AREA Science Park
Area Science Park is a national research organisation which, since 1978, has been working in the world of innovation at the service of businesses. It creates links between the worlds of research and industry and between the public and private sectors, and promotes the development of innovation processes through initiatives capable of nurturing the development of territories. There are four main lines of activity: the management of the science and technology park of Trieste, business generation, the development of research infrastructures at the service of the business world and projects for innovation and digital transformation of enterprises.
Area Science Park takes care of the management and development of the science and technology park, more than 80,000 square meters of space equipped for R&D activities located on two campuses (both located on the Trieste Karst) where 65 national and international research institutions and companies operate, generating employment for a total of more than 2,700 people.
Through its certified incubator, Innovation Factory, the national research institute deals with business generation, in particular pre-incubation, incubation and acceleration for the establishment and development of innovative start-ups. For over twenty years Area Science Park has been developing national and international projects to promote innovation and high-tech research, through technology transfer activities and exploitation of scientific research results. It is a partner of IP4FVG, the digital innovation hub of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Area Science Park provides the national scientific and productive world with scientific and technological infrastructures: from the Elettra Sincrotrone light machine to the recently acquired genomic sequencer that allows accurate DNA and RNA analysis and epigenomic studies.
Of particular relevance is the ARGO System, an initiative based on process and product innovation that leverages the interaction between research and industry. ARGO, coordinated by Area, makes Friuli Venezia Giulia a qualified and virtuous innovation laboratory. Experimented in the region, the model is exported nationally and internationally.