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Emilia-Romagna - Research and innovation

The Regional Operational Programme Emilia-Romagna 2014-2020 aims to boost innovation by improving the regional system of R&D.

The Regional Operational Programme Emilia-Romagna 2014-2020 is the document that defines the strategy and operations for the use of funds allocated to the Region by the European Regional Development Fund.

The programme priorities include TO1 - Research and innovation. It aims to boost innovation by improving the regional system of R&D; contribute to achieving the Europe 2020 targets for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and promote private and public investment on research while supporting innovation and productive investments, in line with the regional smart specialization strategy (RIS3).

In the RIS3 of the Emilia-Romagna region, the agri-food sector is identified as one of the two (vertical) priority. Among the specific objectives of TO1, there are:

  • (1.1) to increase the Research and Innovation activity of enterprises.
  • (1.2) to strengthen the innovation system in the region.

One of the aims is to support collaborative activities by enterprises in the R&D area, with the aim to developing new products, develop new more sustainable production processes, develop new technologies and services (action 1.1.4).

However, it is very difficult to develop an effective relationship between the SMEs of the food industry. In this project, we will develop a plan for improving the implementation of the ERDF programme under TO1 by focussing on interventions toward innovation in the agro-food system.

Which partners are working on this?

  • Emilia-Romagna Region - Directorate general for agriculture hunting and fisheries
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

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