In Emilia-Romagna there are places where innovation is at hand: the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network with its Industrial Research Laboratories and Innovation Centers located in the territory, provide expertise, tools and resources for the development of enterprises.

The laboratories are facilities mainly engaged in industrial research, development of the results of applied research and disclosure of such results. The main activities regard:

  • implementation of collaborative research projects with businesses in order to develop new prototypes or demonstrators, also through joint allocation of public grants
  • technological consultancy and partnership for businesses or outsourcing
  • industrial exploitation of know-how and patents
  • research and innovation services for businesses, including the use of available scientific instruments
  • generation of manufacturing or research technological spin-offs.

Studio Tecnico Zocca is an accredited Industrial Research Laboratory. The laboratory structure of Studio Zocca makes use of instruments dedicated to experimentation, including 3D printers and test benches for new generation transmission systems.