The presence of 100,000 businesses, industrial clusters, technopoles, incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces and fablabs represents the perfect environment for developing a creative and human-friendly industry 4.0.
Bologna is one of the most important hubs in Italy for technology transfer, robotics and automation, thanks to the valorisation of human capital and an entrepreneurial culture that is oriented towards innovation.
The competitiveness of the Bologna metropolitan area as well as its attractiveness are driven by the presence of research centers known for being a valid resource for businesses.
An excellent example is the Big Data Technopole, an innovative large-scaled hub, located just minutes from the Bologna city center, that will host a diverse range of high-tech companies, activities and Leonardo, one of the globe's fastest supercomputers.
The Big Data Technopole has been selected to host the Data Centre of the European Centre for medium-range weather forecasts (ECMWF).