Business Innovation and Technology Transfer Center

Confindustria Emilia-Romagna Ricerca (CERR) is the company of Confindustria Emilia-Romagna System created to assist industrial associations and companies in the field of research, innovation, technology transfer and digital transformation. CERR supports firms alongside the whole innovation and digital processes developing product, process and/or organization changes, with the aim to increase the company competitiveness. CERR promotes collaboration, dissemination of ideas and the exploitation of knowledge to experiment and find new way to the Open Innovation paradigm, looking to Europe as reference path.

CERR is a Business Innovation and Technology Transfer Center recognized by the Emilia-Romagna regional government, a node of the High Technology Network, acting as a link between companies, researchers and institutions. CERR offers assistance services along the path of innovation: information and awareness, consultancy and mentoring, matchmaking and technological brokerage.

CERR is part of Public-Private Partnerships having as their main objective the development of new products, processes and services based on the Key Enabling Technologies (Photonics, Optoelectronics, Nanotechnology and Large Area Organic Electronics).


Promote the development of the regional ecosystem through specific support on research, innovation, technology transfer and digital transformation, with particular attention to SMEs, encouraging exchange, comparison, dissemination of ideas, generation of knowledge and collaboration with the perspective of networks and open innovation, acting as a reference point and a link between entrepreneurs, researchers, innovators, institutions, and looking to Europe as a reference path.

our network

Confindustria Emilia Area Centro

Via San Domenico 4, 40124 Bologna
Tel. 051 6317111
Fax 051 356118     
Filippo Forni

Confindustria Romagna

Via Punta di Ferro 2/a, 47122 Forlì
Tel. 0543 35538
Fax 0543 31250
Barbara Calzi

Confindustria Piacenza

Via IV Novembre 132, 29100 Piacenza
Tel. 0523 450411
Fax 0523 452680
Gianmarco Ratti

Unione Parmense degli Industriali

Strada Ponte Caprazucca 6, 43100 Parma
Tel. 0521 2266
Fax 0521 226700
Natalia Baldassi

Unindustria Reggio Emilia

Via Toschi 30/a, 42121 Reggio Emilia
Tel. 0522 409711
Fax 0522 442760
Davide Bezzecchi

Confindustria Emilia-Romagna

Via Barberia 13, 40123 Bologna
Tel. 051 3399911

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