Innovation services and projects

By your side to support product and process innovation, research and technology transfer.

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.

Contact details

Phone: +39 02 85153610
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Paper Unit

It is committed to meeting the different needs of the paper industry and users, including the public administration, guaranteeing full support on technical-scientific matters with a focus on the issues of environmental sustainability, biodegradability and food safety.

Fuels Unit

An institutional reference point for the evaluation and control of the characteristics of fuels, its expertise extends to all the issues concerning energy, environmental and safety performance related to fossil fuels and alternative energy sources.

Oils and Fats Unit

Thanks to the strong technical and scientific competence acquired over the years, it supports and promotes the technical progress of companies belonging to the sectors of fatty substances and derivatives, mineral oils and lubricants, detergents and surfactants, paints and varnishes as well as cosmetic products and personal hygiene.

Silk Unit

A research laboratory serving the textile-fashion sector, highly experienced in the field of silk technologies. Its primary mission is to provide support to and co-operate with companies in scientific research and technological innovation projects in order to enhance the competitiveness of the Italian textile industry.