September 20th, 2017|

We are scouting for a new member for the ECOSTAR Nature-Accelerator team at Etifor. Looking for: an Italian or EU-based mentor; business management/innovation/marketing background; previous experience working with startups is essential, better if in the agriculture or other bioeconomy sectors; recommendations are welcome! Send CVs to Deadline: 4th, October 2017.

When eastern Europe meets western Europe

August 31st, 2017|

From the 6th to the 9th of June 2017, the fifth ECOSTAR mobility exchange took place between Forest Design and the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). Bogdan Candrea, from Forest Design, reports on his exchange: Upon their arrival in Madrid, Mihai and Bogdan were warmly welcomed by Carmen Aviles and Martin Giménez from UPM. The [...]

Bringing entrepreneurship experience to Padova University

August 22nd, 2017|

From  the 08 till the 12 of May 2017, the fourth ECOSTAR mobility exchange took place between RICARDO and the University of Padova. Kieran Conlan, CEO of Cascade (a practice of Ricardo Energy and Environment), recounts his experience.   When Kieran arrived in Padova, Alessandro Leonardi and Lucio Brotto from UNIPD were all there to [...]

Learning by doing in Padova

July 31st, 2017|

From the 20th to the 28th of April, and from the 11th to the 17th June 2017, the second ECOSTAR mobility exchange took place between Ecosystem Marketplace and the University of Padova. Genevieve Bennet reports on her exchange: My mobility exchange was divided into two parts, the reason for this was to work on the [...]


July 14th, 2017|

Questo è un post di prova


March 14th, 2017|


August 1st, 2016|

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June 10th, 2016|

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About us

June 10th, 2016|

ECOSTAR is the research-enterprise impact hub and accelerator that promotes entrepreneurship and innovation for nature-based businesses. The initiative is promoted by a university-enterprise partnership between European and US-based institutions, and it is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and other private investors. It’s an Impact Hub that promotes the start-up and acceleration [...]


June 10th, 2016|

The ECOSTAR Nature-Accelerator, powered by Fledge, selects and invests in early-stage impactful startups that are developing sustainable solutions to innovate the agriculture, forestry and natural resource sectors. Startups that focus on business models/solutions that integrate social innovation and new technologies, while improving, marketing, and financing ecosystem services and biodiversity are particularly welcome! The applications are [...]