Annual Meeting 2019

Annual Meeting 2019

One day dedicated to business and investments, in Italy, of course, and in Tuscany in particular. Our network composed of many smart people. A marvelous location like The Student Hotel, in Florence. Invest in Tuscany #AnnualMeeting remind us once again how much Tuscany is a place symbol of Italian excellence and of business that counts.

The Sense: an exclusive resort in Follonica

The Sense: an exclusive resort in Follonica

Nine months of work and an investment of 17 million euros to give life to a dream: “The Sense. Experience Resort”. Surrounded by nature, in Follonica, on the coast of Pratoranieri Tourist District, in the space that until 2016 housed the summer colony owned by the credit institution Cariplo, The Sense. Experience Resort promises fabulous […]

LVMH acquires Villa San Michele and Castle of Casole

LVMH acquires Villa San Michele and Castle of Casole

The luxury giant LVMH has surprisingly announced the purchase of the group Belmond specialized in high-end hotels (46, of which 12 in Europe) and travel (Orient Express trains and cruise ships), behind a cash offer of 2.6 billion dollars. Belmond has a strong presence in luxury hotels in Italy. In Tuscany Belmond owns the prestigious […]

Human Company tourism vision

Human Company tourism vision

Human Company, the Tuscan group leader in open air tourism, for the next summer season offers over 900 open positions in Italy in its nine structures including villages, family parks and camping in town in Tuscany (Florence, Chianti and San Vincenzo), Lazio (Rome) and Veneto (Lake Garda and Venice) and in the three hostels of […]

Gioconda takes stake in Bluclad

Gioconda takes stake in Bluclad

The Italian subsidiary of LBO France, Gioconda, has taken a stake in Bluclad, Italian specialist in developing chemical solutions for the galvanisation of metal used in the luxury goods sector, mainly for clothing, footwear and luggage. Founded in 2008 and based in Prato near Florence, Bluclad has created a unique service for the luxury goods […]

Municipia (Engineering group) acquires Kiunsys

Municipia (Engineering group) acquires Kiunsys

Kiunsys s.r.l., a spin off company of University of Pisa, has been acquired by Municipia, an Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa Group’s company. Specialized in technologies for Smart Mobility, Smart Parking and City Logistics, Kiunsys provides smart solutions to improve the monitoring & management of cities mobility. Thank to this deal, Municipia will be able to […]

The Student Hotel Florence Lavagnini wins the MIPIM Award 2019

The Student Hotel Florence Lavagnini wins the MIPIM Award 2019

The Student Hotel won the MIPIM Awards in the cathegory Best Mixed-use Development! Our congratulations. What is MIPIM Awards? Created in 1991, the MIPIM Awards is an internationally-renowned real estate competition at MIPIM, the world’s property market held from 12 to 15 March, 2019 in Cannes. It honours the most outstanding and accomplished projects, completed […]

Apple lands in Livorno

Apple lands in Livorno

Livorno - The company from Cupertino spent 300 million dollars to buy a part of a London-based multinational, Dialog Semiconductor. As part of the package, Apple bought the subsidiaries of four European cities of Dialog: two in Germany, one in UK and the other in Italy, in Livorno.

<span class="entry-title-primary">Invitalia incentive for smart tourism start-ups</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Start-Ups</span>

Invitalia incentive for smart tourism start-ups Start-Ups

The Smart Tourism call for the FactorYmpresa Turismo programme is underway, offering tutoring and economic contributions to businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in the tourism sector. The initiative, promoted by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and managed by Invitalia, aims at intelligent digital systems related to the sector. It is possible to register until 10.00 a.m. […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">San’Anna and Normale di Pisa best Italian Universities</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019</span>

San’Anna and Normale di Pisa best Italian Universities Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

Pisa - The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa are confirmed as the first and second Italian universities in the Times Higher Education (The) World University rankings 2019. The High Schools of Pisa and the University of Bologna, third in Italy, are the only Italian universities among the top 200 in the world.

Invest in Tuscany participated last week at Innotrans 2018 in Berlin

Invest in Tuscany participated last week at Innotrans 2018 in Berlin

Invest in Tuscany participated last week in Berlin at the 2018 edition of Innotrans. His staff was hosted in DITECFER stand and with the support of the Italian Trade Agency-ICE, eighteen meetings were held to present the regional rail and tram district and the services offered to investors by Invest in Tuscany. DITECFER’s stand was […]

Thor Industries acquires Hymer Group

Thor Industries acquires Hymer Group

Yesterday, the American giant Thor Industries, the world’s largest manufacturer of leisure vehicles, announced that it had bought the German group Hymer, which controlled 100% of Laika. The Ponterotto plant in San Casciano is therefore also part of the global motorhome risk. Thor Industries (headquartered in the State of Indiana and listed on the New […]

Bonifiche Ferraresi new investment in Tuscany

Bonifiche Ferraresi new investment in Tuscany

As announced by Il Sole 24 Ore, Bonifiche ferraresi, the largest Italian agricultural group active in medical herbs and the only listed one, today inaugurates a new 1,500 sqm management and production centre in Tuscany, in the municipality of Cortona, with offices, meeting areas and an innovative research and processing laboratory dedicated to medicinal plants. […]

Australian Seqirus invests in vaccines in Siena

Australian Seqirus invests in vaccines in Siena

Siena – As reported today by Il Sole 24 Ore, the Australian company Seqirus invests in Siena for the development of influenza vaccines. With a note, Vismederi, a company incubated in Tuscany Life Science, Siena, active in the field of applied research and services, announces the signing of a collaboration agreement with the company of […]

Madonna and Montecatini ‘holy water’

As reported by Il Tirreno the thermal springs of Montecatini, a famous Tuscan spa resort, have been chosen by Madonna as the best thermal spring, at the base of the new line of cosmetics sponsored and promoted by the international pop star. So Madonna launches “her” beauty line – MDNA Skin – with water and […]

A public auction for the Villa Basilewsky property

A public auction for the Villa Basilewsky property

The Region of Tuscany launched a public auction for the purchase of prestigious regional property known as “Villa Basilewsky, four buildings with large outdoor space, city center opposite Fortezza da Basso and tramway line. All detailed info at: Scheduled auction date:  31st  October 2018 at 11.00 a.m. CET Time

Acquired Villa di Petriolo, on the hills of Cerreto Guidi

Acquired Villa di Petriolo, on the hills of Cerreto Guidi

As reported by, a new life for the historic Villa di Petriolo, on the hills of Cerreto Guidi. After a few years of disuse, the Renaissance jewel Villa is ready to host the renovation work that by the end of 2019 will make it a luxury resort and an organic farm. This is, in […]

Started the european public tender for the San Domenico property (San Gimignano – Tuscany)

Started the european public tender for the San Domenico property (San Gimignano – Tuscany)

The Municipality of San Gimignano, in agreement with Tuscany Region, has launched a public european tender to restore and enhance the former convent and prison of San Domenico. Allowed destinations: touristic, museum, food and wine, exhibition rooms, congress areas, open-air theater. Duration of the concession: 70 years Covered area: 6000 sqm Estimated cost of the […]

Adda Paper Mill Group acquires 80% of Pieretti Paper Mill Industry.

Adda Paper Mill Group acquires 80% of Pieretti Paper Mill Industry.

As announced by LeccoToday, Cartiera dell’Adda Group, a historic company in the province of Lecco and an Italian leader in the grey board sector for industrial use, announces the acquisition of 80% of Industria Cartaria Pieretti Spa, a company based in Lucca, Tuscany, specialising in the production of recycled boards intended mainly for the tissue […]

Solvay, inaugurated a new plant

Solvay, inaugurated a new plant

A new electronic grade hydrogen peroxide system was inaugurated today at the Solvay plant in Rosignano. The EG (Electronic Grade) plant has a capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year, for the production of ultrapure hydrogen peroxide used in the semiconductor industry as a washing solution, within the manufacture of the chips used in the latest generation of […]

Burke Porter Group acquires Galileo TP Process

Burke Porter Group acquires Galileo TP Process

Burke Porter Group, a leading global provider of intelligent test, instrumentation and assembly systems, today announced the acquisition of Galileo TP Process Equipment S.r.l. (Galileo), based in Florence, Italy. Founded in 1997, through the merger of Galileo Vacuum Tec’s refrigeration industry activities and Tecnoplant S.r.l., Galileo specializes in the vacuum, leak detection, and coolant technology. […]

Bulgheroni Group expands its presence in Tuscany

Bulgheroni Group expands its presence in Tuscany

Bulgheroni Group continues investing in Tuscany: with an investment about 15 million euros, the former quarry of Cariola (Castagneto Carducci) will be recovered and will become a cellar for the Bolgheri estates of the Group. This is the subject of the Memorandum of Understanding signed today at Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati in Florence by the Region […]

Italian Investment Attraction Tour starts in Florence

Florence – The Italian Investment Attraction Tour has started from Florence, an initiative organized by the Government in collaboration with Invest In Tuscany (Tuscany Region)  to raise awareness of the new national governance in terms of investment attraction and joint promotional initiatives between the State and the Regions. The first stop was held Wednesday, July […]

In Florence, the Government’s investment tour

In Florence, the Government’s investment tour

Florence – The Italian tour on the attraction of investments starts in Florence, an event organized by the Government to raise awareness in this field and the joint promotion initiatives between the State and the Regions. The first stage will be held Wednesday, July 11 (starting at 14) in Sala Pegaso at Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati, […]

Richemont group invests in Tuscany

Richemont group invests in Tuscany

The newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore reports that the Swiss holding Richemont will concentrate most of the industrial development and production of bags, wallets, belts and luggage of its fashion brands in Florence, betting on Made in Italy as the French giants Kering and LVMH already do. The brands involved in the project are Cartier, […]

Prada New Headquarter in Tuscany

As reported by Toscana24 (Il Sole 24 Ore) Prada opens the doors of its new headquarter in Valvigna (close to Terranuova Bracciolini, Arezzo province) confirming the role of Tuscany as the capital of luxury leather goods, a territory in which all the major brands of the world want to come to produce: in Tuscany Prada […]

Valentino setting up in Valdarno

Valentino setting up in Valdarno

Bucine (Arezzo) – Another luxury fashion brand chooses Tuscany to create a new production plant. Announced last month by the Municipality of Bucine (Valdarno, Tuscany) the authorization to set up a building of 2,400 square meters where Valentino brand will set up a new shoe factory. 120 new jobs are expected to be created. Valentino, […]

International Robotics Festival is back: Pisa becomes “RoboTown” from September 27th  to October 3rd  2018

International Robotics Festival is back: Pisa becomes “RoboTown” from September 27th to October 3rd 2018

Pisa becomes “RoboTown”, City of robots, due to the second edition of the International Robotics Festival, hosted also this year edition, from 27th September to 3rd October 2018, in the Tuscan city that boasts one of the highest concentrations in the world of workers and of activities for the research, development, application of robotic systems […]

Invest In Tuscany joins World FDI Forum, Liverpool

Invest In Tuscany joins World FDI Forum, Liverpool

Invest in Tuscany is taking part in the 15th edition of the World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment (Liverpool, June 10-13, 2018). The 15th annual Forum will attract top global corporate executives, site consultants, international promotion agencies, economic development corporations, and government officials. The World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment, organised by Conway Inc, is […]

The Student Hotel opens today in Florence

The Student Hotel opens today in Florence

FLORENCE – The Student Hotel in Florence will open its doors today. And to get to know the new life of the Palazzo del Sonno, in front of the Fortezza da Basso, the Dutch giant founded by Charlie MacGregor will give life to a ‘bed talks’. An idea, revised and updated, which is inspired by […]

Tuscany Region and Trigano Group signed a memondum of understaning looking at the future of motorhomes

Tuscany Region and Trigano Group signed a memondum of understaning looking at the future of motorhomes

The Tuscany Region and the Trigano Group sign a memorandum of understanding to guarantee a strengthening of the group’s presence and its further rooting in Tuscany. This is the purpose of the MoU signed at Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati between the Tuscany Region, the Municipalities of Barberino Val d’Elsa, San Gimignano and Poggibonsi and the Trigano […]

BIO International Convention 2018 in Boston

BIO International Convention 2018 in Boston

Boston – Invest in Tuscany to attend BIO International Convention 2018 in Boston, June 4-7. With many b2b scheduled meetings within the Italy Pavilion, Invest in Tuscany will propose the region as a valuable business destination for those companies looking at the Mediterranean and European markets. Come to visit our booth #743 Italian Pavilion.

Aferpi goes to Jindal, agreement signed in Rome

Aferpi goes to Jindal, agreement signed in Rome

Agreement signed, after two and a half months of negotiations, for the sale of the Aferpi steelworks in Piombino (close to Livorno, on the Tuscan coast), which passed from the Issad Rebrab Cevital group in Algeria to the Jindal South West group in India. The amount paid by Jsw is EUR 55 million, which comes […]

AT Kearney’s ‘FDI Confidence Index’ promotes Italy in terms of attractiveness

AT Kearney’s ‘FDI Confidence Index’ promotes Italy in terms of attractiveness

The 2018 report on global flows of foreign direct investment, published by the American consulting firm AT Kearney, promotes Italy, which has returned for the first time since 2004 to the top 10 countries most attractive to foreign investors. Since 1998, AT Kearney has been analysing investment trends globally, not only on the basis of […]

Britain’s Burberry acquires Tuscan leather goods supplier

Britain’s Burberry acquires Tuscan leather goods supplier

The British group has announced its intention to acquire CF&P, around 100 employees and over 80 million in revenues, awhich produces Burberry-branded leather bags and accessories. For British Group CEO Marco Gobetti, this is “a milestone” in Burberry’s growth strategy: “It will give us greater control over the quality, cost, delivery and sustainability of our […]

Enel inaugurates the Innovation Hub&Lab

Enel inaugurates the Innovation Hub&Lab

Enel’s Innovation Hub was inaugurated today, May 11th, in Pisa, a space dedicated to hosting the technological partners and start-ups that collaborate with the group to encourage the evolution of future thermoelectric generation. The Innovation Hub&Lab in Pisa is the place where Enel will collaborate with start-ups and partners for the development, testing and implementation […]

Italy grows thanks to Industry Plan 4.0

Italy grows thanks to Industry Plan 4.0

The Industry Plan 4.0 encourages foreign investment in our country. For the first time since 2004, Italy is back in the top ten of the most attractive countries: the 2018 report on global flows of foreign direct investment, published by the American consulting firm AT Kearney, which surveyed more than 500 senior executives of major […]

New Gucci investment in Tuscany

New Gucci investment in Tuscany

Gucci today opened “ArtLab”, the new center of excellence for leather goods and footwear. On the former Matec factory in Scandicci, a 37.000 sqm covered factory was born, which employs 800 people in research and development for materials, metal accessories and packaging, prototyping, laboratories, shoe shapes and heels, and pre-industrialization. For the first time in the […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Our summary on the Mipim experience</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Cannes, 13-16 March 2018</span>

Our summary on the Mipim experience Cannes, 13-16 March 2018

26,000 real estate, urban and political leaders, including 5,400 investors, from over 100 countries gathered from March 13-16 at MIPIM in Cannes, the world’s leading real estate business and networking event. Among the main points of discussion, the growth in real estate investment expected this year, reinvent global cities, urban development, innovation and technology, with […]



2018, March, 1th – WORKSHOP ORGANIZED BY THE “LOGISLAB” LABORATORY  IN COLLABORATION WITH CSCMP Three round tables, to deepen the logistics of the Pharma, Fashion and Food sectors. From 9 am to 5 pm, Institute of the Innocents (Piazza della Santissima Annunziata 12, Florence). Florence, February 22nd, 2018 — Appointment of great interest for the […]

Belmond Ltd. acquires Castello di Casole

Belmond Ltd. acquires Castello di Casole

As reported by, Belmond Ltd. today announced that it has acquired Castello di Casole, a luxury resort and estate in Tuscany, Italy. The Company purchased from the current owner the entire equity capital of two entities that together own Castello di Casole, one of the largest private real estate properties in Tuscany. The purchase […]

Essity (formerly Sca) invests 47 million euro in Altopascio

Essity (formerly Sca) invests 47 million euro in Altopascio

Essity (ex Sca), a paper giant for hygienic and domestic use with three production plants in Tuscany (two in the province of Lucca and one in Pistoia), announces 47 million euro investments in the Altopascio factory that produces napkins. The investment of the company, whit brands such as Tena, Nuvenia, Tempo and Tork, aims to […]

Focus on M&A operations in Tuscany

Focus on M&A operations in Tuscany

Thanks also to the collaboration with the Invest In Tuscany sector of Tuscany Region and its office dedicated to monitoring investments, Toscana24 – Il Sole24Ore, has recently focused on M&A operations towards our region. According to Toscana24 article, Tuscany registred record-breaking M&A operations in 2017, covering most of the region’s manufacturing sectors, from mechanics to […]

Memorandum of Understanding between Tuscany Region and Antica Valserchio

Memorandum of Understanding between Tuscany Region and Antica Valserchio

Florence – Expansion of Antica Valserchio in Tuscany A new technological factory with an investment of over € 8 million, a new logistics hub, a specialized supply chain and the strengthening of collaboration with the academic world. These are the objectives of a memorandum of understanding signed today in Florence by the textile company Antica […]

Caterpillar acquires ECM Spa

Caterpillar acquires ECM Spa

As reported by International Railway Journal,  the U.S. Caterpillar Inc., through its subsidiary Progress Rail, has acquired Italian signalling company ECM SpA based in Pistoia. ECM, founded in 1958 by Mr Giulio Cappellini, started working with Italian State Railways (FS) in 1966 and has since been involved in equipping both the infrastructure and trains with […]

Céline Partnering Day

Céline Partnering Day

Céline, the French leading brand in the leather goods sector, presented itself today during a Partnering Day, promoted by the Region of Tuscany through its Invest in Tuscany office, together with the Fashion Technology District. The meeting, held in the Sala Pegaso, at Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati, Florence, was divided into 2 sessions: a presentation of […]

GKN strengthens its presence in Tuscany

Florence – The GKN industrial group, world leader in the automotive, aeronautics and aerospace sectors, grows and strengthens its presence in Tuscany. The company has recently announced the decision to transfer from Brunico to Tuscany an entire production line, related to double offset joints “DOJ”. The joint action of the management of the Campi Bisenzio […]

EY 2017: Install the best startup for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award

EY 2017: Install the best startup for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Instal, startup of Nana Bianca, won the award that celebrates the best Italian startup according to EY. Instal is a project born in 2014 within the Startup Studio Nana Bianca in Florence, where the founders of Nana Bianca – Paolo, Alessandro and Jacopo- together with Filippo, Chief Operating Officer and Saverio, Chief Technology Officer, decided […]

Cs Group at Vespucci Freight Village

Cs Group at Vespucci Freight Village

Florence – A meeting promoted by Regione Toscana (together with our office Invest in Tuscany) was held last week with Vespucci freight village of Guasticce and Cs Group, a Chinese company that produces electric cars for car sharing, in order to verify the possibility of creating a production site by Cs Group in the area […]

The US Garmin has acquired Navionics

The US Garmin has acquired Navionics

As reported by, Garmin has acquired Navionics, a Tuscany-based company that develops electronic navigation charts for the marine industry. Cliff Pemble, Garmin CEO, said the company would combine Navionics’ content with Garmin’s own BlueChart and LakeVü mapping systems. Moreover, Navionics will bring its repository of nautical charts for oceans, rivers and lakes, developed using […]

More than 600 companies with foreign participation in Tuscany

More than 600 companies with foreign participation in Tuscany

According to the report “Italy multinational 2017”, presented yesterday in Rome and edited by ITA (Italian Trade Agency) and Politecnico di Milano, the Tuscan companies controlled or joined by foreign investors have 48,700 employees and achieve a total turnover of € 22.5 billion. At Italian level, the ITA report shows that foreign investment in 2016 […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Polimoda among the top ten fashion schools in the world</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">fashion, </span>

Polimoda among the top ten fashion schools in the world fashion,

According to “Global Fashion School Rankings 2017″, Polimoda, the international institute of fashion design and fashion business headquartered in Florence, confirms itself for the third consecutive year as one of the best fashion schools in the world and first among the Italian fashion schools. The “Global Fashion School Rankings 2017” is the annual ranking published […]

Martino Rossi Spa invests in Maremma

Martino Rossi Spa invests in Maremma

A new investment in Tuscany in the agro-food sector: Martino Rossi Spa, an Italian company specialized in the production of gluten free, allergen-free flours, has decided to invest in Maremma (in southern Tuscany). The company, with headquarter in Cremona, Northern Italy, has in fact acquired a storage facility at Casotto del Pescatore, near Grosseto. The […]

Invest in Tuscany at BIO-Europe 2017

Invest in Tuscany at BIO-Europe 2017

Invest in Tuscany attends BIO-Europe 2017 in Berlin, 6-8 November, within the Italian delegation, to meeting with potential industrial and financial investors operating in the Life Science industry. BIO-Europe is Europe’s largest partnering conference serving the global biotechnology industry. Delegates from all parts of the biotechnology value chain come to BIO-Europe to quickly identify, engage […]

Invest in Tuscany at SMAU 2017, Milan

Invest in Tuscany at SMAU 2017, Milan

Today SMAU, the largest IT event of Italy, opens. Invest in Tuscany will meet with some 40 financial investors coming from many parts of the world and attending the ItaliaRestartsUp initiative, organized within the SMAU’s fairgrounds by the Italian Trade Agency and the National Minister of Industrial Development.

Invest in Tuscany will attend BIO JAPAN 2017

Invest in Tuscany will attend BIO JAPAN 2017

Invest in Tuscany, the Tuscan regional office dedicated to attract foreign direct investments, will attend the 19th edition of BIO Japan 2017 (Yokohama), the Asia’s Premier Partnering Event for the Global Biotechnology Industry. Over 900 organizations from around 30 countries are expected to participate in the event, to hold an anticipated 8,000 business meetings over […]

Invest in Tuscany at EXPO REAL, Munich

Invest in Tuscany at EXPO REAL, Munich

Munich, 2017, Oct 4th – EXPO REAL, the 20th International Trade Fair for Property and Investment, is being held at Messe München exhibition center from 4th to 6th October 2017. EXPO REAL is offering an international networking platform for the key real estate markets of Europe, through to Russia, the Middle East and the US. […]

Cotarella Family Buys Le Macioche in Montalcino

Cotarella Family Buys Le Macioche in Montalcino

As reported by Wine Spectator, “One of Italy’s most successful winemaking families adds Brunello di Montalcino to its portfolio. The Cotarella family, owners of the Falesco winery in Umbria, will soon be making Brunello di Montalcino. The family has purchased Le Macioche in Montalcino for $4.78 million, Wine Spectator has learned. The 17-acre property includes […]

Adduma, new electric car sharing in Florence

Adduma, new electric car sharing in Florence

According to the daily newspaper, Sole 24 Ore and Repubblica Florence, a new car sharing operator from the next 2nd of October in Florence: it is the Sicilian Adduma who will propose a fleet of 40 electric vehicles (100 by March 2018), with 32 Renault Zoe 4-seaters for classic rentals, and 8 Renault Kangoo Ze […]

Frescobaldi Extends Its Winery Holdings into Chianti Classico

Frescobaldi Extends Its Winery Holdings into Chianti Classico

As reported by Wine Spectator “the Tuscany-based wine company, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, has acquired Castello di San Donato in Perano, a 617-acre estate with 128 acres of vineyards located in the Gaiole, municipality of Chianti Classico. The property had been in bankruptcy proceedings for several years. The purchase price was $15.9 million. “I am so […]

“Sant’ Anna” and “Normale” of Pisa in the Top 200 universities of Times Higher Education

“Sant’ Anna” and “Normale” of Pisa in the Top 200 universities of Times Higher Education

The two Universities of Pisa, Sant’ Anna and Normale, are the only Italian universities among the 200 best in the world (155th and 184th respectively) according to the new ranking published by the English magazine “Times Higher Education”, specialized in the analysis and evaluation of university systems. Thanks to this ranking at world level, Sant’ […]

Meeting on “Economy & Management  4.0 – How to deal the change!”

Meeting on “Economy & Management 4.0 – How to deal the change!”

We are glad to point out an event, organized by the PIN (University Pole of Prato) and Manageritalia Firenze (Association of managers of commerce, transport, tourism and services) dedicated to the National Industry Plan 4.0, recently  introduced by the Government for Industrial Renaissance and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, tracking new challenges to the Italian companies. […]

Ferrarelle buys chocolatier Amedei

Ferrarelle buys chocolatier Amedei

MILAN,  As reported by Reuters last Aug 7 – Italian mineral water company Ferrarelle has bought Tuscan gourmet chocolate company Amedei from Singapore’s Octopus Europe Limited fund and Amedei’s founders. Ferrarelle, the 4th biggest mineral water company in Italy in terms of volumes, is looking to use its distribution network to sell other products. The […]

First international festival of Robotics, Pisa, 7-13 Sept

First international festival of Robotics, Pisa, 7-13 Sept

Robotics in all its applications is the protagonist of the first international festival, hosted in Pisa, Italy, from the 7th to the 13th of September 2017, in the city which boasts one of the highest concentrations in the world of robotic systems workers, research activities, development and applications. Pisa, the city of science, has united […]

Mobike Expands in Europe with bike rental services in Florence

Mobike Expands in Europe with bike rental services in Florence

As reported by, “Chinese bike rental firm Mobike extended its footprint in Europe with trial launches in the Italian cities of Florence and Milan. The move follows the Shanghai-based company’s previous international expansions into Singapore, the United Kingdom and Japan. “With the landing of Mobike in Florence today, it marks another solid step for […]

LVMH expands leather goods training to Italy

LVMH expands leather goods training to Italy

As reported by International Leather Maker, the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence (IME) announced it has expanded to Italy, selecting leading Florentine fashion school Polimoda as its first partner for training of leather goods artisans in the country.   Launched in 2014, the IME professional training program seeks to ensure the transmission of unique savoir-faire […]

Céline New Investment in Tuscany

Céline New Investment in Tuscany

RADDA IN CHIANTI (Siena, Italy) – Céline, the French brand leader in the leather goods industry with over 120 stores in the world, doubles its presence in Tuscany and finds his second home in Radda in Chianti, in the province of Siena, with an agreement with Regione Toscana which will bring new opportunities for future […]

Viareggio “cradle of shipbuilding”

Viareggio “cradle of shipbuilding”

Today BBC News focuses  on Viareggio, the city that makes the most expensive boats in the world. “Its speciality is the superyacht. These giant crewed vessels start at about the length of an average swimming pool – 24-metres. But the biggest can stretch to five or more times this. It’s a world that belongs to […]

Lucca’s paper district: a successful model that attracts investments

Lucca’s paper district: a successful model that attracts investments

As reported by Toscana24 last week, Lucca’s paper district held up better than most in Italy under the long-term crisis of 2008-2015, continuing to grow and invest. Now Lucca’s paper district, specialised in hygienic tissue paper – sales for 4.4 billion euros in 2016, plus 800 million for paper mechanics, 200 companies and 10,000 total […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">NUVAP, winner of the Edison Pulse prize 2017</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Start-ups</span>

NUVAP, winner of the Edison Pulse prize 2017 Start-ups

Edison Pulse, the contest created by Edison, has awarded 4 energy start-ups among the 296 participants from all over Italy. Among the 4 winners, there is the Tuscan NUVAP, based at the Navacchio Technology Park, who designs and distributes a device for monitoring indoor pollution such as in houses and offices. Through an algorithm, the […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">New Conad logistics hub in Central Italy</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">new investment</span>

New Conad logistics hub in Central Italy new investment

Montopoli (Pisa) – The first phase of development for the new logistics platform of Conad del Tirreno has been completed last June in Montopoli: the expansion over 1,800 msq of surface area and a height of 28 metres gives shape and substance to a hub which, when in operation, will become the largest logistics hub […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Laika Caravans expands its production in Tuscany</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Expansion</span>

Laika Caravans expands its production in Tuscany Expansion

On June 13th, the Region of Tuscany,  Laika Caravans (Hymer group) and the municipalities of San Casciano Val di Pesa and Tavernelle Val di Pesa (Florence), have entered into an agreement for the entrepreneurial and occupational development of the Ponterotto motorhome production site, established one year ago. «Just fifteen months ago we were cutting the […]

Business opportunities in Tuscany and visa options for investors

Business opportunities in Tuscany and visa options for investors

We are glad to invite you to our first webinar: “Business opportunities in Tuscany and visa options for investors”.  On July 10, 2017 at 3pm CEST join our speakers Filippo Giabbani, Director of Invest in Tuscany and Marco Mazzeschi, Lawyer: they will talk about relationships between visas and joint ventures, new companies, logistics, existing start-ups […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Körber AG acquires MTC S.R.L.</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">M&A in Tuscany</span>

Körber AG acquires MTC S.R.L. M&A in Tuscany

Lucca, Tuscany – The international technology group Körber, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, completed the acquisition of MTC Srl, a Tuscan company, based in Lucca, that develops, manufactures and sells interfolder / multifolder lines (tissue converting machines) for tissue paper products (facials, folded towels) – for which it is considered to be the global technological leader […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Biorobotics – RAS Pioneer Award 2017 to Paolo Dario</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Biorobotics Institute of Pisa</span>

Biorobotics – RAS Pioneer Award 2017 to Paolo Dario Biorobotics Institute of Pisa

As reported by Sant’Anna Magazine, Prof. Paolo Dario, Director of Sant’Anna School Biorobotics Institute of Pisa, is the 2017 recipent of the “RAS Pioneer Award” This highly prestigious award recognizes a long record of outstanding work in the field of robotics and automation, bestowed upon individuals whose accomplishments have enhanced the scientific research and technological […]

Invest in Tuscany – BIO International Convention 2017

Invest in Tuscany – BIO International Convention 2017

Invest in Tuscany will attend BIO 2017 at the San Diego International Convention Center on 19-22, June 2017. The BIO International Convention (BIO) attracts 16,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships. The convention brings together a wide spectrum of life science […]

Joint venture between Borri and BTicino (Legrand Group)

Joint venture between Borri and BTicino (Legrand Group)

Arezzo – Borri SpA, a Tuscan firm specialised in UPS for industrial applications and datacenters (around €60 million sales, 200 people) has signed a joint venture agreement with the company BTicino from Lombardy, leader of the Legrand group in Italy and global specialist in the electrical and digital infrastructure of buildings in more than 90 […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Lonza Group Invests in Exosomics</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">R&D, Lifescience, Startup</span>

Lonza Group Invests in Exosomics R&D, Lifescience, Startup

Lonza, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the Pharma&Biotech market, announced that it has made an investment in Exosomics, a Tuscany-based molecular diagnostics startup. Exosomics, founded in 2011 and and incubated at Tuscany Life Science Incubator (TLS) since January 2012, is developing exosome-based cancer diagnostics and companion diagnostics, in particular by creating noninvasive assays […]

The Student Hotel announces its second hotel in Florence

The Student Hotel announces its second hotel in Florence

As reported by, “The Student Hotel group has announced the acquisition of its second site in Florence with plans to begin construction in 2018 and open in September 2019.  It will be the company’s fourth hotel in Italy. Located in Viale Belfiore at the former Fiat building, the 26,000-square metre destination will form the […]

HPE activates a smart city lab in Florence

HPE activates a smart city lab in Florence

As reported by Toscana24 last week “An innovative technology lab to design projects and prototypes of new services: it is the First Lab (Florence Smart working Lab), promoted by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, CRF Foundation and University of Florence together with a group of local operators (Research and Innovation Foundation, Computer Gross, TT Tecnosistemi, Var Group, […]

Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous

Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous

DISCOVER TUSCANY: INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND YACHTING TOURISM A WORKSHOP AT THE NEXT VERSILIA YAUCHTING RENDEZ-VOUS IN VIAREGGIO Invest in Tuscany and Toscana Promozione Turistica will be present on Friday the 12th of May with a workshop dedicated to the investment opportunities in Tuscany and the area’s nautical tourism offering at the first pleasure-boating show held […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">MTorres acquires Universal Tissue Technology</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">M&A</span>

MTorres acquires Universal Tissue Technology M&A

The Spanish group MTORRES has recently announced the acquisition of UNIVERSAL TISSUE TECHNOLOGY Srl,  a Tuscany-based Company operating in the tissue industry for complete automatic converting lines located near Lucca. The company will operate under the name of  MTORRES TISSUE.  This new MTORRES TISSUE brand will be able to supply and serve customers worldwide with […]

Braccialini begins its relaunch with Graziella

Braccialini begins its relaunch with Graziella

Braccialini begins a new journey with Graziella and is preparing to enter the foreign market. The leather goods brand, acquired last February for € 6 million by the Arezzo jewellery company, following a preventative agreement among creditors, restarts with the newco Graziella&Braccialini srl and with all of the previous company’s 84 employees, rehired with solidarity […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">PeptFarm set up in Florence</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">new joint research lab</span>

PeptFarm set up in Florence new joint research lab

As reported by, “A collaboration between “PeptLab”, a research unit of the University of Florence that has been involved for years in the development and synthesis of peptides of pharmaceutical interest, and the Research and Development Laboratory of Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici in Vicenza, a global leading company in the manufacturing of active principles for […]

Italy rises to 13th place in global FDI attractiveness rankings

Italy rises to 13th place in global FDI attractiveness rankings

As reported by Il Sole 24 Ore last week, “Italy has risen to 13th from 16th place in global attractiveness rankings for foreign direct investment, based on an index compiled by consultancy firm A.T. Kearney. Only Sweden has made a bigger jump than Italy, moving up to 15th place from 22nd. Despite the sluggish growth […]

Primark will open at “I Gigli”

Primark will open at “I Gigli”

Florence – The first big Primark store in Tuscany will open next June 2 in the shopping centre “I Gigli”, close to Florence. It will be the third Primark in Italy, after Arese (Milan) and Brescia, inaugurated in the last two years. «We chose Florence because it is a magnificent city, the city of fashion […]

Former Copaim Srl goes over to the Sapori e Gusto italiani Srl

Former Copaim Srl goes over to the Sapori e Gusto italiani Srl

FLORENCE – New Life for the Copaim brand, a long-lived Tuscan company specializing in fresh gastronomic productions of Italian cuisine, with 150 employees, divided between the factories of Albinia in Grosseto province, more than 90 workers packing fish and vegetable specialities, and Massa and Cozzile In Pistoia province, where pasta is produced, with 40 workers. […]

11 Tuscan companies among the fastest growing European companies

11 Tuscan companies among the fastest growing European companies

There are 11 Tuscan companies on the list of the fastest growing 1000 European companies. The FT 1000 was prepared by the Financial Times together with the statistics company “” and includes the companies that reached the highest growth rate between 2012 and 2015. «The fact that the Financial Times research identified 11 Tuscan cases […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Diakont new facility in Lucignano</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">new investment in Tuscany</span>

Diakont new facility in Lucignano new investment in Tuscany

FLORENCE – One of the first examples of industry 4.0 in Tuscany will be built in Lucignano, 30km from Arezzo. In the Padule area the construction site is underway for the Diakont srl facility, a multinational company at the forefront of the production of electro-mechanical actuators for industrial robots. The Diakont group, with its main […]

Albizzati Group invests in Livorno

Albizzati Group invests in Livorno

LIVORNO. Albizzati Group, which for over 40 years has been a leader in the design and production of systems, equipment and metal structures for gas turbine and petrochemical plants and for energy production, is opening a plant in Guasticce, in the area of the freight village of Livorno. Albizzati, with its headquarters and production plants […]

Italy introduces non-dom tax

Italy introduces non-dom tax

As reported by, “Italy has introduced a flat rate of tax aimed at attracting wealthy expats to its shores as it looks to compete with similar regimes offered in the UK and Spain. Similar to the UK’s non-dom system, the new flat rate tax of €100,000 ($107,865, £86,306) a year, which went live on […]

Gucci new investment in Tuscany

Gucci new investment in Tuscany

Gucci will open a new factory for the manufacturing of handbags and leather goods in Piancastagnaio, between Siena and Grosseto, in the framework of its Joint Venture – started in 2011 – with the local company “Arte e Pelle”. The company has 100 employees and has recently announced an extension of its production capacity, since […]



Florence, Today at the historical headquarter in Florence, Esaote SpA, leader in the biomedical electronics sector, inaugurated its new Centre for Excellence for Probes. Stefania Saccardi, Health Councillor for the Tuscany Region and Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence attended the event. The site of the new Centre of Excellence for the production of Probes and […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">The Gianni Chiarini Group acquired by ”21 investments”</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">M&A in Tuscany</span>

The Gianni Chiarini Group acquired by ”21 investments” M&A in Tuscany

As reported today by ItalyEurope24 “To help a promising Italian company grow further at international level. This is the objective behind the decision by 21 Investimenti – an investment group founded and led by Alessandro Benetton – to buy a majority stake in Contemporary Bags, a company owned by the Gianni Chiarini Group. The Florence-based […]

Invest in Tuscany Report from MIPIM2017

Invest in Tuscany Report from MIPIM2017

Invest in Tuscany, together with the Municipality of Florence and the Guasticce freight village, has completed with great satisfaction four days at the MIPIM, the leading international show devoted to the real estate sector (held in Cannes from 14 to 17 March 2017). During the show, Invest in Tuscany held more than thirty meetings with […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">The First Italian Sensor Laboratory Opens in Florence</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">GE Oil & Gas and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa</span>

The First Italian Sensor Laboratory Opens in Florence GE Oil & Gas and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa

Florence – The first Italian laboratory for turbomachinery sensors is launched in Florence, thanks to the collaboration between GE Oil & Gas and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. The laboratory is founded following an agreement signed few months ago and will serve to facilitate the direct transfer of technology to machinery and […]

Invest in Tuscany @ Mipim 2017

Invest in Tuscany @ Mipim 2017

Cannes, MIPIM is the world’s leading property market. It brings together all the key actors of the real estate business. Investors, developers, end-users, architects, hotel groups, public authorities and property associations gather in Cannes for four intensive days of networking, matchmaking and development of international business relations. At MIPIM 2017, the Tuscany Region presents an […]

IDeA CCR, invests in Targetti Sankey

IDeA Corporate Credit Recovery I (” IDeA JRC I”), the first bottom of Italian DIP (Debtor-in-Possession) financing, managed by IDeA Capital Funds SGR (company Group DeA Capital), has improved the investment in Targetti Sankey S.p.A. (“Targetti“), the historic Italian company operating in the architectural lighting. IDeA JRC I has completed the acquisition of 100% of […]

Wolters Kluwer acquires Tagetik

Wolters Kluwer acquires Tagetik

As reported by Toscana24 “Tagetik, a Tuscany-based company that operates in the creation of software for the enterprise in the areas of administration, finance and control – changes hands for a value of € 300 million. To sign for the acquisition of the company is the Wolters Kluwer, a Dutch multinational global leader in information […]

Bonifiche Ferraresi announces the project “Tuscany”

Bonifiche Ferraresi announces the project “Tuscany”

Bonifiche Ferraresi continues to invest in Tuscany: the Project “Tuscany”  has been presented today in the Santa Caterina Estate, headquarter of the company in Tuscany, at the presence of the President of the region, Mr. Enrico Rossi, the President Rossella Locatelli and the CEO Federico Vecchioni. The project is born thanks to the new corporate […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Small universities, Tuscany in the Top Ten</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Times Higher Education</span>

Small universities, Tuscany in the Top Ten Times Higher Education

Announced two Universities of Tuscany among the first 10 in the ranking of the best small university in the world issued by the magazine Times Higher Education: The Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa at 5th place, followed at the 6th place by the Scuola Superiore S.Anna. Tenth place for the Free University of Bolzano. The […]

New modeling center for Louis Vuitton in Tuscany

New modeling center for Louis Vuitton in Tuscany

Louis Vuitton, the French brand that gives the name to the holdings of luxury LVMH, enters into the most important world district of leather goods. Vuitton has established its presence in the former leather producer “Reta” in Leccio, Reggello (Florence), which has produced, in the past years, for Gucci and Prada, and – as a […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Italian Revenue Agency sends an encouraging sign on new investments</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Italy Europe 24 </span>

Italian Revenue Agency sends an encouraging sign on new investments Italy Europe 24

The Italian Revenue Agency has sent an encouraging signal offering companies planning to make investments an “early” tax ruling of future treatment, making good on pledges that it is open to cooperative compliance and preventive collaboration. So far, 16 companies have asked for a ruling, and six have filed official paperwork (three of which are […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">1th edition of Tuscany Investor Day –</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">#ToscanaTech</span>

1th edition of Tuscany Investor Day – #ToscanaTech

Florence, 28th Feb 2017 – Tools and resources for Tuscany based Companies, presentation of investment funds as growth opportunities for Tuscan companies. But also a business matching between Italian investment funds and Tuscan SMEs. These are the themes at the centre of debate, today at the Congress Palace in Florence, in Tuscany, of the first […]

Celine (LVMH) announces a new facility in Tuscany (Radda in Chianti)

Celine (LVMH) announces a new facility in Tuscany (Radda in Chianti)

The French luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Fendi, Celine, Pucci, Loro Piana, Givenchy, Kenzo) keeps investing in Tuscany, attracted by the local expertise in the leather sector, and it’s ready to set up a new production facility in Radda in Chianti (Siena), dedicated to the production of Céline bags and leather accessories. After […]

The former Collegio Alla Querce in Florence acquired by Leeu Collection

The former Collegio Alla Querce in Florence acquired by Leeu Collection

As reported by “Expanding its international hospitality portfolio, Leeu Collection ( has acquired its second European property, the former Collegio Alla Querce in Florence, Italy. Located in Via della Piazzuola, just 2km north-east of the city’s historic heart and 9km from Florence’s international airport, the complex covers a total area of 13.400m2 plus 15.500m2 […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">The first Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous will be held in Tuscany</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Viareggio, May 2017</span>

The first Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous will be held in Tuscany Viareggio, May 2017

“The announcement that the yachting sector – especially in Italy – waited for at least one year, has recently been made. Italy will have its Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous. Nautica Italiana has finally unveiled part of the project: the event will take place in Tuscany in May and will be organized by Fiera Milano, with the collaboration […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">New energy efficiency project at Solvay’s Rosignano plant</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Solvay, Marubeni and Ansaldo Energia co-investing</span>

New energy efficiency project at Solvay’s Rosignano plant Solvay, Marubeni and Ansaldo Energia co-investing

Brussels, Genova and Tokyo, January 20, 2017 Solvay, Marubeni Europe plc (“Marubeni”) and Ansaldo Energia announce the creation of the joint venture to invest in an energy efficiency project at Solvay’s facility in Rosignano, Italy. The three partners will finance and operate a new state-of- the-art gas turbine sized 180MW and a repowered plant with […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Vino75 Raises €1.5M in Funding</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Florence-based wine tech startup</span>

Vino75 Raises €1.5M in Funding Florence-based wine tech startup

As reported by FINSMES.COM “Vino75, a Florence, Italy-based wine tech startup, raised €1.5m in funding. The round was co-led by Invitalia Ventures and SICI Sgr, which joined current shareholders including Andrea Merloni, former President of Indesit Group, Club Italia Investimenti 2 and Club Digitale. The company, which is hosted by NanaBianca in Florence, intends to […]

Corp Expansion interviews Filippo Giabbani, Invest In Tuscany Executive Director

Corp Expansion interviews Filippo Giabbani, Invest In Tuscany Executive Director

Julia Lemagnen of CorpExpansion, the magazine specialised on crossborder company growth for economic development agencies worldwide, interviews Filippo Giabbani, Executive Director of Invest in Tuscany. “Tuscany: bringing together heritage and high tech” Cradle of the Renaissance, and home to Michelangelo and Dante, Florence and the Tuscany region of Italy is not perhaps the first place […]

New record for geothermal energy production in Tuscany

New record for geothermal energy production in Tuscany

As reported by Think Geoenergy “Geothermal energy production in Tuscany has reached yet another record in the past year of 2016. With 34 geothermal power plants in operation in the region in 2016, production increased by 51 GWh to 5,871 GWh of produced electricity by geothermal power plants in the region.This new record was made […]

Port of Leghorn: inaugurated a new rail terminal

Port of Leghorn: inaugurated a new rail terminal

As reported by Il Sole 24 Ore “A plan to turn the port of Leghorn (in Italian known as Livorno) into one of the peninsula’s major freight stations took a big step forward with the opening of a new terminal. Cost of the work was around €40 million, and it paves the way to a […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Easier Italian visas for investors</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Italian Budget Law</span>

Easier Italian visas for investors Italian Budget Law

January, 2nd, 2017. As reported by Il Sole 24 Ore “The new Italian Budget Law provides a series of incentives related to the entry and residence visas for those intending to invest in Italy, as well as an improvement of the tax regime for employees transferring their residence in Italy, increasing the country’s fiscal appeal […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">EPI Group takes majority stake in Biondi-Santi</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Strategic partnership between Champagne and Brunello</span>

EPI Group takes majority stake in Biondi-Santi Strategic partnership between Champagne and Brunello

As reported by Winespectator “French luxury group EPI and the Biondi Santi family of Italy have signed a deal giving EPI a significant stake in Tuscany’s historic Biondi-Santi winery in Montalcino and forming a financial and strategic partnership to grow the brand. The price and details of the alliance were not disclosed. The deal was […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">The US McCormick Inc. acquires Tuscan flavorings company ENRICO GIOTTI SpA</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">M&A in Tuscany</span>

The US McCormick Inc. acquires Tuscan flavorings company ENRICO GIOTTI SpA M&A in Tuscany

“USA – SPARKS, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, today announced that it has agreed to acquire 100% of the shares of Enrico Giotti SpA (Giotti), a leading Italian flavor manufacturer located in Florence, Italy. Giotti is well known in the industry for its innovative beverage, […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Japanese Daidoh acquires majority stake of Pontetorto</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">M&A in Tuscany</span>

Japanese Daidoh acquires majority stake of Pontetorto M&A in Tuscany

PRATO, Nov 22th, 2016. Daidoh limited, a Japanese group of fabrics and garments for men and women listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, acquired 65% of the shares of Pontetorto Spa, a Tuscan firm that for over 50 years has been producing high quality fabrics for the clothing industry (in particular the Fashion Line with […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Ruffino grows and continues to invest</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">The Multinational Constellation Brands continues investing in Tuscany</span>

Ruffino grows and continues to invest The Multinational Constellation Brands continues investing in Tuscany

Florence, Nov 21, 2016. Ruffino, the historic Florentine wine brand, now owned by the US giant Constellation Brands, the first wine group in the world, continues to grow. As reported in “Il Sole 24 Ore”, the company in Pontassieve, 10 km from Florence, which in recent years has worked to eliminate waste and increase efficiency, will end […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Rovagnati announces the acquisition of Pineider</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">The historical firm of special paper will reopen in Florence</span>

Rovagnati announces the acquisition of Pineider The historical firm of special paper will reopen in Florence

Biassono (Milan), 2016 Nov 17th Rovagnati SpA, one of the leading Italian firms producing high quality ham, with an annual turnover approaching  €300 million, is rapidly diversifying. As reported in Il Sole 24 Ore,  Rovagnati has announced the acquisition of the historical brand Pineider (established in Florence in 1774), well known for excellence in the field of speciality paper […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">The first Italian FDI Desk opens in the UAE</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Invest In Italy</span>

The first Italian FDI Desk opens in the UAE Invest In Italy

As reported by the Italian Foreign Ministry “Recover investment flows by promoting, supporting and encouraging the flow of capital through direct personal contacts between Italy and foreign investors. This is the aim of “Invest in Italy”, the first investment attracting Desk launched in Dubai during a roadshow held at the presence of the Undersecretary of […]

GE’s Galileo energy investments program in Tuscany

GE’s Galileo energy investments program in Tuscany

“Public funds worth €38.4 million have been released to go towards the first tranche of investments – totaling €200 million – which General Electric Oil&Gas will use to develop a new innovative products center in Tuscany. The center at GE’s Nuovo Pignone plant in Florence will have compressors and turbines for extracting gas and petroleum […]

Piquadro Acquires Tuscan Accessories Label “The Bridge”

Piquadro Acquires Tuscan Accessories Label “The Bridge”

“Piquadro is diversifying in the luxury segment and has acquired Florentine leather goods manufacturer The Bridge. The Italian high-tech travel accessories brand announced in a press release it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of an 80% interest in Il Ponte Pelletteria, parent company of The Bridge, for €3.175 million. The agreement includes options […]

Signature of GALILEO Program by GE Oil & Gas, Ministry and Region

Signature of GALILEO Program by GE Oil & Gas, Ministry and Region

” After last January’s announcement – a total investment of 600 million dollars by Ge Oil & Gas through Nuovo Pignone (Florence), with the goal of creating a global center of excellence in Tuscany for the development of turbines and compressors in the oil and gas sectors, now the implementation. Today in Rome was signed […]

Allianz new investment in Borgo San Felice (Chianti, Tuscany)

Allianz new investment in Borgo San Felice (Chianti, Tuscany)

“The Allianz insurance group invested around 15 million Euros to improve the receptivity of the estate San Felice, situated in Chianti and owned by the insurance group since 1978. This was reported by 24 Toscana, the local edition of the website of Il Sole 24 Ore. The project submitted by the company Borgo San Felice, […]

Sage Automotive Interiors acquires Apollo SpA

Sage Automotive Interiors acquires Apollo SpA

Oct 24, 2016 Greenville-based Sage Automotive Interiors (USA) has recently announced its acquisition of Florence-based Apollo S.p.A (Tuscany, Italy), a specialized manufacturer of automotive fabrics and sewn covers. Details of the acquisition were not disclosed. “Europe remains a key growth area for Sage Automotive Interiors,” said Dirk Pieper, CEO of Sage Automotive Interiors, in the […]

PCMC Italia boosts capacity with new plant in Tuscany

PCMC Italia boosts capacity with new plant in Tuscany

Lucca (Tuscany) On October 12th, 2016, PCMC Italia S.p.A., part of the US multinational Barry-Wehmiller, inaugurated its new 14,000-m2 facilities in Fornaci di Barga (Lucca). Spurred by the corporate motto “People Care Moves our Company”, the inauguration ceremony was centred on the talents protagonists of PCMC’s development throughout the years. An event dedicated to the […]

Hilton Curio to debut in Tuscany

Hilton Curio to debut in Tuscany

“The Curio brand of U.S. hotel operator Hilton is set to make its debut in Italy with a hotel complex scheduled to open in Tuscany in March 2017. The luxury brand was launched in 2014 by Hilton (which reported $1.4 billion in net income in 2015) and already includes over 20 hotels in the world. […]



Probios inaugurates the new manufacturing facility of Il Nutrimento in Calenzano, 20 km far from Florence. After the opening of the new headquarters of the group in 2015, the Tuscan company, that counts about 60 employees, decided to move the facility of Il Nutrimento, company founded in 1990 and part of the Probios Group, from […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">The Marangoni fashion school opens new branch in Florence, next stops in Miami and Mumbai</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">IlSole24ore</span>

The Marangoni fashion school opens new branch in Florence, next stops in Miami and Mumbai IlSole24ore

“At the end of September we will inaugurate the Marangoni Institute in Florence. It will count 80 students coming from 60 different countries. Almost one for each country, confirming the strongly international spirit of our institute. Our next stops? Miami and Mumbai.” The managing director of fashion academy Istituto Marangoni, Roberto Riccio, outlines the expansion […]

SVI SpA inaugurates the new facility in Tuscany (Lucignano – Arezzo)

SVI SpA inaugurates the new facility in Tuscany (Lucignano – Arezzo)

Arezzo, Tuscany SVI SpA, a company specialized in the construction of railway vehicles (yellow machines) useful for construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure, inaugurates the new facility of Lucignano, 30 km from Arezzo (Tuscany).  SVI has made a 15 million € investment in order to improve its production capability, with a business plan that has seen 13 new people […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">Italy ranks 14th in New Global Attractiveness Index</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">IlSole24ore</span>

Italy ranks 14th in New Global Attractiveness Index IlSole24ore

International rankings have a significant impact on how countries are perceived and how investment decisions are made. In a globalized world where competition is the rule of the game, having a good rating in terms of perception is crucial and yet Italy too often has received grades way below any reasonable criteria and has not […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">CEOs at ABB, Toyota and Unilever agree: Italy is not getting fair treatment for all it has to offer</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">IlSole24ore</span>

CEOs at ABB, Toyota and Unilever agree: Italy is not getting fair treatment for all it has to offer IlSole24ore

“Human capital.” If there is one common denominator coming up constantly when speaking with top managers of foreign companies operating in Italy is the reference to the exceptional skills, both professional and inter-relational, of Italian workers. This is also the main reason why companies like ABB, Toyota Material Handling and Unilever, have decided to open […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">GE bets on Italian engineers and stands ready to play role in the country’s industrial digital revolution</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">IlSole24ore</span>

GE bets on Italian engineers and stands ready to play role in the country’s industrial digital revolution IlSole24ore

by Corrado Poggi “Last year we recorded a slight increase in revenues compared to the 2014 budget and we plan to do the same this year.” Sandro De Poli, GE country manager for Italy and Israel , sees positive signals for the activities of the group in the country even in the face of an economic […]

ITAB Shop Concept acquires La Fortezza Group

ITAB Shop Concept acquires La Fortezza Group

ITAB, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of complete shopfitting concepts, checkouts and lighting systems, has signed an agreement to acquire La Fortezza Group, one of southern Europe’s market leading players in shopfitting, with its head office in Bologna, Italy. The group also has operations in France, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Argentina, Dubai and Malaysia. Completion is […]

Tuscany rated second among mid-sized european region for investment-attraction strategies

Tuscany rated second among mid-sized european region for investment-attraction strategies

Tuscany has been ranked second among Mid-sized European Regions of the future 2016/17 – FDI Strategy” according to ‘European Cities and Regions of the Future Rankings’ prepared independently every two years by ‘FDI Magazine – Financial Times,’ which compares data and information on 481 locations for European cities and regions. Second, after Greater Copenhagen, between […]

PMPower – a new facility of PMP Group in Lucca

PMPower – a new facility of PMP Group in Lucca

Following ambitious business development ideas, PMP Group has recently established a new entity: PMPower S.r.l., Italy – responsible for energy solutions for both tissue and paper mills. Widening the product portfolio, based on Intelli-Tissue® and Intelli-Technology® platforms, is a natural progression of PMP’s development and is beneficial both for our customers (more solutions available as […]

<span class="entry-title-primary">The Student Hotel invests in Florence</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Hybrid hotel-housing complex set to open in September 2017</span>

The Student Hotel invests in Florence Hybrid hotel-housing complex set to open in September 2017

Dutch hospitality group The Student Hotel has started a housing revolution, and they’ve chosen Florence as the first city in their expansion across Europe. Launched in Amsterdam by Scottish entrepreneur Charlie MacGregor, The Student Hotel has purchased the giant Palazzo del Sonno near the Fortezza da Basso, where it will open its first Italian structure […]

Toray a new shareholder of Delta Tech

Toray a new shareholder of Delta Tech

Delta Tech S.p.A.  announced today the acquisition by Toray Industries, Inc. of a 55% stake in its corporate capital. Delta Tech, founded in 1999, develops and produces, also through its subsidiary Delta Preg, pre-preg products based on carbon fiber for automotive and other industrial sectors.The buyer, Toray, a Japanese company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, is […]


Toscana Technologica Tuscany and Smau Firenze return for the second year at the Fortezza da Basso on 14 and 15 July. Two days of meetings and events to promote the meeting between businesses and public administrations and the innovation system.

Siena Tries to Regain Its Financial Footing, and Its Identity

SIENA, Italy — Operators of kindergartens and ambulance services had to find new sources of funds. A biotech company filed for bankruptcy. The local professional soccer team slipped into the minor leagues after it could no longer afford the salaries of its top players. And twice a year, when it is time for the Palio, […]

Innovation for Fashion 2015

Welcome to the 1st edition of "Innovation for Fashion", the international brokerage event where fashion related companies can meet innovative and high-tech partners to verify new ways to increase their business value.

Pisa, convention tourism is a driver for development

Convention travel, recovery of cultural goods, new productive installation in strategic areas: Pisa can count on a lot of potential towards the territory’s economic development and to strengthen its position as Tuscany’s second industrial hub

Pisa, excellence in life science and ICT

Two strong specializations, in light vehicles and pharmaceuticals; an industrial environment characterized by the presence of many foreign groups, beginning with giants like Continental and Saint-Gobain; a tradition of excellence in university training and research that is used to dialogue with the entrepreneurial world

McPhy, the French group strengthens its position in Italy from Tuscany

From Tuscany to Puglia all the way to a new partnership with an industrial group from Lombardy. The Italian campaign carries on for McPhy, a French company specialized in hydrogen-based solutions for the industrial sector and energy

RV’s, the French Trigano group invests in reviving Rimor

Trigano, a large French producer of campers and caravans, wagers on the revamping of Poggibonsi’s Rimor, thereby broadening its product portfolio with another brand appreciated by auto caravan aficionados

Transports, Hitachi invests in Pistoia’s Ansaldo Breda

The activities of Ansaldo Breda, a historic company specialized in the production of technologically advanced rolling stock and reference point for the Tuscan railway transportation business, move to a Japanese insignia

Interview with Abigail Rupp: Florence and Italy, woman and equality, reforms and enterprises

«This is the other capital», says the USA Consul «The big event for the USA enterprises is here, not in Milan. It is a sign of interest. Women at the top? Things are improving, but still a lot has to be done.»


The Region of Tuscany uses the “Investment Protocols” to facilitate the implementation of major investment projects for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and large enterprises.

Eli Lilly, impacts the Tuscan economy with 400 million

An impact on the Tuscan economy estimated at 400 million, and destined to grow to 600 million in a few years.

Airports, a record-breaking 2014 for Pisa-Florence, Italy’s fourth hub

A record-breaking 2014 for the airports of Pisa and Florence that jointly constitute Italy’s fourth largest airport hub, with over 7 million passengers.

Wine, 760 million in exports, and Tuscany tops three charts

Tuscany’s wine industry totaled exports for approximately €760 million in 2014. WineNews, a news agency specialized in the food and wine sector, estimated this record-breaking value based on data from ISMEA, the Institute for Services to the Agricultural and Food Market

Real estate, art and sponsors: three ways to invest in Florence

There is the “Invest in Florence” project to revive various areas of the regional capital; there are the artistic restoration works facilitated by new tax breaks; there is the “Florence I care” to sponsor the conservation of public cultural and architectural heritage

Invest in Tuscany @ Mipim 2015

Taking place in Cannes, from 10 to 13 March, MIPIM is the largest international exhibition of real estate

Logistics, GE Oil & Gas revives the Guasticce hub

A new development plan dedicated to the Oil & Gas industry for the Guasticce logistics hub - the freight park in Livorno that for ten years has hosted the reference logistics platform for GE Oil & Gas - a division of General Electric with a branch in Florence

Army barracks redevelopment, green light for the first project in Florence

The project to redevelop some unutilized real estate properties and barracks areas around Florence takes off

Real Estate, investments jump in 2014: +70% in Tuscany

Foreign capitals push the growth in investments in real estate assets in Italy, and in Tuscany specifically

Geothermal, Enel Green Power invests 120 million in a new plant

Enel Green Power - world leader in the generation of energy from renewable resources, with a productive capacity of more than 30 billion kWh - invests €120 million to strengthen its geothermal assets in Tuscany. At the end of 2014, the group announced the completion of the linkage between the new geothermal plant in the municipalities of Santa Flora and Arcidosso (in the Grosseto province) and the national electric network.

Philogen announces agreement with Pfizer

Option and licence agreement with Pfizer inc. to develop and commercialize multiple antibody drug conjugates and targeted nanoparticles

Welcome to the 24th World Wide Web Conference

It will be held in Florence from May 18 to 22, 2015.

Leather, the Florentine district’s exports double since 2009

It is considered the luxury district, both because top-notch global brands found some of their expertise, helping to then stimulate its development and because large labels from other regions and countries have chosen to lay roots in this area to take advantage of its expertise

Real estate, in Florence a clear upswing for residential and production properties

A very lively real estate market for the area around Florence, especially in the residential and commercial sectors

Italian Hospitality Collection, a luxury brand for the thermal baths

The Italian style of hotellerie [hospitality] dedicated to international tourism: a mix of Tuscany and Sardinia, to which one adds the Tuscan thermal bath tradition

Jordanian Panmed sets its sights on two Arezzo businesses

The Jordanian Panmed group sets its sights on Italy for new investments, scrutinizing the purchase of two businesses located in the vicinity of Arezzo. The announcement came from the group’s president herself, Shermine Dajani, in an interview she gave to Il Sole 24 ore, specifying that the group’s interest in Tuscan businesses pertains to Arezzo’s TTE – a company that designs plant and network infrastructures; and Cometi, located in Sansepolcro (in the Arezzo province) – a company that specializes in shelters for photovoltaic and TLC, but that also has a railway division that produces machinery to repair and maintain tracks.

GE celebrates 20 years in Nuovo Pignone and inaugurates a new turbine

A turnover that grew to 6 billion dollars in 2013, a portfolio counting 7 billion in orders, nearly 5,500 workers, and an important program of investments to create new generation gas turbines.

500 Tuscan companies “licensed” to attract new investors

Nearly 500 “Made in Tuscany” companies have all the right papers to gain access to the bond market

Algerian Cevital will wager 400 million on the revival of Piombino’s steel

Algerian capitals for the revival of Tuscan steel. The Cevital group – active in various sectors spanning from foodstuffs to the automotive and logistics – won the tender for the assets sale of Piombino’s Lucchini company

Kiunsys: innovative solutions for the management of sustainable mobility

Interview with Fabian V. Dish Dash, CMO of the spin-off of the University of Pisa

San Gimignano, the recovery of a former prison creates a cultural hub in the urban center

An open-air theater, a musical are, spaces dedicated to workshops and local artisanship, conference rooms and offices to promote tourism. San Gimignano, a medieval town in the Siena province declared a Human Heritage Site by UNESCO, is working to recover the San Domenic complex that rises within the city’s walls, turning it into a cultural hub around which public services, and artisanal and commercial activities can be developed.

Near Pisa, the first integrated geothermal-biomass plant

Vapor and biomass together. Tuscany, with the strength of its primacy in geothermal energy and the attention it pays to renewable energy sources - nearly 25,000 plants, for a maximum capacity of 645 MW and a production of 7.343 GWh, according to the most recent statistics collected by the Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE) [Electrical Services Management company] - is pushing the pedal on innovation and launches the world’s first plant to integrate the harnessing of underground heat with energy derived from biodegradable goods from the agricultural sector and connected activities.

Private equity, Italian businesses back in foreign investors’ crosshairs

Foreign investors are back to looking at Italian businesses, especially from a medium-term perspective

The “win-win” IHI-Imer alliance in construction machinery sector turns 25

Born twenty-five years ago as a commercial partnership, the axis between San Gimignano’s Imer (a leader in construction machinery) and the Japanese IHI giant (multinational spanning from energy plants to shipbuilding, from turbochargers to bridges to offshore systems) has developed into a consolidated joint venture in the construction machinery sector

McPhy, the hydrogen innovation wagers on Pisa

A central location that is well connected from a logistics perspective, an important technological know-how, a political and administrative context that is committed to support innovation and, last but not least, a territory rich of history and beauties that are reknown around the world and appreciated by clients and investors.

Tuscany promoted on Nikkei website

A micro site is now online promoting Tuscany as a favourute investment destination for Japanese companies

Chamber of Commerce now allows companies to register in English

To make Italy more attractive to investors, and to help Italian companies find new markets overseas, the nation's official corporate registry -- the databank that collects information on all companies belonging to chambers of commerce -- will “speak” English as well as Italian from now on.

High-tech vocation grows in Pisa

A turnover that grazes one billion Euro and nearly 5,500 employees. These are the figures that describe the high-tech vocation of the Pisa area, predicted to grow in 2014 as well

Russian capitals will transform Villa Godilonda into a luxury hotel

Russian investment in one of the Tuscan coast’s most beautiful villas. Villa Godilonda, a historic building with large adjacent park, rises on cliffs above the sea at Castiglioncello in the Livorno province

The “Tuscany” brand? More than just tourism and food

Tourism, art, wine and food, and fashion. But also cultural events and activities, real estate assets and eminent universities and research facilities

Chinese Bright Food lands in Italy with Salov

The Chinese foods giant Bright Food lands in Tuscany. The group, whose turnover exceeds 17 billion dollars and controls four companies quoted on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Brightdairy, Jinfeng Wine, Shanghai Maling and Shanghai Haibo), has chosen Italy as one of the important points in its international expansion plan

Florence, October 14th: Tuscany convenes to increase its attractiveness abroad.

Export, tourism, investments. These are the three factors allowing Tuscany to wade through the long economic crisis with better economic conditions than most of the other Italian regions, and that are maintaining Tuscany’s competitiveness abroad

Ports, Carnival strengthens its presence in Livorno

The major players in the cruises sector are shining their spotlights on Livorno’s harbor. The value enhancements of the Tuscan port’s infrastructure deployed last fall with the new Cruise Terminal [Terminal Crociere] dedicated to services for passengers and crews are revamping the interest of international cruise operators

Pharmaceuticals, the first steps towards a Tuscan maxi-hub

A €6 billion per year turnover; a strong vocation for exports; numerous centers of excellence, such as the Scuola Normale in Pisa, the IMT in Lucca and the Scuola Superiore S.Anna in Pisa; large international groups such as Glaxo and Eli Lilly

Follonica, the urban redevelopment projects starts from the foundries

Follonica draws from its origins to help the local economy regain momentum through a series of projects that go well beyond a simple real-estate project

The global small engines industry convenes in Pisa

Pisa will host the 20th annual Small Engine Technology Conference dedicated to the small engines industry

Tuscan automotive, an industry with two souls

An area, between Pisa and Livorno, characterized by the presence of international players; another, in the Valdera area, which has Europe’s principal 2-wheel group as a protagonist and through which works an intense system of suppliers

Expo Real, Tuscany in Monaco with 20 investment ideas

Florence showcases a former boarding school from the 1800’s, a railway area, an industrial complex in the heart of the city, a building from the 1800’s in the city’s exhibition zone, and a historical building close to Piazza Duomo that has fallen into disuse

Florence is Europe’s ICT capital in October

For two days, Florence will serve as Europe’s ICT capital. Indeed, approximately 3,000 information & communication technology stakeholders are expected at the ICT Proposer’s Day, scheduled to take place on October 9th and 10th.

From the University to business: three stories of Tuscan eminence

From the university to business, from innovation to company. When it comes to these axes - fundamental to the creation of competitive companies and to attract investors - Tuscany is not unprepared. It presents a strong institutional front, constituted by the abundance of academic institutions and research institutes focused on applied research, as well a strong business aspect, with some niche exemplars that benefit from technologies as well as highly qualified “Made in Tuscany” personnel.

Transportation, 23 businesses ally in railway technologies

Una società che associa 23 aziende specializzate nei trasporti ferroviari e due centri di ricerca per poter mettere in comune il know-how sviluppato e per prendere parte congiuntamente ai bandi europei di ricerca&sviluppo come Shift2Rail.

Geothermal, towards an industry for medium and low enthalpy systems

Sixteen businesses already active in Tuscany’s geothermal sector are aiming to create a industry for low and medium enthalpy systems, those utilize the heat of underground fluids whose temperature is does not exceed 150 degrees

Braccialini, Asian funds find the Tuscan leather company attractive

Asian investors set their sights on a historical brand of “made in Tuscany” fashion, and specifically of leather products, one of the region’s most characteristic production sectors

Mechanics, from Calcinaia, a robot for silk-screen printing serigraphy

The alliance between business and university brings a “Made in Tuscany” innovation to mechanics applied to printing

Broadband: Tuscany invests

Tuscany places broadband among the primary infrastructures to further strengthen in upcoming years, to serve not only citizens, but primarily businesses, given the importance of high-speed connections for all types of enterprises

High tech, culture, fashion and training: 4 reasons to invest in Florence

Four points of strength for Florence’s economy that are not always known, and four reasons to invest in the Tuscan capital well known for its artistic heritage

Towards a single Tuscan airport system under Argentinian guidance

Tuscany’s two principal airports are headed towards an integration and aim to comprehensively exceed 11 million passengers per year

Pisa: real estate contract and investment for the new hospital

A mega-contract fro 450 million to build the new university hospital hub for Pisa, and an investment of 120 million to purchase and valorize the real estate complex that hosts the old hospital.

Great chances for business growth from the USA-Tuscany axis

The confirmation of GE Oil&Gas commitment in Florence and Massa, the strengthening of Eli Lilly in Sesto Fiorentino, the centrality of the plants near Arezzo for Power One and its leadership in the inverters used for renewable energy

Start-Ups, the Region is working on a new law

A broad project for start-ups and spin-offs encased in a new Regional law that allows the identification of “new-born” businesses with growth potential, and to support them through ad hoc financing

Colle Val d’Elsa, a hospital from the 1600’s turns into a luxury hotel

The Colle Val d’Elsa Municipality’s will to recover a historical building and the project by a family of hospitality entrepreneurs to invest on one of the city’s characteristic assets: these are the two ingredients at the base of the intervention that has brought the 17th century hospital in Colle Val d’Elsa’s, a town of approximately 20,000 people in the area around Siena and Italian crystal production capital, to transform into the Hotel Palazzo San Lorenzo, a luxurious four star structure that now belongs to the Ross Hotels group

The map of Tuscany life sciences companies makes easier investing and attracting resources

Project realized by a collaboration between Toscana Promozione, Tuscany Life Sciences Cluster and Invest in Tuscany

Carrara Marbles, the Saudi CPC group invests 45 million in the quarries

Saudi capitals on Carrara’s white marble quarries, the flagship of the stonework sector of Northern Tuscany

Homes, prices and sales recovering in Massa Carrara

Sales rebound in Siena and Massa; a recovery of prices in the provinces of Massa Carrara and Lucca which, along with Grosseto, confirms itself as the most expensive [area] in the region, due to the luxury properties designated as secondary residences

Video “FDI on location: Florence”

Financial Times has returned to Tuscany to produce a video about the city of Florence.

Arezzo, logistics and tourisms are the new drivers for development

Arezzo is betting on tourism and reception activities and on logistics as new avenues to develop its economy

Real Estate, a lively Tuscan market for offices, retail space, and production sites

The exchange of offices and warehouses is climbing, while transactions on office space are stable

Eli Lilly strengthens its position in Sesto Fiorentino

The multinational pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly triples its commitment in Sesto Fiorentino, where it has been present for over fifty years and where, in 2009, it specialized its new factory in the production of biotechnological insulin cartridges, and other administration methods

Former industrial areas: from Follonica, Colle Val d’Elsa and Pisa. Three models to follow

Returning spaces that are abandoned or in disuse to the collective, giving a new life to areas that in the past had been important economic centers for a city or a region, carrying out projects that open opportunities for investments and new initiatives

Invest in Tuscany at EIRE, Italy’s real estate exhibition

More than 20 projects showcased by the agency Toscana Promozione and attending Municipalities

Brand names originated in Tuscany increase commitments in the region

The fashion brand names that began in Tuscany to go on and conquer global fame and markets continue to wager on their territory of origin: creating new production sites and programming investments, but also by expanding into other luxury segments outside of fashion

Life sciences and ICT are the two most promising sectors for Tuscany’s high-tech

Life sciences and information and communication technology, but also electronics and innovation systems, are the sectors that will pull Tuscany’s high-tech industry in 2014.

Pharmaceuticals, GSK will invest in Siena

GlaxoSmithKline, the pharmaceuticals giant that generates approximately 1.5 billion Euros of turnover in Italy, lands in Tuscany, and promises to invest in Siena and the vaccines division.

Port of Livorno moves towards opening to private capital

The port of Livorno wagers on private investors for its relaunch. At the end of the summer, the Port of Livorno Authority, the public office that controls the Tuscan port, will begin its search for a stockholding partner by initiating a tender whose objective is ceding a considerable portion of the capital

Tuscan SME’s, the outlook for 2014 improves

Has the hour for the turning point come? The improved expectations for the 2014 turnover, the recovery of internal demand and the first prudent investment programs seem to provide an affirmative response

Geothermal, Italy places fifth globally. Opportunities and risks for investors

With a total energy production of 875 MW, Italy is the world’s fifth largest producer of geothermal energy - after the United Sates, the Philippines, Indonesia and Mexico - and Europe’s largest producer of underground energy

From the University of Pisa, an antibody against chemical weapons

A research project developed by the University of Pisa has developed a “shield” against such weapons, placing biotechnology at the heart of the battle against toxic substances.

Districts, Tuscany’s garment and leather are Italy’s top

The Tuscan garment, footwear and leather businesses are among Italy’s top districts

Blue economy, in Tuscany 3 billion in added value and 13,000 businesses

Nearly 13,000 companies that employ 56,000 people and create an added value - that is to say the value of production developed after costs for intermediate goods and services - of 3.1 billion Euros with upshots for the rest of the economy of more than 6 billion Euros

Ten SME’s on display, Florence hosts the elite of global finance

Florence summons the elite of global finance by showcasing some thirty businesses, among which ten Tuscan groups with plans for expansion abroad

Digital and innovative technologies for new forms of craftsmanship in Tuscany

Science, design and production come together to create new processes and innovative products in handicrafts and SME in Tuscany.

The Pisa airport becomes a DHL Hub

DHL express, global leader for express international transport, returns to wager on Pisa, making the “Galileo Galilei” airport its reference hub for central Italy

Tuscany is home to Italy’s most luxurious villas

An exclusive position in terms of landscapes, history, artistic value, and large parks. These are the four ingredients that turn Tuscan luxury real-estate in the most desired and expensive assets for investors who train their sights on Italian historical residences

From Boston to Siena: a modern silk road

Livio Valenti , from Tuscany, is the only Italian named by Forbes Magazine’s ‘30 under 30’ list as one of the most influential leaders in the science and healthcare category (2014).

IHI outsources to San Giminiano, the new excavators are a go

San Giminiano, province of Yokohama. The now ten-year partnership between the Siena-based Imer group, which produces construction equipment and concrete mixers, and IHI Corporation, the Japanese colossus, takes an important step forward for the Asian group’s commitment in Tuscany, and for the future of the jv: in fact, since last month the outsourcing from Japan to Italy of a part of IHI’s production of heavy equipment became a concrete reality.

Footwear, Tuscany exports 1.7 billion Euros per year

“Made in Tuscany” footwear increased their presence abroad and total exports for 1.74 billion Euros in 2013

The S. Anna scientific hub takes the first steps

A scientific hub that spans a 45,000 sq m surface area, with a 32,000 sq m real-estate complex that can be developed, and an economic commitment estimated at approximately 100 million

“Pisa’s” elderly-friendly robots advance towards phase 2

The Robot-Era has commenced. This is the name of the project born in the Robotics Institute at the [Istituto di Robotica] Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, that provides elderly individuals with a special assistant for their everyday lives - a robot assistant

At Sesto Fiorentino (Florence) the first jatropha biorefinery

On April 16th Agroils inaugurates a biorefinery demo-plant for producing industrial oil and other components from jatrofa, a non-food plant. Agroils is a young biotech company in the biofuels sector, established in 2011 at Incubatore Firenze. It is the first SpA (company limited by shares) registered as an Italian ‘innovative start-up’.

Prada invests in Tuscany and Marche for 4 new factories

The future of Prada, the global luxury brand with 3.6 billion in profits, will pass through Central Italy, and specifically through Tuscany and the Marche region, where the group has decided to invest in order to broaden its productive capacity in the next three years

Renewables, Italy remains attractive due to geothermal

Geothermal power is the flagship of the Italian renewable energy industry


Economic Development through Local and Inclusive Empowerment

From Florence D-Orbit, the space garbage collector

D-Orbit, a start-up from Florence developing devices for space debris mitigation, opened in March 2014 a development center in Lisbon (Portugal)

Exports, foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals grow in 2013

Gold is not the only Tuscan export to do well in the world. In fact, the 2013 statistics published by the ISTAT (National Statistics Institute) seem to indicate the opposite

Renewables, 40South Energy and ENEL’s wave energy converter project advances

Steps forward through Tuscan waters for the wave energy converter, the device to convert marine waves into electric current that has been under development since 2007 by 40South Energy, a Pisa based company founded by the innovative energy’s thinker, Michele Grassi

Start up, green light for tax bonuses and accelerated visas

Tax breaks and one year visas to render start ups in Italy attractive

Real estate, good [news] for commercial spaces in Pisa, and productive spaces in Livorno

Recovery for the tertiary and productive sectors, a slight upturn for the commercial, while adjacencies (storage units, parking spaces, and garages) keep suffering

Life science people will meet in Florence

Research centers, companies and investors throughout Europe and beyond will participate in the 1st edition of Meet in ITaly for Life Sciences (MIT-LS2014)

Lucca’s Peuterey finds a partner for growth

Not only Moncler. If the down jacket group has achieved international fame in 2013, primarily due to a very successful launch on the stock market, Italian luxury casualwear also presents other potential champions in the sector, who have the potential for growth in Italy as well as throughout the world

The Belgian Bekaert lands in Figline Valdarno

The Belgian Bekaert, world leader in the production of steel wire coating, strengthens its presence in Italy by investing in Figline Valdarno

General Electric in Tuscany: a successful case history of inward investment

Interview to Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany. video produced by GE

“Invest in Tuscany” at the “Annual Investment Meeting” in Dubai

On Wednesday 9th April Mr Stefano Giovannelli, Managing Director of Toscana Promozione, will attend a panel about FDI in Tourism and the Hospitality business.

From the Sant’Anna’s ArsLab the artificial hand that can feel

Nine years after an accident that caused the loss of his left hand, Dennis Aabo Sorensen from Denmark was able to feel natural sensorial information thanks to a prosthetic hand that was surgically wired to nerves into his upper arm

Real Estate, -12% in prices for 2013 home sales in Florence

A 12% contraction in the prices of homes for sale or lease

Argentinean capitals for Tuscan airports

The integration of Tuscany’s two reference airports, and consequently the creation of a hub with a traffic of approximately 7.5 million passengers per year, is nearing

Biobeats, the software’s heart beats in Pisa

Biobeats is a software start-up based on a technology able to turn the body’s vital signs into music through sophisticated sensors and mobile devices.

Real-estate, Florence’s residential market grows in the IV quarter

The fourth semester sees the residential markets grow in Florence and in Milan, the only two Italian cities to register an increase in the number of house sales in the last three months of the year

Investment opportunities in Livorno

On April 21st a workshop will take place in Livorno

Tuscany rated best southern region for investment-attraction strategies

Tuscany has been ranked first among southern European regions in terms of strategies for foreign direct investment (FDI) according to ‘European Cities and Regions of the Future Rankings’ prepared independently every two years by ‘FDI Magazine,’ which compares data and information on 468 locations for European cities and regions.

Tuscany at Mipim 2014

One hundred million euro in potential investments in prestigious Real Estate and territories: this is what Tuscany will bring to this year’s edition of Mipim, the world’s property market held in Cannes, France.

How will Italy become the next “start-up nation”

Several tax incentives grants for new Italy-based start-ups will be available in Italy by February, 2014

SuperFast Internet is Shining in Pisa

The integrated center for research in photonic networks, made up of CNIT and TeCIP, both located in Pisa, is working to improve the fiber optic long distance transmission obtained in Australia last year

Tuscany: research hub of tomorrow. Watch the video!

A Financial Times video describes the Tuscany of research and technology

Tuscan Photonics on stage in San Francisco 2/2

Focus on excellences like IFAC, El.En., DEKA.

Tuscan Photonics on stage in San Francisco 1/2

A focus on ex excellences like Pecchioli research e Light4Tech

Tuscan Photonics in San Francisco

From 4 to 6 February 2014, the main experts in Tuscan photonics will be present at the exhibition SPIE Photonics West 2014 in San Francisco.

YARE 2014: the most innovative appointment for the superyacht community is coming

In Tuscany (Viareggio and Marina di Carrara) one week dedicated to refit, after sales operations, for a non-conventional way to do business.

Tuscan nanotechnologies in Tokyo

From 29 to 31 January, Tuscany will be present at the exhibition Nano Tech 2014 in Tokyo.

Outstanding examples of research from Tuscany

“Two apparently very different projects yet actually inspired by the same goal: to increase and improve knowledge,” was the comment of Stella Targetti, Vice President of the Tuscany Region with portfolio for education and research, on the conference held at the Aula Magna of the University of Florence Rectorate on the morning of Friday 17 January.

Green economy, Tuscany at the top in energy and tourism

Excellent in energy savings, a reference point for sustainable tourism, optimal for the environmental quality of its products, Tuscany is among Italy’s most advanced regions from a green economy perspective.

Airports, the Pisa-Florence axis is among the “strategic” layovers for Italy

The axis created by the airports of Pisa and Florence is of “national strategic interest”, and it will therefore be a reference infrastructure onto which concentrate investments and development projects in upcoming years.

Geothermal power, a small Municipality at the heart of EU experimentation

There is a small municipality, consisting of 1,200 inhabitants, in the future of Europe’s renewable energies.

Pollock’s Alchemy will be restored by the OPD in Florence

Action painting regains its color in Florence. The Opificio delle Pietre Dure [OPD, Hard Stone Factory], one of the international gems in the field of restoration, was commissioned with the cleaning and preservation of “Alchemy”, one of Jackson Pollock’s first works created using the “dripping” technique with which the American painter transformed the relationship between artist and work of art.

Florence in direct contact with the City

The International Airlines Group once again raises the stakes on Florence. The group born from the integration of the British Airways and Iberia reinforces its presidio over the Amerigo Vespucci airport just a few months after the announcement of Veuling’s “Piano Italia” with which the low-cost IAG vector has broadened the choice connections to Rome and Florence.

Homes, a mini-revolution on property transfer taxes.

The rules regarding taxes to by paid by those buying houses in Italy will change beginning January 1st, 2014

Pistoia, action plan for SME’s exports

Pistoia businesses want to change their pace on international markets. The flection in exports during the first semester of 2013, in contrast to both the regional and national trends, and the lesser vigor of some of the sectors that drive the local economy in areas with high development potential dictate the various economic entities and institutions to find routes to push Pistoia’s products over the border

Research, credit, and energy: the moves to attract foreign investments

Taxes, research, energy and credit. These are the keywords of “Destinazione Italia” (Destination Italy), a wide project designed to attract foreign investments announced by the Italian government after the summer, which has now has partly been concretized through a law decree introduced in recent days and with a law design: the declared goal is to give confidence to Italian small and medium enterprises and to improve the Italian business climate to make it more competitive and attractive to foreign capital.

Internationalization, Tuscany chases the regions of Northern Italy

How international are Italian regions? Very much, from the social profile perspective; enough, if one examines the economic component; still too little, when one considers the infrastructural endowment that still sees us in the distance, compared to the major European economies.

Geothermal, the Sesta R&D hub moves forward

The renovation of the Sesta Laboratory (near Siena), a trial station for gas turbine combustors created by ENEL in the Siena area, which will now be converted into an infrastructure to support technological innovations in the oil&gas and power generation [sectors].

Pollution, Siena is the European model for “zero emissions”

Wooded areas, geothermal energy, less combustibles, renewable energy. It is the recipe that, within just a few years, allowed Siena to become Europe’s reference point for sustainability and quality of life

Start up, the EU’s OK for tax incentives

A green light to the tax incentives for people investing in start ups, a measure passed at the end of 2012 by the Monti administration to support development and the affirmation of innovative business ideas.

A renewable energy champion grows in Arezzo

Thirty sites in Italy for the production of solar energy for a total power of 60MW, 14 research permits for the exploitation of geothermal resources, a plant in Emilia Romagna is ready to start producing energy from biomasses.

Renewables – GSE and Region of Tuscany alliance

The Region of Tuscany allies with the Gestore dei Servizi Energetici [Energy Services Management Company], the Ministry of Economy and Finance’s company that distributes incentives for the production of energy from renewable resources and promotes, at the informational level, green energy.

Quality of life, Siena and Florence in the top ten

Siena and Florence are among the top ten cities and provinces in Italy, for quality of life.

Return to the earth, record foreign investments in Italian agricultural businesses

Rock star Sting, former Timer Warner manager Richard Parsons, and businessman James B. Sherwood. Three internationally known names with a common interest: the Tuscan countryside and its food products.

Tuscan economy, 3 good news from abroad

The positive signals for Tuscan economy all come from abroad. Despite a comprehensively weak economic juncture, in the first semester of 2013 the orders to industry, export, and international tourism, as well as the transit of foreign travelers in airports are all shown a slight recovery in the regional territory.

The Italian Ministry chooses three Pisa researchers to co-ordinate national projects

The Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research has assigned funds to the FIRB (Funds for Investment in Fundamental Research) 'Future in Research' project selecting three researchers from the University of Pisa as Italian project co-ordinators and another three as local unit heads.

Culture, an asset of 4,500 museums in Italy. Tuscany ranks first in terms of visitors and structures

A cultural and artistic heritage asset constituted by 4,500 sites that attract over one hundred million visitors every year, and among which Tuscany stands out for its primacy, both in terms of offer and demand.

With the “David’ as Italy’s symbol, the Tuscan challenge for Expo2015 commences

Italy’s symbol for Expo 2015 - the Universal Exposition that will take place in two years in Milan, and that represents a great opportunity for the hosting country, both in terms of visibility and development, possibly economic - will be “an icon of Italian art and genius throughout the world”.

Privatizations take off with 8 prized assets

Stocks in the ‘bigs’ of oil and technology, the gas and energy networks, the shipbuilding sector and other prized assets: all this on the platter with which Italy opens an new season of privatizations, from which it hopes to collect 10 to 12 billion in 2014

Homes, in Florence the market is stabilizing

The Florentine residential market is heading towards a slow stabilization both in terms of prices and the number of sales concluded.

Real estate, 700 state-owned goods to valorize in Tuscany

More than ten thousand of the state’s properties are ready to be put in the hands of local authorities to then be valorized or sold: ex hospitals, schools, barracks, lands, roads and mountain shelters that could soon be transferred to Municipalities, Provinces or Regions and come to know a new life and a new destination.

Marie Curie actions: on the last lap to Horizon 2020

How to remove all the barriers to researchers mobility and achieve the European Research Area through a real knowledge-intensive and innovation economy. Florence, 26-27 November 2013

Airports, Vueling doubles on Amerigo Vespucci

Vueling doubles its offer to Florence. The Spanish low-cost air company with a hub in Barcellona, and which belongs to the International Airlines Group, noticeably increase its wager on the Amerigo Vespucci airport as an important base for the Italian market - all in the context of strong repositioning in our country

Over 2,000 Tuscan SME’s attractive for institutional investors

More than 2,000 Tuscan businesses have the right identikit to attract capitals from institutional investors: It is stated in a recent study conducted by the Cerved Group

Twenty-one thousand Tuscan companies bet green

The “green” path as a strategy for efficiency, growth, and employment. This is the business bet that was undertaken, over the past five years, by 330,000 Italian companies - partly because of their will to make the productive processes more efficient and to respond to the growing attention and sensibility towards the environment; and partly with the goal of characterizing one’s business in terms of innovation and sustainability.

New cruise ship terminal for the Port of Livorno

The Port of Livorno launches a record time restyling for cruise ships, and is already setting its sights on two structural modifications that will connect it to the railway network and the merchandise distribution hub, respectively.

Real estate, timid positive signals on the III quarter for house prices and sales

Small signals of improvement for the Italian house market. Especially regarding prices and sales. They were picked up by the economic situation poll relative to the III quarter of 2013 conducted by Banca d’Italia, Tecnoborsa and Revenue Services

Germany, United States, and France: the three key markets of Tuscan tourism

Germany, the United States and France are the three reference markets of Tuscan tourism, comprehensively providing one third of the 6.5-7 million foreigners traveling to the region every year

Doing Business, Italy regains position in the 2014 classification

Contract efficacy, property registration, foreign trade and bankruptcy management. These are the factors that permitted Italy to improve its position in the Doing Business 2014 classification, the annual analysis compiled by the World Bank to analyze the level of competitiveness of the 189 economies taken into consideration

Smarty City, 20 Tuscan projects selected by the Ministry of Research

Tuscany is on the front lines of the future’s intelligent cities, a topic that attracts a lot of attention in the region and, particularly, in Pisa, which recently launched a Master’s degree in Smart City design

Swedish funds acquire high quality Tuscan wine

Swedish finance tastes Tuscan wines. The Exoro Capital investment fund has aannounced the 100% purchase of Tenute MonteRosola, a wine-making company in Volterra (in the Pisa province) known for producing some of the area’s most prestigious labels.

Biophotonics, the European call for proposals: €9 million of investment

The updating of Tuscan industry even involves the field of Biophotonics. Thanks to the BiophotonicsPlus European call for proposals, implemented with a tender process by Regione Toscana - Tuscany’s regional government - Tuscan enterprises and research bodies will be able to run innovative projects in the fields of medical diagnostics, pharmacology, laser surgery, cancer treatment, blood vessel haemostasis and ophthalmology, in partnership with other European countries.

Direct investments in Italy return to positive

The first signs of recovery of the Italian economy: an increased optimism on behalf of businesses on investment condition, a contraction of the Gross Domestic Product that is almost exhausted and a return to the positive for direct investments from abroad.

Italian fashion and luxury are always attractive. Already 34 operations in 2013

Fashion and other high-level “made in Italy” products keep on exercising their appeal towards foreign investors and financial operators

Smart City, Pisa and Florence shine in the economy, Siena receives the primacy for quality of life

Pisa and Florence are on the podium for their economic characteristics, Siena in Italy’s top city in terms of quality of life.These are the results of the 2013 rankings for smart cities carried out by ICity Lab, an initiative launched by Forum PA – the public relations and institutional communication company.

Logistics returns to the Stock Exchange with Savino Del Bene

Tuscan logistics is being showcased on Piazza Affari. One of the principal national operators for international shipments via sea or air, Savino Del Bene, is ready to be quoted on Milan’s stock exchange, perhaps as early as the end of 2013.


A world tour, organized in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ICE Italian Trade Promotion Agency, Regione Toscana, Enit, with the support of Toscana Promozione and the Chamber of Commerce of Lucca, and with the executive coordination of Lucca Promos and MVIVA, that will bring IT’s Tissue to 8 capitals, describing the Italian Technology Experience.

Real estate: Italy attracts foreign investors

Between January and the beginning of October, foreign investment in real estate totalled 2.75 billion euros: the highest amount since 2007 (according to data provided by Real Capital Analytics) – Giants such as Morgan Stanley and Allianz have got the ball rolling as they start to invest in Italy once more.

“Why choose Tuscany?” Interview

PropertyTV interviews Mr Giovannelli, director of Toscana Promozione at Expo Real

Real estate, green light for the tender to transform Podere Colombaia

There is time until January for candidates for the transformation of the ‘600’s Podere Colombaia in Florence into a cultural-hospitality structure that valorizes the principles of the Florentine touristic offer, typically composed of landscapes, nature, art, culture, and wine and food

Paper industry, shopping in the United Kingdom for Sofidel

Lucca’s paper sector confirms its international vocation, comprised of exports as well as acquisitions on foreign markets, with the new operation in the United Kingdom by Sofidel, Europe’s second producer of tissue (paper for hygienic and domestic use).

German capitals for the Tuscan leather industry

The Tuscan leather industry attracts German capitals for one of its brands emerging at the international level, the Halder group.

Homes, sales and purchases contracting in Florence, but the prices hold

The buying and selling of homes suffers an ulterior contraction, whereas the prices display a substantial hold.

Invest in Tuscany attends Expo Real 2013

‘Invest in Tuscany’ will attend Expo Real 2013 with a selected real estate offer and a clear message: Tuscany is not only the cradle of the Renaissance, but one of the most developed regions in Italy, a perfect location for investors willing to expand their business into Italy.

Houses and commercial spaces, in 2014 price change trend

Residential and commercial real estate properties will be the first to change their price trends in 2014.

Fifty-step Italian plan to attract foreign capital

Fiscal agreements for large investments, standardized procedures to authorize the initiation of new productive activities, contractual regulations for workers that are adapted for specific investments, tax credits for Research&Development.

Tuscany is Europe’s top fashion region

From Gucci to Salvatore Ferragamo all the way to Roberto Cavalli: the garment and fashion brands that were born on the territory and later affirmed themselves world wide through export represent the first business card of Tuscany’s fashion system, but the story of this region’s primacy in this artisan and industrial sector is also told by the statistics.

Pisa Harbor, green light for the residential portion

The ground is broken for the real estate projects at the Pisa Harbor, the area on the mouth of the Arno redeveloped into a touristic harbor with a broad project that lasted three years.

Tuscan R&D impresses the UHN of Canada

“I was extremely impressed with the quality of research and innovation found (...)" Dr Christopher J. Paige, vice president of Canadian University Health Network (, had to say.

High speed, a new station in the South of Tuscany

High speed, a new station in the South of Tuscany

After Villa Tolomei, three historic residences are waiting on privates for their recovery

The first step was taken wiht the splendid Villa Tolomei, the abandoned Florentine renaissance dwelling that was transformed into a five star hotel; the tender for the Podere Colombaia, again near the regional capital, should begin by the end of the year, while two other compounds await recovery projects: one in Monte Argentario and the other on Elba Island

UrbanPro earmarks 3 billion for cities, Arezzo and Pistoia are on the front line

Arezzo serves as line leader with an ample project on the area around the railway station, and Pistoia will follow suit wagering on the revival of its own real-estate assets and on projects regarding some urban spaces

DA TRADURRE: La Toscana vola in Cina indossando i panni di terra di investimenti. Con questo spirito parteciperà, da protagonista, alla Design Week di Shangai, evento internazionale che da oggi fino all’11 settembre animerà la metropoli cinese. In Cina la Toscana presenterà infatti le sue migliori opportunità di investimento, rivolgendosi a chi vuole magari creare […]

DA TRADURRE: Il centro per la caratterizzazione dei materiali Pontlab, la cui costituzione è stata promossa dalla Regione Toscana, conferma la sua strategica importanza sul territorio e testimonia l’impegno del comune di Pontedera nella ricerca e nel trasferimento tecnologico. Nel 2011 infatti il Sindaco di Pontedera Simone Millozzi decide di assumere la maggioranza nel capitale di […]

Novartis to transfer technology to BioE

Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis said that it has entered into a development and licensing deal with India-based biopharmaceutical group Biological E for two vaccines against typhoid and paratyphoid fevers in a bid to provide accessible and affordable vaccines.

Scandicci, countdown for the new urban center

A neighborhood totaling more than 15,000 sq m, a 34 million Euro investment, a world famous architect like Richard Rogers, known for the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Millennium Dome in London.

Pisa: first Italian University according to Shangai

The universities of Pisa and Rome Sapienza are the best in Italy according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2013.

American capital for touch displays born in Pontedera

American investors for a technology created in Tuscan research centers.

GE Oil&Gas invests more than 100 million in gas turbines

General Electric’s Oil&Gas division wagers over 100 million Euros on Tuscany and on the development of new generation gas turbines in the next four years.

Foreign investments in our region top 9 billion

Foreign investments in Tuscany amount to over 9 billion euros, making up 8.6 percent of the regional GDP and 3.5 of all direct foreign investments in our country. There is a prevalent attention for financial services but also relevant are the real estate, the oil-chemical and the mechanical sectors. The data, relative to the year 2011, emerged from the research on “regional economies” recently published by Bank of Italy – Eurosystem.

Airports: for Tuscan hubs the goal is 12 million passengers.

The Tuscan airport system is working towards a goal of 11-12 million passengers a year within the year 2030, achievable combining Pisa international tourism vocation and Florence’s business customers one.

Innovation: Tuscany as an attractive pole for European funds

Tuscany is a great pole of attraction for European funds destined to innovation investments. The intense regional activity in setting up operational plans in order to support innovation, the presence of public and private research agencies of excellence, and the partnerships between actors of diverse nature operating in the same sector, created the conditions to take advantage of resources made available by the European Union (EU) in a much more substantial way compared to other Italian regions.

Indonesian capitals on the Livorno harbor

The global palm oil leader wagers 50 million on Livorno, making it its reference hub for Southern Europe. The Indonesian Musim Mas group – with a turnover of nearly 700 million dollars, 28,000 employees, and a presence in twelve countries along the entire palm oil production chain – has chosen Tuscany as the location for its production plant presiding over the Mediterranean and North Africa, and promises to be a reference point for the activities present in the areas surrounding the Tyrrhenian port.

MIPIM: ‘Invest in Tuscany’ arrives at Cannes

«The main reason why we are located in Tuscany can be summed up in one word: expertise». But also because of the support on the part of the local authorities, which allows us to reduce our Research & Development costs, in effect increasing our company's competitiveness and the eminent quality of our infrastructure. This according to Alberto Marinai, CEO of Continental Automotive Italy SpA, who was interviewed on the reasons that led the German company to establish themselves in the Tuscany region. It is on the basis of this observation, now shared by the 335 multinationals that are already present in the region, that Tuscany will take part in MIPIM in Cannes, the world's leading international trade event for the non-residential real estate market, from the 12th to 15th March, in their search for new investors.

EUCYS 2016: a studente italiano il primo premio del Concorso UE per giovani scienziati

Il primo premio della ventottesima edizione del Concorso dell’Unione Europea per Giovani Scienziati – EUCYS 2016 è stato assegnato il 19 settembre 2016 a Valerio Pagliarino, studente italiano di 16 anni di un liceo scientifico della provincia di Asti, che ha presentato a Bruxellesil suo progetto: “LaserWAN: connessione internet a banda larga laser”. Il progetto […]