Piemonte encourages and facilitates the arrival of new investments thanks to a rich financial support system.
The subsidy system in Piemonte focuses both on the start-up of new initiatives, and the development of existing companies. The subsidies, which can take the form of soft loans, non-repayable grants or free-of-charge guarantees, support companies according to the European regulation on state aid and can vary according to the type of beneficiary, the kind of investment and the nature of expenses.

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 so-called Regional Investment Contract.

ROP ERDF is the main support for Regione Piemonte goals: maintain and develop existing industrial companies, widen their investments on regional territory, attract new global players.

Incentives and grants designed to sustain local and external enterprises are a lot and they may change frequently. The following regional measures should always be checked with Regione Piemonte and Finpiemonte spa offices.

REGIONAL INVESTMENT CONTRACT – REGIONAL LAW N. 34/2004

Goals: the measure aims to encourage the arrival and development of foreign direct investment in Piemonte fostering the creation of new production plants, service centres, industrial research and experimental development projects.

Beneficiaries: big companies with a foreign shareholder or controlling shareholding

Advantages: free grants

Eligible initiatives: grants are given for new research and development projects and for new establishments in disadvantaged areas, both providing at least 15 new job opportunities.

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PRISM-E: INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT IN ENTERPRISES – ROP ERDF 14/20 AXIS I ACTION I.1.B.1.2

Goals: to aid R&D collaboration projects on new sustainable technologies, new products and services

Beneficiaries: SMEs and association of SMEs and large companies together

Advantages: non repayable grants and soft loans

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MANUNET III: GRANTS FOR MANUFACTURE R&D PROJECTS – ROP ERDF 14/20 AXIS I ACTION I.1.B.1.2

Goals: to aid R&D transnational collaboration projects on manufacture

Beneficiaries: transnational association of SMEs

Advantages: non repayable grants

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INVESTMENT ATTRACTION THROUGH FINANCIAL SUPPORT. ENSURING POSITIVE EFFECTS ON LOCAL SMEs – ROP ERDF 2014/2020: ACTION III.3c.1.2. LINE A

Goals: to facilitate access to credit to encourage new investments, the creation of new SMEs and new jobs.

Beneficiaries: SMEs not yet active in Piemonte, local SMEs that have delocalised production, SMEs already operating in Piemonte that want to develop a functionally different type of investment

Advantages: soft loans

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INVESTMENT ATTRACTION THROUGH FINANCIAL SUPPORT. ENSURING POSITIVE EFFECTS ON LOCAL SMEs – ROP ERDF 2014/2020: ACTION III.3c.1.2. LINE B

Goals: to facilitate access to credit to encourage new investments, the creation of new SMEs and new jobs.

Beneficiaries: SMEs that have already benefited from the financial support provided by the same measure, Line A (see above)

Advantages: non-repayable grants for each new hiring  

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HUMAN RESOURCES: HIGH LEVEL TRAINING AND RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP – ESF 2014-2020

Goals: funding is provided to education and training programmes which target youths and adults aged between 18 and 29 years old in order to obtain: Bachelor and Master Degree, First and Second Level Academic Diploma, Master of First and Second Level Education and Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance, PhD and Academic Diploma of Research Training, and research activities.

Beneficiaries: Universities, University Consortium that can award degrees, Higher Education Establishments in arts, music and dance recognized by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)

Advantages: education and training programmes paid by Regione Piemonte

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY IN ENTERPRISES – ROP ERDF 14/20 AXIS IV ACTION IV.4B.2.1

Goals: to promote investments aimed at improving energy efficiency and using energy from renewable sources in enterprises.

Beneficiaries: large companies and SMEs.

Advantages: soft loans and non-repayable grants

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