Research and Innovation
Since its inception Mediobanca has been committed to supporting the growth and promoting the welfare of the community in which it operates.
Our focus on scientific and economic research is one of our most distinctive features.
European Institute of Oncology
Founded in Milan by Umberto Veronesi with the financial and direct support of Mediobanca, the IEO over the years has become a renowned centre of international excellence for clinical work and research in the area of cancer.
The IEO is a comprehensive cancer centre, run as a non-profit organization and working in three areas: clinical, research and training. The IEO strives to achieve excellence in the area of cancer prevention, early diagnosis and effective treatment through the development of clinical and scientific research and through organizational and managerial innovation, with a constant focus on the quality of the service provided to the patients.
Mediobanca is a shareholder in the IEO with a stake of around 15% and has supported all its activities since its inception.
Mediobanca Research, which has been active since the Bank’s establishment in 1946, is a specialized research centre for economic and financial analysis. The area comprises the Research Department itself plus Group company Ricerche e Studi (R&S).
R&S publishes research on companies, economic sectors and national and international financial markets, while the Research Department’s work concentrates more on financial analysis and industrial sectors.
The majority of the research is published (and may be downloaded) free of charge on the area’s dedicated website (www.mbres.it).
CheFuturo! – the innovation almanac
Set up in April 2012, in no time at all it proved a massive hit, and is now the first port of call for the community of start-uppers, makers and those with a passion for innovation.
CheFuturo! is home to posts by over a hundred contributors, including some of the best-known writers on innovation in Italy. Its data show two million views, and over 1,250 articles published at an average rate of around three posts a day.
In Che Futuro! stories of innovation come to life. Everyone can contribute, by sending a photo or their own story, advertising an event or simply adding their comment to a post.
CheBanca! Grand Prix
At the start of 2014, CheBanca! launched a call for ideas, to reward and support the most innovative Italian fin-tech start-ups.
The result of a collaboration with Polihub, the start-up incubator and district set up by the Milan Politecnico, and StartupItalia!, the main source of information for Italian start-ups, the programme involved some seventy such companies with a twofold objective: to create a network to provide concrete support for young talent, acting as a catalyst for innovation, and bringing together new ideas, visions and projects relating to the fin-tech world.
The award ceremony for the competition winners took place in the course of the Innovation Week – Maker Faire Rome, the largest trade fair for makers in Europe.
The four winners received a €25,000 prize from CheBanca! and an opportunity to spend twelve months in Polihub, receiving concrete support from expert mentors in the financial world and from CheBanca! management.