Emilia-Romagna

Emilia-Romagna is the first region in Italy for innovation according to the European Scoreboard 2021, this is the result of our approach focused on future challenges. Sustainability is our priority and the Pact for Labour and Climate - signed in 2020 by the main regional stakeholders - shows our shared vision up to 2030.

  • A REGION OF KNOWLEDGE AND RESEARCH

    1st region in Italy for innovation (RIS 2021). A unique innovation ecosystem with integration among university system, laboratories and clusters.
    A Data Valley with top supercomputers and data centres.

  • A COMPETITIVE AND INTERNATIONAL REGION

    An open international region with a specific law for the promotion of investments, 1st in Italy for export per capita, with a strong manufacturing sectors.

  • A REGION OF EXCELLENCES

    Global leader in industrial machinery (e.g. packaging) and ceramics, boasting the top world Motor and Food Valleys, growing more and more in Health and Wellness and home of successful creative brands.

  • A REGION OF WELLBEING

    Higher employment, inclusion and GDP per capita than in Italy and Europe. Plenty of UNESCO Sites and strong cultural offer. A shared overall strategy for a regional sustainable development.

  • A WELL CONNECTED REGION

    A strategic position connecting Northern Europe and Mediterranean area, with top infrastructures, smart cities and broadband connection higher than the national average.

  • A SUSTAINABLE REGION
    Over 6,300 companies in green economy sectors. Regional Pact for Labour and Climate 2020: a shared overall strategy up to 2030 for a regional sustainable development.

A region of excellences

Emilia-Romagna has a strong manufacturing sector with many excellences and specializations

Regional specializations

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Advanced manufacturing

Mechanical engineering is the regional main cluster strongly oriented towards Industry 4.0

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Ferrari
Motor Valley

A worldwide known cluster with brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ducati, Pagani, Dallara

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Data center
Data Valley

An international Data Valley boasting top world supercomputers, cutting-edge data centres and a wide big data community

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Balsamic vinegar cellar
Food Valley

A unique heritage combining tradition and innovation for excellent quality, safety and sustainability

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Body massage
Health and Wellness

The first region in Italy for efficiency of the health system has a biomedical and pharmaceutical cluster with high growth rates

Key sectors

Overview regional specializations

News

Events

CERSAIE

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Bologna, IT

TECNA

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Rimini, IT

SUN

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Rimini, IT

SAIE

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Bologna, IT

ECOMONDO

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Rimini, IT

KEY ENERGY

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Rimini, IT

MODA MAKERS

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Modena, IT

EIMA INTERNATIONAL

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Bologna, IT

Emilia-Romagna Region Innovative Ecosystem in Texas. Aerospace, Lifesciences, Supercomputing and Artificial Intelligence

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Houston, Dallas, US

SEALOGY

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Ferrara, IT

BOLOGNA CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR

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Bologna, IT

COSMOPROF

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Bologna, IT