The Emilia-Romagna region aims to promote sustainable development ("green and blue economy") based on various sectors of the regional production system.
The field is quite vast and ranges between various sectors such as energy efficiency and new technologies related to renewable sources, waste and water management, reduction of harmful emissions to the environment, from the promotion of sustainable mobility, to the careful management and enhancement of natural resources. It also looks at their tourist value along with important ethical and social implications.
There are many regional initiatives related to the promotion of the circular economy, smart cities and the green economy, therefore, many opportunities for employment and professional growth are offered that bring value to the territory.
In Emilia-Romagna the opportunities for study, work and business in the field of Energy and Sustainability are strongly interrelated thanks to the presence of networks of different areas (Higher Technology Network, Technopolis, Clust-ER, and Startup) that are coordinated by ART-ER, in its role as "accelerator of innovation" in the region.
The regional ecosystem of research and innovation can be divided into thematic centers, for each of which it is possible to identify the laboratories of the Higher Technology Network. These are organizations capable of exploiting the results of research including: economic and social purposes; the Clust-ER; and private business associations, research centers, training institutions that share skills, ideas and resources to support the competitiveness of the sector they are managing.
For more information on the field of specialization in "Energy and Sustainability" and its opportunities:
- ART-ER - "Energy and sustainable development" thematic presidium (only in Italian)
- The High Technology Network: search for "Energy Environment" research laboratories
- The Energy and Sustainable development Clust-ER
- Climate-KIC (only in Italian)
- Emilia-Romagna Startup - "Energy and Environment"
- Invest in Emilia-Romagna - "Green Economy"
- E-R Talenti & Innovazione: study and job opportunities "Energy and Sustainable Development" (only in Italian)