Why invest in Piemonte
At the centre of Europe and the mediterranean area.
All roads lead to Piemonte
Piemonte, North West-Italy, is strategically positioned at the heart of the European development system, right at the crossroads of the main routes between the north-south, east-west.
As part of the European Union, companies located in Piemonte have duty free access to more than 30 national markets within the European Economic Area and to the world’s richest consumer market of 500 million people, over 330 million of whom work in the single currency.
The region boasts very high accessibility and excellent connections to Europe and to the rest of the world, thanks to a close-knit network of roads, rail and air infrastructures and to the main Liguria’s ports.
There is a way to do it better, find it here.
A future-oriented location in Italy
Piemonte plays a key role in the Italian economy, combining industrial tradition with a strong drive for innovation, the propensity for research and development and a top quality of life.
Piemonte is a promising and competitive area to make business with. The region is dynamic in industry as in services, with a skilled, flexible and versatile workforce. Over the last decades, Piemonte has being diversifying its economic structure, directing itself more and more toward sectors tied to the economy of knowledge and of innovation
Flying high is a regional commitment.
Focus on aerospace
In Piemonte, the aerospace sector is one of the productive and scientific excellences, confirming the regional vocation for technological innovation. In addition, the technical-productive specialization of the companies, both in manufacturing and technical services, make the local aerospace sector highly competitive on international markets.
The Piemonte aeronautics supply chain is complete and offers final producers of complex subsystems and suppliers of parts, components and functional groups that are incorporated in the following subsystems:
- Aerostructure final assembly
- On board avionics - Propulsion systems - Airframe structures & components
- Electronic & electrical components & parts - Propulsion engine components - Interiors
- Automatic control & data processing - Engine accessories - Environmental control systems
5 international key players: Leonardo, Avio Aero, Avio spa, United Technologies Corporation /UTC, and Thales Alenia Space
Driving is a vocation by tradition.
Focus on automotive
Piemonte's automotive production encompass the entire supply chain from the upstream phases to the final products, offering business and know-how from the concept of the vehicle till its final delivery: project planning, prototyping, styling, robotics and automation, components and mass production, industrialisation of the product and test driving.
The strong leadership of Piemonte in robotics and mechatronics has fostered innovation, automation and cost-efficiency throughout the entire supply-chain. Also through the link with leading system and technology providers (often located in the area), the supply chain can offer strong competences on electrical and electronic architectures, including power conversion systems, safe and secure real-time communication systems, advanced human-machine interfaces and remote monitoring systems.
Some key players AVL, Changan, CNH Industrial, Delphi, Denso, Eaton, Endurance, FCA Group, FEV, GM Global Propulsion Systems, Italdesign, JAC Motors, Lear Corporation, Magna, Magneti Marelli, Microsoft, Oerlikon, Reply, Schaeffler, SKF, Telecom, Valeo, Webasto, Yanfeng, ZF-TRW Automotive
Engaged to life, engaged for life.
Focus on life sciences
The strong skills existing in Piemonte in converging technological sectors such as Information Communication Technologies, electronics and nanotechnologies have favoured the development of significant results and expertise in bioinformatics, bioengineering, data science techniques and biomedical equipment.
Piemonte can also count on a strategic position right at the centre of one of the most dynamic biotech areas in Europe. Its proximity to other highly developed European regions, such as Lombardia in Italy and Rhône Alpes in France, is yet another plus for Piemonte region, being an ideal connection between the two areas, for widespread, synergic and shared development.
Some key players Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), Ab Sciex, Agilent Technologies, Bracco, Diasorin Delpharm, Ephoran, Huvepharma, Livanova, L’Oreal, Merck, Olon, Sorin Biomedical, Teva, Ucb Pharma
Here the future starts today, not tomorrow.
Innovation as a driving force
Piemonte has expanded its economic structure, directing itself more and more towards sectors tied to the economy of knowledge and to the development of a digital society.
The R&D&I system
Piemonte was the first Italian region to formally establish Innovation Hubs as new industrial policy tool to support the innovative skills and competitiveness of regional research system players.
- Polo AGRIFOOD - Cuneo (agrifood sector)
- BioPmed – Torino (life sciences sector)
- CGreen – Alessandria and Novara (CleanTech sector)
- CLEVER – Vercelli (Energy and clean technologies sector)
- MESAP – Torino (Smart Products and Manufacturing sector)
- Pointex – Biella (textile sector)
- Polo ICT – Torino (information and communication technologies sector)
People are our greatest asset.
High quality education
Four universities make up Piemonte’s higher educational structure, with over 122,500 students enrolled: Politecnico of Torino, University of Torino, University of Eastern Piemonte and University of Gastronomic Sciences. The region’s universities have a strong R&D base and a good track record of industry collaboration and are at the centre of a close-knit network of international relations. Colleges for higher education and professional training, private centres or institutes for post-graduate education complete the offering.
Innovation is the change that unlocks new value
Turnkey business mindset
The subsidy system in Piemonte focuses both on the start-up of new initiatives, and on the development of existing companies. The subsidies, which can take the form of soft loans, non-repayable grants or free-of-charge, guarantee support to companies according to the European regulation on state aid and can vary according to the type of beneficiary, of investment and to the nature of expenses.
The system is one of the richest and most effective among the European developed regions, addressing all the relevant industrial sectors, focusing in particular on research and innovation, manufacturing, sustainability and energy efficiency. The broad range of official sources and subsidised tools allows Italian and foreign businesses to cover the various stages of growth and development.
The Piemonte Region has allocated € 1 billion to promote the growth and competitiveness of the whole territory within the Regional Operational Programmes (ROP) of the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Piemonte is the first Italian region to have created a dedicated financial tool for attracting and financing foreign companies willing to locate in Piemonte: the Regional Investment Contract.
Piemonte is the first Italian region to have established a regional Agency dedicated to inward and outward investment.
Here every moment is an experience
Top quality italian life experience
Piemonte offers a first class environment for living as well as for doing business. High standard of schools, accessible public transport and excellent healthcare and social services, rich and varied leisure activities, a unique cultural scenery: there is plenty to suit everyone.
FIRST CLASS ENVIRONMENT FOR Living AS FOR DOING BUSINESS
A UNIQUE TOURISTIC AND Cultural SCENERY
OVERNIGHT STAYS ARE 6.6 mln IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA OF TORINO