Smart Talk are a short 3-minute videos, designed to promote ideas and projects related to the good and constant practice of SUSTAINABILITY and BIODIVERSITY, and they will be awarded by a jury of experts on the final day of the GECO fair, January 30, 2021.

GECO EXPO awards

  • Smart Talk Award – 1st edition: the award will be delivered to the winner’s office or location. A prestigious and significant award: the sustainability leader award.
  • Visibility package: publication of 1 video (Smart talk) and 1 editorial on the international portal Renewable Matter, magazine specialized in circular economy and bioeconomy.
  • Coaching: Accademia della Felicità offers 2 hours of coaching on the development of Personal Business Models. During these two hours the personal business model will be introduced as a tool for creating value and transferring value to customers and team members and on how company’s key people create and transfer their promise of value to a specific audience. Therefore working on business and leadership levers. The coaches with whom companies will be able to work are Micaela Terzi (Business Coach) and Ilenia La Leggia (Career and personal Coach). The service will be reserved for one person per company.
  • Biodiversity Workshop: participation as speakers in the national workshop dedicated to the “World Days of Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity” born in 2018 and now in its fourth edition and scheduled for 21 and 22 May 2021.
  • Platinum stand: free stand during the second edition of GECO, 2022. The goal is to favor the continuity and evolution of the project.
  • GECO 2022 round table: participation as a speaker at a round table of the second edition of GECO, 2022.

Special rewards powered by Smart Talk partners *

* For this category, the award and price will be assigned by the offering partner

  • UniCredit Start Lab Pack: addressed to already established companies with a product / service already in the marketing process or that it will be within 6 months. The award will give access to the UniCredit Start Lab business platform and will include:✓ assignment of a mentor chosen from a pool of professionals, consultants, entrepreneurs, UniCredit innovation partners for periodic comparisons with startups on strategic and growth aspects;

✓ participation in the Startup Academy organized by UniCredit Start Lab;

✓ coaching program by the UniCredit Start Lab team;

✓ assignment of a UniCredit Relationship Manager for banking support;

✓ for eligible startups, organization of Business Meetings with UniCredit Corporate clients and with possible investors.

  • Bizplace Pack: support in the drafting of a presentation pitch for the project aimed at fundraising operations for the financing and development of the project. If the startup has a project relating to a sector in line with the types of investors of the Bizplace network and is in an advanced start-up phase, Bizplace will be able to support the winner by presenting the pitch to their network’s investors.
  • Guru Marketing pack: offered to already established companies with a product / service already in the marketing process or that it will be within 6 months.

The award will be a path between Design and Brand Identity. A brand manual by Guru Marketing with related graphic applications (logo, visual graphics, templates). A visual and content restyling, aimed at the target audience.


The award ceremony will take place on January 30, 2021, at 17.00 pm, in the virtual auditorium of the Fair. The judges and speakers of the Smart Talks awarded by the jury and the public of the fair will be present.