Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network
The Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network is made up by laboratories, with a prevailing participation of the public research system – universities and research organisations –, offering competencies, equipment and human resources according to the needs expressed by the business sector. The Network is organised according to 6 Thematic Platforms assuring that the research offer is backed up with the best skills development model and that it gains the widest visibility towards the industry. The Network collects the industrial research labs and innovations centres spread throughout the regional territory operating in the following fields: Agrifood, Constructions, Energy & Environment, ICT & Design, Mechanics & Materials, Life Science.
The Network is coordinated by Aster and has been developed within the Emilia-Romagna regional strategic and innovative policies starting from 2002 with the aim to give thrust to the process of change within the local productive system.