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Emilia Romagna

Emilia Romagna

Emilia Romagna S3 policy will be aligned to the most recent patterns in European Industrial policy, in particular addressing the need of mainstream competitiveness for a European Industrial Renaissance, whereas bottom-up solutions at local/regional level will be the most effective to contribute to President Juncker’s Agenda and Vision.

Emilia Romagna Industrial policy has integrated  an increasing number of Universities and private industrial research labs within the High Technology Network (HTN) to foster regional enterprises innovation process. This approach has been put forward by a regional law and promoted through the Regional Operation Program and related ERDF. At national level, Emilia Romagna is leveraging through the HTN its operation inside the twelve National Technological Clusters. This  same strategy applies at European level within Horizon 2020 with the involvement of a plurality of public and private actors. The HTN has been the main actor in the bottom up process definition of the Regional Smart Specialization Strategy, with an involvement of all relevant regional partners combined with a top down Regional strategic  framework. The Emilia Romagna S3 is now the regional pillar policy based on three regional main industrial sectors: i) Agrifood, ii) Construction and iii) Mechatronics and two regional sectors that complete the strategy and have a high development potential such as i) Health & Wellness and ii) Cultural Heritage.

Emilia Romagna S3 will be aligned to the most recent patterns in European Industrial policy developments, with the aim to respond to the need for mainstream competitiveness for a European Industrial Renaissance, whereas bottom-up solutions at local/regional level will be the most effective to contribute to President Juncker’s Agenda and Vision.

On top of the active role within European institutional networks (among others: EEN, ERRIN, EURADA, CRPM, EBN, INSME), Emilia Romagna is engaged in the Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) since its very beginning. In this context, Emilia-Romagna is also engaged in the new Healthy Living and Active Ageing and Raw Materials KICs , confirming thus the regional vision for a community able to enhance a worldwide competitiveness through leading technology and Inclusive Knowledge. Through the Vanguard Initiative, Emilia Romagna aims at the establishment of a platform for knowledge sharing and mainstreaming innovation and competitiveness, both at regional  and European level.

President of Emilia Romagna Region