MULTI-ANNUAL RESEARCH PROGRAMME (PPR)

The MULTI-ANNUAL RESEARCH PROGRAMME (PPR) represents the provincial planning tool for the sector provided for by the Provincial Law of 2 August 2005, no. 14, the legislation that reformed and today regulates research and higher education in Trentino.

The Long-term Research Plan has the role of guaranteeing coordinated planning of intervention on the subject, identifying objectives, general lines of action, the relative priorities and evaluation criteria.

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These are the strategic dimensions on which the current Long-term Research Plan focuses:

INTERCONNECTION WITH THE WORLD OF PRODUCTION AND SPIN-OFFS ON THE AREA

The need to establish stronger and more effective links between the priority areas for research in Trentino and their potential impact on the economy and production of the local area is recognised. Investment in major research infrastructures available jointly to businesses and research institutes (mechatronics, microsystems, genomics) are also included in this interdependent context.

INTERNATIONAL OPENNESS AND INTERREGIONAL, NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN COLLABORATION

Sustainability and the future of research in Trentino must necessarily be firmly anchored and in line with the main research and technological development initiatives existing at European and international level and the relative players.

AREA PLAYERS IN THE FIELD OF RESEARCH: SYNERGY, EXCELLENCE AND CRITICAL MASS 

SOCIAL INNOVATION 

The provincial government intends to continue to develop its research and innovation policy for Trentino with a strong emphasis on social innovation. The relationship between science and society is indeed a crucial and constantly evolving aspect in research policy, in the context of which the “social” acceptability of scientific progress is increasingly central.

ENHANCING HUMAN CAPITAL AND PROMOTING TALENT

In line with the most innovative training experience and in collaboration with the production system, it is necessary to support the definition of clear academic and research career paths with prospects for development, also in the context of internationalisation, with a strong emphasis on the possibility of transferring public sector research to businesses.

BONDS BETWEEN RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND EDUCATION 

It is necessary to reinforce the transfer of scientific culture and knowledge in the different phases of the educational process, also by setting up physical specialisation centres.

EVALUATING IN ORDER TO IMPROVE

Continuous monitoring is required, in order to be able to reorganise areas and investment if necessary, with the scope of effectively achieving the objectives established and obtaining results.

PRIORITY AREAS FOR RESEARCH

These are the priority areas for research identified by the plan, in line with smart specialisation and the scientific excellence developed thanks to past investment:

    • food and agriculture;
    • environmental safety and sustainable agriculture;
    • environment and climate, energy and renewable sources;
    • intelligent factories – mechatronics;
    • health (active and healthy ageing, wellbeing and sport, neuroscience, technology for living spaces);
    • human and social science; smart cities & communities (intelligent transport and e-governance);
    • tourism and the cultural heritage (artistic and naturalistic). 

    The following are across-the-board scientific-technological fields in relation to the areas:

    • information and communication technology (priority);
    • biotechnology and genomics;
    • photonics;
    • advanced materials;
    • micro-nano electronics;
    • nanotechnology and nanoscience.

 

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