The Life Sciences sector in Piemonte includes pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, wellness and health. The network of research centres, multinational companies and small and medium-sized enterprises, is a cluster of innovation, education and technology transfer. Altogether they are the core of a strong, interlinked system.

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New Teaching and Research Hospitals in Torino and Novara

Piemonte is implementing the future of medicine-related sciences. The cities of Torino and Novara will be at the center of this innovative renovation thanks to their New Teaching and Research Hospitals that will position Piemonte's regional healthcare system, the medical-scientific research and life sciences ahd human health related sectors among the international leaders.

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Facts and numbers about life sciences sector in Piemonte

  • 4th Italian region in terms of biotechnology companies with 52 companies
  • 400 companies in the life sciences sector
  • 10,000 people employed
  • 250 companies in the Healthcare and Medtech fields
  • 1 Innovation Hub for Biotechnology
  • 1 Biotechnology science park and 3 Incubators

The scientific, health and R&D scenario

The academic scenario includes 3 major Universities (Torino, Eastern Piemonte, Politecnico of Torino), and over 820 public research groups (including several interdepartmental and interdisciplinary centres) of which 60% in healthcare and medtech fields, with an outstanding scientific production.

The Piemonte public health system, organized in 3 major public hospitals, 4 University research and teaching hospitals that will be soon integrated in Parco della Scienza e della Salute (New Teaching and Research Hospitals) in Torino, is complemented and collaborates with IRCCS (Research and Health Service Institutes) such as Candiolo Cancer Institute, centres of excellence (among others the Human Genetic Foundation, the Molecular Biotechnology Centre, the Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi Foundation) and a specialized Hub and science parks (e.g. BioPmed and BioIndustry Park) of national and international level.

This public and private system accompany the ordinary clinical activity with focused, strong, high level research and innovation initiative and services, with a significant impact factor in the areas of molecular and cell technologies in diagnostics and molecular and traditional imaging.

Converging technologies

The strong skills existing in Piemonte in converging technological sectors such as Information Communication Technologies, electronics and nanotechnologies have favoured the development of significant results and expertise in bioinformatics, bioengineering, data science techniques, and biomedical equipment.

Privileged location

Piemonte can also count on a strategic position right in the centre of one of the most dynamic biotech areas in Europe. Its proximity to other highly developed European regions, such as Lombardia in Italy and Rhône Alpes in France, is yet another plus for Piemonte region, being an ideal connection between the two areas, for widespread, synergic and shared development. With these fostering environment, Piemonte ranks high in the European scene and is strategically set for R&D, localization and investments in the Life Sciences and converging technologies sector.


Rosanna Viola


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