Tuscany has cutting-edge companies that carry out research and development activities also in collaboration with universities and centres operating in Tuscany or in other countries, capable of attracting funding for research and development.
Through its universities and research centres, Tuscany boasts a capital of knowledge, skills and capacity to develop technologies and applications that represents an asset to be exploited by companies that want to innovate.
The Region supports the competitiveness of Tuscan companies by providing them with all the necessary tools to make choices and orientations towards Industry 4.0.
In Europe and in Italy women are still under-represented in the highest positions in academia. The Tuscany Region has focused on this issue in order to inform its policies and raise awareness of national ones.