Friuli Innovazione Research and Technology Transfer Centre was set up in 1999 by the University of Udine, the Udine Industrial Association, the Fiat Research Centre, Agemont, the Pordenone Industrial Association and the CRUP Foundation. Later, other local partners granted their support, by endorsing and developing a shared strategy and objectives in innovation and technology transfer. In 2004 the Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region made a major contribution to the initiative by appointing Friuli Innovazione to launch and manage the "Luigi Danieli" Science and Technology Park in Udine. The ideal space for turning ideas into projects and research into products.
Set at the centre of Europe, in the heart of a region with a vocation for innovation and integration, in the ZIU (Zona Industriale Udinese) industrial area, only a few minutes from the European motorway network and within easy reach of several international airports, the Park hosts laboratories and companies headquarters.
The services offered are:
- Technology transfer: to promote collaboration between enterprises and the scientific and technological research network
- Enterprise funding: to inform, educate and support enterprises and researchers to identify the most appropriate finance instruments and key operating stages, search for partners and verify the eligibility for European or Italian funds
- Enterprise development: to support and assist the creation of high-technology enterprises by means of the Techno Seed incubator
- Hosting: to offer space equipped with facilities and infrastructures to develop science and technology research projects and innovative businesses.
Project Funding (2015-2018): € 3.201.547
N° EU Projects (2015-2018): 23
- Horizon 2020: 6
- Other international projects: 5
- Territorial cooperation: 12
N° of startups (2018): 13
N° of scientific meetings&public events (2018): 164
Square metres and headquarters/branch offices: 80.000 Sqm; headquarters at the "Luigi Danieli" Science and Technology Park in Udine.
N° of Tenants (31.12.2018): 43
Research Infrastructures/Laboratories: 3, Applied Genomics Institute (IGA); Laboratory of Advanced Materials; Laboratory Additive FVG; Meeting and conference rooms.
In the period 2004-2018, Friuli Innovazione has been involved in 39 European projects:
- on business startup and technology transfer topics
- with 247 partners (research institutions, public administration, industry) from 27 European countries
- with about 38 million € overall funding
Amministratore Unico: dott. Enzo Cainero (2019)
Director: ing. Fabio Feruglio
Friuli Innovazione Research and Technology Transfer Centre
c/o “Luigi Danieli” Science and Technology Park in Udine
Via Jacopo Linussio 51 - 33100 Udine
Phone +39 0432 629 911
Fax +39 0432 603 887
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