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R&D at NOI: turning science into concrete projects.

Technology scouting, suitable partners, access to funding. We support R&D projects in our four technology sectors: Green, Food & Health, Digital and Automotive/Automation. Yes, including funding. The key to EU funds is in our hands. We want research results to have an impact on companies. This is the only way to transform science into progress.

Technology scouting, suitable partners, access to funding. We support R&D projects in our four technology sectors: …
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R&D consulting

R&D is at our core. We support companies in defining their R&D project. We find partners from the business and research communities, nationally or internationally. We know the deadlines for funding applications. And we test prototypes. You can count on us!

EU Funding

Need funding for your project? Leave it to us. We will make sure you have access to the best opportunities. We provide an overview of EU R&D networks and funding programmes. And we help you navigate the funding calls. To do this, we analyse your project’s potential and help you present it to the EU.

Know-how Transfer Events

The future belongs to companies that question business models, think ahead and recognise opportunities. We set the stage. We create opportunities for knowledge transfer and cooperation. During information events, seminars, workshops and study trips, you will learn about trends and best practices and make new contacts. Lots of inspiration to get you innovating. 

Lab Bonus

Is your company located in South Tyrol? Then you are eligible for the Lab Bonus. This is a South Tyrolean funding programme that supports companies’ R&D. We will discuss how you can shoulder your innovation expenses. You can use the Lab Bonus for contract research, lab tests, consulting and the Open Labs at NOI. Specifically, the Lab Bonus covers 50 to 65 per cent of your expenses.


What is your area of interest? We focus on four technology sectors.

Green: Providing solutions and know-how for the energy revolution. We have big goals.

There is an answer: becoming carbon neutral. NOI is part of South Tyrol’s green technology ecosystem. Together we research solutions. Develop marketable products. Test business models. Our companies, start-ups, research institutes and tech transfer professionals work in three core areas: energy systems, sustainable buildings and urban areas, and water technologies.

Food & Health: Innovation for people and the planet.

So much more than food and beverages. We are pioneers in the Food & Health innovation ecosystem. We decode natural processes and ingredients. We recycle by-products. We use biomedical knowledge to develop precision health services. We work with researchers, companies and start-ups on three fronts: raw materials & by-products, optimal processing & fermentation and omics & precision health.

Digital: Building the backbone of a smart green region. With secure data.

Smooth transportation, safe food, smart homes and machines: data is already providing the basis for intelligent decisions. And in the future, it will be used autonomously and in real-time to make our lives easier. At NOI, we are creating a digital foundation for smart regions. Our researchers, students and tech transfer experts are leading the way in three areas: IoT, Open Data Hub and Artificial Intelligence.

Automotive | Automation: Progress is when people and machines complement each other.

Industrial companies are responsible for the majority of R&D investment in South Tyrol. Leading the way: automotive suppliers. They share a vision of the future in which people complement machines, and machines empower people. In other words: sustainable manufacturing, automotive and mobility solutions. The researchers, students and tech transfer experts work in three areas: Automotive & Mobility, Manufacturing and Agri-Automation.