Invest in Emilia-Romagna | Facts and figures |


The following indicators show a strong commitment of the regional economic system towards innovation.

There are 31,919 employees in R&D sectors, while total investment in R&D amounted to 2,682 million Euro in 2015. Emilia-Romagna is one of the Italian regions with the highest proportion of R&D personnel per 1,000 inhabitants (7.2% in 2015 while Italian average is 4.3%).


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In the last five years, the intramural R&D expenditure per inhabitant increased more in Emilia-Romagna than in Italy and in Europe.


The previous figures are also related to the high number of employees in high technology sectors in relation to total employment.

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Emilia-Romagna highlights high values among the Italian regions and is above the EU28 average, as concerns patent applications to the European Patent Office (EPO) per million of inhabitants.

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The wide regional system of public and private universities and training bodies ensures the availability of high skilled human resources, providing an offer of courses fine-tuned with the needs of the regional companies.

The European Regional Innovation Scoreboard (2017) ranks Emilia-Romagna among the top innovative regions in Italy.

Emilia-Romagna is the second region in Italy for number of innovative Start-Ups (2018).

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