FONDAZIONE PARCO TECNOLOGICO PADANO (FPTP)

FPTP is managing an innovation-driven cluster, a bioincubator (Alimenta) and a science park.

FPTP has its own research centre, CERSA (with departments in animal genomics, plant genomics, cell and molecular biology, bio-informatics) and state-of-the-art technological platforms, with close links to University of Milan and CNR labs. Services and applied research are provided through the technology platforms and according to the demands and needs of businesses as well as trying to anticipate the trends of market innovation.

FPTP offers business services on the whole national territory, while maintaining a special focus on the needs of local companies, especially SMEs. Since its creation, FPTP has rapidly grown into a reference point inside Lombardy region for agro-food and agro-biotech sectors. It is now undergoing a development phase, and is the coordinator of the recently established “CAT.AL – Lombardy High Tech Agro-food Cluster” (Regional Decree No 5981 07.05.2012) which currently involves about 100 committed clusters members plus other 400 non-committed partners among research centres, SMEs, large enterprises, private and public stakeholders.

The mission of the cluster is to foster the sustainable economic growth of the agri-food sector of Lombardy and to contribute to the development of regional smart specialization strategies. Parco Tecnologico activities are covering all the areas of Bioeconomy and since 2011 is acting coorganizer of the Italian event of Bioeconomy and industrial Biotechnology (IFIB) FPTP will act in the project with the endorsement of Regione Lombardia for activating the necessary actions for implementing the regional strategies.