Start-ups and Agritech: Eatable Adventures’ analysis

In 2023, Italy’s agri-foodtech startup industry showed significant growth, with 340 active startups receiving investments of 167 million euros, marking a 9.8 percent increase over the previous year. This sector is an integral part of the Italian agri-food market, the third largest in the European Union, which includes more than 740,000 farms and 330,000 food businesses, contributing significantly to the national economy with more than 65 billion euros. Most startups are concentrated in northern Italy, with Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, Veneto and Lazio as the main hubs. The growth trend of startups began in 2018, with a significant increase from 2021. About 69% of startups operate with teams of 1-5 employees, and the average age of the founders is 35.6 years. In addition, 32% of startups were founded by women, significantly higher than the national average for female entrepreneurs.

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A city accessible to large urban areas

The city of Grosseto lies on the Rome-Livorno road axis and is connected to the large urban areas of Siena and Florence via the E78.

 

With regard to the Rome-Livorno axis (the so-called Tirrenica), the Italian government has announced that in 2025 work will begin on upgrading and securing one of the territory’s main road axes, with plans to upgrade, among other things, the Grosseto south-San Pietro in Palazzi section and the central section from Ansedonia to Grosseto.

 

As for the Siena-Grosseto link, work is under way to upgrade the E78 to four lanes .

The work specifically concerns a section of about 11.8 kilometers and affects the municipalities of Sovicille, Murlo and Monticiano.

 

The work, for a total investment of 195 million euros, consists of upgrading the SS223 “di Paganico” to four lanes by building a new carriageway alongside the existing one.

 

Grosseto also has a civil airport (Grosseto Airport-Seam Spa), which currently serves private flights, with a very strong charter traffic of about 1,500 charter flights a year for business and tourist visits.

Airports

Fiumicino

Aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci di Roma Fiumicino a 170 Km

Pisa

Aeroporto Galileo Galilei di Pisa a 155 Km

Firenze

Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci di Firenze a 155 Km

Ports

Civitavecchia

Porto di Civitavecchia a 109 Km
(per Corsica, Sardegna, Sicilia, e Isola di Capraia)

Livorno

Porto di Piombino a 73 Km
(per Isola d’Elba, Isola di Pianosa, Sardegna, e Corsica)

railway

Grosseto-Roma

2 ore

Grosseto-Pisa

1 ora e 30 minuti

Streets

E80

Grosseto-Roma, Grosseto-Sarzana

SS223

Grosseto-Siena