isybank, the Group’s digital bank. An efficient and resilient Bank, it benefits from its wholly-owned product factories in asset management and insurance. The Group’s strong ESG commitment includes providing €115 billion in impact lending by 2025 to communities and for the green transition, and €500 million in contributions to support people most in need, positioning Intesa Sanpaolo as a world leader in terms of social impact. Intesa Sanpaolo is committed to Net Zero by 2030 for its own emissions and by 2050 for its loan and investment portfolios. An engaged patron of Italian culture, Intesa Sanpaolo has created its own network of museums, the Gallerie d’Italia, to host the bank's artistic heritage and as a venue for prestigious cultural projects.

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Intesa Sanpaolo

Intesa Sanpaolo è il maggior gruppo bancario in Italia – punto di riferimento di famiglie, imprese e dell’economia reale – con una significativa presenza internazionale. Il business model distintivo di Intesa Sanpaolo la rende leader a livello europeo nel Wealth Management, Protection & Advisory e ne caratterizza il forte orientamento al digitale e al fintech, in particolare con Isybank, la banca digitale del Gruppo. Una banca efficiente e resiliente, è capogruppo di fabbriche prodotto nell’asset management e nell’assicurazione. Il forte impegno in ambito ESG prevede, entro il 2025, 115 miliardi di euro di finanziamenti impact, destinati alla comunità e alla transizione verde, e contributi per 500 milioni a supporto delle persone in difficoltà, posizionando Intesa Sanpaolo ai vertici mondiali per impatto sociale. Intesa Sanpaolo ha assunto impegni Net Zero per le proprie emissioni entro il 2030 ed entro il 2050 per i portafogli prestiti e investimenti, l’asset management e l’attività assicurativa. Convinta sostenitrice della cultura italiana, ha sviluppato una rete museale, le Gallerie d’Italia, sede espositiva del patrimonio artistico della banca e di progetti artistici di riconosciuto valore.

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Talent Garden

è il più importante operatore europeo nella Digital Education per dimensioni e presenza geografica, leader per la formazione e il networking nell’ambito dell’innovazione digitale. Nata nel 2011, ha l'obiettivo di supportare talenti e imprese nella propria crescita digitale. Un modello che si è rapidamente esteso in Europa e che oggi ha portato la società ad essere presente in 12 Paesi europei diventando leader europeo del suo settore. Questo anche grazie a soci tra le più grandi famiglie italiane capitanate da TIP – Tamburi Investment Partners, ma anche da Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Indaco e Social Capital.