The region of development
The incentives and the services
Informative tools for territorial marketing
The Region’s level of innovation ranks among the highest in Italy and Europe: with its universities and research centres, Emilia-Romagna generates almost 17% of italian invention patents, the second highest datum at national level.
Regional incentives and transfer centres ensure a healthy transfer of innovations and technology from the world of research to the world of business. Innovation permeates sectors at the heart of Emilia-Romagna’s industrial activity, such as mechanical engineering, and the world of research, which is investing in areas affecting the quality of future life, such as health and the environment.
Businesses investing in research and innovation can rely on regional support and 41% of public resources in Emilia-Romagna is allocated to this area (Unioncamere 2008 report). In fact in terms of production Emilia-Romagna is one of Italy’s most advanced regions with 13.8% of the national total of R&D personnel (Istat, 2006).