About Us

ASTER is the Consortium for innovation and technology transfer of Emilia-Romagna. Its partners are the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government, the six Universities and the National Research Centres located in the region (the National Research Council-CNR, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development-ENEA, the National Institute for Nuclear Physics-INFN), the Regional Union of Chambers of Commerce, working in collaboration with regional Business Associations and Innovation Centres

ASTER works in collaboration with enterprises, universities, research centres and institutions for the development of the innovation ecosystem of the territory.


Make the Emilia-Romagna Region INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE, INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE, CREATIVE AND OPEN TO THE WORLD, by promoting innovation for the development of the territory and its businesses, enhancing its excellent research resources, the qualified employment of its talents, and the well-being of its residents.


Our mission is to build the Regional Innovation System,  by launching shared actions, projects and collaborations for integrated innovation of Industry, Human Capital, Society and Territory, intervening on Growth and Competitiveness, Talent and Entrepreneurship, Cohesion and Participation.