IRET Foundation hosts and manages the Bologna-Ozzano Technopole, named after the Nobel Prize laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini, focused on Life Sciences.
There are ten Technopoles in Emilia Romagna region, set up thanks to public co-financing to become points of access to the regional innovation ecosystem and to facilitate the dialogue and cooperation between research and industry.
The role of Technopoles is also to engage local communities in projects of development, monitoring citizens’ needs and expectations in all areas related to technology and innovation.
Bologna-Ozzano Technopole promotes RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) and structures stakeholders engagement initiatives on the basis of the Quadruple Helix approach. The Quadruple Helix is an innovation framework that helps creating a cooperative environment involving not only companies and research centers, but also universities, public institutions and citizens.
Three laboratories belonging to the regional High Technology Network are located within the Bologna-Ozzano Technopole.
Among the services offered we mention:
- assistance in the development of new products for health and wellness (pharmaceutical sector, biotechnologies, advanced therapies, biomedical devices)
- assistance in the technological transfer from research centers to industry
- TRL assessment and risk assessment with reference to the steps to bring a new product to the market.