The regional companies in the Health and Wellness industries represent a very dynamic and competitive sector, also connected to quality of life and high quality services. Pharmaceutical cluster boasts high growth trend in exports (+75% in 2019-21 period). The biomedical district in Mirandola (Modena) - with around 5,000 employees – boasts high levels of innovation and internationalization. The production of orthopaedic prosthetic products in the Bologna area is another regional excellence. Wellness Valley includes global companies such as Technogym. A top healthcare system complete the picture: Emilia-Romagna is the 1st region in Italy for the efficiency of the health system (Demoskopika, 2020). 

Main specializations

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Mappa sector health and wellness

Mappa sector health and wellness

Top companies 

BIOMEDICAL PHARMA WELLBEING PACKAGING
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Immagini loghi top brand colonna biomedical: Siare Engineering International Group srl, Baxter, Cefla, Holostem, Gambro, Bellco, GVS filter technology, Qura.
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Immagini loghi top brand colonna pharma: Chiesi, Alfasigma, ACME, GlaxoSmithKline, B.Braun.
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Immagini loghi top brand colonna wellbeing: Technogym, Terme di Cervia.
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Immagini loghi top brand colonna packaging: IMA, Marchesi group, GB Gnudi Bruno spa, Coesia.

 

Innovation ecosystem

The regional production system is strongly oriented towards Industry 4.0, supported by the innovation ecosystem that is able to create collaborations and synergies between knowledge system and business. Here are some key actors:

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Logo Clust-ER Health Salute e benessere

Clust-ER HEALTH – Health and Wellness

www.health.clust-er.it

Clust-ER Associations are communities of public and private bodies (research centers, companies, training institutes) created to support the competitiveness of the most important production systems in Emilia-Romagna.

Emilia Romagna - Rete alta tecnologia - High technology network

Regional High Technology Network

www.retealtatecnologia.it 

Discover the High Technology Network industrial research offering in ‘Energy and Sustainability’

Scientific institutes of excellence (IRCCS)

IRCCS Orthopedics

Bologna - Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli

www.ior.it

IRCCS Neurology

Bologna

www.ambo.ausl.bologna.it

IRCCS Oncology

Reggio Emilia

www.ausl.re.it

HEALTH AND WELLNESS  RESULTS OF THE REGIONAL SMART SPECIALIZATION STRATEGY
2014-21 (Updated May 2021)

605

Funded R&D Projects

270

million euros of total investment

160

million euros of public funds

 

Main international trade fairs

Key factors

Health and Wellness in Emilia-Romagna
Employees (2019)

131,080

Local units (2019)

29,771

Export (2021)

4,5 bln €

Import (2021)

2,1 bln €

Trend 2019-21 health industry

+37%

Trend 2019-21 pharmaceutical products

+75%

 

Health system
1st region in Italy for the efficiency of the health system

(Source: Demoskopika, 2020)

1st Italian region for Essential Assistance Levels (EAL)

(Source: Fondazione GIMBE 2010-18)

Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli 8° Best Hospital in the World

(Source: Newsweek 2021)

Info-sheets "Invest in health and wellness in Emilia-Romagna"

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Immagine copertina brochure Health and wellness

Health care

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