High proportion of R&D personnel, high number of patent applications, strong increase in R&D expenditure and availability of skilled human resources are just some of the figures that confirm the highly innovative nature of the regional system.


See “Facts and Figures: innovation ” to obtain more information


The regional High Technology Network is organised into 6 Thematic Platforms (Agri-food, Construction, Energy and Environment, ICT and Design, Life Science, Mechanical Engineering and Materials) and the whole research network is even wider. Universities, training institutes and the Polytechnic network provide talent and qualified human resources to invest in innovation.

See interactive maps of Research Network and University and training

invest Research network University and training

On the Business Register of the national Chamber of Commerce, Emilia-Romagna reported 785 innovative start-ups (October 2016) and ranked as the second Italian region in absolute terms. Find out more about “Innovative Start-ups”.



IT-ER - International Talents Emilia-Romagna website is aimed at promoting Emilia-Romagna study, research and career opportunities among international talents and Emilia-Romagna expats. The platform provides information for each step (preparation, arrival, integration) and regarding regional networks and community dedicated to international talents of Emilia-Romagna, making easier to be part of the regional ecosystem.


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