Topcon starts the construction of the new Technology Center in Emilia-Romagna


July 09, 2014 - Topcon, Japanese multinational company, affiliated with Toshiba Corporation and leader in the development and production of devices for precision positioning, invested in Emilia-Romagna for the creation of a new Technology Center. The global investment amounts to about 60 million Euro. The center will extend over an area of 127 thousand square meters, with 33 thousand sqm of offices. The investment project includes the creation of a news seat for Topcon Infomobility, the relocation of companies, departments, laboratories now located outside the Emilia-Romagna region, the creation of a “village” for SMEs, a hotel and a green area.

The construction of the center started the 16th of June 2014.  It will take five years to build the center, that will take place in an area hit by the earthquake in May 2012, the municipality of Concordia sul Secchia in the province of Modena. About 500 people will be employed, mostly young engineers and graduates. Private partners and university research centers will work in synergy inside the center. The research on mechanical and electronic technologies will be used for applications ranging from automotive to telematics and from agriculture to mobile information services.

The investment is supported by Emilia-Romagna Region and it’s coherent with the objectives of the Regional Production Activities Plan, both in terms of innovation and investment promotion. Emilia-Romagna Region signed a protocol with Topcon on October 2012. That protocol can be considered as a pilot version of the “investment agreement” included in the new regional “investment promotion law”, that will be soon operative after getting  final approval from the regional government. The protocol included the collaboration with the High Technology Network. Topcon will also receive 505,575 euro from Emilia-Romagna Region as co-financing of R&D activities, provided through the call “Research, innovation and growth”.







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