14 new investments and 1,017 jobs with the support of the Regional Government

26/04/2017 - Emilia-Romagna Region has published the results of the final phase of the selection procedure to enter into regional Agreements for Settlement and Development of Enterprises, provided by the Regional Law for the Promotion of Investments (L.r.14/2014). 14 investment programmes have been approved, providing the creation of 1,017 new jobs - 625 graduated of which about 302 researchers - and further 237 existing jobs absorbed by redirections of production. The Regional Government will provide 43 million Euro of incentives while the total amount of the investments is 531 million Euro. The Agreement will support the investments also facilitating the relation with institutions, local bodies and stakeholders and ensuring the timing of completion of the programmes.

The locations of the investments cover most of the regional provinces, with higher concentration in Bologna, followed by Modena and Reggio Emilia, and one intervention for each of the provinces in Ferrara, Parma and Forlì-Cesena. The presented investment programmes are divided in the following types: 3 with at least 150 additional employees (Lamborghini, Ynap e Teko Telecom), 5 with high strategic and innovative value (Rexroth Bosch, Ducati, Avl, B.Braun Avitum e Elettric 80), 4 for the creation of R&D centres (Ima, HPE High Performance Engineering, Ecor Research e Irst Irccs) and 2 for redirection of production (Seci e Fox).

The procedure has considered several evaluation criteria, among which the consistency with the key sectors identified by the Region's Smart Specialization Strategy (S3). Most of the projects are in the sectors of Mechatronics and Automotive: Ima aims at developing Smart Manufacturing Technologies, Lamborghini is committed to produce a new SUV model, Ducati is creating new motorcycles with advanced technological standards, AVL and HPE intend to open specialized centres to collaborate with the top companies of the regional motor valley, Bosch wants to move 4 whole production lines from Germany, Elettric80 is oriented towards a new generation of systems in automating plant processes. Other investments are in the Agrofood, Health, Construction and ICT sectors: SECI with the production of bioproducts, Ecor Research developing machinery for processing and packaging of food and medicines, Braun Avitum with biomedical technologies, instruments and skills, Yoox-Ynap developing new highly strategic big data services, Teko Telecom producing antennas for mobile radio communication systems, Fox with thermic appliances, IRST IRCCS with innovative oncologic therapies and automated systems design for the preparation of radiopharmaceuticals.

Table – Final results of the selection procedure to enter into Agreements for Settlement and Development of Enterprises (ARIS). Amounts in Euro.


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