Where once an aluminium plant stood, now South Tyrol's innovation district is growing.
At the peak of its production, the Bolzano aluminium plant (later "Alumix") covered two thirds of the national demand. A giant that used up as much energy as all of South Tyrol today, being at the same time a masterpiece of the Bauhaus movement. Today, NOI Techpark symbolises the evolution from heavy industry to ideas factory. A completely renovated and upgraded historical site, where creativity and innovative spirit are finding space to flourish between transformers and furnaces. A place, where companies, institutions and the university meet, working jointly on research and development projects.

NOI AG, as an in-house company of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, is responsible for managing and developing the South Tyrol Science and Technology Park. Here we connect over 70 companies and innovative start-ups, 4 research institutions and 3 faculties of the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano. The entire project focuses on some leading sectors in which South Tyrol is particularly specialised: Green, Food, Digital and Automotive & Automation. In more than 40 high-tech laboratories, researchers of the 4 institutions and the University work in exactly those technological fields.

Inspired by nature, its adaptability and its sustainability (NOI stands for Nature of Innovation), we are constantly growing and adapting to the requirements of our ecosystem. We provide services for technology companies and bring the scientific subjects closer to the population as well. With the aim of increasing investment in research and development, developing new products and services and thus creating added value within the province and beyond.

NOI

Governor

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Governor
Department of Europe, Innovation, Research

Arno Kompatscher

CDA

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President of the Administrative Board

Helga Thaler

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Member of the Administrative Board

Marco Carlini

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Member of the Administrative Board

Hans Kaufmann

Board

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President of the South Tyrolean Enterpreneurs Association

Federico Giudiceandrea

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President of LVH

Martin Haller

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Rector unibz

Paolo Lugli

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President Unione/HDS, Representative of the South Tyrolean Trade Associations

Philipp Moser

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Director of Laimburg Research Centre

Michael Oberhuber

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Director EURAC

Stephan Ortner

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Representative of Rete
Economia-Wirtschaftsnetz

Raoul Ragazzi

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Director of Innovation, Research, University and Museums Office

Vito Zingerle

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Deputy director Südtiroler Bauernbund

Ulrich Höllrigl

CEO

LABS, START-UPS & OPERATIONS

Area Manager

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Hubert Hofer
Director of Services
Deputy CEO

Hubert Hofer

h.hofer [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 602

Labs & Performance

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Sepp Walder
Labs | Performance
Head of Unit

Sepp Walder

s.walder [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 648
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Labs | Projects
Maker Space

Daniel Benelli

d.benelli [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 643
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Diego Andreasi
Labs | Performance
Reporting

Diego Andreasi

d.andreasi [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 646
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Walter Weissensteiner
Maker Space

Walter Weissensteiner

w.weissensteiner [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 641

EU-Opportunities

Customer Management

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Andreas Winkler
Customer Management
Head of Unit

Andreas Winkler

a.winkler [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 688
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Armin Ragginer
Area Management
Admission Companies

Armin Ragginer

a.ragginer [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 656

Start-up Incubator

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Petra Gratl
Start-up Incubator
Head of Unit

Petra Gratl

p.gratl [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 660
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Patrizia Deltedesco
Start-up Incubator

Patrizia Deltedesco (PARENTAL LEAVE)

p.deltedesco [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 661

Administration

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David Kemenater
Operations
Head of Unit

David Kemenater

d.kemenater [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 605

Brand & Communication

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Brand & Communication
Head of Unit

Birgit Mayr

b.mayr [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 620

Place, Press & Community

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Giuseppe Salghetti
Place, Press & Community
Head of Unit

Giuseppe Salghetti Drioli

g.salghetti [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 628
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Level-Up

Marco Cecchellero

marco.cecchellero [at] eurac.edu
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Verena
Meeting Management

Verena Zublasing

verena.zublasing [at] eurac.edu
T +39 0471 055 042
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Meeting Management

Federica Leveghi

federica.leveghi [at] eurac.edu
T +39 0471 055 043
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Public Engagement

Silvia Della Morte

Silvia.Dellamorte [at] eurac.edu
T +39 0471 066637

INNOVATION & TECH TRANSFER SERVICE

Area Manager

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Director of Innovation & Tech Transfer

Vincent Mauroit

v.mauroit [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 683

Tech-Transfer Green

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Stefano Dal Savio
Green Technologies
Head of Unit

Stefano Dal Savio

s.dalsavio [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 690

Tech-Transfer Food

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Ben Schneider
Food Technologies
Head of Unit

Ben Schneider

b.schneider [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 695
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Food Technologies

Doris Gschnitzer (Parental leave)

d.gschnitzer [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 696
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Food Technologies

Theresa Schläger

t.schlaeger [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066694

Tech-Transfer Digital

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Patrick Ohnewein
Digital Technologies
Head of Unit

Patrick Ohnewein

p.ohnewein [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 670
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Patrick Bertolla
Digital Technologies

Patrick Bertolla

p.bertolla [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 671
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Roberto Cavaliere
Digital Technologies

Roberto Cavaliere

r.cavaliere [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 676

Tech-Transfer Automotive. Automation

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Johannes Brunner
Automotive | Automation
Head of Unit

Johannes Brunner

j.brunner [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 667
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Gordana Stevancevic
Automotive | Automation

Gordana Stevancevic

g.stevancevic [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 669
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Sebastian Mayrguendter
Automation | Alpine

Sebastian Mayrgündter

s.mayrguendter [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 680

Innovation Management

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Petra Seppi
Innovation Management
Head of Unit

Petra Seppi

p.seppi [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 630

Biotech

BUILDING & DEVELOPMENT

Area Manager

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Director of Building & Development

Luca Paterno

l.paterno [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 653

Building

Facility Management

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Ivan Gummerer
Facility Management
Head of Unit

Ivan Gummerer

i.gummerer [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 639
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Tobias Kompatscher
Facility Management

Tobias Kompatscher

t.kompatscher [at] noi.bz.it
T +39 0471 066 657

Growing District

Timeline
1937

Commissioning of aluminium plant Bolzano1 (today A1)

1940

Completion of production line Bolzano2 (today A2)

1945

Minimal production due to shortage of raw matereiaals and reesstricted goods traffic

1950-1960

Peak production of 50,000 tons p.a.

1978

Closure of both production lines

1991

Sale of the plant to Alumix Ltd.

2004

Transformer buildings Bolzano1, Bolzano2 and the Water Tower were classified as historical monuments

2008

European Biennial for Contemporary Art “Manifesta 7” held in the former plant

2015

Start of construction work NOI Techpark

2017

Opening of NOI Techpark buildings A1, A2, A4

2019

Completion of buildings D1 and A3 (day care)

2020

Ultimazione edificio B5 (unibz labs)

2022

Completion of building A6 (Institute for Biomedicine)

2023

Completion of building B1 (Faculty of Engeneering) and buildings D2 – D3 (companies, laboratories)