green innovation factory

Progetto Manifattura - Green Innovation Factory is transforming an historic tobacco factory into a business innovation campus for green building, renewable energy, and environmental technology. The project is connecting companies, research centers, training and higher education, as well as public agencies to create critical mass in clean technology.

The project is the premier green technology partner in Italy, offering turnkey business solutions, a supportive environment, and excellent connections to northeast Italy and Europe. Assistance for starting up a new cleantech business is available now.

Who can benefit?

Companies that join Progetto Manifattura become part of a vibrant green innovation ecosystem. We help start-up companies with space, financing and marketing. Mature companies can site green innovation competence centers in a place that offers a suitable network of compatible programs and products.

Key reasons to be here

  • Participate in the Habitech green building cluster.
  • Locate at landmark space in one of the most green-oriented regions of Italy.
  • Get favorable move-in terms for incubating companies.
  • Work with the highest ranked Italian university.
  • Access advanced skills and established research centers.
  • Benefit from excellent geographic position for doing business in Italy and Europe.
  • Share on-site laboratories for prototyping and testing.
  • Find help with financing and capital.
  • Use top facilities for conferences, training and exhibitions.

Space for cleantech business

Office space for start-ups and small offices is available now in the 300-square meter Green House facility. An additional 3,000 meters of office space and production areas will be available starting in late 2012. When the project is complete in 2018, there will be 50,000 metres for use by companies in the green economy.

Join us

There are 15 companies incubating right now in the Green House, with an outlook for 20 more by end 2012. We are actively seeking entrepreneurs, start-up companies, existing companies with new clean technology projects, and clean-tech companies with global reach looking for the ideal Italian location.

About us

Progetto Manifattura Srl – founded in 2009 by the autonomous Province of Trento – carries out strategies that promote growth in eco-sustainable business.  Using business and public strategies in the context of a landmark facility, Manifattura is demonstrating how to reach carbon reduction targets, achieve sustainable growth and adopt responsible behaviors.



September 01, 2014

Eco-Sistemi: Trentino represents Italy @ World Water Week (Source: Progetto Manifattura)

Keywords: wastewater management, Eco-sistemi, World Water Week, Trentino, startup, Progetto Manifattura

Eco-Sistemi represents Italy at the World Water Week taking place in Stockholm on August 31- September 5 2014. This year the 21 edition of this special Week addresses the topic "Energy & Water".


June 06, 2014

Travel to New England, the Cradle of Green Startups in the U.S. - connected to Progetto Manifattura in Trentino, Italy

Travel to New England, the Cradle of Green Startups in the U.S. - connected to Progetto Manifattura in Trentino, Italy Read full article

April 10, 2014

Internationalizing Progetto Manifattura

This is a week of internationalization for Progetto Manifattura. In addition to translating/subtitling a video, and producing a marketing brochure, Progetto Manifattura is releasing the English translation of the project master plan. Read full article

March 19, 2014

Unicredit’s Start Lab lands in Rovereto

4 start-ups based in Progetto Manifattura pitch their idea to access the VC capital grant Read full article

February 05, 2014

Progetto Manifattura in the jury of EMAS Award 2014

The next EMAS Awards will be handed out to winners by the European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik on 7 April 2014. The CEO of Progetto Manifattura, Gianluca Salvatori, has been invited to be a member of the jury. Read full article

January 13, 2014

Business incubation formulas

How can you find the most efficient way to settle within Progetto Manifattura for your entrepreneurship? Here are the "formulas" we offer for companies! Read full article

December 04, 2013

The hub for green economy startups

What can you do with an immense historical tobacco factory, Manifattura Tabacchi? In Rovereto, Italy, they created Progetto Manifattura, a business incubator for new enterprises of the green economy sector. Read full article

December 04, 2013

Kengo Kuma: lectio magistralis at MUSE, Trento

The lecture entitled "Architecture for new life style and new working spaces", on December 5, 2013 at 8,30 pm Read full article

November 26, 2013

REbuild returns: sustainable management of real estate

The national convention in Riva del Garda on November 26 and 27: Case studies, working groups and best practices from around the world, in the most dynamic segment of the real estate industry. Read full article

November 06, 2013

Executive design and construction of Progetto Manifattura

The initiative is related to Area B of Progetto Manifattura Green Innovation Factory Read full article

October 28, 2013

Progetto Manifattura coming to Ecomondo, Rimini 6-9 Nov.

A number of companies that “grew up” at Progetto Manifattura – Italy’s first green economy hub – will be present at the Ecomondo trade show in Rimini this Nov. 6-9. Read full article

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Progetto Manifattura Srl
Piazza Manifattura, 1
38068 Rovereto

Tel +39 (0464) 443313


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