These pages collect information, studies, research and everything related to innovation in the countries
of the South East Europe.


Italy – R&D&I projects

The Agency for the Promotion of Technologies for Innovation is Italy’s national innovation agency and was established with the goal of enhancing the small and medium size enterprises and industrial districts competitive potential by means of innovative technologies and processes.
While coordinating its efforts with similar European, national and regional institutions and bodies, it contributes to complete a common “European research and innovation area”.
Visit the website: Agency for the Promotion of Technologies for Innovation

The “Italy of Innovators” is an initiative launched by the Agency for the promotion of Innovation Technologies, in collaboration with the Department for digitalization and technological innovation of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers with the aim to enhance best practices of the Italian excellence in innovation and technology.
The project’s objective is to draw general public’s attention not only to the already well known aspects of our Country, related to the traditional sectors of the “Made in Italy”, but rather to unveil a more complete image of Italy as a “Country of Innovation” capable of creating innovative and high-technology products in many areas, from the building industry to the environmental protection, from the health industry to the artistic heritage protection, up to communications, eGovernament and the industrial security sector.
Visit the website: Italy of Innovators

The ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency is the government organisation which promotes the internationalisation of the Italian companies, in line with the strategies of the Ministry for Economic Development. ICE provides information, support and advice to Italian and foreign companies.
In addition to its Rome headquarters, ICE operates worldwide from a large network of Trade Promotion Offices linked to Italian embassies and consulates and working closely with local authorities and businesses.
ICE provides a wide range of services overseas helping Italian and foreign businesses to connect with each other:

  • identification of possible business partners
  • bilateral trade meetings with Italian companies
  • trade delegation visits to Italy
  • official participation in local fairs and exhibitions
  • forums and seminars with Italian experts.

A comprehensive and searchable directory of over 50,000 Italian manufacturers and suppliers, with company profiles, online catalogues and business opportunities is available on the website.
Visit the website: ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency

The Piedmont Region (Regione Piemonte) as one of the industrial most developed regions in Italy plays an important role in the process of promoting and supporting innovations.
The European vocation of the activities developed by the Regional Piedmont Directorate of  Innovation, Research and Universities manifests itself in many forms:

  • active participation in EU-funded projects – such as the Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration activities and the Structural Funds
  • by adhering to some networks of European regions – with the aim of promoting the Regional System for Research and Innovation in the EU institutions and other European regions, creating opportunities for collaboration between regions, companies and universities
  • in the activation of a group “EU Research” specially dedicated to the design and management of European projects of the Research, Innovation and Competitiveness.

The Piedmont Region takes part or leads many projects.
Visit the website: Regione Piemonte


Aug 31, 2012 by Magda Paolillo AGINNOVAZIONE