It is the future showroom of wood heating.

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Give Me Fire startup award

Give Me Fire – Progetto Fuoco European Startup Awardis the first prize aimed at innovative Italian and European companies in the wood heating and energy sector, promoted by Progetto Fuoco e Blum, in collaboration with Aiel – Associazione Italiana Energie Agroforestali.

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    Indoor air quality
    Shared management of forest properties


The future of biomass heating is in the hands of young (innovators).

On Thursday, May 5, during Progetto Fuoco 2022, a hackathon will be held inside the halls of the Fiera di Verona, a one-day “marathon of ideas” in which students, startuppers and researchers, divided into six teams, will work for an entire day to identify tech solutions to the issues proposed by three leading companies in the sector: EdilkaminLa Nordica Extraflame and Palazzetti.

New systems for air treatment, solutions to reduce consumption and emissions, new functions to use the appliances also “out of season”, techniques to facilitate ordinary maintenance operations by users: these are just some of the challenges that the hackaton participants will have to face, to bring new ideas and skills to a sector that looks to the future with confidence.

To select and guide the young talents will be the professors of SMACT – Competence Center of the Northeast, the technology transfer structure that brings together all the universities of the Triveneto, from Trieste to Bolzano via Padua and Verona. Transversal teams, composed of technicians, engineers, designers and communication experts, who will give their best to win the challenge.


Trend Show

An area that illustrates, with panels, photos and infographics, the main trends in the development of the sector and the areas of research that could have an impact on it.

Hackathon program


In the months preceding Progetto Fuoco, three leading companies in the sector proposed themes inherent to the field on which the researchers worked.

Based on the proposed themes, the organization selected the researchers, startuppers, students who will participate in the marathon and will provide them with the appropriate brief.



Thursday, May 5, 2022:

  • 9.00 a.m. – bbrief from companies in public form to participants. Each brief will be developed by 2 teams of 5 people each. A total of 30 students and startuppers will be involved, divided into six groups of five.
  • 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. – work of the groups
  • 4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. – presentation of projects and awards ceremony


Give Me Fire Progetto Fuoco Startup Award, Hackathon and Trend Show

are organized by BLUM Vision in collaboration with:

  • Smart Competence Center Nordest,
  • Piemmeti SpA
  • La Nordica-Extraflame
  • Edilkamin
  • Palazzetti

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