The Trieste AREA Science Park Consortium is a top MIUR (Ministry for
Education, University and Research) national research body and manages Italy’s foremost
multi-sector Science and Technology Park, which houses public and private institutions with an
active role in scientific research, technological development and industrial innovation.
The AREA Consortium was created to manage this science and technology park and
promote its growth. It subsequently developed distinctive skills in the organisation of technology
transfer activities, the management of training initiatives and the implementation of scientific
and technology networks, at both national and international level.
Thanks to these distincitive skills, the Consortium is nowadays able to offer
services to help the surrounding environment, to participate to the international network and
to organize high-level training activities.
AREA, by means of a staff of more than 120 skilled people:
- promotes the creation and attraction of excellence centres and NTBFs; offers
state-of-the-art facilities and world-class infrastructures;
plays the role of regional hub for the valorisation of research results and the
diffusion of innovation;
- fosters technology-based business development; carries out technology
transfer at regional and international level;
- promotes measures of high level education and mobility of knowledge;
- promotes national and international alliances and networks in science,
technology and innovation;
- supports research and industry internationalisation by promoting foreign
investments in hi-tech sectors.
Clustering and networking are strategic factors to develop advanced research
and innovation and to exploit research results at the largest extent: as a consequence, AREA builds
up and supports cluster-based initiatives involving innovation stakeholders and economic operators,
such as industrial companies, science and research institutions, education and training
organizations, financial institutions.