Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region - Brussels Office

Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) is the only region in Italy recognised as strong innovator according to the RIS 2019, thanks to the high number of scientific publications, design applications and SMEs innovating in house. FVG is an important science and technology “hub”: it hosts a significant number of internationally known research infrastructures [such as the International School of Advanced Studies, the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, ELETTRA Sincrotrone of Trieste, also seat of the Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium (CERIC), AREA Science Park, etc.] and a large community of international students and researchers as well.

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Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region - Brussels Office

S3 Strategy

FVG supports the creation and expansion of advanced capabilities to foster technology investments and to consolidate SMEs with an innovative approach, also inside the S3 Seville Platforms. 

Strategic R&I Projects


It contributes to the transition to a low carbon economy, reducing urban pollution and increasing the production of energy from renewable sources. In 2019 it was selected by EASME to be illustrated at Ecomondo, an international fair on the circular economy.


ITHACA – Innovation in Health and Care for All involves nine regions from the EU to share experiences and good practices on smart health and care innovation, to improve active and healthy ageing of the population.


ASTAHG- Alpine Space Transnational Governance of Active and Healthy Ageing aims at improving the governance capacities of regional Active and Healthy Ageing policies and easing the transferring of innovation and initiatives within the Alpine Space.


CRE:HUB - Policies for cultural creative industries: the hub for innovative regional development brings together eight regions that consider Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) a strategic sector of development and want to create new enterprises and to support the existing ones working in this field.


CHIMERA - Innovative cultural and creative clusters in the MED area aims at enforcing innovation of CCIs at EU level through the development of transnational clusters, EU networks and territorial synergies among companies, research centres, public authorities and civil society.


Latest Updates

  • By Lucy Hammond

100 ERRIN member cities and regions become signatories of the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change Charter

During the recent European Research and Innovation Days, the European Commission announced the 2nd wave of signatories to the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change Charter, with a further 100 regions and local authorities signing. Of the now 215 signatories, a staggering 100 are associated with ERRIN member cities and regions.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

The University of Udine is looking for partners for the CLOUD ART project proposal

This proposal intends to investigate how the new technological potential can support or transform new remote experiences in the field of contemporary art, but more generally in the currently standardized archiving process.

  • By Hilary Webb

Expert sought for capacity building session on Innovation Ecosystems

Maritime Technology Cluster FVG, through its participation in the InnovaMare project, has an open call for experts for its remote capacity building session on the subject of innovation ecosystems. 

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Submit your workshop proposal for the 20201AAL Forum

The  Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, as co-organizer of the 2021 edition of the AAL Forum, which will be held in Trieste from May 10th  to 12th, is glad to invite you to submit your workshop proposal to create discussions and promote new ways of approaching either of the four tracks of the upcoming AAL Forum.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing 2021 - Friuli Venezia Giulia the official partner

Friuli Venezia Giulia region is this year’s official partner of the second edition of the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing 2021. The region is organizing a special session on its regional experience on 20 October 2021 at 10.00h


MARLESS project: A clean Adriatic sea for future generations

An upcoming MARLESS high-level event brings together experts, relevant policymakers and the general public in order to discuss and tackle the problem of marine litter in the Adriatic Sea.