Are you ready to enter a
NeW ErA?


The frontier technologies accelerator of CDP National Accelerators Network

Do you have a startup and are you venturing into AI, web3, metaverse or other frontier technologies? If your project needs the right acceleration to enter a new era, discover the Frontech program. 

by 26/05

Why FrONTeCh

A competitive and transitional scenario

annual startup growth trend
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More than 2000 new startups each year in the field of frontier technologies.

Source: Agenda Digitale

average adoption rate for frontier technologies
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A figure that demonstrates the widespread use and thus success of these technologies, increasing market opportunities.

Source: Retainr

average CAGR to 2030
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The compound annual growth rate. The three reference markets have a combined value of €78B.

Sources: Statista, GlobeNewswire, Crunchbase Acumen Research, Gartner

Frontier technologies, such as AI or Metaverse, can bring enormous competitive advantages in various fields and are crucial for innovation as well as pushing digital transformation forward. 

In a complex and fast-changing scenario, the CDP national network launches Frontech, the accelerator to foster the growth of startups with key projects for the ethical development of future technologies. With what objective? 


The Accelerator Program

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equity investment from 6% to 10% for each startup. At the end of the programme, the best startups are eligible for follow-on investment.

6 months acceleration 

1 dedicated mentor for each 

1 community of geeks to share ideas 

1 hybrid online/offline program

Guided POC to connect directly with companies 

1 hybrid online/offline program

1 dedicated hub in Cagliari 

cAGlIArI hUb

A technology hub for the whole of Europe

The 12-week intensive programme will be implemented in phygital mode from Sardinia, in Cagliari, where talents will be able to express themselves to the fullest thanks to a ‘greenfield’ to experiment with frontier technologies.

Why Sardinia?

Fondazione Sardegna




Technical Partner


Corporate Partner


KeY pEOpLe


Call Opening

16 April 2024

Call Closing

26 May 2024

Selection Day

June 2024


15 July 2024

Acceleration Program

July/October 2024


October/December 2024

Demo Day

January 2025


Selection Process

The application will be reviewed by the Frontech Accelerator team, which will assess all aspects relevant to success during the programme. Mainly: Idea, Team, Project Status and Business Potential. 

Great! You have taken the first step! Now wait for feedback, if you make it to the next selection we will ask you for availability for some calls and to go over some documents with you (business plan).

Yes, exactly, the startup must already have a working prototype or MVP to work on during the POC development phase with companies.

To receive the investment and access the programme your startup must be incorporated in Italy. In case you are not yet established this could be the perfect opportunity! In case you have a registered office abroad, this could be the opportunity to open your office in Italy.


Yes of course, go ahead and suggest Frontech Accelerator to the startups you know! 

Day by day

No, you will not need to be full time in Sardinia for the acceleration period. However, you will be required to be present for some activities to be done together. Some trips to the production sites of the investor partners will be necessary during the development of the POC. 

The official language of the programme will be English. During 1to1 or other specific activities in case the participants are all Italian, it will be switched to Italian.

Do you want to accelerate your startup and access new opportunities for your frontier project?

Participate in the Frontech programme, apply for your startup by 26/05

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