Regione del Veneto

Veneto is one of the leading Italian regional economies. In 2017, the value of regional GDP was €162,224m and it currently accounts for 9.40% of the Italian GDP; GDP per capita amounted to €33,500 in 2017 (Eurostat, 2019). Veneto region has a highly specialized and competitive manufacturing base, mostly comprised of SMEs. Its main industrial districts are: mechanics, agro-food industry and printing and publishing in Verona; textiles in Treviso and Vicenza; food industry in Rovigo; glasses production in Belluno; gold and jewellery in Vicenza, electrical appliances in Conegliano, furniture in Bassano del Grappa. Agriculture is also highly specialized and competitive, Veneto being one of the leading region in Italy for wine production (19% of the Italian total - ISTAT, 2019).

Veneto region welcomes the highest number of tourist in Italy, as the 6th European region overall in terms of overnight stays (Eurostat, 2017). According the to the Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2019, Veneto is a moderate innovator, being nevertheless one of the most innovative regions in Italy. When compared to the EU average, Veneto shows particular strength in relation to design application (75% above EU average) and trademark application (52% above EU average).

Contact detail

  • Contact person

    Chiara Rossetto

  • Brussels Office Address

    Avenue de Tervueren 67
    1040 Brussels

Regione del Veneto

S3 Strategy

Veneto Region Smart Specialization Strategy revolves around 4 priorities:

• New technologies for sustainable living - cross-sector innovation area including technologies for well-being in living environment, smart and sustainable cities and buildings, security and health (technologies for independent and active life), cultural heritage regeneration;

• New technologies for the creative industries - cross-sector innovation area including ICTs, innovative marketing and products' virtualisation, innovative and eco materials, creative design, technologies for cultural heritage valorization;

• Advanced technologies for manufacturing- cross-sector innovation area including new production and organisation models, advanced design and production technologies, automation, innovative and inclusive working space;

• Providing healthy and safe food (agri-food) - cross-sector innovation area including smart management of natural and energy resources, health, nutrition and food security, sustainable and innovative transformation process, product traceability.

Latest Updates

  • By Chiara Rossetto

Veneto Stars

The 'Veneto stars' challenge is looking for teams of passionate, talented European innovators aged 18 - 25 who have an idea to solve challenges in the agri-food sector by using space data. From 1 February to 15 March teams can submit their ideas and get their chance to move into the next phase.

  • By Lucy Hammond

Firm specialised in the fields of industrial sensors and biosensors looking for partners on HEU Cluster 3

ARC – Centro Ricerche Applicate s.r.l. is a company based in Padova (Padua, Italy) with focus on coordination and development of research, development, and innovation projects in the fields of industrial sensors and biosensors. ARC are looking for partners that are interested in a variety of HORIZON-CL3 calls.

  • By Hilary Webb

Finalists announced for European Capital of Innovation

Twelve cities have made it into the final round to become the European Capital of Innovation 2020.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

SC1-DTH-05-2019: Large scale implementation of digital innovation for health and care in an ageing society

The Highly Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital is a hybrid entity (private company 100% owned by public authorities) providing ordinary and outpatient treatments for patients needing rehabilitation projects for diverse disabilities, temporary and permanent, with a different scale of complexity, clinical and nursing needs.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

TaRgeted thErapy for adVanced colorEctal canceR paTients (REVERT)

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is diagnosed in more than 400.000 people in Europe per year, and almost a half develop distant metastases. New drugs, such as bevacizumab, cetuximab, panitumumab, aflibercept, ramucirumab regorafenib and TAS-102 have been shown to lead to a significant improvement in median survival in patients with unresectable metastatic CRC.

  • By Chiara Rossetto

VIA QUERINISSIMA: A route from the North to the South of Europe

The event on the Via Querinissima project will be held on 29 March between 10:00 and 11:30 at the European Parliament. Via Querinissima aims to trace the route travelled by Pietro Querini by sea and by land to endorse the values of solidarity and welcome to promote slow, conscious and sustainable, cultural tourism.