Member Profile


Presentation of the Region

Industry and innovation are in Piemonte’s DNA.

Well-known as Italian traditional centre of car industry, in the past decades Piemonte faced global transformations and diversified its economy by building on its strong manufacturing capabilities, its academic excellence and its rich innovation ecosystem.

Piemonte is well above EU average for private investments in R&D and employment/export in medium-high tech manufacturing, and is home of renowned universities, research organizations, clusters, scientific-technology parks, incubators, industrial leaders and dynamic SMEs.

In 2008, Regione Piemonte anticipated the Smart Specialization trends supporting innovation in most relevant traditional and emerging industries, launching regional policies on Innovation Clusters and Technology Platforms.

Current S3 aims to fully exploit this innovation potential towards a successful industrial transition and it largely confirms support to those industries (Automotive, Aerospace, Mechatronics, Life Sciences, Green Chemistry, Advanced Materials, Energy and Clean Technologies, Agrifood, Textile, ICT) by adding distinctive features able to maximize innovation uptake: a stronger focus on KETs; Smart Manufacturing and Resource efficiency as key drivers of regional economy towards Industry 4.0 and circular economy; the support to open research infrastructures; a strengthened partnership with regional stakeholders of the innovation ecosystem.

RIS3 Priorities

Life Sciences
Green Chemistry
Advanced Materials
Energy and Clean Tech

Political Representatives
Matteo Marnati

Regional Minister for research and innovation

Regional Contact Persons
Giuliana Fenu

Regional Director for Competitiveness

Giovanni Amateis

Head of Unit Research and Innovation

Tiziana Dell'Olmo

Policy Advisor in R&D

Brussels Contact Persons
Massimo Lapolla

Policy Advisor in R&D and Cohesion

Regional Address

Piazza Castello, 165
10122 Torino TO

Brussels Office Address

62, Rue du Trone
1050 Brussels

Our Pilots

printer, 3d, print
3D-printing Pilot gathered for online plenary meeting on 2 April

On April 2nd, the 3D-printing (3DP) Pilot of the Vanguard Initiative held its 11th Plenary Meeting.

Vanguard Initiative Annual Political Meeting: Regional Ministers and Representatives shape the Network’s Future Strategic

On 21st November 2019 in Brussels, the Vanguard Initiative’s Annual Political Meeting (APM) took place, with Regional Ministers and senior representatives from Vanguard Initiative’s 36 Member Regio