Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen – South Tyrol

Our office represents the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and promotes the research and innovation system of the territory. The regional ecosystem includes the Free University of Bolzano - Bozen, Eurac research, Laimburg Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Fraunhofer Italia Research, Institute of Innovative Technologies, Eco-research, Klimahaus Agency. The focal point of the ecosystem is the NOI Techpark (NOI - Nature of Innovation): An investment of over 100 million Euros in infrastructure which is now a hub for all R&I stakeholders giving them a place to work together, to inspire each other and to help to increase the competitiveness of individual actors as well as the entire region. The NOI Techpark is a strategic milestone for the multiannual and annual R&I planning with a focus on green technologies, alpine technologies, food, digital and automotive. A second technological park is planned to be open in Bressanone/Brixen, focusing on the automotive sector. South Tyrol is also a leading region in R&I on hydrogen: The Hydrogen Valley South Tyrol is one of 40 lighthouse projects that have been selected by the Mission Innovation as a particularly successful project.

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Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen – South Tyrol

S3 Strategy

South Tyrol's S3 Strategy is shaped by the opportunities provided by its special geographical location and on the other hand on the peaks of excellence of the industrial sector in the area. The S3 has five sectors: - New technologies for mountain living and production activities: this is a cross-sectorial area. It comprehends new technologies and solutions for the agri-food, manufacturing, tourism and construction sectors as well as for safety, sustainable mobility, medical assistance and civil protection in mountain and ski areas. - Providing healthy and safe food (agri-food technologies): the goal is to minimize environmental impact and with enhanced ecosystem services, zero waste and adequate societal value while Strengthening the competitiveness and sustainability of supply chains - New technologies for energy production, storage and saving: the focus is on new solution for sustainable natural resource management, environmental monitoring systems, sustainable buildings, renewable energy production, forest conservation and wood-products industry. - Strengthening the local production system through ICTs - New technologies for the creative industries: in particular cloud computing, GIS applications, intelligent mobility systems, e-tourism, flexible manufacturing, healthcare, e-commerce. - Healthy living care services and products (Life Sciences): in particular health and well-being, health tourism, e-health, natural and organic products.

Strategic R&I Projects


LIFEalps’ objective is the promotion of zero-emission mobility with a technology open approach: infrastructure for a holistic e-mobility will be installed and emission-free pilot fleet of various categories will be launched.


SMART PROTEIN for a Changing World. Future-proof alternative terrestrial protein sources for human nutrition encouraging environment regeneration, processing feasibility and consumer trust and acceptance. The Smart Protein project seeks to develop the next generation of smart protein foods which are cost-effective, resource-efficient, and nutritious.


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Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Call for experts to support ERRIN’s role on the FACCE-JPI Stakeholder Advisory Board

ERRIN is part of the Stakeholder Advisory Board of the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI). We are currently looking to update our list of experts used in our participation on the board. Experts would be consulted on issues related to five core themes: Sustainable food security under climate change; sustainable intensification of agricultural systems; developing synergies and reducing trade-offs between food supply, biodiversity and ecosystem services; adaptation to climate change and mitigation of climate change.

  • By Hilary Webb

South Tyrol joins Mission Innovation with Hydrogen Valley roll-out

A South Tyrol project has been selected as a flagship example, joining the Mission Innovation scheme to establish and support exemplary projects promoting hydrogen as a sustainable link between energy and mobility. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Lost in NEB? Examples, visions and the way forward

The ERRIN Bauhaus taskforce is organising an event on 29 November which aims to discuss the initiatives from different perspectives taking stock of what has been implemented so far, understanding the various links to get a clear, coherent picture, and exploring the next steps.

  • By Giulia Chiarel

Digitalising Europe’s railways: what’s in for passengers and freight

This hybrid event, organised by Brenner Railway Action Group (Aktionsgemeinschaft Brennerbahn/ Comunità d’azione Ferrovia del Brennero), will highlight concrete solutions and projects on the Digitalisation of Europe’s railways with a particular focus on cross-border problems modal shift from road to rail and the inter-modality.

  • By Federico Bastarolo

Youth empowerment and civic engagement, lessons from European LRAs

The high-level workshop "Youth empowerment and civic engagement, lessons from European LRAs" will be organised as part of the XX edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities, on 12 October 2022 from 11:30-13:00 CEST. Participation is possible online or onsite in Brussels.

  • By Gabriele Pedrini

Fostering cooperation in Higher Vocational Education and Training (HVET) in the EUSALP area

The Action Group 3 (AG3) of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP), under the leadership of the Autonomous Province of Trento and in collaboration with the Lombardy Region, is organising the high-level conference “Fostering cooperation in Higher Vocational Education and Training (HVET) in the EUSALP area” on 18 May 2022 in Brussels.