The home of Italian Innovation & Culture in Silicon Valley

Bridging Italian Excellence with Global Innovation

Welcome to INNOVIT, the premier Italian Innovation and Culture Hub, promoted by Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and coordinated by the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco and the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC. Located in the heart of San Francisco, INNOVIT embodies Italy’s long-term commitment to technological innovation and to strengthening ties with the Bay Area and the US ecosystem.

Through acceleration programs, strategic partnerships, and international initiatives, INNOVIT connects the vital resources of Silicon Valley with the best opportunities offered by Italian businesses. We are the bridge that links Italian excellence in entrepreneurship, culture, research, and technology to the global future.

The Hub is operated in synergy by:
  • Italian Innovation Center – specialized in acceleration and innovation services for Italian companies, startups, universities, and scientific centers.
  • Italian Cultural Institute – the official branch of the Italian government devoted to the promotion of the Italian language and culture in Coastal Northwest region of the United States.
  • Italian Trade Agency – the governmental agency that supports the business development of Italian companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy.

Our Services

Discover a world of possibilities with INNOVIT’s range of services. From tailored acceleration programs to expert mentorship, we provide the perfect platform for entrepreneurs and startups to thrive. Our extensive network of strategic partners and investors opens doors to valuable connections and funding opportunities.

Through our curated events, workshops, and seminars, you’ll gain insights from industry leaders and sharpen your skills. Whether you’re seeking market expansion, technology transfer, or cultural exchange, INNOVIT is your gateway. Join us on this transformative journey and unlock your full potential in the dynamic landscape of innovation.

Acceleration programs for SMEs and Startups

INNOVIT is dedicated to offer comprehensive and tailored immersion and acceleration programs for tech startups seeking VC funding and SMEs on their journey towards digital transformation and international expansion. These programs are organized into three distinct phases to provide a holistic growth experience.

Corporate programs

Corporate clients will be able to access services tailored to specific innovation needs, from foresight reports on technology trends to startup scouting to open innovation programs.

Research Centers and Academia

Italian universities, and national research centers will be able to leverage INNOVIT’s network to promote international programs and build strategic partnerships with US universities and research labs.

Membership Programs

INNOVIT is a large and flexible location available for a wide range of needs and while meeting rooms and our event space is available for single on-demand needs, a membership program has been designed for corporate clients and startups wanting to establish an innovation outpost in Silicon Valley.

Demo Center

Our demo center offers digital and interactive display technologies to Italian companies and public institutions interested in promoting their products, services and brand during special events or for a specific period.

Call 4 Innovit

INNOVIT’s Italian Innovation Center offers curated programs for companies at various growth stages, with a focus on startups, scaleups, and SMEs. We provide tailored acceleration programs to support startups raising VC funding and SMEs driving digital transformation and international expansion. Join our immersive programs designed to meet your innovation needs and propel your growth journey. 


A showcase of the transformative journeys embarked upon within our community


Do you want to unlock the power of innovation and lead your enterprise to new goals? Reach out to us today and explore our tailor-made services. Discover how INNOVIT can fuel your growth and open doors to great opportunities. Engage with us today and step into the future of innovation! 

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INNOVIT is a multi-year strategic initiative sponsored by the Italian Government and promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, together with the Embassy of Italy in Washington and the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco.


Located in downtown San Francisco at 710 Sansome Street, between the financial district and the iconic area of North Beach, INNOVIT provides a 11.200 sq ft (1.000 m2) rented area of offices, meeting rooms and a large event space. It truly is a space where old San Francisco industrial architecture meets Italian style and design.

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