Businesses, 15 million euros from the Emilia-Romagna Region. Invest in Bologna will support investors for information about the regional call to attract new investments.

Projects with highly innovative content, environmental sustainability and able to develop good employment will be awarded


Invest in Bologna will support investors and entrepreneurs in the collection of information on the call just approved by the Emilia-Romagna Region, for companies that intend to establish or expand their business in the Bologna area.

Invest in Bologna operates in close collaboration with the Emilia-Romagna Region and with the Regional Development Agency ART-ER, which will provide technical assistance to the Region in the various phases of selection and evaluation of the proposed investment (

The Emilia-Romagna Region has allocated 15 million euros for the two-year period 2021-2022.

The call aims at selecting investment proposals of high strategic importance - through the signing of Settlement and Development Agreements signed with the Region - which primarily include industrial research and experimental development activities.

With the signing of regional settlement agreements, incoming companies will be able to count on defined and simplified procedures and paths, linked to the actual progress of the project, in agreement with the local authorities concerned.


Individual companies that carry out activities aimed at the production of goods and services can submit an application to participate to the call:

  • already present with at least one local unit in the Emilia-Romagna region;
  • not yet set in the Emilia-Romagna region, but which intend to invest in the regional territory;

To be admitted to the call, it is necessary to submit at least one R&D project worth 2 million euros.

Since 2016, 49 companies at a regional level, including large international groups leaders in research and innovation, have chosen to focus on Emilia-Romagna thanks to the law 14/2014 for the promotion of investments and about 2000 new jobs have been planned / created.  Relevant investments in the metropolitan area of Bologna have been realized by Ducati Motor, Eon Reality, Ibm Italia, Ima, Lamborghini, Philip Morris, Sacmi, Teko Telecom, Ynap.

More details and information on the call are available - only in Italian -  in the Official Online Journal of the Emilia-Romagna Region and here on the regional website.