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National Networks

We work with seven national innovation networks, operating in sectors such as industry research, training, and technology transfer. Each network relates to a strategic technological and application area, representing its most authoritative partner in terms of skills, knowledge, structures, networks, and potential.

National Networks

National technology clusters are networks of public and private entities that work as resource catalysts to respond to the needs of the territory and the market, coordinating and strengthening the link between the world of research and that of businesses.

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smart living technologies

smart living technologies

Smart Living Technologies

This cluster works to create new and solid partnerships between the world of research, companies working in the smart living sector, and end-users. The ultimate goal is to achieve considerable critical mass and the possibility of getting end-users involved, in order to integrate research on technology with public policies. Smart Living Technologies is an initiative of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.

SMART LIVING TECHNOLOGIES IN NUMBERS

190
Members
120
SMEs
27
Large companies
30
Research organizations, universities, technology centers
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fabbrica intelligente logo header

fabbrica intelligente logo header

Fabbrica Intelligente

This cluster was created to increase and support research for technologies dedicated to Italian manufacturing, paying close attention to the real needs of manufacturing companies and improving their competitiveness. The cluster works to keep important manufacturing skills in Italy and increase the ROI of research in this sector. To date, Fabbrica Intelligente has presented 4 projects to MIUR, which include the development of industrial research activities for a total amount of 43 million euro.

SMART FACTORIES IN NUMBERS

7
Technical-Scientific Thematic Groups
41
Research institutes
287
Companies
43
million euro investment
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logo agrifood

logo agrifood

National Agrifood Cluster (CLAN)

This Cluster aims to promote and increase the use of research results and the partnership between research teams, companies and institutions, to innovate the competitiveness of the agri-food chain from a sustainable perspective. CLAN is a non-profit association made up of over 80 members including companies, universities, research centers, business associations, technology districts and NGOs.

CLAN in numbers

4
Research projects
53
Research institutes
165
Companies
43
million euro investment
smart comm tech

smart comm tech

smart comm tech

Smart Communities Tech

This national network connects territorial, industrial and research entities for the development of smart cities. The goal of this cluster is to respond to the current challenges of communities – from mobility to territorial security, from energy efficiency to environmental sustainability. On top of that, Smart Communities Tech also deals with issues like digital administration, education, training, culture and tourism.

SMART COMMUNITIES TECH IN NUMBERS

11
Regions and provinces involved
+50
Participating cities
+100
Participating companies and research organizations
4
Major industrial research projects
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cluster energia

cluster energia

Energy Cluster

The energy cluster aims to combine the demand for innovation from the industrial sector with local research centers. It includes the 6 following macro areas: renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, Smart Grid, sustainable use of fossil fuels, energy storage and sustainable mobility.

ENERGY CLUSTER IN NUMBERS

77
Associates
6
Technology macro-areas
2
Pilot projects
2,2M
euro project budget
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cluster spring 1

cluster spring 1

Spring Cluster

This network aims to stimulate research and investment in new technologies in the bioeconomy sector, to relaunch the world of Italian chemistry in the name of environmental, social and economic sustainability. To date, over 100 companies are participating in the cluster, as well as universities, and all the main Italian public research organizations operating in the biomass transformation and collection sector. On top of that, there are also several people active in the field of technology transfer and environmental communication.

SPRING CLUSTER IN NUMBERS

50
Industry members
42
Public and private research organizations
31
Dissemination and territorial development authorities
4
Development roadmaps
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marchio cluster tecnologico Alisei

marchio cluster tecnologico Alisei

National Technology Cluster for Life Sciences ALISEI

This network was created to promote greater interaction between multi-disciplinary research, the pharmaceutical-biomedical industry and public institutions. The goal is to give a strong boost to research and innovation within Italy.

CLUSTER ALISEI IN NUMBERS

23
Members of which 5 Trade Associations
5
National research centers
13
Territorial authorities
4
National projects launched
Fabbrica diffusa

Fabbrica diffusa

Fabbrica diffusa

Fabbrica Diffusa

The Fabbrica Diffusa project, created and implemented by ComoNExT and Cariplo Factory, alongside the Edmund Mach Foundation, HIT – Hub Innovazione Trentino, ProM Facility, Friuli Innovazione, 012 Factory, and Liuc – Carlo Cattaneo University, is directed at the manufacturing industry, including innovators and startuppers, experts and professionals in the sector. The goal is to create an interconnected national network, with specific attention on manufacturing and digital industry. It’s a place where know-how meets experimental training, to learn how to combine the use of new technologies and production processes.

The participants in Fabbrica Diffusa collaborate in a synergic manner, along the entire vertical chain, to create “factory stories” to convey themes like process digitization, tools connection, as well as data collection and use.

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AIFI

AIFI is the Italian Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt Association established to develop, coordinate and represent, in institutional settings, the players active in the Italian market.

National Networks

InnovUp

is the association that represents the Italian ecosystem of innovation and that connects startups, scaleups, innovative SMEs, innovation centers, science and technology parks, incubators, accelerators, enablers, investors, professional firms and corporates. InnovUp works to unite and foster the Italian innovative entrepreneurship system, focusing on 4 main areas of activity: lobbying, knowledge, business, networking.

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