Bapr, the hub for technology transfer is born in Ragusa

The work of the Greentech Mediterranean Innovation Hub was launched in Ragusa, a project financed with 10.5 million euros as part of the “Innovation ecosystems in the south in marginalized urban contexts” initiative, promoted by the Ministry for the South and Territorial Cohesion within the funds allocated by the National Plan for investments complementary to the Pnrr.
In addition to the Banca Agricola Popolare di Ragusa and the University of Catania, the project team is made up of the Municipality of Ragusa, i3P, the Energy Center of the Turin Polytechnic and the Cesare and Doris Zipelli Foundation. The territorial platform of the hub is based in Piazza Matteotti, at the former headquarters of the Bank of Italy.

The building will be restored and restructured to house one of the most important Italian hubs for technology transfer in the green and agri-tech fields, with the aim of promoting academic research and facilitating the meeting between qualified human capital to meet the needs of the world entrepreneurial, involving young people and promoting equal gender opportunities, as well as enhancing the cultural heritage and needs of the territory.

«This excellent result – said the rector of the University of Catania Francesco Priolo – is further evidence of the excellence of our university in the preparation of research projects, even of highly complex ones, with a significant expected impact on the territory and society» . For Arturo Schininà, president of Bapr, «the start of the works is the first and fundamental step for the realization of one of the most innovative and technologically advanced initiatives in the field of digitization and sustainable development in the Mediterranean basin. This initiative allows us to continue our commitment to offer the territory an increasingly qualified and qualifying contribution, not only in economic terms, but also in social, environmental and employment terms”.

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