The Kilometro Rosso Science and Technology Park
The Kilometro Rosso Science and Technology Park situated next to the A4 motorway just outside Bergamo is centre of excellence hosting companies, research centres, laboratories, high-tech manufacturing concerns and services dedicated to innovation.
This multidisciplinary centre is a campus that makes diversity a strength and promotes dialogue between the academic, entrepreneurial and scientific worlds. It also encourages cooperation and specialisation, adopting a multidisciplinary approach to explore the new frontiers of science and technology.
The primary goal of Kilometro Rosso is to promote the development of a district of knowledge, innovation and cutting edge technology, attracting businesses with a highly innovative outlook, as well as scientific institutes and research and development centres operating in the most advanced fields. This centre stimulates growth in the innovative capacity of products, processes and services and contributes to raising the technological level of the businesses themselves by encouraging them to pursue a path of radical innovation and experimentation.
Kilometro Rosso is already one of the most important science parks in Italy, and has been accredited by CENSIS (2009 report) as one of the ten most outstanding initiatives for innovation in Italy.
It has been chosen as the site for a number of important research and development, high-tech production and advanced service initiatives, and now accommodates no less than 1,500 employees. The prospects for the future are even more ambitious: when the Park structure has been completed it will be workplace to no less than 3,000 researchers and highly qualified personnel and it will host about 80 companies, research centres and laboratories.
Every research centre, business and laboratory operating in the Park benefits from the ideal conditions to develop all the synergies, collaborations and relations vital to its activities, and may make use of a comprehensive array of shared services representing a substantial added value.
Kilometro Rosso is a genuine interdisciplinary research and technology district, which promotes cross-sector interaction and the integration of knowledge. This is why the Park has already been chosen as the site for a number of research and development centres, as well as for high-tech production concerns spanning different disciplines and sectors.
Among many others, these include: Brembo SGL Carbon Ceramic Brakes (a joint venture between Brembo and SGL Group), Petroceramics (a spin-off of the University of Milan, engaged in the R&D of advanced ceramic materials and in treatments for geomaterials), Intellimech (mechatronics - pre-competitive platforms for infra-sector applications: the largest initiative of its kind in Italy), the R&D Centre of the Italcementi Group (“i.Lab” – advanced materials and chemistry), the new laboratories of the Mario Negri Institute (biotechnology) and the Innovation Centre of the University of Bergamo. For more information, visit www.kilometrorosso.com.