With a surface of 18.391 square kilometres and a population of around 4,8 millions inhabitants, Veneto Region represents around 8% of the total Italy’s population.
It is located in the north-east of Italy and its capital is Venice.
Moreover Veneto is one of the strongest economic regions in Europe, with a gross domestic product (GDP) estimated at about 9,5% of the country’s gross value added and is fifth among the Italian regions in terms of per capita GDP (27,691). The basis of these impressive economic results is the Veneto region’s great production capacity, which boasted over 450,000 active companies (8,8% of the national capacity).
SMEs are the powerhouse behind regional economy and contribute to economic growth by accounting more than 70% of the added value in Veneto’s industry.Even though sectors like eyeglasses, sportswear, textile, jewellery are still relevant in the Region, a strong shift toward the service sector as well as an important restructuring process in traditional sectors is taking place.
INNOVATION AND RESEARCH
Veneto spends 0.7% of its GDP in research and development, of which 0.36% in business sector, 0.08% in government, 0.01% in the private sector (no profit) and 0.23% in University.
The polycentric structure is also represented in the research and innovation system that goes around the four Universities of the Region, the three Science Parks and the centres of excellence which operate as actual centres of innovation diffused throughout the regional territory, offering training courses and other services to companies. Often these concern specialised services within the competence of specific local industrial districts, involving the development of activities for training, design, quality control, certification and product development, for the companies based in them.
SEGRETERIA REGIONALE ATTIVITA’ PRODUTTIVE, ISTRUZIONE E FORMAZIONE – Direzione Industria
Dott. Michele Pelloso
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