Friuli Venezia Giulia has identified several areas of industrial development, with specific and complementary features, equipped with advanced infrastructures, positioned at the intersection of the main communication routes and managed by consortia dedicated to the local economic development. These consortia are public economic entities, which promote the conditions for the creation and development of production activities in the industrial and artisan sectors and ensure the organisation of services at appropriate levels of economic efficiency.
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The Region supports businesses that want to invest and produce in Friuli Venezia Giulia through incentives and benefits that can also be tax related, for structural needs as well as for research, development and innovation.
The Friuli Venezia Giulia Region has a coordinated system of incentives, which supports businesses in a simple and transparent manner, operating within guaranteed timeframes and through digital procedures.
The website of the Region offers a Catalogue of incentives with the constantly updated list of all active benefits for businesses.
The Friuli Venezia Giulia Region supports the businesses of its territory, both through the support of industrial research projects, experimental development and innovation, and through actions aimed at improving competitiveness.
To this end, the Region promotes, for instance:
It also supports entrepreneurial initiatives by providing specific and personalised information about the resources available to support the establishment or transfer of a new business in the region.
To support their investment programs, enterprises can access subsidised financing.
Small and medium-sized enterprises can access credit facilities for investment programs of up to 15 years through the FRIE program.
Thanks to the "Sabatini" Law, SMEs can receive subsidised financing for the purchase or lease of new machine tools or production equipment for a duration of more than 12 months.
Through the Development Fund, grants are made available for the implementation of investment and business development initiatives regarding:
Participating loans are also granted for the capitalisation of companies incorporated in the form of share capital companies or directed to the recapitalisation of share capital companies.
IRAP tax breaks currently adopted by the Region, include, under certain conditions, several reductions of the ordinary rate for:
The Friuli Venezia Giulia region boasts an extraordinary system of businesses, infrastructures, production chains and clusters. A "knowledge system" and a tradition of cooperation with neighbouring regions and beyond, which make Friuli Venezia Giulia an area that is distinguished, also at European level, by the excellence of its research and innovation and which hosts internationally renowned science and technology organisations on its territory. That is not all. The Region is a unique territory for its cultural, natural and landscape heritage, from the Dolomites to the sea, and its world-famous food and wine proposals.
Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the 65 European regions classified as "Strong Regional Innovators", thanks also to the high number of patent applications submitted and to SMEs that apply innovation to their products, processes, marketing and organisational structure. The Region also has high percentages of people who have a university degree and excels in public and private spending on research, development and innovation. Significant is the high concentration of researchers compared to the population and the presence of foreign students, researchers and teachers.
To foster the valorisation of the scientific potential for economic and social purposes, the Scientific and Innovation System (SiS) of Friuli Venezia Giulia aims at establishing a "Science Network of Excellence" for the development of the territory. The Region hosts multi-sectoral science and technology parks such as the AREA Science Park, member of OpenLab network and other innovation mediators and certified incubators such as the Luigi Danieli Science and Technology Park in Udine, the Pordenone Technology Centre, the Innova FVG Consortium and BIC Incubatori Srl.
Other entities contribute to creating this very favourable environment for the development of innovation and technology transfer, such as the Universities of Trieste and Udine, the Higher International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA), the MIB School of Management of Trieste, the ELETTRA Sincrotrone Trieste Research Centre and a wide range of top level, also internationally, research organisations working mainly in the fields of life sciences, physics, mathematics, environment, engineering, and human and social sciences.
Friuli Venezia Giulia is an autonomous region in the Northeast of Italy, located in the heart of Europe and overlooking the Adriatic Sea, which plays an important role in connecting the Mediterranean area to Central and Eastern Europe.
The region is crossed by important communication routes connecting the ports on the Adriatic Sea to Northern Europe and Western Europe to the Balkans. Rome, Milan, Vienna (Austria), Munich (Germany), Zurich (Switzerland), Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), Prague (Czech Republic), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Zagreb (Croatia) are all less than 500 km away.
The infrastructural system of Friuli Venezia Giulia consists of over 466 km of railway lines, an airport with an intermodal terminal that is being created for the air-road-rail interchange, a motorway network connected with the Austrian and Slovenian road systems, the freight terminals of Trieste-Fernetti, Sdag-Gorizia, Cervignano del Friuli and Pordenone and three ports, a large one in Trieste, equipped with shipyards, an industrial terminal, an oil terminal and docks equipped for ro-ro ferries, container traffic, a passenger terminal for cruise ships and a passenger station for hydrofoils and short-haul ferries. The port of Monfalcone is characterised by the traffic of goods at the service of the national and regional production sector, as well as by the increasing traffic of cars and the presence of one of the most strategic Italian plants of Fincantieri dedicated to the construction of the latest cruise ships, while Porto Nogaro’s main activity is related to raw materials and semi-finished products for the companies of the Aussa- Corno but also of other regional industrial zones.
The Region promotes the creation of ecologically equipped industrial areas (EEIAs) in order to combine competitiveness, planning and environmental protection. EEIAs are aimed at the promotion and development of artisanal and industrial activities, whose processes are managed as an overall territorial system, in order to guarantee, in the perspective of sustainable development, a high overall environmental quality together with the support, consolidation and improvement of the competitiveness of the regional production system.
The Industrial Consortia and Local Economic Development organisations promote the implementation of integrated and unified infrastructures and services, designed to ensure the prevention of air, water and soil pollution, the protection of health and safety, the reduction of environmental pressures, the sustainable use of resources, as well as sustainable logistics, accessibility and internal and external mobility.
In addition to the presence of three universities and higher education centres, the professional training system in the region is completed by 4 Higher Technical Institutes, which develop training courses in the fields of Made in Italy products, Mechanical and Aeronautics, Information and Communication, Life Technologies and Sustainable Mobility.
There is also network of higher education institutes, technical and commercial centres and vocational training centres, working closely with the entities managing the regional clusters and industrial development consortia. The Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia also collaborates in the implementation of training projects aimed at meeting the needs of the labour market and providing qualified training for the effective deployment of human resources in the territory.
Investing in Friuli Venezia Giulia means being able to rely on a fast and efficient administration, able to provide timely information and support companies in obtaining contributions and facilities and to accompany them on foreign markets, in line with the development strategies at the regional and national level.
FVG Investment Agency
A regional office that provides information on settlement opportunities and benefits as well as initial assistance to potential investors in the regional territory.
The Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region is at disposal of domestic and foreign companies and investors.
It is the regional financial institution and directly intervenes to support businesses, both economically and by providing the necessary advice and technical assistance to achieve the goals of their business plan.
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Banca Mediocredito del Friuli Venezia Giulia Spa
It aims at fostering the development of the economy in the territory, through financial and credit assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises and the collection of savings.
CATA Artigianato Friuli Venezia Giulia Srl
It is a company created by the most representative associations in the artisanal sector and is the only reference for artisan enterprises for relations with the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.
It is the regional portal for submitting applications or notifications necessary for the start of production activities and the construction of production plants or facilities. Access the online application directly.
The Regional Office for the Internationalisation of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region is a network that aims to support regional companies in international markets by using specific technical assistance and promotion tools.
Finest S.p.A. is the Financial Company for the internationalisation of Companies based in the Northeast of Italy, established in 1991 in order to facilitate the development of economic activities and international cooperation in the territory. As an equity partner, financing entity and technical advisor, it promotes the growth of partner companies on global markets. Operational in 44 countries, including Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia, CIS countries and Mediterranean countries, Finest encourages the launch of international projects by participating in the share capital of the foreign joint venture also by funding it directly and, at the same time, providing access to affordable financing tools.
It provides information, advice, training and technical assistance services to public and private entities, with the aim of promoting the economic development of regional enterprises and internationalisation processes in Southeast Europe.
Chamber of Commerce
They facilitate the development of local businesses as well as access to and the expansion in foreign markets through the provision of assistance, information and promotion services.
- CCIAA of Venezia Giulia
- CCIAA of Udine
- CCIAA of Pordenone