Technopoles are a network of 10 infrastructures located in 20 locations throughout the Emilia-Romagna region, hosting and organizing activities and services for industrial research, experimental development and technology transfer.


  • are home to the industrial research Laboratories of the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network equipped with state-of-the-art research tools and staff dedicated to activities and services designed to meet companies’ needs, favoring also the projection at national and international level
  • include service facilities for dissemination, demonstration and information activities as well as premises and facilities to host private research laboratories, innovative companies, and spin-offs
  • promote the matching between companies and researchers and access to cutting-edge scientific equipment by narrowing the gap between research supply and demand.

Technopoles stem from an initiative by the Emilia-Romagna Region in collaboration with universities, research centers and local authorities of the territories concerned.

A Portal, namely a point of access to the structure and to all the High Technology Network laboratories within the region, is available to all users in each Technopole, to foster research-business collaboration.

Users can take advantage of a wide range of services through the Portal, including:

  • First assistance and guidance
  • Needs analysis and problem solving
  • Organization of in-depth study meetings
  • Hospitality and enhancement of local development
  • Information on contracts, intellectual property and a financial instruments.

Portals are an initiative by the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network’s Innovation Centres, the Universities - through their TTO Technology Transfer Offices and ASTER.

The High Technology Network and the Emilia-Romagna Technopoles were funded by the Emilia-Romagna Operational Programme within the European Regional Development Fund 2007-2013 - Por ERDF and other regional contributions.
The activities of the regional innovation system are financed with the European Regional Development Fund  Por ERDF  2014-2020  and other regional contributions.

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