About Digital Factory

Digital Factory is the area created in the FCA Bank group which has been promoting the culture of open innovation within the company since 2020. To reach this purpose, the Digital Factory has entered into a collaboration with I3P - Politecnico di Torino and has been included in the "Start & Pulse" program of Credit Agricole Consumer Finance.

After the success of last year's first Call for Startup, the Digital Factory launches its second edition with the aim of seeking innovative solutions that can support and speed up the innovation processes already started by Leasys and Leasys Rent.

Specifically, the following application areas are considered of particular interest:

  • Customer-centric solutions that exploit Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics to improve customer knowledge, their pre and post sales experience, also enhancing their autonomy

  • Data-mining and Artificial Intelligence solutions to collect and process data from vehicles or provide tools to analyze customer characteristics to make customized commercial offers

  • Knowledge management solutions (to improve document management in internal and external processes) to improve the management of corporate know-how and make information easily accessible to both internal operators and external users



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Leasys is a company founded in September 2001, Brand Stellantis and subsidiary of FCA Bank, a 50/50 joint venture between Stellantis and Crédit Agricole.
With a fleet of 400,000 vehicles, Leasys offers “One Minute, Lifetime” Mobility solutions to meet every business and private requirement through over 500 Leasys Mobility Stores across Europe.
From short, medium and long-term rental, to subscriptions and electric car sharing designed for the mobility of today and tomorrow.
With the launch of the first fully electrified Mobility Store at Turin Caselle Airport in 2020, Leasys has also become a reference operator for sustainable mobility: to date, counting over 1,000 charging points installed in all stores, and having a private electrified network. largest in Italy.
Headquartered in Italy, in 2017 Leasys started an internationalization process by opening several offices in Europe: it operates in Spain, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Denmark, Greece, Austria and Poland.

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I3P, Incubatore Politecnico di Torino

I3P supports the creation and development of innovative start-ups with high technological intensity and growth potential, founded both by university researchers and students, and by external entrepreneurs, providing strategic consulting services, coaching, mentoring, fundraising support and spaces. The mission of the Incubator of the Politecnico di Torino is to support the ecosystem of entrepreneurship, with the aim of generating economic development and employment in innovative industrial chains.

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EuroIncNet is an initiative by UIC that consists of a network including some of Europe’s top ranked business incubators, according to UBI Global’s listings, since 2015. UIC is ranked World Top 5 Business Incubator by UBI Global, 2019. The seven business incubators that are currently part of the network are I3P in Italy, SetSquared in UK, INiTS in Austria, Imec in Belgium, Utrechtinc, Holland and UIC in Sweden.

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"Start & Pulse" is the innovation program of Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance which aims to offer innovative services to customers and solutions adapted to new consumer trends in credit matters. The goal is clear: to innovate faster and be bolder to better serve customers. With this program, the Crédit Agricole Group strengthens its ambitious approach to open innovation and cooperation with fintech companies.

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The Jury

The jury of Digital Factory, responsible for the selection of the best project, is composed of representatives of FCA Bank, Leasys and Leasys Rent, Polytechnic of Turin and I3P.

Discover the announcement

Download the complete announcement of Digital Factory to read all the details of the initiative, the participation criteria and the opportunities up for grabs.