Research & Innovation

Support to Research & Innovation

Many resources to support research activities

Campania has an extensive and globally recognised research ecosystem in the fields of life sciences, information & communication technology, aerospace and materials.

Expenditure in R&D amounts to over €1,4 billion, representing 5.6% of the Italian total, up by 8%.

The region counts 21,886 staff dedicated (FTE) to R&D, 6.3% of the Italian workforce, up by 50%, above the Italian and EU average, respectively of +40 and +21%.

R&D has been particularly dynamic in the private sector with an increase of 23.5% in terms of expenses and a growth of 136% in terms of dedicated staff, which is significantly higher than the Italian and EU averages.

Campania is home to several leading organisations dedicated to research: 5 national research centres – the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), Biogem – “Gaetano Salvatore” Institute of Genetic Research,Anton Dohrn Zoological Station, the Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA), the National Laboratory for Computer Science and Multimedia Telematics “Carlo Savy”; the CNR (16 main offices and 8 secondary ones), ENEA (1 centre), 2 Scientific Hospitalisation and Care Institutes.

Regional Universities are also include 11 research departments “of excellence“, of which 5 for Naples-Federico II in: Pharmacy; Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering; Electrical & Information Technology Engineering, Economic Sciences & Statistics, 2 for Salerno in: Information Technology; Civil Engineering, 1 for Sannio: Engineering.

Campania also hosts corporate research centres, such as those of Stellantis (Automotive), Leonardo (Aerospace), Ericsson (Telecoms),Accenture (ICT/ Cybersecurity), AlmavivA (ICT).

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