A map that shows where national innovation centres are in Italy is now available. This map has recently been created by AIFI (Italian Private Equity Venture Capital and Private Debt Association) and it includes 59 innovation centres spread all across Italy.

AIFI was created in May 1986, in order to promote, develop and institutionally represent the venture capital and private equity activity in Italy.

In order to draw up the map, over the past eight months AIFI met with a mix of incubators, research centres, science parks and technical universities (50 in total) to put them in touch with the venture capital AIFI members to find common synergies and ultimately develop and strengthen a culture of innovation.

The meetings were driven by the eagerness of AIFI to communicate the opportunities offered by Itatech, the platform created through the joint initiative of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (Cdp) and the European Investment Fund and dedicated to the financing of technology transfer processes.

Innocenzo Cipolletta, President of AIFI said:&

“Itatech is a tangible example that Italy has decided to invest significant resources on technology transfer processes because the recovery of the Italian economy depends heavily on the ability to empower and develop the Italian R&D industry sector”.

alessandro fumagalli

alessandro fumagalli

Before moving back to Italy, Alessandro worked for six years as senior research analyst for The Financial Times newspaper. He currently works as a research consultant and freelance translator. Alessandro graduated in Business Studies with a First Class Honours Degree at the “London South Bank University” in England.
alessandro fumagalli