Trentino - a small territory - is a real large scale "living lab", where the public sector plays an important role as driver for innovation and research; key players from the business world collaborate to develop innovative projects; and the knowledge triangle is further enriched by the direct involvement of the end users.

With more than 20 public and private research institutes and an independent university (The University of Trento) at the top of national and international classifications in the sector, Trentino has become an important focal point for the most well-established international research networks.

The Province's reputation extends to areas as diverse as ICTGreen techMechatronics, material studies, neuroscience, nanotechnology, genomics and voice recognition algorithms.  

Trentino is building a concrete model of growth based on the knowledge economy.

With 500.000 inhabitants, the region has the perfect scale to be a living laboratory.

Number employed in R and D (FTE - Full-Time Equivalent) for every 1000 inhabitants
Trentino 6,4
Italy 3,8
EU 27 4,9
 Source: Italian National Institute for Statistics - Istat (2009)

Trentino can count on:

  • shortened decision making process
  • strong governance commitment to support education, research & innovation
  • several important clusters focusing on innovative products and services.