At the Industrial Heritage Museum in Bologna took place the awarding event of the winners of the 2022 Barresi prize, which represents the crucial operational phase foreseen by the action plan of the Metropolitan City of Bologna, was approved in June. 

This competition is a precious instrument used to support young entrepreneurs in the Metropolitan area by offering them contributions in cash and in-kind: 7000€ for each winner, and two specific positions for Innovative Tourism and Female entrepreneurship were reserved. 

The event tackled, in particular, Objective IV.2 of the Metropolitan Strategic Plan, the primary current Policy Instrument of the Metropolitan City, aiming at encouraging youth entrepreneurship through innovative ways. 

The three winning start-ups were:

1st. AZIENDA AGRICOLA TONELLI MARTINA: sustainable entrepreneurship in tourism

2nd. BIOVERSE S.R.L.: female entrepreneurship for Healthcare accessible everywhere

3rd. WEESHOP: responsible consumption choices

In this year's Barresi competition, more start-ups participated than last year; the 2022 call counted 27 candidates compared to the 20 who participated in 2021. Of the 27 participants, 15 received support from the Progetti d'Impresa desk with one-to-one support to participate in the tender.

According to the results and statistics collected during this phase, it is possible to claim to have achieved the goal of the action, which was to improve the support offered to the green start-uppers to increase the number of participants in the competition and, through it, increase the number of contacts between the business support services of the Metropolitan City of Bologna and the start-ups.