Creation of a “Scientific network of excellence” in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region among universities, public research bodies and international research bodies to reinforce the capacity for action, attractiveness and competitiveness at a national and international level of the institutions


Creation and enhancement of integrated research infrastructures, to reinforce the capacity for action of the scientific institutions and to optimise the use of the infrastructures themselves, making them available also to private companies, and creation of shared services for research or the coordination of existing services


Within the actions funded by Regional Law 2/2011 (Funding of the regional university system) relating to research facilities, the Plan includes the implementation of a regional telecommunications infrastructure based on the wavelength division multiplexing transmission optical technology, with technological scalability and a possible long-term evolution based on the requirements of the users (including the cross-border routes of Trieste and Gorizia). 
The Infrastructure includes the use of the LightNet fibres in Trieste and Gorizia, the purchase of transmission equipments for 100G, 10G or 40G access at pre-determined strategic hubs, which involve the main players of regional research, and the use of the optical fibre connections of ERMES - the Programme devoted to the development of the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) across the regional territory - along the main routes.
The Project aims to guarantee: ultra high-capacity symmetric connectivity, ultra low latency transmission and high reliability; sharing of computing resources, storage space and scientific equipment, regardless of the geographic location; virtually unlimited capacity for the transmission of large quantities of data, real-time communication and ultra high definition audio/video transmission.


University of Trieste & International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), for the benefit of all the SiS FVG bodies

Starting date: 


Expected duration: 

2 years


€ 1,500,000

Expected result: 

Enhancement of the regional resources in terms of integrated research infrastructures, with a related increase in the potential for research and attractiveness of the regional academic and scientific system and promotion of the transfer of knowledge at the applicative and industrial level.

Result indicators: 

Implementation of the infrastructures by December 31st, 2019 and network in production by I trimester 2020