The Department in charge of innovation services and projects is the original nucleus of Innovhub, which was established in 2008 as an evolution of the Euro Info Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan with the aim of promoting the planning and development of services to support innovation in businesses as well as the advancement in management, organizational and technological processes. The Department operates in order to create a favourable environment for the development of innovative processes and corporate culture, so as to enhance the competitiveness of the entrepreneurial system.
Often working alongside the technical Units, this Department plays a hub role within the company with regard to innovation services. Addressing to a wide variety of industrial sectors, it favours transnational technology transfer and the involvement of local companies in research and development projects, promotes the development of co-operative projects between companies and research organizations and provides information and assistance services on legislative issues and funding opportunities. In order to favour commercial agreements and technology transfer, the Department organizes partnering events during trade fairs and meetings in Italy and abroad.
As part of the Enterprise Europe Network, in addition to free technical assistance and commercial and technological partner search services, the Department runs an innovation management service aimed at analyzing the propensity to innovate of Lombardy's SMEs.
The Department coordinates the Lombardy APRE (Agency for the Promotion of European Research) Desk, offering members opportunities for discussion and training on research and innovation issues.
Phone: +39 02 85153610