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EMILIA-ROMAGNA REGIONAL REPORT

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Bologna, May 2005

Emilia-Romagna Regional Report

TABLE OF CONTENTS

REGIONAL FRAMEWORK..................................................................................1 ECONOMY IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA ................................................................................. 2 Exporting, importing, investments...............................................................................2 The Regional development context .............................................................................3 The structure of production ........................................................................................4 An open economy....................................................................................................12 Work and employment in Emilia-Romagna.................................................................14 THE REGIONAL SYSTEM OF RESEARCH .........................................................................18 Regional policies for Research and Innovation............................................................19 MAPPING THE ACTORS ..................................................................................26 THE UNIVERSITIES IN THE EMILIA-ROMAGNA REGION....................................................26 University of Bologna...............................................................................................26 University of Ferrara ................................................................................................26 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia ....................................................................27 University of Parma .................................................................................................27 University of Piacenza ..............................................................................................28 Politecnico di Milano in Piacenza ...............................................................................28 RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA ............................................................29 CNR Institutes in Emilia-Romagna.............................................................................29 CNR Institutes Local Sections ...................................................................................30 INAF - Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica.......................................................................30 INFM - Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia....................................................31 SPINNER POINT NETWORK FOR THE CREATION OF INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISES AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER .....................................................................................32 OTHER ORGANISATIONS FOR TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER ...............................................33 REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES ..........................................................................35 ERVET­ Emilia-Romagna Valorizzazione economica territorio SpA ................................35 ASTER, the Emilia-Romagna Technological Development Agency.................................36 REGIONAL NETWORK FOR INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER ...........................................................................................................38 CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE .......................................................................................40 Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Handicraft and Agriculture .....................................40 Unioncamere...........................................................................................................40 TECHNOLOGICAL & SCIENCE PARKS ...........................................................................40 Parma Tecninnova...................................................................................................41 Centuria-RIT ...........................................................................................................41 Technological & Science Park of Ferrara ....................................................................42

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REGIONAL ENTREPRENEURIAL ASSOCIATIONS ...............................................................42 Confindustria ..........................................................................................................42 Unionapi.................................................................................................................43 Confederazione Nazionale dell'Artigianato ..................................................................43 Confartigianato .......................................................................................................44 Legacoop................................................................................................................44 Confcooperative ......................................................................................................45 Confcommercio .......................................................................................................45 INTERFACE ORGANISMS ..........................................................................................45 Alma Mater Foundation ............................................................................................45 INTERNATIONALISATION AGENCIES ............................................................................46 Sprint .....................................................................................................................46 REGIONAL GOVERNMENT BODIES ..............................................................................46 Regional Council......................................................................................................46 Councillorship for Productive Activities, Economic Development and Regional Telematic Plan (Councillor Duccio Campagnoli) ..........................................................47 Department of Economic Development Policies (Silvano Bertini) ..................................47 Councillorship for Education, Vocational Training, University, Labour and Equal Opportunities (Councillor Mariangela Bastico) ............................................................47

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REGIONAL FRAMEWORK

Emilia-Romagna is one of the largest Regions in Italy. It covers an area of around 22.125 sq. km. with a population of about 4.080.500 inhabitants. The density of the population is 181 inhabitants per square km. Nearly half of the territory (48%) is constituted by fertile plains, which have attracted intensive farming as well as industrial development. The rest of the territory is equally divided between hills (27%) and mountains (25%), less populated but still suitable for economic exploitation. Emilia-Romagna has also 110 km of coast on the Adriatic sea, and its northern border is delimited by the main Italian river, the Po. The Regional municipalities are 341. The Regional capital is the city of Bologna, with a population of 380.000 inhabitants ­ while the metropolitan area of Bologna counts 934.000 inhabitants. The chieftowns of province are Ferrara (131.700 inhabitants), Forlì (107.800), Modena (177.000), Parma (170.000), Piacenza (98.400), Ravenna (139.800), Reggio Emilia (146.100), Rimini (131.700).

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ECONOMY IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA

Emilia-Romagna enjoys levels of income well above the national average. Per capita income in 2002 was 26.521 euro, well above the national average. In the 2002 European ranking based on GDP per head1 issued by the European Commission, EmiliaRomagna was included among the top 20 European Regions. GDP PER CAPITA INDEX = 134 (compared to the European average of 100)

8,5% OF NATIONAL GDP 8,5% OF NATIONAL GDP 63% of GDP in the Service sector (services for enterprises) 33% of GDP in the Industrial sector 4% of GDP in the Agricultural sector

Exporting, importing, investments

Alone, the Region continues to make up almost 12% of national export. The growth in Regional exports of manufactured goods over the years from 1994 to 1998 touched 45%, alongside a 53.4% growth in the exporting of services. Among the foreign markets, besides the privileged European Union market (particularly France and Germany), there was a growth in sales to the USA, South East Asia and developing countries, strengthening the position of the Region in the global market. The productive globalisation of the Regional system grew even more quickly: in the five years from 1994 to 1998 there was an overall increase in investments abroad equal to 296.7%, almost double the Italian average (154.5%) during the same period. Foreign investment in Emilia-Romagna grew with the same Regional/national differential, increasing by 55.3% in the same period. DESTINATION OF REGIONAL EXPORTS

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Measured in terms of purchasing power standards, PPS, to take account of differences in price levels.

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Overall Value (Mln. Euros) Exporting of goods Exporting of services Investments abroad Investments coming from abroad 25,543 860 808 202

Share in Italy 11.8 3.8 7.5 8.6

% Variation 1998% Variation 199894 Emilia94 Italy Romagna +45.0 +36.4 +53.4 +39.4 +296.7 +154.5 +55.3 +25.7

Source: ICE-Istat, Italian Exchanges Office, CNEL-Reprint

There is a company for every 10 inhabitants in Emilia-Romagna, operating within a differentiated and integrated economy that sees the service sector in first position (63% of the GDP), followed by industry (33%) and agriculture (4%). There are more than 400,000 productive units operating in the Region, 130,000 of which are of an artisan nature and more than 3,000 are co-operatives.

The Regional development context

Infrastructures Emilia-Romagna is crossed by the communication systems that connect the two southern extremes of continental Europe, from the Iberian peninsula and the south of France to the Balkans, cutting across the routes of exchange with central Europe. The Regional economy could not fail to profit from this geographic position, by strengthening the infrastructures as part of the overall system development strategy. The road network comprises 3,600 kilometres (double the rail network of 1,600 km), with six interconnected motorway routes. The main cities are all situated along the ancient "Via Emilia" (Emilian Way"). Bologna, in particular, is the most important motorway and railway hub in Italy, connecting the north and south of the country. Work is underway on the high-speed railway line Milan-Bologna-Florence, a new highway Bologna-Florence and a new ring highway around Bologna. The high majority of Emilia-Romagna industrial areas are only a few kilometres away from the principal road communications hubs, and more than half these areas are the same average distance from the rail hubs. The Region's infrastructure is completed by four airports (Bologna, Rimini, Forlì, Parma), three of which are international, and a modern network of 10 centres for intermodal logistics, one in each province and two in the Bologna area.

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Talking about infrastructures, it is also worth mentioning the Regional Telematic Plan (see page 19). The digital communication system is already well developed in the Emilia-Romagna Region, and the Telematic Plan aims at improving it by promoting the diffusion of the optic fibre in the plain land and of satellite connections in the mountain area.

The structure of production

Industrial poles with hundreds of specialised and independent small and medium-sized businesses operating in the same sector, which collaborate, compete and are concentrated in demarcated areas. This is the characteristic physiognomy of the industrial fabric in Emilia-Romagna, the so-called "Emilia-Romagna Model", where industrial production is organised in numerous highly-specialised productive districts. The protagonists of these districts are the small and medium-sized businesses: these companies, which employ less than 50 people, make up more than 90% of the total of businesses active in the Region (more than 400,000) and employ 64% of the total workforce on the Regional territory. Among the SMEs, there is a dense network of small and very small artisan-type companies that, with 150,000 productive units, make up more than 10% of the national total. In brief:

over 400.000 enterprises in the whole Region (only about only about 80,000 are manufacturing enterprises) 1 every 10 inhabitants over 130,000 microenterprises 3,000 cooperatives 97% with less than 20 employees (average 5,2 per enterprise)

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The make-up of the artisan sectors in the Region sees the manufacturing section in first place with 50% of the workforce, followed by the service section (more than 25%) and by the construction section (a little over 20%). The artisan section contributes approximately 12% of regional income and 25% of the added value of all industry in Emilia-Romagna. Having developed in tandem with the evolution of local productive systems, a lot of the artisan businesses in turn give life to a close-packed network of sub-contracting companies. The sub-supply sector in Emilia-Romagna is one of the most developed in the country and it is vertically integrated with the activities of larger businesses. It is thanks to the quality of the sub-supply network, especially in the mechanical field, that a lot of foreign and multinational companies have begun to transfer their operations to the Region's districts. From the district to the territorial system To understand the origins of the industrial districts in Emilia-Romagna, which are the driving force in the Regional economy, we have to go back to the immediate afterwar period, when heavy industry in the Region (the Reggiane workshops, Ducati in Bologna, Cogne in Imola) suffered a crisis as the growth afforded by arms production came to an abrupt halt. Hundreds of well-qualified, unemployed workers flooded the work market, looking for a job in a geographical context that had always been characterised by strong local identities, by a polycentric urban structure, and by small towns that were each capable of autonomous economic growth. The social tensions gradually transformed themselves from a trade union struggle into a desire to "go it alone" and this is what generated the on-going setting-up of small businesses, founded for the most part by specialised ex-workers and technicians. These businesses, which still today form the backbone of Regional industry, received a further push in the 1960s with the growing decentralisation of the productive organisation from "large factory" to smaller businesses, which offered new market spaces both at national and international level. Born out of the crises in large industry in the 1950-1960s, which accelerated the proliferation of small and medium-sized businesses, the Regional districts2 very soon established themselves by the production of high-technology investment goods with a lot of market power. Alongside this production, other consumer goods have appeared (ready-to-wear, knitwear), directed at a higher market bracket so as to beat the competition from emerging Markets. The work of the districts has made a notable contribution both to Regional and Italian economic development, with industrial products that are competitive not only in the national market but also internationally. The most developed sector is industrial machinery, where 25% of the manufacturing industries and approximately 50% of the total Regional workforce operate.

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The districts have become more and more specialised in the production of quality goods and have been progressively integrated within several large industrial groupings that represent all the main manufacturing sectors.

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With sales abroad reaching 60% of turnover in some sections, the regional districts in some sectors (ceramics, food production plant engineering) are the most significant in the world, for number of businesses, volumes and total sales. Competition on the basis of technological innovation, productivity, the constant increase in quality, the highly specialised skills of the workforce guaranteed by good working conditions and high pay: the experience of the districts in Emilia-Romagna demonstrates how competition and co-operation are fundamental factors for the economic success and development of territorial systems. The industrial districts of the Region are the representatives of seams of accumulated knowledge that have fed themselves, but that have also integrated on a regional level in the context of several large technological areas, that represent practically the whole of the regional manufacturing system. Through a mechanism of continued learning and gradual transformation, traditional manufacturing has become more and more qualified, has given rise to production diversification processes, and has nourished the development of specific technological manufacturing and qualified services sectors. The Regional industrial sectors The Regional industrial system is noticeably diversified, with the metal and mechanical sector dominating with 45% of the workforce and integrating itself with other sectors. There are six large technological and manufacturing sectors in the Region.

The agricultural food sector

Emilia-Romagna, the second Italian Region in terms of the value of its agricultural production, produces approximately 13% of the national total for agricultural exports. More than 150,000 businesses operate in a section that underwent profound changes during the last century. Until the end of the Second World War, Emilia-Romagna was still a mainly agricultural Region (more than 60% of the working population was employed in the fields) and the income deriving from agriculture was still greater than industrial income. In only a few decades, from the 1950s, agrarian reform and the decline of share cropping made it possible for the mechanisation of the sector and the development of the food industry. The food industry is today one of the driving force sectors in the Regional economy: it has an annual turnover of 85,000 billion lire and employs approximately 12% of the industrial workforce of the whole Region, more than 66,000 workers. Almost 8,000 small companies make up the basic productive fabric, producing a wide series of typical, quality products on what is still an artisan basis. This is the case for numerous gastronomic specialities, such as cheeses, hams and salamis and wines: all typical products from Emilia-Romagna that are the "raw materials" of both the Mediterranean diet and Italian cuisine and, therefore, exported around the world.

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Alongside these manufacturers of traditional products with controlled denomination of origin protection, important businesses and industrial groups of world importance have operations in the Region. These represent the productive segments at the top of the principal agro-industrial sectors of the Region, that go from dairy products to preserved vegetables, from pasta and oven-baked products to animal preserves. This varied production is accompanied and integrated by the manufacturers of the technologies required for the various stages of production: agricultural machines, machines for food processing, packaging machines, technologies for food preservation, etc. The categories in this sector are:

The agricultural sector Fruit and vegetable production Animal products The food industry and its components The main production areas The dairy industry The meat processing industry The fruit and vegetable preservation industry Pasta and baked goods Fishing Famous products of Emilia-Romagna cooking: typical products Food sector technologies - The machine industry for the food sector - The agricultural machinery industry - Automatic wrapping and packing machines

Among the main companies operating in the Emilia-Romagna Region in the food agricultural sector are the following: Amadori, Barilla, Cremonini, Unibon, Orogel, Cavino, Conserve Italia, Corticella, Granarolo, Parmalat, Valfrutta, Yoga, Derby, Mon Jardin, Fruttagel, Manzini, F.i.a.m.a., Compagnie Fischbein, Gap Due, G.B., Govoni Sim Bianca, and Guerzé, Gruppo CNH (New Holland and Case), Landini, New Holland, Goldoni, Bertolini, A. Carraro.

The industrial machinery industry

As a region, Emilia-Romagna has one of the highest concentrations of metal and machinery industries with 30,000 companies and 200,000 employees. The long tradition of this industry has allowed the creation and consolidation of many companies specialised in the various sectors of the metal and machinery industry and especially that of traditional mechanics industries. This industry represents one of the most important aspects of the regional and national economy with almost 170,000 employees in 24,000 plants.

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Important categories within this sector are industries for the manufacture of machines and mechanical appliances (almost 7,000 companies in about 8,000 plants and with 85,000 employees) and industries manufacturing precision instruments and appliances (over 2,000 companies in almost 3,000 plants and with about 12,000 employees) of which most operate in the medical sector. The machine and mechanical apparatus manufacturing category includes the following industries: manufacturers of agricultural machinery, food industry machinery, automatic packing machines, machine tools, robots and automation systems, ceramics industry machines, textile machines and machines for working and preparing wood. The precision instrument and apparatus manufacturing category includes machines for the medical sector. The categories in this sector are:

The agricultural machinery industry The machine industry for the food sector Automatic wrapping and packing machines The machine tools, robotics and automation systems industry The ceramics machinery industry The industry of machines for working and preparing wood The precision mechanics industry for medicine.

Building and construction

Approximately 85% of national ceramic tile production takes place in Emilia-Romagna and the Region is also a leader in the production of machines for the sector. The concentration of the area's businesses, begun in the 1950s, is one of the most important in the world in terms of production volumes and total sales of 590 million square metres and 8,000 billion lire per annum respectively. Many of the Regional companies are concentrated in the area of Sassuolo (Modena) and Scandiano (Reggio Emilia), where there is approximately 80% of national production, while other productive units are situated in the areas of Imola and Faenza. Overall, more than 350 businesses operate in the ceramics area, with 31,500 workers and a strong leaning towards export, which represents more than 70% of sales. If the ceramics segment is the jewel in the crown of this sector, the production of other building materials and fixtures should not be forgotten. The Region is also a leader in the field of machines for ceramics production, earthmoving machinery, cranes and lifting machines, all technological products for the building industry. The categories in this sector are:

The ceramics district, a world leader and the key to success: the presence in the area of suppliers of essential products and services Design

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The ceramics machinery industry and the chemical products for the ceramics industry Transport Earth-moving machinery and lifting machinery (cranes and lifting devices) and the construction materials (bricks).

Among the main companies operating in this sector are the following: Marazzi, Ricchetti, Sacmi, Menestrello, Gammadue, Ferro, Pemco, Colorobia, RDB, I.C.F.- Industrie Cibec, Poppi, Nuova O.M.I.P., Spaggiari Trasmissioni, Tecnoferrari, Autin, Breton, Gomes, Gruppo Martinelli, Italvibras G. Silingardi, Mass, Mori, Nuova Fima, S.A.C.S., System Ceramics, Omis Due S.p.A., System fiorano.

The mechanical-engineering sector

Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Ducati are just some of the names that can be mentioned to give an idea of how concentrated the high-performance motor industry culture is in the Region, something that has made the Region famous all over the world. The production of high-performance sports cars, motorcycles and mopeds is supported by a vast network of large and small manufacturers in the motorcomponents and body parts industry. Alongside these two principal manufacturing areas, is the associated production of industrial vehicles, tractors, railway and ships materials, etc. Here too, the production of technological products has strong local roots that then branch outwards to the global market; machine tools, robotics and control systems are an important part of this sector. With a worker share that reaches 50% of the total manufacturing employment figure, the mechanical sector is the most important area of Regional industry. It includes approximately 25% of active businesses, with 40% of its production directed towards the export market. Production is articulated in various districts, strongly integrated vertically with the smaller sub-supply and sub-contracting companies. Industrial automation began in Emilia-Romagna in the 1940s and developed very quickly, particularly in the Bologna area, with the first production of food, cigarette and medicine packaging machinery. The Regional section now represents approximately 80% of national production, with foreign sales accounting for 85% of production over the last few years. The growth of the food sector was also largely responsible for the expansion of the mechanical industry in the Region. The most important area in the world for the production of agro-industrial plant is in the province of Parma, with exports of 60%. The process of agricultural mechanisation since the 1950s, quicker in Emilia-Romagna than in other Regions, meant that ever more modern machinery was required. The sector's mechanical production today represents almost 50% of the national total, concentrated in the provinces of Reggio Emilia, Modena and Bologna. The province of Piacenza has a concentration of machine tools manufacturers, a section that puts the Region in third place in Italy for value of production. Another top position is that held by woodworking machinery, where the number of businesses in Emilia-Romagna positions it in second place in Italy.

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The categories in this sector are:

The motor industry The agricultural machinery industry Transportation (motor vehicles, motorcycles, sports cars) The engine industry The machine tools, robotics and automation systems industry Electronic and mechanical components

Among the main companies operating in this sector are the following: BredaMenarini, Cam Autodromo, Barbi, Sitcar, Orlandi Sicca, EVO bus, Ducati, Malaguti, Minarelli, Bimota, Italjet, Motron, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Pagani, Minardi, Qvale, De Tomaso, Casappa, Valvoil, Oilcontrol, Riva Calzoni, Parker, Rexroth (Mannesmann), Magneti Marelli, Ansa marmitte, Paioli, Wind Trading, Mape, Teleco Freni, Isotta, VM Motori, Marposs, Jobs, Comau, Mandelli, gruppo Schiavi, McM ecc.

Fashion

With more than 4,000 small businesses of a mainly artisan character, a lot of the products destined for the world of Italian fashion, particularly female, come from the Regional clothing sector. Knitwear, leather goods, shoes and ready-to-wear are the area's main productive output, integrated with the dynamic activity of the Regional fashion industry. In fact, Emilia-Romagna plays host to the design and production centres of some of the most important stylists in the world and to the number one national knitwear manufacturer. The most well-established district, for the number of clothing businesses, is in the province of Modena (Carpi), where knitwear production began after the second world war. The district quickly acquired an international importance and really consolidated its position in the mid-sixties, at the time of the crisis in the traditional production model that was based on businesses with vertical organisations. The operative flexibility of the Carpi district, organised in a tight-packed network of very small businesses, has proved to be a winning formula. In this way, numerous brand names, initially created by small, family-run companies, have conquered not only the national market but also the international ones, contributing to a growth in exports that have reached 30% of total sales. More concentrated in Romagna is the shoe district, where more than 90% of companies have less than 50 employees, for a total of 3,000 workers. In the Bologna area, on the other hand, there are numerous leather goods companies, whose designer goods are directed at the national and international fashion markets. In this environment, technological production is less widespread, but just as important: machines for industrial laundries and dry cleaners and for cutting fabrics are a significant presence in the Region. But, above all, it is important to speak of the creative activities in the context of industrial design for fashion.

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The categories in this sector are:

The textile industry for clothing The knitwear industry and the clothing industry The shoes and leather goods industry and leather accessories industry The footwear industry

Among the companies (and brands) in the Emilia-Romagna region are: Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Ferrè, Max Mara, Avirex, Les Copains, Mariella Burani, Gilmar, Aeffe, Magli, Pancaldi, Testoni, Mandarina Duck, Furla e Redwall (with the brands Moschino, Borbonese, etc.).

Furniture

Emilia-Romagna also has some important companies, not particularly connected to each other, in sectors dedicated to furnishing. In Forlì there is a concentration of high quality sofa manufacturers and between Parma and Reggio Emilia another concentration of kitchen manufacturers, where electrical appliances are also produced. In this context, there are also a large number of manufacturers of industrial machinery, concentrated in two areas: Rimini, for the manufacturing of industrial plant for woodworking and Carpi for carpentry machines. The categories in this sector are:

The wood and furniture industry The centre of living room furniture and soft furnishings and the kitchen centre The industry of machines for working and preparing wood.

Companies in Emilia-Romagna include: Alpi, Falco, Scic, Com, Castelli, Nobil Pan, Compensati Bosi, Rafal, Smeg, Celaschi, Centauro, CFM, DMC, Gabbiani G.D.G., Giben Impianti, Hidrochem Italia, Kaeser Compressori, Magic, R.C.M., SCM group.

The health industry

The focus on the quality of life, health and social security that has always characterised the Region, as well as the presence of large health structures of national importance, has also had a knock on effect on industry, currently developing strongly. In particular, one can look at the development of bioelectric-medical equipment in Mirandola, the creation of orthopaedic prostheses in the Bologna area, and the presence of numerous small and medium-sized businesses that, by converting skills acquired in other environments, have become specialised in medical diagnostics. An area developing quickly to meet important needs and to drive forward innovative processes.

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The categories in this sector are:

the biomedical industry the prosthesis industry the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry and the medical precision mechanics industry.

Among the companies in Emilia-Romagna are: Hospal, Dasco, Bellco, Haemotronic, Dideco, CM, Dar Mallinckrodt.

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An open economy

The globalization of the companies The physiognomy of the districts is changing with the process of globalisation: the average size of the smaller businesses has grown, large overseas and multinational companies have installed themselves in the industrial centres of the Region and businesses in Emilia-Romagna are constantly looking for new markets around the world. After having won the European leadership in many areas of production (above all mechanical), export is now directed more and more towards eastern Europe, South America and the Far East. In these areas, Regional industry has faced and overcome unfavourable situations thanks to flexible productivity and the ability to react to changes in demand. The strategy of market diversification adopted, in a real global approach, has enabled the businesses to transfer foreign sales to the areas that are the most economically stable at the time. A trend that has led per capita Regional export3 to exceed 12 million lire per annum, compared with an Italian average of little more than seven. Furthermore, EmiliaRomagna businesses contribute approximately 12% of total national exports, fourth place among Italian Regions, and with their investments abroad they are the major shareholders in 250 companies employing 60,000 workers abroad. The Region wants to strengthen these results and support the process of internationalising the productive system and, in particular, small and medium-sized companies. With the setting up of a Regional Office for Internationalisation ­ promoted in agreement with the Ministry for Commerce Abroad, ICE (National Institute for Foreign Trade), SACE (Institute for Foreign Trade Insurance Services) and SIMEST (Italian Society of Companies Abroad) ­ the small and medium-sized businesses receive help in gaining access to modern financial and insurance tools for managing commercial relations with overseas countries, in using public funds for their programmes of commercial penetration, and they receive technical assistance with feasibility studies for investments and mixed businesses abroad. The presence of multinationals The gradual integration of the local productive fabric into the world economy has resulted in, on the one hand, a growth in exports and, on the other, an increase in investment from abroad. Since the 1970s, some of the most important multinationals in the world have begun to look at Emilia-Romagna with increasing interest, attracted by the quality and specialisation of the sub-supply network and by the skills of the local workforce. Important international groups currently have close partnership relationships with, and have made acquisitions in, more than 160 large companies in the Region. But the appeal for foreign investors is not limited to large businesses.

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Export, above the national average, is directed more and more towards Eastern Europe, South America and the Far East..

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If 10% of companies with more than 50 employees have sold ownership shares to international partners, among the very small businesses the presence of foreign investors arrives at 4% of the total. The opening up of the local productive context to international investments has not led to a loss of competitive edge in the Regional economic system. The import-export relationship of investment capital has actually remained very balanced. This is demonstrated by the fact that acquisitions and shareholdings by Regional companies in foreign businesses have also increased in the same period.

Work and employment in Emilia-Romagna

In Emilia-Romagna, employment rose in 2002 by 28.000, thus continuing a five-year positive trend marked by a 7,6% cumulative growth rate. However, growth in period 2001-02 has been lower than the previous two years. The most recent quarterly data confirm a slowdown, as employment growth over the previous year is recorded as negative. The employment growth recorded in 2002 has further pushed upwards the overall employment rate, now reaching 67,4% and therefore higher than the level set as the European target for 2005 (67%). It has to be mentioned the fact that both the average Italian figure (55,4%), and the average North-East one (64,8%) are still below the European target. However, if one considers the relative improvement with respect the European average, other Regions of the North-East have outperformed EmiliaRomagna. As a matter of fact, neither Emilia-Romagna nor any other Italian Region belong to the group of European best-performing Regions in terms of both employment growth and decrease of unemployment rates recorded in the last fifteen years. Far from the European target of 50% (this time referring to year 2010), is the Regional employment rate for the 55-64 cohort, which in 2002 reached a modest 29,4%. The employment in the industrial sector also rose (+ 4.000), and yet this increase seems to be quite modest if compared to that one recorded a year earlier. In the last two years, this component has grown by less than 1%, against the + 3,7% registered in the period 2000-01. The very slow growth of industrial employment seems due to the lower growth of value added - lower increase of national domestic demand and export growth - and may be considered as the main negative effect of the unfolding unfavourable economic outlook on the Regional employment. In 2002, there were 43.000 more employees, but 15.000 less self-employed, especially in the industrial sector. Therefore, and this point may be considered a first Regional feature, the national and international economic slowdown has hit primarily the industrial sector and the self-employed. In the future, it will be clearer if this feature remains a transitory one or, on the contrary, whether it marks new structural conditions. In fact, lower employment growth rates in the industrial sector vis-a-vis those in the service one, might be at odds with the historical development of the Regional labour market.

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In 2002, in Emilia-Romagna the unemployment rate further shrunk from 3,8% to 3,3%. This outcome is clearly linked to the employment dynamics: in fact, employment growth may be attributed for two-third to the increase of labour force participation rates and for a third to the reduction in the number of unemployed. With respect to the North-East area - where unemployment rate fell from 3,6% to 3,3% -, the contribution given on the unemployment side is greater. Labour demand has been "forced" to squeeze labour supply out of an already meagre unemployment pool, and this may be considered a second Regional feature. In the last few years, women labour participation rates and migratory inflows might have reached a peak, hardly sustainable in the future. If so, the state of full employment might determine a future growth constraint, despite the present economic downswing. In any case, if labour force participation rates will not fall proportionately to the fall of the labour demand, we might observe, even during the present year, significant increases in the unemployment rates. From 1997 to 2002, employment growth was higher for females: 88.000 women got employed, a figure more than double that one for men. Female employment rate has therefore reached, in 2002, 58,9%, i.e. two points beyond the 2005 European target. In 1997, female unemployment rate (9,1%) was almost three times higher than the corresponding rate for males (3,3%): since then, the gap has been closing, now reaching respectively 4,6% and 2,3%. Yet, last year data seem to suggest a reversal, as unemployed reduced by approximately 5,000 and 4,000, respectively for women and men. From 1997 to 2002, the contribution of labour force participation growth to the employment growth has been higher for men than for women (respectively 76% and 64%). The point deserves to be emphasized, as it might suggest a reversal of a wellknown characteristic of the Regional labour market. Male labour supply, clearly due to the continuous migratory inflows, is becoming relatively more important than the female component. As this phenomenon is not occurring neither in Italy nor in the North-East area, where over the five year period the average rates were approximately the same, one therefore can point to it as a third Regional feature. Turning now to long-term unemployment rates, the comparison with Italy shows a sensational gap. In the country, in fact, the long-term share on total unemployment was about 60% against the much smaller 25% for Emilia-Romagna. The gap virtually vanishes with respect to the North-East area. A fourth Regional feature emerges by observing the share of long-term youth unemployment. Rates for the 15-24 cohort were, in 2002, only 7,6% in Emilia-Romagna, 12% in the North-East and an astonishing 55% for Italy. In the past few years, population dynamics has been slowly improving. The number of people belonging to younger cohorts (< 15 year) rose. However, it also grew the share of the cohort over 64, reaching 21% of total population. These trends would have determined a dramatic increase in the dependency ratio (not working population over employed), had they not been counterbalanced by the increase in labour force participation and the decrease in unemployment rates.

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In the last six years, in fact, the total increase for the two above mentioned cohorts was 107.000, against a much lower 29.000 for the population of the 15-64 cohort. Sustainability has been assured by an increase of labour forces (+ 107.000) and the decrease of the unemployed ( - 43.000). Obviously, these trends point to a possible Regional growth constraint on the supply side. In a situation where: population is stationary; the share of both younger and older cohorts increase; the unemployment rate is frictional, it is clear that employment growth and the stabilization of a sustainable dependency ratio can only rely upon the increase in labour force participation rates (to be pursued especially by giving incentives to the elderly) and migratory inflows. On balance, from 1998 to 2002, migratory inflows were on average 34.100 per year, slightly less than 1% of the Regional population. A higher share (19.700) of the flows is represented by the interRegional movements. In the North-East area, the average inflows over the same period were approx. 68.600 almost equally distributed between the two components. The incidence over total residents was 0,65%. Therefore, in Emilia- Romagna, internal migratory flows appear to be higher, and this should be considered as a fifth Regional feature. By January 2002, Emilia-Romagna ranked fourth in Italy in terms of granted temporary stay permits (126.584, 9,3% of total), following Lombardia (23%), Lazio (17,3%) and Veneto (9,4%). However, the rate of growth over the earlier year (1,15%) was higher than the corresponding figure for those Regions. Regional distribution of the stock of immigrants is not uniform. In 2001, the more represented provinces were Bologna (26%), Reggio Emilia and Modena (both with 15%), while Ferrara scores only 4%, Piacenza 6% and Rimini 7%. The ratio immigrants/local population was 4% in Reggio and Modena, followed by Ferrara (3,7%) and Bologna (3,5%). The remaining provinces score much lower, with Ravenna 2,5%, Forlì-Cesena 2% and Ferrara with only 1%. Though job search represents a secondary causal factor in accounting for migratory inflows, in Emilia-Romagna, more than in the country, it appears a strong correlation between migratory phenomena and labour market, as it can be seen by comparing the percentage of immigrants and local unemployment rates. The relation is almost proportionally inverse. Therefore, job search strategies of the immigrants do seem neither blind nor random. Apparently, they know well the Regional labour market, and flows are going in the "right" directions. This applies not only for the adult, male "bread winner" but also in the case of households, either compelled by situations of emergency in the country of origin or by the desire to rejoin one's family. In 2001, out of 100 immigrants hired, 87% got an unlimited duration contract, 10% more than the average figure for Italy. By June 2002, 12.439 Regional firms were run by non Italians, a 2,7% of the total, with higher values for Reggio Emilia and Rimini (4%) and Parma (3,8%). The fact that the share of foreigners on total population is nearly the same the share of individual firms on existing firms is indeed striking, as it implies that entrepreneurial rates would be basically the same!

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From 1996 to 2001, the stock of atypical workers grew beyond the forecasts. Probably, neither the so-called "external career" nor the flexibility-at-entry models are put into question, and yet their "virtuous" properties seem to be less clear. As forecast in our previous Report, economic downswings make the share of precarious and involuntary work increase. Women situation denotes not only positive features, but also some shadows. Gender analysis by educational levels and occupational status shows that the relationship between educational attainment and professional career, though strong for both male and female, is also different. The same qualification does not imply the same probability to enter a given professional status. In particular, women, tend to be stuck to lower ranks of the professional ladder, especially in the case of the executive types. The reason underlying this outcome must be connected with the fact that educational levels appear to be pivotal in the mechanism creating social hierarchies. The higher the educational level one manages to reach, the higher will be her/his social position. People unable to go beyond primary schools will be channelled towards socially less important roles. In between, wide strata of population moving to and from both higher and lower ranks. If so, training and educational activities after the period at school can only complement qualifications obtained at that time on a full-time basis. Further training strengthens those in possess of an already high qualification; it may favour upward mobility for those at the intermediate level; but hardly can modify the path for those possessing only basic qualifications. In closing, some further considerations stemming from a long run analysis can be hinted at. First, in the last 25 years, female employment rate grew not only more than the Italian average, but was also accompanied with a relative lower tertiarization (horizontal segregation). Secondly, a hypothesis yet to be verified in the future, this outcome might be explained by a lower degree of "deindustrialization", with important growth rates in some branches of the mechanical sector. The "industrial districts" model probably also explains the fact that, among Italian Regions, Emilia-Romagna ranks first in terms of the employment rate for the 55-64 cohort. Not only. This fact is hardly attributable only to the higher Regional total employment rate. However, as far as the elderly situation is concerned, the relative ranking of EmiliaRomagna with respect other European Regions is not good. The general absence, in Italy, of policies designed at stimulating the employment rates of the older cohorts is probably the main causal factor. In this sense, the urgent implementation of active policies specifically targeted at conferring value to their professional assets (and especially "reliability") seems to follow suit. Coming to the income distribution dynamics, data show that national income policy since 1992 has initially determined, in the first three years, a fall of real wages by 2,5% more than compensated by later increases. From 1996 to 1999, the situation normalised, with average yearly real incomes growing by 1,2% and the wage share stabilised.

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From the second semester 1999 onwards, however, inflation virtually zeroed real wages growth in 2002 and wage share over output decreased to 71,7%. Overall, in the last four years, the distributional conflict has brought a significant transfer from wages to profits. Another aspect of the distributional conflict between labour and capital emerges by comparing national accounts data and bargained wages. The latter, in fact, show in the last four years a pronounced fall (on average, - 0,6% per year from 1998 to 2002). The former, on the other hand, grew during the same period by + 0,7% yearly. The only possible explanation for this gap lies in the growth of other wage components directly bargained at the firm level (individual superminima and bonuses), as testified by several empirical surveys. Wage moderation, with inflation on the rise, has dampened unions' bargaining role, while leaving room to bilateral bargaining. However, a diminishing role exerted by unions upon the wage determination process threatens to revamp social conflict, especially now that the inflation upsurge - caused by factors unrelated to wage pressures would make social peace even more necessary. Distributional conflict in Emilia-Romagna appears less serious, and yet there are some potentially worrying signals. At any rate, the Region exhibits some strong and weak points, which can be summed up as follows: wage differentials appear to be smaller than elsewhere; the growth of the profit share has not been entirely at the expense of wages, given the higher growth of productivity; the wage dynamics in the industrial sector continues to be favourable; employees' incomes have slowed down; and, finally, in some segments especially in the educational/ training service sectors - wages are lower both with respect the North-East area and Italy.

THE REGIONAL SYSTEM OF RESEARCH

Research in the Emilia-Romagna Region can rely upon a substantial pool of skills of international level: according to OECD statistics, the Emilia-Romagna system absorbs only 5.9% of national resources, but it accounts for 15% of national scientific production. The Emilia-Romagna Universities of Bologna, Ferrara, Modena, Reggio Emilia, Parma, the Catholic of Piacenza and the Polytechnic of Milan include almost 6,400 teachers and researchers. 67% of them are employed in the technical and scientific area. In addition, there are as many as 800 researchers, scholarship holders, contract researchers, last-year university students and technicians in Emilia-Romagna working for CNR - the National Research Council ­ which includes 7 Institutes, 8 Sections, 5 Strategic Projects and the Bologna Research Area (see page29) INAF, the National Institute of Astrophysics, INFM, the National Institute for the Physics of Matter, and ENEA, National Council for New Technology, Energy and Environment, have their branches based in the Region (see from page 30 to page 32).

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As a whole, there are more than 300 research centres in Emilia-Romagna and more than 7,800 public researchers in the Region, accounting for 10.8% of the Italian total number. If the R&D staff working in the Regional enterprises is also taken into account, the number of researchers in Emilia-Romagna rises to 12,700, accounting for 8.7% of the Italian total number. As for the technological transfer and the use of research findings, not less than 30 organisations are engaged in the technological transfer in the Region. Emilia-Romagna ranks first in Italy in terms of number of laboratories certified by the Ministry of University and Research (according to Ministerial Decree, DM 593/00 art. 14c) with 249 public and private certified laboratories out of a national total of 1,881. Public network laboratories are used by 25% of private enterprises for service provision (tests, certifications, inspections not included in research projects). 56% of user enterprises are located in Emilia-Romagna, whereas 9% of them are foreign, with a strong presence of small- (42%) and medium-sized enterprises (32%). Universities and research institutions develop research projects along with individual enterprises. 15% of these research projects has led to the setting up of new enterprises, which have thus exploited the research findings. This is an area ­ spin-offs ­ where the Regional research system is especially active. Innovative spin-offs in the academic and business areas are especially supported and fostered by the Spinner Points network (see page 32) that has been set up in all the universities and research institutions of the Emilia-Romagna Region (Bologna, Cesena, Ferrara, Modena, Reggio Emilia, Parma and Piacenza).

Regional policies for Research and Innovation

Regional Telematic Plan 2000-2005 The activities foreseen by the Telematic Plan of Emilia-Romagna Region, inaugurated in 2001, aim at transforming Emilia-Romagna Region into a "digital territory" by concentrating investments on the implementation of a digital public net that could reach all the different areas of the Region (by optic fibre in the plain land and satellite connections in the mountain area) and thus allow the development and diffusion of new interactive services available to citizens and enterprises anywhere on the Regional territory. Insieme agli interventi sulle infrastrutture, sono già in fase operativa diversi progetti Regionali per potenziare i servizi on line dalla pubblica amministrazione. In particular, Measure 1.1 "Research on Innovative Services and Products Programme" ("Programma per la ricerca su prodotti e servizi innovativi") offers economic support to research groups participated by researchers and private enterprises aimed at the creation of innovative products and services and spin-offs. This way, this initiative promotes the collaboration between research and industry in the ICT sector.

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Emilia-Romagna Regional Law on "Promotion of the Regional system of Industrial research, Innovation and Technological Transfer activities"­ 14 May 2002 The main objectives of the Regional Law n. 7/02 on research and innovation are the following:

To develop the Regional productive system towards industrial and strategic research, facilitating enterprises' access, (SMEs in particular), to the system of research To support specific training of human capital in Universities, Research Centres and Enterprises in the fields of research activities, innovation and technology transfer To develop a network of initiatives, activities and structures for research of industrial interest, innovation, technology transfer and knowledge diffusion.

The main actions foreseen by the Regional Law n. 7/02 are:

Actions to support enterprises' or consortia of enterprises' activities of Research and Technological Innovation (studies on feasibility or executive planning, development of applied research laboratories etc) Actions to support the exploitation of research results through enterprise creation and through the start up of autonomous activities of highly technological content, particular emphasis is placed on research spin off initiatives. Actions to promote the exploitation of human resources and the realisation of specific training for activities of research, innovation and technology transfer. Creation of a network of structures and centres for applied research. Development of strategic projects (minilabs, innovation centres, etc)

Beneficiaries:

Enterprises, (of handicrafts too), whose industrial activities are directed to the production of goods or to the diffusion of services Research Centres with an autonomous legal status promoted by different subjects Consortia or cooperative consortia which are already established, provided the financial participation of the actors listed in the previous points is superior to 30% Centres/companies which provide services to enterprises, studies or professional companies whose aims are to provide services for technological, managing and organisational innovation Universities, Public Research Bodies and public and private Research Centres whose statutory mission is the development of Technology Transfer, Innovation and Industrial Research Research and Technology Transfer laboratories, Innovation centres, specialised centres for innovation (see art.3, paragraphs 3 and 4 of the law)

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Actors in possession of research grants or scholarships (as indicated in art.3, paragraphs 2 and 3 of the law).

The EMILIA-ROMAGNA Regional Programme of Innovative Actions "Health, life sciences and Regional technological innovation" 2002-2004 The Emilia-Romagna Regional Programme of Innovative Actions (RPIA) with duration from 2002 to 2004 aimed at promoting and boosting innovative dynamics in the Regional system with particular reference to the Health and Life Sciences sector. The strategy focused on raising competitiveness in Regional firms producing goods, services or technologies for the health-care system, through a more intense collaboration with the research and innovation community. It fostered also the development of innovative tools enabling a greater integration between the Regional health-care system and the enterprises, as well as better services for the citizens, thanks to the design and implementation of projects and services connected with the Information Society. The main objectives of the RPIA were the following:

To improve the knowledge of the entire Regional system focused around the health theme, regarding quantitative, qualitative and structural aspects and aiming at studying the relationships between the various actors. To stimulate the creation of innovative enterprises and the development of technological innovations by exploiting the Regional public-private partnerships. To enhance information flows between the sector operators in order to encourage technology transfer and innovation, the improvement of services to users and in general the efficiency of the whole system.

The Emilia-Romagna RPIA was part of the global strategy of the European Union addressed to sustain the transfer towards a knowledge based economy and society, improving the policies related to Research & Development and the Information Society. The total budget was of 10,329 million Euros of which 2,58 million funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), 2,58 million supported by other national and Regional public funds and 5,16 million coming from the private sector. The EmiliaRomagna Regional Programme of Innovative Actions was managed by the EmiliaRomagna Region with technical support by ASTER (see page 36). Five major actions were foreseen by the programme: Action 1.1 Drawing a Regional map of the health and life science system, aimed at studying single features and relations between the different actors involved, taking into consideration both consolidated production systems and new innovative technological clusters;

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Action 1.2 Implementation of research and technology transfer projects involving public-private partnerships at a Regional level, composed both by groups of industrial SMEs and research centres or health facilities. Such projects are aimed at increasing competitiveness or fostering development of SMEs supplying products, technologies and services for the health care system. Action 1.3 Realisation of pilot projects for new form of innovation promoting integration of scientific research at Regional level and experimentation of new methods based on advanced technologies to improve efficiency and equity of health services; Action 2.2 Development of innovative services based mainly on ICT applications, aimed at improving remote access to information and integration of sanitary services;. Action 4.1 Interchange with other Regions, aimed at facilitating the networking at both national and European level for an easier dissemination of knowledge, exchange of good practices and benchmark of success areas.

In the framework of this project the Emilia-Romagna Region launched some calls for proposals addressed to SMEs and foreseeing their structured collaboration with health and research institutions, namely:

Call for proposals for projects concerning "Applied research and technological transfer in the health sector" (Action 1.2), in the framework of which 13 proposals have been presented of which 12 were judged coherent with the objectives of the action; Call for proposals for projects concerning "Development of innovative health services" related to the utilisation of Information Technologies in the health sector and of new telematic tools aimed at improving health services provided at a distance. 22 proposals were presented, of which 19 were admitted to funding.

The Emilia-Romagna Regional Programme for industrial research innovation and technology transfer ­ PRRIITT (2003) In the last years in Italy, the Regional policy on enterprises and productive activities has gone through an important change determined by some fundamental institutional shifts related to the administrative decentralization process. The new possibility to use industrial policy tools - from always managed by the Industry Ministry - and the related resources, was considered by the Emilia-Romagna Regional Authority as a precious opportunity to build up a Regional strategy concerning the development and the competitiveness of the local productive and economic system. In 2003 the Productive Activities Office of the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government designed the Regional Programme for Industrial Research Innovation and Technology Transfer (according to the 7/02 Regional law), taking into account the key factors on which depends the Regional capacity to produce innovation and develop knowledge and following the accepted objectives of the "Lisbon strategy".

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The main goal of the PRRIITT is to contribute to the reinforcement of a Regional community based on knowledge and innovation where the main actors are the major actors and excellence poles of the Regional system: universities, research institutes, innovation centres, scientific parks, laboratories, enterprises, etc. The programme focuses on specific needs of the Emilia-Romagna Region and aims at promoting an interaction between these actors in order to develop new knowledge with benefits for all. The strategy for the Regional reinforcement of a knowledge and innovation based economy, in cooperation with integrated actions and other tools and programmes aiming to enforce the national and international research and innovation, is summarised as follows: enhance single enterprises to invest on research and development and improve the relationships between enterprises and universities research system and technological services suppliers; support the development of new industrial laboratories within the enterprises or their aggregations, aiming to build up research and development services; promote new enterprises or new professional activities with a high technological level coming from spin-offs or other research activities; support technological knowledge transfer programmes to the enterprises; develop a networking of industrial research laboratories and innovation technology transfer centres, on productive and technological themes of regional importance as an answer to the needs of the enterprises; reinforce the services supporting the technology transfer and research activities in the research and innovation Regional networking. In other words, the PRIITT concretely designed4 a new Regional Network for Industrial Research, Innovation and Technological Transfer based on enterprises, universities, research institutions and technological transfer centres that operate for innovation and interact between them to exchange and develop new knowledge. In 2004 the PRRIITT became operational and the creation of the Regional Network started with the following actions:

publication of two calls for proposals for "Industrial Research and Precompetitive Development" (Measure 3.1 Action A of PRRIITT). The first call for proposals saw 365 applications presented and 182 approved. The Research Projects, started in Summer 2004, are currently in their development phase and some of them will end by the end of 2005. The second call for proposal, whose deadline was September 2004, saw as many as 869 applications presented;

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22 applications presented in the framework of the call for proposals for "Research Laboratories" per addressed to SMEs (Measure 3.1 Action B of PRRIITT); 12 projects approved and co-financed for a total of 3,2 Millions Euro (6,6 millions Euro is the total value of all the projects: 39,4% is the average percentage of co-funding) the publication of a call for proposals for "Innovative Entrepreneurial Initiatives" (Measure 3.2 Action B of PRRIITT), in the framework of which 39 applications have been presented. 26 enterprises ­ of which 16 are still to be constituted ­ have been granted a co-funding for a total of 1 million Euro (1,77 million Euro is the total funding for all the initiatives). The link between this action and the regional research system is evident: 23 projects are based on skills and competences acquired in the realisation of research activities developed in universities or research centres and 4 enterprises are based on the utilisation of issued patents. Another important aspect is the involvement of governmental or research institutions in the capital: 3 selected enterprises already include these subjects in their capital, while 10 enterprises already foresee their involvement in the future; the publication of a call for proposals for "Industrial Research and Technological Transfer Laboratories" (Measure 3.4 Action A of PRRIITT) in response to which 32 applications where presented. 24 Laboratories were approved, for a total commitment of 1100 years man/researcher, of which more than 600 for young researchers; 28 applications for the call for proposal concerning "Innovation Centers" (Measure 3.4 Action B of PRRIITT): 20 were the projects admitted to Regional co-funding.

Besides, some contents of PRRIITT have been included in the Protocol of Intentions between the Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR)and EmiliaRomagna region for the development of a district for Advanced Mechanics (HI MECH) launched by MIUR on the regional territory in May 2004. Regional investments and impact of regional policies As evident from the information given in the previous paragraphs, the crucial innovative policy actions of the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government in the last years aimed at the development and strengthening of a knowledge-based economy based on industrial research development, innovation and technology transfer.

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The regional investments in favour of research and innovation amount to 130 millions Euro, distributed as follows: Research Projects of enterprises (PRRIITT) Projects of Industrial Laboratories (PRRIITT) Spin-offs Research Laboratories and Innovation Centres ICT Research Laboratories (Regional Telematic Plan) Regional Programme of Innovative Actions "Health, life sciences and Regional technological innovation" Innovation parks Laboratories and Centres in Objective 2 areas Venture Capital fund for innovative start-ups Innovation Consortia in Objective 2 areas Innovation parks in Objective 2 areas 65,3 millions 3 millions 2 millions 17,7 millions 8 millions 5,2 millions 5,3 millions 7,8 millions 10 millions 3,2 millions 2,3 millions

In addition to these, other resources come from the Agreement between EmiliaRomagna and the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research (MIUR) for the financing of the HI-MECH district. On the basis of these data, it appears clear that the regional policies for research and innovation have concretised in a series of concrete initiatives and instruments that guarantee a diffused and relevant impact on the regional productive system. The regional policies are effectively integrated with the national and European programmes/initiatives supporting Research and Innovation, with specific reference to the VI Framework Programme of Technological Research and Development of the European Union. The action of the Emilia-Romagna region is then based on a principle of integration with other policies with a strong territorial impact and on the valorisation of the dialogue between the various subjects on the territory, and it is aimed at consolidating an innovation and knowledge based economy. The regional policies in the field of research and innovation determined an important result in terms of employment, with about 1.500 new employees in the research sector. At the end of 2004, Emilia-Romagna was awarded a special Prize of the European Commission in the framework of the Praxis Programme: Emilia-Romagna came out first among the 22 European regions of excellence for innovation.

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MAPPING THE ACTORS THE UNIVERSITIES IN THE EMILIA-ROMAGNA REGION

University of Bologna

The University of Bologna ­ Alma Mater ­ with its decentralised branches in Ravenna, Rimini, Forlì and Cesena, counts more than 3,300 researchers, 22 Faculties, 122 threeyear-long degree courses, 135 specialization degrees and more than 5,000 study courses, with 100,000 students. The University of Bologna invests a lot on new technologies research activities, in terms of human resources and scientific equipment, in collaboration with enterprises. It is the most ancient University of the western world. It trains its students with an ever closer link with the manufacturing and labour market requirements. Its courses provide a serious and useful education providing excellent job opportunities. Its educational syllabuses also include sandwich courses, job placements, student exchange programmes and study tours abroad. A whole series of three-year-long degree courses, based on a multidisciplinary approach, is now also possible. Syllabuses can be designed in such a way to seize the best and most updated aspects of different subjects. The aim of this integration is to provide students with a new kind of education, which is more suited to the emerging requirements of the business and cultural world. For further information: www.unibo.it

University of Ferrara

The University of Ferrara, founded in 1391, includes 8 Faculties, 20 Departments and several University Centres. Its research activities are continuously growing and relevant scientific results have been reached with important consequent applications in different business areas. Over the past few years, the number of patents filed by researchers has progressively increased and several "Spin-offs" have been set up. It is the only University in EmiliaRomagna that has received the authorization and funds from the Ministry to set up a Centre of excellence in the bio-medical field (on inflammatory disorders). Year after year, the University of Ferrara is rewarded by an increasingly number of students who decides to enrol in its courses. At present, slightly more than 20,000 students are enrolled in the University of Ferrara. The student/teacher ratio is one of the lowest in Italy. A wide variety of services are provided and several cultural and recreational activities are organized, also in collaboration with the city authorities. The University offers 74 degree courses and several master courses, PhD courses and specialization schools. A few degree courses are held in the decentralised branches of Rovigo, Cento, Argenta, Comacchio, Pieve di Cento, Faenza, Bolzano and San Marino. It has established close collaboration relationships with Local authorities and with the local business world, also aimed at carrying out technological transfers of research activities. For further information: www.unife.it

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University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, which was founded in 1175, is one of the few academic institutions organized according to a network model, with 7 Faculties based in Modena (Economics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Law, Engineering, Humanities and Philosophy, Medicine and Surgery, Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences) and 3 in Reggio Emilia (Agriculture, Engineering and communication Sciences and Economics). The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia boasts a very good teacher/ student ratio (1 to 22), a very good balance between the number of students and educational facilities (about 10 sq.m. per student) and between the number of students and the number of seats available in the classrooms (1 a 1). A total number of 18,000 students is enrolled in it. Every year 4% of them are given the opportunity to participate in student exchange programmes abroad or to do job placement experiences in one of the several firms that make up the local economic fabric. In the 2002-2003 academic year almost 2,000 students graduated from this university and 35% obtained his/her degree in due time, according to their study course duration. For further information: www.unimore.it

University of Parma

The University of Parma has developed a few centres of excellence in education and research over its time-old history. This University counts 10 Faculties, 52 three-yearlong degree courses and 14 two-year-long specialization degree courses, 5 single-cycle specialization degree courses, 43 specialization schools, 47 PhD courses, whose administrative headquarters are located in Parma. The University counts approximately 30,000 students, 1,200 teachers and researchers, 1,000 technical and administrative staff. The research activities are coordinated by 43 Departments in the different scientific areas, each of which equipped with technologically advanced facilities and laboratories. Over the years, the University has established several forms of collaboration with enterprises, on the one hand aimed at enhancing research activities carried out within the University facilities and, on the other hand, to ease the access to available skills and technologies by the local business and manufacturing world, thus facilitating technological transfer in terms of facilities and know-how. For further information: www.unipr.it

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University of Piacenza

The Catholic University of Sacro Cuore is present in Piacenza with 5 faculties: Agriculture, Economics, Law, Training Sciences and Sociology. The teacher/student ratio is 1 to 11. The campus is equipped with 37,000 sq.m. for educational and research activities, with a 6,000 sq.m. hall of residence for young men and women and 7,500 sq.m. sports facilities. Each one of the more than 3,000 students has his/her seat in the classroom and in the library there is a place every 8 students.The university pole counts 2 Departments, 11 Institutes, 7 research centres and a Centre of excellence. The Agriculture Faculty laboratories have received the accreditation from Sinal (National System for the Accreditation of Laboratories). For further information: www.unicatt.it/piacenza

Politecnico di Milano in Piacenza

The Polytechnic of Milan is also present in Piacenza with the Industrial Engineering, Architecture and Society Faculty. It is a scientific-technological University that trains engineers, architects and industrial designers, providing them with a whole set of innovative specializations. The Polytechnic aims at quality and innovation of education and research, in a close and fruitful liaison with the economic and manufacturing world, through experimental research and Technological Transfer. The Polytechnic of Milan is not only engaged in research, but it has also established a close network of cooperation and alliance relationships with other Italian and foreign Universities, with public and private research centres and with the industrial system. For further information: www.polimi.it

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RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS IN EMILIA-ROMAGNA

CNR ­ National Research Council CNR Emilia-Romagna has 7 Institutes, 8 Sections, 5 Strategic Projects and 1 Research Area in Bologna.

CNR Institutes in Emilia-Romagna

City

Bologna Bologna Bologna Bologna Cassana (Fe) Fontanini (Pr) Faenza (Ra)

Name of the Institute

Research Institute on Judicial Systems Bologna Institute for the Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity Institute of Radioastronomy CNR-INAF Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Institute for Agricultural and Earthmoving machines - Ferrara Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism Research Institute for Ceramic Technology

Acronym

IRSIG ISOF IRA ISAC IMAMOTER IMEM ISTEC

Thematic Area

Human and social sciences Basic sciences Basic sciences Earth and sciences environmental

Technological, engineering and information sciences Basic sciences Technological, engineering and information sciences

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CNR Institutes Local Sections

City

Bologna Bologna

Name of the Institute

Institute of Biometeorology Research Centre for Information and Telecommunication Systems Institute for Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics CNR - INAF Institute for Microelectronic and Microsystems Institute for Organ Transplants and Immunocitology Institute of Marine Sciences Institute for Nanostructured Materials Studies Institute of Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity

Acronym

IBIMET IEIIT

Thematic Area

Life sciences Technological, engineering and information sciences Basic sciences Basic sciences Life sciences Earth and sciences Basic sciences Basic sciences environmental

Bologna Bologna Bologna Bologna Bologna Ferrara

IASF IMM ITOI ISMAR ISMN ISOF

INAF - Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica

The National Institute for Astrophysics co-ordinates the Astrophysics research activities through the network of the 12 astronomic observatories distributed over the national territory. It also promotes the knowledge of astronomy in schools and society at large. 2 Institutes are present in the Emilia-Romagna Region: IRA (Radioastronomy) and IASF (Space Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics) based in Bologna at the CNR Research Area, along with the Department for national structures and services. For further information: www.inaf.it

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Research centres INAF in Emilia-Romagna City Bologna Bologna Bologna Bologna Name of the Institute Astronomic Observatory of Bologna Institute of Radioastronomy (IRA) CNR-INAF Institute for Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics (IASF) CNR-INAF Department of Astronomy

INFM - Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia

National Institute for the Physics of Matter is present in Emilia-Romagna with 4 Research Unitsin Bologna, Ferrara, Modena and Parma, as well as the S3 Research and Development Centre and the Center on nanoStructures and bioSystems at Surfaces in Modena, which following the Law decree no. 127 dated4 June 2003, have been included within CNR. For further information: www.infm.it

Research Centres INFM in Emilia-Romagna City Bologna Ferrara Modena Parma Modena Name of the Institute Research Unit of Bologna Research Unit of Ferrara Research Unit of Modena Research Unit of Parma Research and Development Centre S3 [S3 Center on nanoStructures and bioSystems at Surfaces]

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ENEA - Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'energia e l'Ambiente

ENEA, the National Agency for New Technology, Energy and the Environment, carries out scientific research and technological development activities, availing itself of the wide range of state-of-the-art instrumental and plant facilities located within its own Research centres. The Agency is present throughout the national territory through a network of peripheral branches, including 3 research centres in Emilia-Romagna, where there is the highest concentration of laboratories, after the centre Casaccia, in Rome. In the Region the following centres are present: the Bologna Research centre, the Brasimone centre (Bo) e the Research centre on New Materials in Faenza (Ra), which hire about 600 employees, accounting for 18% of the total number of employees at a national level. For further information: www.enea.it Research centres ENEA in Emilia-Romagna City Bologna Camugnano (Bo) Faenza (Ra) Name of the Institute Research centre of Bologna E. Clementel Research centre of Brasimone Research centre New Metals

SPINNER POINT NETWORK FOR THE CREATION ENTERPRISES AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER

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SPINNER is a Consortium including ASTER (see page 36), Alma Mater Foundation (see page 45) and Sviluppo Italia, the National Agency for Economic Development. The Consortium was founded in 2000 in order to implement the Global Grant funded by the European Social Fund in the framework of the European Social Fund Operational Programme 2000-2006 (Objective 3, Measures D3 and D4). Specifically, the aim of the SPINNER Consortium is to support and contribute to the creation of innovative enterprises and to improve the use of R&D resources through the enhancement and mobility of human capital and know-how within the public and private research centres and universities, at a regional level. To access Spinner services, applicants are required to submit their project to the Spinner Consortium upon the call for proposals published in the Regional Journal. The project are to be drafted by the applicants with the assistance of experts working at the Spinner Points ­ i.e. the technical assistance and information desk network coordinated by ASTER and based in all the Universities and public research centres located in the Region.

Spinner Point of Bologna based in the University of Bologna Spinner Point based in the Research Centre - CNR Research Area

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Spinner Point based in the Research Centre - ENEA Research Area Spinner Point Area Romagna based in the University of Bologna Faculty of Engineering Spinner Point of Ferrara based in the University of Ferrara Faculty of Economics Spinner Point of Modena e Reggio Emilia based in the University of Modena e Reggio Emilia Faculty of Engineering of Modena Spinner Point di Modena e Reggio Emilia Faculty of Engineering of Reggio Emilia Spinner Point di Parma based in the PARMA TECNINNOVA Science and Technology Park Spinner Point of Piacenza based in the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Piacenza.

OTHER ORGANISATIONS FOR TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER

The technological transfer centres in Emilia-Romagna region are about 40. These centres are:

mainly sectoral (districts) different origins and composition of members competing on: - services for enterprises (private sector) - projects (public sector)

Some examples of regional technological transfer centres are the following:

AGENZIA POLO CERAMICO (Ceramics)- Faenza (Ra) www.agenziapoloceramico.it CENTRO CERAMICO (Ceramic tiles)- Bologna www.cencerbo.it CENTURIA RIT Romagna Innovazione Tecnologica (Technological Innovation) - Cesena (FC), Faenza (RA) www.centuria-rit.com CERCAL Centro Ricerca Calzaturiera (Footwear) - San Mauro Pascoli (Fo) www.cercal.org CERMET Certificazione e ricerca per la qualità (Quality certification) Cadriano di Granarolo (Bo) www.cermet.it CINECA Consorzio Interuniversitario (Inter-Universities consortium) Casalecchio di Reno (BO) www.cineca.it

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CISE Centro Innovazione e Sviluppo Economico (Innovation and Economic Development) - Forlì www.ciseonweb.it CITER Centro Informazione Tessile Emilia-Romagna (Textile) - Carpi (Mo) www.citer.it COIMEX United Companies - Reggio Emilia www.coimex.it CONSOBIOMED (Biomedical) - Mirandola (Mo) www.consobiomed.it Consorzio SIPE per la Ricerca Industriale e l'Innovazione Tecnologica (Industrial Research and Innovation Technology) - Vignola (MO) www.consorziosipe.it CRIT Centro di Ricerca e Innovazione Tecnologica (Research and Innovation Technology) - Vignola (MO) www.crit-research.it CRPA Centro Ricerche Produzioni Animali (Dairy and meat products) Reggio Emilia www.crpa.it CRPV Centro Ricerche Produzioni Vegetali (Vegetable and fruits products) - Diegaro di Cesena (FC) www.crpv.it CSM Centro Sviluppo Materiali (Innovation in materials and in related production) - Modena www.c-s-m.it CSR Consorzio Studi e Ricerche - SCM Group (Woodworking machinery) - Rimini www.woodwork.it DELTA 2000 Sviluppo locale Delta Emiliano-Romagnolo (Local Development Agency) - Ostellato (Fe) www.deltaduemila.net DEMOCENTER Centro Servizi per i Sistemi Produttivi(technological Innovation-Industrial automation) - Modena www.democenter.it FERRARA INNOVAZIONE (Research, Technological Innovation) - Ferrara www.cfi-fe.it FERRARA RICERCHE (Research, Technological Innovation) - Ferrara www.consorzioferrararicerche.it LEGNOLEGNO (Wood) - Reggio Emilia www.legnolegno.it

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ICIE Istituto Cooperativo per l'Innovazione (Innovation, Research, Technological Transfer) - Bologna www.icie.it LABORATORIO D'IMPRESA (Plastic materials) - Correggio (Re) www.labimpresa.it NUOVA QUASCO - Qualità degli Appalti e Sostenibilità del Costruire (Building) - Bologna www.nuovaquasco.it PARMA TECNINNOVA (Technological Park) - Parma www.pstparma.it REGGIO EMILIA INNOVAZIONE (Innovation) - Reggio Emilia www.reinnova.it R&S ENGINEERING (Manifactures of machineries for the working of Wood, Aluminium & PVC) - Carpi (Mo) www.rscarpi.com SIPRO Agenzia per lo Sviluppo (Local Development Agency) - Ferrara www.siproferrara.com SSICA Stazione Sperimentale Industria Conserve Alimentari (Food processing) - Parma www.ssica.it

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES

ERVET­ Emilia-Romagna Valorizzazione economica territorio SpA

ERVET is a society majority-owned by the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government. According to the Regional Law n.5/2003, it acts today as a Regional Development Agency with the aim of promoting a sustainable economy in accordance with the regional and local government policies. In particular, ERVET main activities are the following:

Technical assistance to the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government in the activities of designing, management, monitoring and assessment of regional policies Realisation of initiatives in the framework of specific regional development policies Implementation and development of partnerships and networks at regional, national and international level Socio-economic and technical analysis carried out at local and sectoral level for policy advice ­ related aims.

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ASTER, the Emilia-Romagna Technological Development Agency

ASTER, the Emilia-Romagna Technological Development Agency, was established in 1985 in order to promote the competitiveness of the Regional productive system by means of technology transfer and innovation. Since February 2001 its role and mission have undergone a noticeable change: the Emilia-Romagna Regional Authority, the Regional Universities, the National Research Centre (CNR) and the National Council for New Technology, Energy and Environment (ENEA) signed a Protocol of Intent, envisaging the joint participation in a new consortium for the promotion and implementation of joint activities aimed at the collaboration between research institutions and enterprises. From an agency, ASTER was then turned into a consortium: "ASTER - Science Technology and Enterprise", involving the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government, Universities, Research Centres and Entrepreneurial Associations for industrial research, technology transfer and innovation. In September 2001, an ASTER Technical Scientific Committee was set up, with the involvement of researchers from the world of research and enterprises. The consortium's objective, as set out in the Protocol of Intentions signed by partners in 2001 and confirmed by the Regional Law no. 7/2002 for Research and Innovation, is to promote industrial research, technology transfer and the innovation of the productive make-up of Emilia-Romagna. This means enhancing, also on an international level, the results attained by the research system in Emilia-Romagna and guaranteeing the transferral of these results to the productive system, thus encouraging innovation and competitiveness. These results have been acknowledged by the European Commission, which bestowed the 'Award of Excellence' onto the Region of Emilia-Romagna for the creation and development of innovative enterprises. This is an important, promising task in a Region characterised by a research system that is particularly well developed and efficient with over 6,500 researchers, and a productive make-up that has made innovation one of its strong points. The overall strategy aims at the promotion of Industrial Research, Technology Transfer and Innovation in the production system of EmiliaRomagna. This is also outlined in the Protocol of Intentions signed in the year 2001 and in the new Regional Law on Research and Innovation n. 7/02. In particular, the new ASTER consortium intends to: a) Set up and support a Regional Technology Transfer Network by: Monitoring the supply and demand for research and innovation in the Region and monitoring research projects; Supporting Universities and research centres in analysing and processing proposals and design activities for higher training in specific scientific, technological and industrial areas and, more generally, for the development and promotion of innovation culture; Supporting the dissemination of scientific information and the research and technology output, as well as the enhancement and organization of the liaison between the Regional research system and enterprises;

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Providing information services and technical assistance for the enhancement of research and the protection of industrial property; Carrying out activities fostering the application of new technologies, possibly through company-based validation sites and also by setting up work groups engaged in the development of specific projects; Promotion, information, services and support for the participation in funding opportunities, projects and programmes for research, technological transfer and innovation, promoted by Regional, national, community and international authorities; Promotion, dissemination and technical assistance to access funding opportunities and private venture capital, in collaboration with experts in the field; Promotion and development of staff training and qualification projects to foster technological transfer and support researchers' mobility also towards enterprises; Studying and testing new rating systems and methodologies for enterprises investing in innovation. b) Promote and implement technological transfer and research projects and agreements of strategic interest for the Region of Emilia-Romagna, developed and co-ordinated by Universities and research institutions, by participating in national and EU programmes, while collaborating with management procedures and the implementation of technology transfer and dissemination activities. Support the activities and programmes of Universities and research institutes operating in Emilia-Romagna, aimed at enhancing research findings, also by creating high-technology enterprises and starting up self-employment initiatives, with special reference to innovative enterprises and research centres spin-offs. Set up periodical consultations about the progress of programmes and projects and monitor the results that have been achieved. Promote and set up specific "Work groups", organized according to the different functional and objective skills, engaged in the implementation of operational projects and organization methods to develop them. In the pursuit of these objectives, the Consortium Company shall work at a Regional, national and international level, in collaboration with its members, national and international competent bodies and authorities.

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The Regional Law 7/02 entrusted ASTER with new responsibilities. Its tasks are set forth by art. 6 ­ Network Services - paragraph 3. They include the promotion of joint initiatives of special interest and importance among the Emilia-Romagna Region, Regional Universities and research centres, such as the ones listed here below:

Development and management of an integrated set of tools, including an IT database for a proper utilization of scientific and technological skills present in the Regional Universities and research centres, as envisaged by paragraph 3, to foster users' access to knowledge, in compliance with the tools existing at a national, community and international level; Facilitating enterprises' access to the scientific and technological equipment present in the Regional Universities and research centres, as envisaged by paragraph 3;

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Promotion and organization of activities carried out within enterprises by staff with a scientific and technological background provided by the Regional Universities and research centres, as envisaged by letter c) paragraph 1, art. 5; Development of support tools and activities for the organization of programmes focusing on Technological Transfer and dissemination of knowledge within scientific institutions; Development of technical assistance initiatives to allow the access and participation of the Regional Universities and research centres in community or national research programmes; Development of industrial research initiatives having a strong impact on the Regional manufacturing system promoted by the Regional Universities and research centres, also in collaboration with enterprises, individually or jointly, and with enterprise associations;

By the end of 2003 the Emilia-Romagna Regional Authority became a member of ASTER. At the beginning of 2004 the Regional Programme for Industrial Research, Innovation and Technological Transfer (PRRIITT) became operational, confirming ASTER tasks. All the ASTER activities are decided by the ASTER Board of Directors, in representation of the Universities and Research centres based in Emilia-Romagna, the Regional Authority and the main Entrepreneurial associations. In particular, the design and assessment of activities are carried out by the ASTER Technical-Scientific Committee, made up of researchers coming from the world of research and enterprises, through specific Workgroups, which are in charge of ASTER activities, for a total of more than 100 researchers.

REGIONAL NETWORK FOR INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, INNOVATION TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER

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The legislative framework for the implementation of the new Network was set by the Regional Law 7/02; the Network was then concretely designed in 2003 through the Industrial Research, Innovation and Technological Transfer Programme. Supported by ASTER, entrusted with this role by the Regional Law 7/02, the Regional Network for Industrial Research, Innovation and Technological Transfer is currently constituted by 55 "hubs": 27 Industrial Research and Technology Transfer Laboratories, 22 Innovation Centres and 6 Innovation parks. The Network will employ 550 researchers among which 236 already belong to University and Research Institutions and 313 are new entries.

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The numbers of the Network

55 structures for Industrial Research, Innovation and Technological Transfer PRRIITT Industrial 22 Laboratories Research, Innovation and 20 Centres Technological Transfer Programme Objective 2 3 Laboratories 2 Centres Regional Telematic Plan 2 Laboratories 10 Projects 3-years Productive Activities 6 Innovation parks Programme (Measure 6.1)

The Network was publicly presented in Bologna the 16 December 2004 to more than 500 entrepreneurs and researchers of Emilia-Romagna. The 7 Research Areas on which the Network Laboratories and Centres will work ­ also on the basis of the interest expressed by the productive system ­ will be the following:

High-Tech Mechanics and Hi-Mech District (High-tech district of Networked Laboratories for Advanced Mechanics in Emilia-Romagna) Life Sciences and Health Organisational innovation Agroalimentary Environment, Sustainable development, Energy Building ICT

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CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Handicraft and Agriculture

The Italian Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Handicraft and Agriculture, classified as local autonomous public bodies by Law n. 580/93, are the main actors in local economies and are extremely important pillars for the different production sectors. In Emilia-Romagna there are local Chambers of Commerce in Bologna, Ferrara, ForlìCesena, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Ravenna, Reggio Emilia and Rimini. Each local Chamber carries out important functions in the administrative area, the most important of which is the "business register"; besides, it offers all the enterprises on the local territory a full range of services to facilitate market intelligence and skilled training, stimulates companies and businesses in innovative efforts and supports business trade relations of at national and international level.

Unioncamere

In Emilia-Romagna, the system of the Chambers of Commerce is represented by Unioncamere Emilia-Romagna, which groups the local Chambers of Commerce of Bologna, Ferrara, Forlì-Cesena, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Ravenna, Reggio Emilia and Rimini. The Regional Union of Chambers of Commerce of the Emilia-Romagna Region is entrusted with the task to develop, strengthen and promote the growth of the local economy in partnership with the other local decision-makers, by networking the Chambers of Commerce information and relationship system. It represents the local economy, it is leader in the local economic information; it is reliable, rigorous and authoritative. Its portfolio is characterized by the following strategic activities:

Institutional representative activities of the Chambers of Commerce, Studies, research works, statistic and economic monitoring of the whole Regional system, Research, design and co-ordination to support enterprises' internationalisation activities, Regional joint support services for the Chambers of Commerce, Credit access services through the joint-surety association on bank loans (Fidindustria, Cofiter, Cooperfidi).

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TECHNOLOGICAL & SCIENCE PARKS

Parma Tecninnova

Parma Tecninnova is the Consortium between the Chamber of Commerce of Parma, Municipality and Province of Parma, the local Agency for Development SOPRIP S.p.A., the Association of Industrials of Parma and the University of Parma. The mission of Parma Tecninnova is to contribute to the growth of competitiveness of the provincial territory by promoting research, technological transfer and innovation mainly through the following actions:

valorisation of the technologies and competences locally available; support to enterprises: analysis of their and demand of innovation and real exigencies.

In particular, in order to achieve the above mentioned objective and to facilitate the development of the relationships between the research system , on one side, and enterprises, on the other side, the Consortium created a service provider, Parma Tecninnova Srl, whose specific goal is to contribute to the creation of new technology-based enterprises (spin-offs) founded on the results of research. For further information: http://www.pstparma.it/_parco.php

Centuria-RIT

Centuria-RIT is a Scientific and Technological Park active in the Italian Provinces of Ravenna, Forlì-Cesena and Rimini, an area whose main characteristics are the sound economy, a high gross domestic product, a low unemployment rate and a strong entrepreneurship. Centuria-RIT is constituted by nearly 60 enterprises with a total turnover of about 3 billions of euro. This park was created from the merging of two pre-existing parks, respectively Centuria, born in Cesena in 1995 as a service centre for innovation and research for the will of a group of big enterprises, and RIT (Romagna Technological Innovation), created in 2001 by 23 private companies and participated also by the Municipality of Faenza, the Province and Chamber of Commerce of Ravenna and an Association of Romagna Municipalities. The Mission of Centuria-RIT is to favour innovation, by encouraging the exchange of ideas, technology transfer and relations at local level, as well as by being a focal point for institutions, businesses and research centres willing to co-operate.

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In a context of globalisation characterized by fierce competition and a large number of products manufactured in areas where labour is low-cost, innovation is extremely important in order to increase the added value of the products manufactured by the Italian firms and is key to maintain their competitiveness. For all these reasons, Centuria-RIT works to identify the innovation needs of its members and of its local area in order to satisfy them by promoting applied research projects and providing business services. For further information: http://www.centuria-rit.com/index.php?id=50&L=0

Technological & Science Park of Ferrara

The Technological & Science Park of Ferrara is not yet a reality, but a recently conceived project of the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government, the Province and Municipality of Ferrara and the University of Ferrara. A Protocol of Intentions concerning the creation of this new Technological & Science Park was signed by all these subjects at the beginning of 2005 (January) . The project foresees to host some the entrepreneurial activities originated by research activities (spin-offs) by the Faculty of Engineering of Ferrara, to implement three regional research laboratories and, finally, to create a new innovation and technology transfer centre. The project is part of a regional/local development programme aimed at fostering collaboration between the institutions, the local research system and the enterprises of the territory of Ferrara in the field of innovation and technology transfer.

REGIONAL ENTREPRENEURIAL ASSOCIATIONS

Confindustria

Confindustria Emilia-Romagna is the main representative organization of the Regional industrial enterprises. As many as 9 provincial industrial associations of the Region join Confindustria EmiliaRomagna. Two trade associations join Confindustria EmiliaRomagna as well: Assopiastrelle - national association of ceramic manufacturers, based in Sassuolo (Mo) and Ance EmiliaRomagna ­ Building association of the Region. Through these Associations, which freely join Confindustria Emilia-Romagna, it represents more than 4,000 enterprises, totalling about 200,000 employees: 95% of associated enterprises have less than 50 employees. Confindustria Emilia-Romagna represents the needs of the industrial sector in its relationships with institutions, economic, political, social Organizations and all the other stakeholders of the Regional society. The main areas of intervention are: economic development, industrial policy, vocational training and guidance, environment and land-use, Regional planning and the promotion of corporate culture within the Emilia-Romagna society.

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Thanks to the Confindustria system network, industrial associations and Confindustria Emilia-Romagna are also linked with all the other national trade and sector Organizations. For further information www.confind.emr.it

Unionapi

Unione Regionale delle Piccole e Medie Industrie dell'Emilia Romagna è una libera associazione costituita dalle API - Regional Union of Small and Medium-Sized Industries of the Emilia Romagna Region ­ is a free association made up of API ­ Local Associations of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises of the Emilia Romagna Region. About 4,000 enterprises with more than 100.000 employees join it. Generally speaking, they are profitable companies, hiring on average 26 employees and having a strong export propensity: 55% of them are present on foreign markets. Unionapi closely co-operates with the local Api branches, which are based in every city and offer services to the associated companies and contribute to the definition of common strategies and objectives. Unionapi is the point of reference for the local Api branches and their associated companies in their relationships with public and private authorities, policy-makers, credit Institutions and trade unions at a Regional level. Furthermore, it facilitates the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises relationships with the Regional authority, concerning issues related to organization, operation, administration, reporting, Regional funds, legislation and attribution of powers to local authorities. Unionapi is, therefore, the point of reference for all the partners who wish to deal with the Small and Medium-Sized Industries of the Emilia Romagna Region. For further information www.unionapi.it

Confederazione Nazionale dell'Artigianato

The Confederazione Nazionale dell'Artigianato, National Confederation of Crafts and Small and Medium Sized businesses, is the voice of the handicraft industry, of small and medium sized firms and specialised workers. It represents and safeguards the interests of Provincial and Sectorial Associations and of its entire membership, with public and private institutions, Public Administration, and with Regional political, social and economic organizations. The Emilia Romagna Regional CNA Federation was set up by Provincial Associations (Bologna, Ferrara, Forlì-Cesena, Imola, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Ravenna, Rimini) and together with the other 19 Regional Federations, the 106 Provincial Associations and the Sectorial Associations, is an integral part of is part of that broader National Confederation of Crafts and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, which is the National CNA. The function of the Emilia Romagna CNA is to provide integration among the Provincial Associations. It defines Regional financial policy, promotes industrial relations and drafts industrial agreements.

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It works out legislative proposals to present to the Regional government. It also carries out and manages European Community policy in the Regional area. The Emilia Romagna CNA is involved as an independent political player in the setting up of economic development policies aimed at increasing the competitiveness of the Region's economic and social system. In addition, the CNA acknowledges and defends the EC's own values of political freedom, social cohesiveness and economic development, as values of the Craft industries and of Small and Medium Sized businesses. CNA offers reliability, opportunity and competence to its entrepreneurs. Knowledge, research and innovative technology are strategic lines followed by the CNA to achieve economic development and to compete in every system from local level to the new global level. www.er.cna.it

Confartigianato

Emilia-Romagna joins the national Confartigianato System, which includes more than 521,000 craftsmen and small entrepreneurs. Since 1946 Confartigianato has been the representative association of Craft Firms and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, representing the interests of the sector and providing services to its member enterprises. The Confartigianato Enterprise Service System includes 20 Regional Federations, 119 local associations, 63 trade associations, 1,200 local branches, and 14,000 employees. Confartigianato is a member of the European Union of Craft Firms and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises - UEAPME. Furthermore, through its representatives, it is present in the main European and National institutions: Economic and Social Committee of the European Union, CNEL (National Council for Economy and Labour), in all the 102 Chambers of Commerce, in Artigiancassa, INPS (National Social Security Institute), ICE (Italian trade Commission), in the most important Trade Fairs, in a few Universities, in the Euro Committee. For further information www.confartigianato.it

Legacoop

Legacoop, la Lega delle Cooperative e Mutue fondata nel 1886 è la più antica delle organizzazioni cooperative italiane. Le imprese aderenti sono attive in Lega delle Cooperative e Mutue (The Union of Cooperative Firms and Mutual Aid Associations) was founded in 1886, thus being the most ancient Italian co-operative organization. Enterprises joining Legacoop are active in several economic sectors. Legacoop is present in Italy with a wide national, Regional, provincial and local network. Legacoop Emilia-Romagna is the Regional branch of national Legacoop and it coordinates the local associations that carry out their activities autonomously. For further information www.emilia-romagna.legacoop.it

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Confcooperative

Confcooperative Emilia-Romagna was set up in 1968 in the framework of the Italian Cooperative Confederation. It encompasses more than 1,918 co-operative firms, present in all the manufacturing and service sectors, which characterize the Regional economic and social fabric - with 313,000 members, more than 49,000 employees and a turnover of more than 16,700 million Euros. Confcooperative Emilia Romagna has become the point of reference for the Co-operative system. It carries out representative and guidance activities for its co-operative enterprises. Since 1974 the enterprises that join Confcooperative Emilia Romagna have created almost 30,000 jobs. General and specific services are provided by Confcooperative Emilia Romagna to its members, such as helping them access all forms of ordinary and subsidized credit, with special reference to structural funds made available by the European Union, the national government and the Emilia Romagna Regional Authority. For further information www.confcooperative-er.it

Confcommercio

Confcommercio Emilia Romagna is the most important Regional Association of Trade, Tourism and Services: more than 65,000 enterprises join it. It has 16 Regional Trade Organizations, 11 Local Associations and 100 Local branches: for a total of about 1,200 employees. Confcommercio Emilia Romagna is in favour of sector-specific and enterprise supporting policies. It is an authoritative and reliable partner of the Emilia Romagna Region. For further information www.confcommercio-er.it

INTERFACE ORGANISMS

Alma Mater Foundation

Among the members of Alma Mater Foundation are the University of Bologna, important banks, enterprises (leaders in their sector), the Municipalities of Bologna and Faenza, the Chamber of Commerce, etc. The activities of the Foundation are related to training provision, research and firm creation (start-ups). The Foundation organises Masters and post-degree specialization courses, thus fostering collaboration between universities and enterprises on the regional territory. In 2000 Alma Mater Foundation participated to the constitution of the SPINNER Consortium (see page 32) for the implementation of the Global Grant of the European Social Fund (Objective 3, Measures D3 and D4) at regional level.

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In 2002 the Foundation was entrusted with the technical and administrative assistance of the Symposium Consortium5 for the implementation and management of the Global Grant of a part of the C3 Measure "Higher Training" of the European Social Fund. In 2002 Alma Mater Foundation also created the Noi Con Consortium, together with the University of Bologna, the Cassa di Risparmio Bank Foundation of Bologna, the Oltremare Social Cooperative and the Cesar Foundation (European Research Centre of Social Economy and Insurance). The Noi Con Consortium is entrusted with the management of Measure B1 of the Global Grant of the European Social Fund, "Vocational integration and reintegration for disadvantaged groups": the activities of the Noi Con Consortium therefore concern enterprise creation and development related to the issue of vocational integration for disadvantaged groups. In the latest years, Alma Mater Foundation has consolidated the core of its activities, consisting mainly in: multiplying Higher Training opportunities, promoting innovative research and supporting enterprise creation and development.

INTERNATIONALISATION AGENCIES

Sprint

Sprint Emilia-Romagna is the Regional office for the Internationalisation of companies. It is promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government, the Ministry of Productive Activities, the National Institute for the International Commerce (ICE), the Italian Financial Institution for the development and promotion of Italian business abroad (SIMEST) and SACE6, the insurance company supporting Italian business throughout the world. Sprint aims to provide small and medium sized enterprises, looking to launch themselves onto foreign markets, with a valid operational support instrument. In particular, the Office promotes and coordinates EU, national and regional instruments for internationalisation.

REGIONAL GOVERNMENT BODIES

Regional Council

The Regional Council ("Giunta") is the executive government body of the EmiliaRomagna Region7. Its functions are described by the Italian Constitution and by the Regional Statute. In particular, the Regional Council establishes objectives and defines programmes, identify the resources, designs and administrates the budget. The Regional Council is composed by the President and the Councillors.

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A Consortium gathering the Universities of Bologna, Ferrara, Reggio Emilia and Modena and Parma. Fully owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. The legislative body of the Region is the "Consiglio".

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Councillorship for Productive Activities, Economic Development and Regional Telematic Plan (Councillor Duccio Campagnoli)

The main aim of the activities of this Councillorship is the economic development of the regional territory and productive system. In particular, this government body is responsible for the implementation of the threeyear Productive Activities Development Programme, whose main objective is to promote development and qualification of the regional productive system by sustaining the investments of industrial enterprises, contributing to the development of facilitating services for enterprises, fostering innovation and quality, facilitating access to credit, contributing to the process of internationalisation and to the qualification of selfemployment and of the working professions. In line with the overall aim of regional economic development, the competences of this Councillorship are also related to the following activities/fields:

coordination of the activities related to the Objective 2 Programme (2000-2006); policies in support of the handicraft sector and of the development of cooperatives; interventions in the process of corporate crisis and restructuration; promotion and coordination of the fair system; energy-related planning activities; development and innovation of the regional telematic network (Regional Telematic Plan); applied research, products and processes innovation and technology transfer.

Department of Economic Development Policies (Silvano Bertini)

The activities of this department, which is under the General Directorate for Productive Activities, are the following:

Monitoring of the evolution of the local economy structure; Updating of the state-of-the-art of the regional productive infrastructure and of the services offered to enterprises on the regional territory Elaboration and implementation of local development programmes Promotion and support to local development programmes and Management of programmes for the development of innovation and research.

Councillorship for Education, Vocational Training, University, Labour and Equal Opportunities (Councillor Mariangela Bastico)

The activities of the Councillorship for Education, Vocational Training, University, Labour and Equal Opportunities are related to the fields of education, vocational training, guidance and counselling, integration in the labour market, equal opportunities.

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The training activities promoted by this Councillorship and financed through regional, national and European funds, mainly consist in:

vocational training activities ­ provided by training centres accredited by the Regional Government ­ aimed at helping young people to find their first employment, updating the competencies of workers, re-integrating ex-workers in the productive system, integrating disadvantaged groups in the labour market; integrated training activities aimed at the integration/re-integration of young people and adults in the labour market or in the educational system, realised through partnerships with schools, universities, vocational training centres and enterprises, addressed to students of secondary schools and universities, and adults in general.

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List of Laboratories participating in the Regional Network for Industrial Research, Innovation and Technological Transfer

ACRONYM ASC LAB CECERBENCH CEREALAB ECATE ER GENTECH ERG GEBBALAB LARA LARCO LARER LARIA LAV LITCAR TITLE CELLULE STAMINALI ANIMALI PER RIPARAZIONE TISSUTALE SVILUPPO PIASTRELLE CON SUPERFICIE FUNZIONALIZZATA LABORATORIO BIOTECNOLOGIE NON OGM PER L'INDUSTRIA CEMENTIERA EFFICIENZA E COMPATIBILIT AMBIENTALE DELLE TECNOLOGIE ENERGETICHE LABORATORIO DI INNOVAZIONE IN GENOMICA E BIOTECNOLOGIA LABORATORIO PER LA RICERCA E IL TRASFERIMENTO TECNOLOGICO NEL SETTORE ENERGIA APPLICAZIONE DELLA BIOINFORMATICA ALLA GENOMICA E ALLE BIOTECNOLOGIE MEDICHE LABORATORIO PER LE ACQUE TECNOLOGIE PER L'INDUSTRIA DEL COSTRUIRE SICURO SOSTENIBILE ED EFFICIENTE LABORATORIO DI AUTOMAZIONE REGIONE EMILIA-ROMAGNA LABORATORIO PER L'INNOVAZIONE NEL CONTROLLO DELLA QUALITA' DELL'ARIA LABORATORIO DI ACUSTICA E VIBRAZIONI LABORATORIO INTEGRATO TECNOLOGIE E CONTROLLO AMBIENTALE NEL CICLO DI VITA DEI RIFIUTI LABORATORIO MATERIALI PER LA PROGETTAZIONE MECCANICA LABORATORIO DI MECCATRONICA LABORATORIO DI MICRO E SUBMICRO TECNOLOGIE ABILITANTI LABORATORIO PER LO STUDIO DELLE MACCHINE UTENSILI E SISTEMI DI PRODUZIONE LABORATORIO DI NANOFABBRICAZIONE SISTEMA DI GESTIONE VEICOLARE PER APPLICAZIONI MULTISERVIZIO AEROPORTUALI LABORATORIO SIMULAZIONE E PROGETTAZIONE INTEGRATA LABORATORIO PER LA SICUREZZA E QUALITA' DEGLI ALIMENTI TECNOLOGIE PER LA RIABILITAZIONE SUPERFICI E RICOPRIMENTI PER MECCANICA AVANZATA E NANOMECCANICA TECNOLOGIE E IMPIANTI PER INDUSTRIA ALIMENTARE COORDINATOR DIP. DI MORFOFISIOLOGIA E PRODUZIONI ANIMALI, UNIV. BOLOGNA CENTRO CERAMICO DIP. SCIENZE AGRARIE - UNIV. MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA CENTRO DI SVILUPPO DEL POLO DI PIACENZA - POLIT. MILANO DIP. DI MEDICINA SPERIMENTALE DIAGNOSTICA - UNIV. FERRARA ENEA, CONAMI IOR, ISTITUTI ORTOPEDICI RIZZOLI DIP. DI CHIMICA - UNIV. FERRARA ICIE, ISTITUTO COOPERATIVO L'INNOVAZIONE DEIS - UNIV. BOLOGNA ISAC - CNR ENDIF - UNIV. FERRARA DIP. DI CHIMICA INDUSTRIALE E DEI MATERIALI ­ UNIV. BOLOGNA SEZIONE DI RIMINI DIEM - UNIV. BOLOGNA REI IMM - CNR CENTRO PER LO SVILUPPO DEL POLO DI PIACENZA - POLIT. MILANO ISMN - CNR ARCES - UNIV. BOLOGNA DIMEC - UNIV. MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA DIP. DI CHIMICA ORGANICA INDUSTRIALE - UNIV. PARMA DEIS - UNIV. BOLOGNA INFM DII - UNIV. PARMA ED E

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List of the Emilia-Romagna Innovation Centres participating in the Regional Network for Industrial Research, Innovation and Technological Transfer:

NAME OF THE INSTITUTE AGENZIA POLO CERAMICO SPIMAC ALMAWEB CENTRACONI-CIO- TRASFERIMENTO DI TECNOLOGIA INDUSTRIALE DALLA CONOSCENZA ALLA LEADERSHIP INNOVATIVA CERMET CALL CITIMAP CNA INNOVAZIONE - INNOVAZIONE GESTIONALE E ORGANIZZATIVA NELL'ARTIGIANATO E NELLE PMI CROSS - INNOVAZIONE E TRASFERIMENTO TECNOLOGICO PER INTEROPERABILIT E RETI DI IMPRESE DEMOCENTER-CITTAMEC ICOS INDICI INNOVAMI - INNOVAZIONE PER IL MANAGEMENT DELL'IMPRESA INNOVATION CENTER - CENTRO PER L'INNOVAZIONE MARCONI WIRELESS NEREA OITOS PIMINET, IPL - PMI IN RETE PER L'ECCELLENZA PRODUTTIVA E DEL LAVORO PROATTIVO REIUP SIQUILACA T3LAB TEFARCO INNOVA

CITY FAENZA BOLOGNA BOLOGNA PIACENZA BOLOGNA BOLOGNA MODENA BOLOGNA BOLOGNA IMOLA PIACENZA BOLOGNA RAVENNA FORLÌ ­ CESENA BOLOGNA FORLÌ ­ CESENA REGGIO EMILIA REGGIO EMILIA BOLOGNA PARMA

List of enterprises participating in the projects financed through the Regional Programme for industrial research innovation and technology transfer ­ PRRIITT (2003) Name of Enterprise Title of the Project

A.R.P. (AGRICOLTORI RIUNITI PIACENTINI) SOC. NUOVO SUCCO DI POMODORO COOP. ARL ACME S.R.L. ACOSEA SPA ACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES SRL AEV S.P.A. AGAC S.P.A. SVILUPPO E PRODUZIONE DI UN FARMACO A BASE DI STANOZOLOLO (ST)PER LA TERAPIA DELLE ARTROPATIE DEGENERATIVE NEGLI ANIMALI (DEGENERATIVE JOINT DESEASE)(DJD) WATER NET PROJET STUDIO DI SISTEMI ELETTRONICI PER LA CARATTERIZZAZIONE PARAMETRICA DI MEMORIE A SEMICONDUTTORE INNOVATIVE SISTEMA DIGITALE INTEGRATO PER L'ELABORAZIONE E IL PROCESSO AUDIO PER STUDI DI PRODUZIONE RADIO-TELEVISIVA RICERCA E SVILUPPO DI UN IDONEO SISTEMA DI FILTRAZIONE PER TRATTAMENTO ACQUA POTABILE " AQUAFIT" SVILUPPO DI ADDITIVI MINERALI AD ELEVATA BIODISPONIBILITÀ PER L'ALIMENTAZIONE ANIMALE ED UMANA ATTRAVERSO L'IMPIEGO DI NUOVI CHELATI METALLICI BREVETTATI

AGRISTUDIO SRL

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ALBINI & FONTANOT S.P.A.

INNOVATIVI SISTEMI DI SCALA A RAMPA ED A CHIOCCIOLA COMPLETAMENTE FLESSIBILI SOTTO L'ASPETTO GEOMETRICO. REALIZZAZIONE DI UN PLOTTER DI STAMPA A COLORI PER STAMPANTI PER APPLICAZIONI FUORI MISURA SU MATERIALI AVVOLGIBILI (STAMPANTE SMART COLOR) PROGETTAZIONE E REALIZZAZIONE DI UN PROTOTIPO CHE IMPLEMENTI UN NUOVO SISTEMA DI DRENAGGIO E MATURAZIONE DI CAGLIATE FRESCHE PER PASTE FILATE REALIZZAZIONE DI UNA SORGENTE A MICROONDE PER APPLICAZIONI IN SISTEMI DI RIVESTIMENTO SUPERFICIALE PECVD (PLASMA ENHANCED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION) SISTEMA VISIVO DI AIUTO ALLA GUIDA DI UN MEZZO AGRICOLO CON RILEVAZIONE DELLA POSIZIONE TRAMITE GPS

ALGOTEX S.R.L

ALMAC S.R.L.

ALTER S.R.L.

ARAG SRL

ARCOTRONICS S.P.A. ARIOSTEA AZIONI ARON SPA

SVILUPPO E SPERIMENTAZIONE DI UN GENERATORE DI ENERGIA TERMICA ED INDUSTRIES ELETTRICA DA 3-5 KWHT CON CELLA A COMBUSTIBILE PEM ALIMENTATA CON IDROGENO PRODOTTO DA PROCESSO DI GASSIFICAZIONE IN SITU DI BIOMASSE PER TRASPORTO IN FASE DENSA A PARAMETRI CONTROLLATI SISTEMA ELETTROIDRAULICO ON BOARD DI UN ATTUATORE (CILINDRO OLEODINAMICO)

SOCIETÀ

AZIONARIA COSTRUZIONI APPLICAZIONE DI SALDATURA AD ULTRASUONI PER MACCHINA MACCHINE AUTOMATICHE AVVOLGITRICE AD ALTA VELOCITÀ, ATTA ALL'UTILIZZO DI MATERIALI DI INCARTO TERMOSALDABILI A BASSO COSTO. "A.C.M.A. S.P.A." B.M.R. S.R.L. BARALDI LUBRIFICANTI SRL DEPALLETIZZATORE E SCARTONATORE DI PACCHI DI PIASTRELLE SISTEMA DI MISURAZIONE E CONTROLLO TEMPERATURA SUPERFICIALE STAMPO NELLA PRESSOFUSIONE (LUBRIFICAZIONE INTELLIGENTE).

RICERCA DI UN METODO INNOVATIVO PER LA PRODUZIONE DI ELASTOMERI BASELL POLIOLEFINE ITALIA TERMOPLASTICI A BASE DI PROPILENE MEDIANTE L'UTILIZZAZIONE DI UN S.P.A. PROCESSO IN SOLUZIONE BATTISTINI TECNOLOGIE SRL UTILIZZO DELL' ALLUMINIO E DELLE SUE LEGHE NELLA COSTRUZIONE DELLE COMPONENTISTICHE DI TELAI PER IL SETORE MOTOCICLISTICO MEDIANTE UTILIZZO DEL SISTEMA DI FUSIONE IN CONCHIGLIA A GRAVITÀ FORNO INNOVATIVO PER LA FUSIONE DI LEGA DI ALLUMINIO PRINCIPALMENTE FINALIZZATO ALLA RIDUZIONE DEI CONSUMI ENERGETICI MACCHINA SPACCALEGNA ULTRA-LEGGERA AD ELEVATA SICUREZZA PER USO DOMESTICO FORMATURA PROFONDA PER STIRO-SOFFIAGGIO SENZA MANIPOLAZIONI PER CONTENITORI PER LIQUIDI ALIMENTARI, ANALISI DEL PROCESSO MEDIANTE TECNICHE DI PROTOTIPAZIONE VIRTUALE E REALIZZAZIONE DI UN IMPIANTO PILOTA. OTTIMIZZAZIONE DELLE CARATTERISTICHE DI CONSERVE ALIMENTARI PER LA PREPARAZIONE DI PIATTI CALDI (TRAMITE LA MODELLIZZAZIONE MATEMATICA DEL PROCESSO DI PRODUZIONE) VALUTAZIONE DELLA DINAMICA DI FUNZIONAMENTO DEGLI OMOGENEIZZATORI, MIRANDO ALLO SVILUPPO DI UN SUPPORTO INFORMATICO DA UTILIZZARE NELLA PROGETTAZIONE DEGLI OMOGENEIZZATORI STESSI AL FINE DI:AUMENTARE LE CONOSCENZE SPECIFICHE DELLA FLUIDODINAMICA DEGLI OMO MACCHINA AUTOMATICA DI NUOVA CONCEZIONE PER IL TAGLIO DEI TESSUTI IMPIEGO COMBINATO DI TRACCIANTI BIOLOGICI E ANALISI DEL DNA PER LA TUTELA DEI PRODOTTI TIPICI AGRO-ALIMENTARI.

BBS-RIVA S.P.A. BELL S.R.L

BENCO PACK S.P.A.

BERNI SPA

BERTOLI S.R.L.

BIERREBI S.P.A. BIOLAB SPA

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BIOMETRIKA SRL C.B. FERRARI SRL

SCANNER DI IMPRONTE DIGITALI DI CATEGORIA HIGH-END LASER 1300

C.I.M. CARD IDENTIFICATION NUOVA LINEA PRODOTTI FINALIZZATI ALLA PERSONALIZZAZIONE DELLE MACHINES S.P.A. CARTE PLASTICHE C.M.A. COOPERATIVA AUTOLOG MODENESE AUTOTRASPORTATORI SCRL "STUDIO DI UN SISTEMA DI DIVISIONE E COMPATTAZIONE DEI RIFIUTI APPLICATO A DIVERSE MERCEOLOGIE DI RIFIUTI URBANI, CON LO STUDIO E LA REALIZZAZIONE DI NUOVE ORGANIZZAZIONI NELLA RACCOLTA E MIGLIORAMENTO DEL PRODOTTO COME RACCOLTA DIFFERENZIATA E CDR (COMBU CENTRO DI LAVORAZIONE DI ALTA PRECISIONE CON TESTA POLIVALENTE PROGETTO DI NUOVO SISTEMA DI PRODUZIONE PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DI UN NUOVO PROTOTIPO DI TEGOLO PER EDIFICI PREFABBRICATI

C.M.S. S.P.A.

C.N.S. SRL CANOVA S.P.A.

CASE NEW HOLLAND ITALIA METODOLOGIE E SISTEMI PER GENERAZIONE E VERIFICA AUTOMATICHE DEL SPA SOFTWARE DI SISTEMI DI CONTROLLO DI TRATTORI AGRICOLI CEFLA SCARL CERAMICA NUOVA DUE SRL LASER DRILL VIVA PRODOTTI CERAMICI DA RIVESTIMENTO PER APPLICAZIONI SPECIALI OTTENUTI CON SUPPORTI PROVENIENTI DALL'INDUSTRIA DEI LATERIZI O DALLA LAVORAZIONE DELLE PIETRE NATURALI UTILIZZO DI SCARTI DI VETRO NELLA PRODUZIONE DI PIASTRELLE CERAMICHE IN GRÈS PORCELLANATO CON UN PROCESSO PRODUTTIVO A BASSO CONSUMO ENERGETICO "ECU (ECOLOGIC CONTROL UNIT)"

CERDOMUS CERAMICHE S.P.A. CF 3000 DITTA INDIVIDUALE

SVILUPPO DI UNA NUOVA METODICA DI ANALISI DI PROCESSI CHIMICI CIBA SPECIALITY CHEMICALS STRUTTURATI BASATA SULL'AUSILIO DI MODELLAZIONI STATISTICHE E SPA FINALIZZATA AD UNA LORO SENSIBILE OTTIMIZZAZIONE. CIR AMBIENTE SPA REALIZZAZIONE DI BARRIERE ANTIRUMORE AVENTI UNA DUPLICE VALENZA AMBIENTALE ATTRAVERSO L'USO DI MATERIALI INNOVATIVI RICERCA E VALIDAZIONE SPERIMENTALE CLINICA DI UN MODELLO BIOMECCANICO EVOLUTIVO DEL SISTEMA OSSO-CALLO E PARAMETRIZZAZIONE DELLA METODICA ESTENSIMETRICA PER LA VALUTAZIONE DELLO STATO DI GUARIGIONE IN FRATTURE OSSEE TRATTATE CON FISSATORI SISTEMA DI VISIONE PER IL CONTROLLO DIFETTI SU LINEE LAVORAZIONE LEGNO. PER LA MISURA DELLA

CITIEFFE S.R.L.

CNI INFORMATICA S.R.L.

CO.R.AM ­ CONSORZIO STRUMENTAZIONE INNOVATIVA COMPATTA RICERCHE AMBIENTALI CONCENTRAZIONE DI BENZENE IN ESTERNI. COMEF S.R.L.

STUDIO, PROGETTAZIONE E SPERIMENTAZIONE DI PRESIDI MEDICO CHIRURGICI CON L'UTILIZZO DI NUOVI TECNOPOLIMERI AD ELEVATA BIOCOMPATIBILITÀ. PRO-TRACT PROGETTAZIONE E SVILUPPO DI UN SISTEMA A CONTROLLO DISTRIBUITO PER LA GESTIONE DELLE COMUNICAZIONI ELETTRICHE ED ELETTRONICHE DI UNA TRATTRICE AGRICOLA; IL MONITORAGGIO DEL CONTESTO DI GUIDA, DELLE CONDIZIONI DELL'OPERATORE E DELL'OPERATIVITA' D CONTENITORE PER MOZZARELLE HANDHEALTH: SVILUPPO DI UNA TECNOLOGIA HAND-HELD PER APPLICAZIONI OSPEDALIERE BASTA SU RETI WIRED-WIRELESS E BANDA LARGA

COMER INDUSTRIES S.P.A.

DAMCO SRL DATALOGIC S.P.A.

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DATASENSOR SPA

STUDIO, SVILUPPO E IMPLEMENTAZIONE DI ALGORITMI DI VISIONE ARTIFICIALE PER APPLICAZIONI DI SICUREZZA IN AMBIENTE INDUSTRIALE (SAFETY) SVILUPPO DI UN DISPOSITIVO PER L'OSSI-OZONIZZAZIONE DEL SANGUE IN CIRCOLAZIONE EXTRACORPOREA NEL TRATTAMENTO DELLE PATOLOGIE ISCHEMICHE. SVILUPPO DI TECNOLOGIE E METODICHE INNOVATIVE NEI PROCESSI DI FILTRAZIONE CON FILTRO PRESSA. APPARECCHIATURA INNOVATIVA PER L'ESECUZIONE DI PROVE E TARATURE SU CELLE DI CARICO ISOLANTI TERMICI POLIURETANICI CON MIGLIORATE CARATTERISTICHE DI AVANZAMENTO AL FUOCO RICERCA E SVILUPPO DI TECNOLOGIE APPLICATE AL DOSAGGIO GRAVIMETRICO CONTINUO DI MATERIALI SOLIDI SFUSI CON COMPENSAZIONE DI UMIDITA' IN TEMPO REALE

DIDECO SPA

DIEMME SPA DINI ARGEO S.R.L DOW ITALIA S.R.L.

DS&M SRL

DUCATI S.P.A.

MOTOR

HOLDING

INTRODUZIONE DI UNA METODOLOGIA DI PROGETTAZIONE DEL SISTEMA DI RAFFREDDAMENTO E DELL'IMPIANTO DI SCARICO MEDIANTE SIMULAZIONI TERMOFLUIDODINAMICHE TRIDIMENSIONALI. "SISTEMA INFORMATIZZATO PER IL PAGAMENTO TELEMATICO, AUTOMATICO ED UNIFICATO DELLA SOSTA, DELL'ACCESSO O DEL TRANSITO DI VEICOLI IN AREE SOGGETTE A PEDAGGIO (PARCHEGGI, ZONE A TRAFFICO LIMITATO, AUTOSTRADE, ECC)" INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA PER L'OTTENIMENTO DI SUPERFICI CERAMICHE, VETROSE E COMPOSITE AD ELEVATO CONTENUTO ESTETICO PER APPLICAZIONI INNOVATIVE IN EDILIZIA RESIDENZIALE CANAPA: PROGETTAZIONE E PRODUZIONE DI FILATI INNOVATIVI E NATURALI - CPPFIN REALIZZAZIONE DI UN SISTEMA DI SUPPORTO DECISIONALE (SSD) PER LA VALUTAZIONE, IL CONTROLLO E LA RIDUZIONE DELLE PERDITE NELLE RETI DI DISTRIBUZIONE IDRICA, BASATO SUL SISTEMA INFORMATIVO TERRITORIALE E DI CALCOLO IDRAULICO HYNET®. SENSORE VIDEORADIOGRAFICO WIRLESS RICERCA DI CORRELAZIONI TRA GLI INDICATORI DEL PROCESSO REALE E QUELLI TEORICI NELL'OTTENIMENTO DELLA EFFICIENZA E QUALITÀ DEI TRASFORMATORI ELETTRICI. RICERCA DI SOLUZIONI TECNICHE AVANZATE RIGUARDANTI MACCHINARIO PORTATILE PER MECCANIZZARE LA RACCOLTA DELLE OLIVE AD USO INDUSTRIALE RICERCA, STUDIO E PROGETTAZIONE PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DI UN PROCESSO E DI UN IMPIANTO FINALIZZATO ALLA REALIZZAZIONE DI ELEMENTI EDILI UTILIZZANDO ANCHE RIFIUTI PROVENIENTI DA LAVORAZIONI INDUSTRIALI E CIVILI. NUOVE FORMULAZIONI DI FARMACI ANTIBIOTICI SOMMINISTRATE PER VIA INALATORIA PER IL TRATTAMENTO DELLE INFEZIONI POLMONARI DA PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA NOUS-F: PROGETTO PER L'INNOVAZIONE DEI SISTEMI GESTIONALI DELLA PMI NEL MARKETING E NEL CONTROLLO FINANZIARIO, PRIORITARIAMENTE ORIENTATO AL SETTORE DEL "FASHION" RICERCA DI UN ESTRATTO DI BIOFLAVONOIDI DELLA PROPOLI TECNICHE DI INCAPSULAZIONE PER INGREDIENTI DI SINTESI O DI ORIGINE CHIMICO INDUSTRIALE PER LA PREPARAZIONE DI ALIMENTI DESTINATI AGLI ANIMALI

DUCATI SISTEMI S.P.A.

DUELLE SRL

ECOCANAPA COOP SOC ARL

EHS S.R.L.

ELCA ELETTRONICA SRL ELETTROMECCANICA SRL TIRONI

EMAK S.P.A.

EMEC SRL

ERATECH SRL

ESSELLESSE S.P.A. EUPHAR GROUP SRL EURHEMA SRL

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EUROSOFT MEDICA SRL

RICERCA DI UN INNOVATIVO DISEGNO INFORMATIVO COMPLESSIVO DI INFORMATICA UN'AZIENDA SANITARIA LOCALE E DI UN'AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA E REALIZZAZIONE DI NUOVI OGGETTI SOFTWARE OPERANTI IN ARCHITETTURA INTRANET E UTILIZZANDO STANDARD INTERNAZIONALI. STUDIO E REALIZZAZIONE DI UN ECONOMICO SISTEMA DI PROPULSIONE A MOTORI BRUSHLESS E CONTROLLO ELETTRONICO SEMPLIFICATO CON EFFETTO DIFFERENZIALE PER VEICOLI ELETTRICI

EUROSYSTEM SPA

EXPERT SYSTEM SOLUTIONS METODO DI STAMPA SENZA CONTATTO PER PIASTRELLE CERAMICHE IN SRL GRADO DI UTILIZZARE PIGMENTI SOLIDI CRISTALLIZZATI. SVILUPPO DEL PROCESSO DI PRESSOFUSIONE DI ELEMENTI RADIATORE PER RISCALDAMENTO FINALIZZATI A RIDURRE LA QUANTITÀ DI ALLUMINIO IMPIEGATA NELLA COSTRUZIONE DEI MANUFATTI IN RAPPORTO ALLA POTENZA TERMICA ED A MIGLIORARE LA RESISTENZA ALLE ALTE PRESSIONI DI E INTER-SITE PROGETTAZIONE E REALIZZAZIONE PROTOTIPALE DI SISTEMI HARDWARE E SOFTWARE DI TELECONTROLLO INTERATTIVO E SUPERVISIONE "ON SITE" (AMBIENTI PUBBLICI/PRIVATI, HOME) DI SENSORI ED APPARECCHIATURE INTELLIGENTI CHE VENGONO COSÌ AD ESSERE INTEGRATE CON MOGUL IGNITION BOBINA DI ACCENSIONE PER VEICOLI BAE940A STUDIO E REALIZZAZIONE DI MICRO-NANOSTRUTTURAZIONI DI SUPERFICI PER APPLICAZIONI MECCANICHE SU MOTORI PER VETTURE AD ALTE PRESTAZIONI MIXERLAB400:MECCATRONICA AUTOCARICANTE APPLICATA A BETONIERA SEMOVENTE

FARAL S.P.A.

FAST SPA

FEDERAL SRL

FERRARI SPA

FIORI S.P.A FUTURA SRL G.D S.P.A.

SISTEMA MODULARE PER IL PACKAGING DI PRODOTTI FARMACEUTICI SISTEMI DI ATTIVAZIONE CONTROLLATA DELLA TECNOLOGIE PER UNA SIGILLATURA FLESSIBILE COLLA E NUOVE

GAMBARELLI IMPIANTI S.R.L.

RICERCA E SVILUPPO PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DI UN SISTEMA DI CARICAMENTO ADATTO ALLA DEPOSIZIONE IN PRESSA DI IMPASTO DECORATO, SULLA SUPERFICIE O IN MASSA, PER MEZZO DI SMALTI E GRANULI A SECCO, CON SISTEMA AUTOMATICO DIGITALE INNOVATIVO MIGLIORAMENTO DELLE CARATTERISTICHE DI ISOLAMENTO ACUSTICO DEI BLOCCHI IN LATERIZIO REALIZZATI CON IMPASTI ADDITTIVATI CON MATERIALI DI SCARTO AD ELEVATO PESO SPECIFICO REATTORE FOTOCATALITICO A LUCE ARTIFICIALE CON CATALIZZATORE SUPPORTATO PER LA DISINFEZIONE DELLE ACQUE DEGLI IMPIANTI NATATORI. INTRODUZIONE DI ALTA TECNOLOGIA (RFID)NELLA LOGISTICA DEL GRUPPO LA PERLA SPA. SVILUPPO DI INNOVATIVI CONTATTORI A MEMBRANA E LORO VALIDAZIONE IN APPLICAZIONI DI INTERESSE PER I SETTORI AGROALIMENTARE, MEDICALE E FRIGOCONSERVAZIONE ACRONIMO: INCOME

GATTELLI S.P.A.

GREENSOLAR S.R.L.

GRUPPO LA PERLA SPA

GVS S.P.A.

HAEMOTRONIC ADVANCED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES DISPOSITIVO SSL (SAFE SEAL LUER) S.P.A. HERA SPA SVILUPPO DI UN NUOVO SISTEMA DI COGENERAZIONE DISTRIBUITA CON FUEL CELLS, DENOMINATO FCDG INNOVATIVA VALVOLA DI CONTROLLO DIREZIONALE PROPORZIONALE A COMANDO ELETTRO IDRAULICO CON COMPENSAZIONE DI PORTATA RETRAZIONATA STIMOLAZIONE ELETTROMAGNETICA DELLA CARTILAGINE DEL GINOCCHIO

HYDROCONTROL SPA IGEA SRL

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IM.VA S.R.L

PORTONE SEZIONALE CON INNOVATIVO SISTEMA DI IMPACHETTAMENTO VERTICALE RICERCA E SVILUPPO DI UN SISTEMA DI TELECONTROLLO E TELEGESTIONE DI IMPIANTI INDUSTRIALI E CIVILI DI NUOVA GENERAZIONE BASATO SU NUOVE SOLUZIONI TECNOLOGICHE INTEGRATE DI TELECOMUNICAZIONE, CON VERIFICA IN CONTINUO DEI PARAMETRI AMBIENTALI. SISTEMI PER IL CONTROLLO AUTOMATICO ED INTEGRATO DEGLI APPARATI TECNOLOGICI ED IMPIANTI IN AMBITO RESIDENZIALE E TERZIARIO. GLASS PHESE DISPOSITIVO DI SMORZAMENTO DINAMICO SEMIATTIVO ELETTROIDRAULICO PER TRENI AD ALTA VELOCITÀ STABILITÀ MICROBIOLOGICA DEI GNOCCHI DI PATATE CONFEZIONATI IN ASETTICO. STUDIO E CONTROLLO ANALITICO CLIMATIZZAZIONE E GENERAZIONE ELETTRICA DISTRIBUITA A IMPATTO AMBIENTALE NULLO MEDIANTE CELLE A COMBUSTIBILE.

ING. FERRARI IMPIANTI S.R.L

INNOVATECH SRL INTERCOLOR SRL ISOCOMP S.P.A ITALGNOCCHI S.R.L. ITALKERO SRL

ITALPIZZA AGRIGEL PIZZA ARTIGIANALE ALIMENTI SURGELATI S.R.L. JOBS SPA SISTEMA INTEGRATO DI CENTERS OPERATIVI VIRTUALI CON MATERIALI INNOVATIVI E TESTA ECOLOGICA. STUDIO E REALIZZAZIONE DI UN SISTEMA DI INIEZIONE A GAS, METANO E IDROGENO INTERFACCIABILE CON CENTRALINA STANDARD PER VEICOLI A BASSO IMPATTO AMBIENTALE. STUDIO E RPOGETTAZIONE DI UN RIORDINATORE COMPLETO DI CAMBIO FORMATO AUTOMATICO, PER BOTTIGLIE DI PLASTICA E-HUB SERVICE (LE TECNOLOGIE INNOVATIVE A SUPPORTO DELLA INTEGRAZIONE DELLA SUPPLY CHAIN CLIENTE ­ FORNITORE NELL'EROGAZIONE DEI SERVIZI DI LAVAGGIO, NOLEGGIO E STERILIZZAZIONE) PROGETTO DI UNA POMPA A TRASCINAMENTO MAGNETICO PER FLUIDI REFRIGERANTI IN PRESSIONE STUDIO E REALIZZAZIONE DI UN SISTEMA DI MICROCOGENERAZIONE ALIMENTATO A COMBUSTIBILE GASSOSO CON CARATTERISTICHE EVOLUTE E CON POSSIBILITÀ DI FUNZIONAMENTO IN ISOLA. SISTEMA FACILITATO DI APERTURA-CHIUSURA CONTROLLO E MODULAZIONE ATTIVI DELLO SFORZO PORTE MEDIANTE

LANDI RENZO S.P.A.

LANFRANCHI SRL

LIDI SERVICE SRL

LOGOS SRL

LOMBARDINI S.R.L.

MAB SPA

MADEL SPA

RICERCA, SVILUPPO, VALIDAZIONE DI PRODOTTI DETERGENTI E PRESIDI MEDICO CHIRURGICI PER LA PULIZIA DOMESTICA E LA CURA DELLA PERSONA, A BASSO IMPATTO AMBIENTALE E AD ALTA COMPATIBILITA' DERMICA APPARECCHIATURA PER STERILIZZAZIONE RAPIDA "EUROPA B COMPACT" REALIZZAZIONE DI SISTEMA DI TRAZIONE, GENERAZIONE ED ACCUMULO BIMODALE RETROFIT ADATTABILE A TUTTI I VEICOLI COMMERCIALI DA 35 QUINTALI DI PESO TOTALE A TERRA A TRAZIONE POSTERIORE. NUOVI AROMI IN ACETO BALSAMICO DI MODENA ALS 9000 SISTEMA DI ACQUISIZIONE DATI E TELECONTROLLO PER PARAMETRI AMBIENTALI SISTEMA DI MISURA, TRAMITE LASER E TELECAMERE, DI PEZZI PIANI SAGOMATI E LAVORATI SVILUPPO DI NUOVI PRODOTTI PRECUCINATI A BASE DI CARNE, VERDURE E CONTORNI DA CONSERVARE A TEMPERATURE DI 0-4°C.

MEDILINE SRL MICRO-VETT SPA MONARI FEDERZONI S.P.A. MTX ITALIA SRL MUSA S.R.L. NEGRINI SALUMI SPA

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NEM S.P.A. NOEMATICA S.R.L. NUBILA S.A.S. ANNA E C. DI

DISTRIBUTORE OLEODINAMICO A COMANDO ELETTROIDRAULICO CON DISPOSITIVI ANTISATURAZIONE CLIPS (CLINICAL PATHWAY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM)

IDRAULICO

O

PRODI STUDIO DI TECNICHE DI ANALISI ED ABBATTIMENTO DI AEROSOL DA TRAFFICO URBANO

STUDIO, PROGETTAZIONE E REALIZZAZIONE DI UNA INNOVATIVA FAMIGLIA O.M.P. OFFICINE MAZZOCCO DI POMPE OLIO A PORTATA VARIABILE DESTINATA ALL'IMPIEGO IN MOTORI PAGNONI S.R.L. ENDOTERMICI ALTERNATIVI. OGNIBENE ELETTROMECCANICA SRL OIL SISTEM S.P.A. OMGA SPA ORAL ENGINEERING S.R.L. STUDIO E SVILUPPO DI UNA NUOVO ATTUATORE ELETTROMECCANICO MODULARE INNOVATIVO.

COMPONENTI STUDIO E RICERCA PER LA PRODUZIONE DI POMPE IDRAULICHE REALIZZATE AD INGRANAGGI ESTERNI IN MATERIALE SINTERIZZATO IDENTIFICAZIONE DEI DIFETTI NEI MATERIALI LEGNOSI MEDIANTE SISTEMI COMBINATI DI VISIONE E ALTRI SENSORI, APPLICATA A MACCHINE PER IL TAGLIO DEL LEGNO SISTEMA DI COMANDO ELETTROIDRAULICO PER CAMBIO MOTOCICLISTICO ANALISI, SVILUPPO, PROGETTAZIONE E REALIZZAZIONE DI UN PROTOTIPO DEL SISTEMA DI TAGLIO "AL VOLO" DEL TIPO A TRANCIANTE, DA IMPIEGARE PRINCIPALMENTE SU LINEE DI PRODUZIONE DEL TUBO METALLICO SALDATO INOX. SVILUPPO DI UN SISTEMA DI CONTROLLO PER CODICI MARCATI A GETTO DI INCHIOSTRO O A LASER PEZZI CERAMICI SPECIALI PER RIVESTIMENTI IN ESTERNI IMPEDENZIOMETRICO PER LA SELEZIONE DELLE GRANAGLIE OTTIMIZZAZIONE LOCALE (INSERIMENTO DI ALGORITMI DI OTTIMIZZAZIONE LOCALE IN UNO SCHEDULATORE EURISTICO) STUDIO, PROGETTAZIONE E REALIZZAZIONE DI UNA INNOVATIVA FAMIGLIA DI VITI IN LEGHE DI TITANIO O MATERIALI ALTERNATIVI DESTINATE AD APPLICAZIONI SPECIALI. SISTEMA DI DISTRIBUZIONE INNOVATIVO A FASATURA ED ALZATA VARIABILI PER MOTORE MOTOCICLISTICO ERIDANO - STUDIO, PROGETTAZIONE ED IMPLEMENTAZIONE PRODOTTO SOFTWARE PER LA GESTIONE DOCUMENTALE. DI UN

OTO MILLS S.P.A.

PARMACONTROLS SRL PEZZI SPECIALI KLINKER SRL PHIAP SRL PLANNET S.R.L.

POGGIPOLINI S.R.L.

POWERTECH SRL PRISMA ENGINEERING S.R.L. PROCHEM S.R.L. PROGEA SRL PROTEO ENGINEERING S.R.L. R.R. ROBOTICA SRL

PROGETTAZIONE E SVILUPPO DI MATERIALI CATALITICAMENTE ATTIVI PER LA REAZIONE DEL CICLOESANO AD ACIDO ADIPICO MOVICON-X PROTOTIPO DI DOSATORE OSSIDI COLORATI AD UMIDO RICERCA E STUDIO PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DI ROBOT CON CAPACITÀ SENSORIALI DI SFORZO OTTENUTE A BASSO COSTO. PIANO DI SVILUPPO PER SISTEMI INNOVATIVI SISTEMI PER LA TRASMISSIONE DEI SEGNALI SONORI IN BANDA 88/108 MHZ CONTEMPORANEAMENTE IN FORMA ANALOGICA E DIGITALE FILTRO "BIOREATTORE" PER IL TRATTAMENTO DELLA INSUFFICIENZA EPATICA ACUTA O FULMINANTE RICICLAGGIO DEL VETRO PROVENIENTE DALLA BONIFICA DI TUBI CATODICI DI MONITOR E TELEVISORI IN PROCESSI PRODUTTIVI PER LA PRODUZIONE DI PIASTRELLE CERAMICHE STUDIO DELL'INFLUENZA DELLE VARIABILI DI UN PROCESSO INNOVATIVO SULLA STABILITÀ MICROBIOLOGICA E SULLE CARATTERISTICHE REOLOGICHE

R.V.R. ELETTRONICA S.P.A.

RAND SRL

REFRI S.R.L.

REGGIANA GOURMET S.R.L.

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E SENSORIALI DI PASTA FRESCA. RIAL VACUUM S.P.A. STUDIO E TEST DI CONNESSIONI DI DISACCOPPIAMENTO PER PROCESSI INDUSTRIALI DI DEPOSIZIONE DI STRATI SOTTILI IN ATMOSFERA E PRESSIONE VARIABILI PROGETTAZIONE E PRODUZIONE DI INNOVATIVA POTATRICE E CIMATRICE CON RACCOLTA MECCANIZZATA DELLE POTATURE SVILUPPO DI UN NUOVO SISTEMA DI LAVAGGIO E DI DOSAGGIO DI LIQUIDI PER CONTENITORI DI PRODOTTI FARMACEUTICI E COSMETICI. SISTEMA INNOVATIVO DI TRATTAMENTO DEI LIQUAMI ZOOTECNICI PER IL RISPARMIO ENERGETICO, LA RIDUZIONE DELL'IMPATTO AMBIENTALE, IL RISPARMIO IDRICO E L'OTTENIMENTO DI PRODOTTI AD ELEVATO VALORE AGRONOMICO I.C.T. STUDIO, SVILUPPO E REALIZZAZIONE DI UNA LINEA DI COLTURE LATTICHE DI TIPO CASEARIO E DI INGREDIENTI ALIMENTARI IN POLVERE CON EFFETTO PROBIOTICO. NUOVA LINEA DI APPARATI PER IL CONTROLLO REAL TIME DI SISTEMI PRODUTTIVI AUTOMATIZZATI STUDIO, PROGETTAZIONE, RICERCA E REALIZZAZIONE DI UN SISTEMA INNOVATIVO PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DI PORZIONI DI TESSUTO, DI VARIO GENERE, IMBIBITO DI SOSTANZA MEDICAMENTOSA LIQUIDA O CREMOSA, CONFEZIONATA IN AMBIENTE STERILE. REALIZZAZIONE DI UNA TESTA ORBITALE PER FRESATRICE CON ASSE MANDRINO DI LAVORO POSIZIONABILE NELLO SPAZIO CON PRECISIONE ANGOLARE DI 0,02 GRADI. RICERCA E SVILUPPO DI UN SISTEMA DI ABBATTIMENTO DEGLI ODORI NELLA PRODUZIONE DI FERTILIZZANTI ORGANO-MINERALI VETRI CERAMICI REVERSE "DOPPIA POMPA SIRINGA"PER

RINIERI SRL ROMACO SRL

ROTA GUIDO S.R.L.

S.A.C.S. TECNICA SRL S.C.A. SRL

S.C.E. SRL

S.T.A.B. MECCANICA S.R.L.

SACHMAN SPA

SCAM S.P.A SENIO S.R.L. SERTAM SRL

SIDAM DI AZZOLINI DISPOSITIVO INIETTORE GRAZIANO E C. SAS ECOCONTRASTOGRAFIA SIEI SISTEMI SRL SILICON BIOSYSTEMS SRL SINTOFARM SPA SINTRA S.P.A. SIR S.P.A.

MOTORE ASINCRONO RAFFREDDATO AD ACQUA CON GRUPPO INVERTER INTEGRATO LAB-ON-A-CHIP PER EMATOCITOMETRIA DIAGNOSTICA SINTESI ED ATTIVITÀ FARMACOLOGICA, QUALI AGENTI DIFFERENZIANTI E/O ANTIPROLIFERATIVI, DI NUOVI GLICOCONIUGATI SMPHONE CELLE MODULARI PER LAVORAZIONI SU COMPONENTI DI FORMA COMPLESSA CON ROBOT ANTROPOMORFI DOTATI DI PROGRAMMAZIONE OFF-LINE STUDIO, PROGETTAZIONE E REALIZZAZIONE DI UN INNOVATIVO SANDWICH AD ELEVATE PRESTAZIONI PER LA PAVIMENTAZIONE DI TRAMPOLINI DA SALTO. RICERCA PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DI PIASTRE CERAMICHE RADIANTI STUDIO E IMPLEMENTAZIONE DI SOLUZIONI TECNOLOGICHE AVANZATE PER LA MANIPOLAZIONE, IL TAGLIO E LA SALDATURA DEL FILM TERMORETRAIBILE E PER IL MONITORAGGIO, ANCHE REMOTO, "ICT BASED" IN SISTEMI AUTOMATICI D'IMBALLAGGIO PER I PRODOTTI DEL SETTORE ALIMENTARE

SIT TECNOSPAZZOLE SPA SKG ITALIA SPA

SO.TE.MA.PACK SRL

SOCIETÀ BILANCIAI

COOPERATIVA PROGETTAZIONE E SVILUPPO DI UNA PIATTAFORMA HARDWARE SOFTWARE CAMPOGALLIANO PER SISTEMI DI PESOPREZZATURA

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A R.L SOFTEC SAS PIERO & C. STAFER S.P.A. STUDIO EMME SRL DI CHIRCO SISTEMA PER IL MONITORAGGIO AMBIENTALE: MISURE DI RADIOATTIVITÀ CON RIVELATORI GAMMA INTEGRATI AVVOLGITORI SEMI-INCASSO UNIVERSALI DECORO RAKU SU GRES PORCELLANATO STUDIO E REALIZZAZIONE DI LIBRERIE DI MODULI SOFTWARE PER IL CONTROLLO E LA MANUTENZIONE PREVENTIVA DI MACCHINE ALTAMENTE CONFIGURABILI PER LA LAVORAZIONE DEL LEGNO EQUIPAGGIATE CON SISTEMI DI CONTROLLO PC-BASED DIVINE CREAZIONI PILLPICK SYSTEM'S RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

SUERI ALFREDO SPA

SURGITAL S.P.A. SWISSLOG ITALIA S.P.A.

TECNA DI DALLA BELLA ING. SVILUPPO DI UN MACCHINARIO PER LA PRODUZIONE DI FILM DI CARBURO DI LUIGI SILICIO (SIC) PER HARD COATING (ACRONIMO CARBOCOAT) TECNOPALI S.P.A. IMPLEMENTAZIONE DI UN AMBIENTE SOFTWARE INTEGRATO L'OTTIMIZZAZIONE MULTIOBIETTIVO DI STRUTTURE TUBOLARI PER

TECNOPLAST S.R.L.

STUDIO, PROGETTAZIONE E REALIZZAZIONE DI UN RIDUTTORE A VITE SENZA FINE CON ALCUNE COMPONENTI IN MATERIALE PLASTICO E RELATIVE ATTREZZATURE. STUDIO, PROGETTAZIONE ED IMPLEMENTAZIONE DI UN AZIONAMENTO ELETTRICO INNOVATIVO DI TIPO "BRUSHLESS", CON TECNICHE "SENSORLESS", PER APPLICAZIONI DI TRAZIONE ELETTRICA IN MOTOVEICOLI PER IL TRASPORTO URBANO INDIVIDUALE AD EMISSIONI ZERO NUOVO TELAIO COTTON SENSORI DI LIVELLO ELETTRO-OTTICI PER LIVELLO LIQUIDI NELL'AMBITO DELLA REFRIGERAZIONE, NEI COMPRESSORI A VITE E NEI COMPRESSORI PER CO2 RICERCA E SVILUPPO DI UN SISTEMA PER LA PRODUZIONE DI RUOTE E RULLI IN POLIURETANO COLATO AD ELEVATE PRESTAZIONI E CON AGGIUNTA DI CARICHE ADDITIVE SOLIDE SISTEMA AUTOMATICO DI DISPENSAZIONE STERILE DI FDG (FLUORO DESOSSI-GLUCOSIO) RADIOATTIVO STUDIO, PROGETTAZIONE E REALIZZAZIONE DI UNA INNOVATIVA MACCHINA SVOLGIBOBINA CON CAMBIO BOBINA AUTOMATICO. SVILUPPO DI UNA TORRE AUTOMONTANTE PER GENERATORE EOLICO PROGETTO DI RICERCA GLOBALE DI MACCHINE ALTAMENTE INNOVATIVE PER LA DIFESA FITOSANITARIA IN AGRICOLTURA, CON SISTEMI AD ATTIVAZIONE AUTOMATICA A SENSORI E CARICA ELETTROSTATICA, A VOLUMI RIDOTTI NON CONCENTRATI, PER IL MASSIMO RISPETTO DELL'AMBIENTE.

TECNOS G.A. SRL

TECNOTESSILE S.R.L. TEKLAB SRL

TELLURE ROTA SPA

TEMA SINERGIE S.R.L TEMCO GROUP SRL TEROM SPA

TIFONE S.R.L.

TREVI FINANZIARIA SVILUPPO DI UN SISTEMA ESPERTO PER L'USO DEL CONGELAMENTO INDUSTRIALE SPA ARTIFICIALE NELL'INGEGNERIA DEL SOTTOSUOLO TREVI SPA PALI DI FONDAZIONE REALIZZATI SENZA ASPORTAZIONE DI TERRENO: STUDIO DEL SISTEMA PALO-TERRENO, SVILUPPO E OTTIMIZZAZIONE DELLA METODOLOGIA ESECUTIVA E RELATIVE ATTREZZATURE. IDEAZIONE, PROGETTAZIONE E SVILUPPO DI UN INNOVATIVO PROCESSO BASATO SU TECNOLOGIE ROBOTICHE E GOVERNO INTELLIGENTE DEL CICLO DI LAVORO PER LA SAGOMATURA DI RETI ELETTROSALDATE PER CEMENTO ARMATO. NUOVA GENERAZIONE DI MACCHINE MONOBLOCCO FFS AD ALTISSIMA CADENZA PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DI CONTENITORI MONODOSE TERMOFORMATI

UNIFER SPA

UNIFILL S.P.A

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UNITEC SRL

ELECTRONIC QUALITY FRUIT EQF STUDIO, PROGETTAZIONE E REALIZZAZIONE DI UN PROTOTIPO DI MACCHINA AVVOLGITRICE/CELLOPHANATRICE AUTOMATICA PER SETTORE FARMACEUTICO-COSMETICO ­ MOD. V60 ­ DEL TIPO A "BALCONE" E CON "SALDATURA DI COSTA" TRATTAMENTO SUPERFICIALE PER FOTOCATALISI DESTINATO ALLA DEPURAZIONE DELL'ARIA E DELL'ACQUA MEDIANTE DIFFERENTI TECNOLOGIE DI DEPOSIZIONE SVILUPPO DI UN SISTEMA INNOVATIVO DI MOVIMENTAZIONE E REGISTRAZIONE AUTOMATICA DEI PROSCIUTTI AI FINI DELLA RINTRACCIABILITA` DI OGNI PROSCIUTTO LUNGO LA FILIERA DI PRODUZIONE ALIMENTARE, MEDIANTE L`UTILIZZO DI UN "TAG" ELETTRONICO INSERITO NEL CORPO IN P SERVOSCALA NUOVO MODELLO MONOGUIDA MODULARE NUOVO DISTRIBUTORE OLEODINAMICO "LOAD SENSING FLOW SHARING" BRUCIATORE PREMISCELATO MODULARE INNOVATIVO

V2 ENGINEERING S.R.L.

VACUUM SURTEC SRL

VE.MA.C. SRL

VIMEC S.P.A. WALVOIL SPA WORGAS BRUCIATORI SRL

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