The Trentino higher education and research system represents an example of excellence in the field of research and innovation at national and international level. It can count on major investment in research and effective synergy between the provincial government, the university and companies and institutes in the area.

It indeed sets out to act as an integrated system of training and research, characterised by a high level of specialisation in different disciplines, such as key enabling technologies (ICT), the study of materials, neuroscience, nanotechnology, genomics, food and agriculture and environmental science, but also the humanities, social science and cultural disciplines.

Alongside key players such as the University of Trento, the Edmund Mach (FEM) and Bruno Kessler Foundations (FBK) and the MUSE Science Museum, the provincial system can today count on almost 40 other bodies, institutes and joint projects, national laboratories, spin-off and start-up companies, with a sector employing more than 3,800 workers 

Trento is an affiliate partner of EIT Digital, acting as an Italian co-location centre in the European Institute of Technology’s European network of excellence operating in the field of information and communications technology.

Alongside research organisations, there is the recently set up HIT- Hub Innovazione Trentino -  the consortium established by Trentino Sviluppo, the University of Trento and the Kessler and Mach Foundations to encourage the transfer of technology, innovation and the development of new entrepreneurialism in research.

HIT is also a core partner of EIT Raw Materials , within which the University of Trento, the Bruno Kessler Foundation and Trentino Sviluppo are associated partners.

The synergistic network including the provincial government, university, research institutes, institutions and companies that lies behind the success of the Trentino model, is regulated by "Provincial Law no. 14 of 2 August 2005" and the Piano Pluriennale della Ricerca-PPR (Multiannual Provincial Research Plan), a strategic instrument with the task of guaranteeing coordinated planning of action in the field, identifying objectives, general guidelines for intervention and the relative priorities and evaluation criteria. In the 15th legislature, the LRP also has the task of responding to the challenges launched by the new European Programme for the 2014-2020 period, Horizon2020, in the context of the difficult economic situation.


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