The Emilia-Romagna Region supports new investments on its territory with incentives related to European, national and regional resources. Invest in Emilia-Romagna can provide specific support to apply for regional and national incentives for large investments.
The regional strategy focuses on: innovation (R&D investments and facilities), creation of qualified employment, Integration with the regional supply and value chains.
The regional Smart Specialization Strategy (S3) aims at supporting research and innovation connecting the production and the knowledge systems and identifying the main priorities.
Overall objectives include also ecologic and digital transition and have been shared in the Pact for Labour and Climate.
Regional incentives available for foreign companies
Emilia-Romagna has a specific law to promote investments with incentives available also for foreign companies
|RESULTS OF THE REGIONAL LAW 14/2014 FOR THE PROMOTION OF INVESTMENTS (UPDATED 30/06/2022)– 5 CALLS 2016 – 2017 – 2019 – 2020 - 2021 - 2022 - Updated in January 2023|
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Agreement for the settlement and development
The main tool provided by the regional law for the promotion of investments is the Agreement for the Settlement and Development of Enterprises
Open regional tenders
Many other opportunitites are available. Open regional tenders for access to incentives are published on the following website: https://imprese.regione.emilia-romagna.it/Finanziamenti/finanziamenti-aperti (language: Italian).
There are many other opportunities from national plans.
- The INNOVATION AGREEMENT aim at financing large investments considered strategic for the regional economic system.
- The DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT supports large investments in the sectors of manufacturing, tourism and environmental protection. A fast-track procedure is provided (DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT) for highly strategic investments with strong impact on the production system.
Invest in Emilia-Romagna contact point provides support to apply for large strategic investments.
More information available on Invest in Italy: https://www.ice.it/en/invest/investment-incentives
|RESULTS OF NATIONAL INCENTIVES IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA (UPDATED 30/06/2022)– From 2017 to 2021|
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