Bologna Game Farm is the project for the development of video game prototypes and plans for the development and marketing of the product promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region and the Municipality of Bologna. Bologna Game Farm is coordinated by the Municipality of Bologna and created with Art-ER as part of actions to support cultural and creative industries, in collaboration with IncredBOL! and with the technical support of IIDEA – Italian Interactive & Digital Entertainment Association.

Through a public call, Bologna Game Farm has already selected and made available to 8 companies from Emilia-Romagna active in the field of video games a cash contribution and an acceleration path hosted at the ART-ER greenhouses, an accelerator dedicated to startups innovations and hubs of the regional ecosystem to support business creation.

Project objectives:

  • Promote the strengthening of managerial and entrepreneurial skills in the video game sector in Emilia-Romagna;
  • Increase awareness of the importance of the sector for the economic growth of the regional production system;
  • Develop relationships between the sector and the regional innovation ecosystem, encouraging crossover initiatives with other sectors.

The coordinator and the tutors of the acceleration pathway

Guided by the coordinator, Ivan Venturi, and by the tutors, and thanks to the contribution of the promoter organizations, participants receive specific training on business practices, production and international marketing of their videogames, and proceed in the development of the prototype through to its presentation at international industry trade fairs.

Support is also provided for the integration of their business activities within the context of the regional innovation ecosystem, with the goal of favoring their growth opportunities.