Trentino: a centre for international excellence in the field of research and development

The Trentino research and development system represents one of the strategic areas in which provincial autonomy has been most strongly exercised, through the following actions:

  • a process traditionally paying attention to the dimension of high level research
  • constant efforts to ensure coordination and brokering between promoters and users
  • legislative reform in several phases, accompanied by significant investment
  • organisations and evaluation criteria in line with the evolution of the System

Alongside key players such as the University of Trento , the Edmund Mach and Bruno Kessler Foundations and the MUSE Science Museum , the provincial system can today count on almost 40 other bodies, institutes and joint projects, national laboratories, spin-off and start-up companies, with a sector employing more than 3,800 workers.


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In the last few years, resources have been concentrated on certain specific fields of research, such as for example:

  • agri-food
  • the environment
  • biomedical science
  • biotechnology
  • clinical research and health care
  • theoretical physics and applied in the health and space
  • genomics
  • management of natural resources and sustainable production
  • area governance and public policy
  • mechatronics
  • neuroscience
  • post-genomics and computational biology
  • religious science
  • cognitive science
  • materials science
  • socioeconomic and humanistic science
  • information and communications technology(ICT)

The manner of public intervention is mainly regulated by Provincial Law no. 14 of 2 August 2005, in relation to public research, and the provincial law on company incentives (Provincial Law of 13 December 1999 no. 6) as regards action in the field of industrial research.