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Life Sciences & Chemical

Lombardy is the first region in Italy in the biological sciences sector thanks to the large number of companies, research and development bodies, human and financial resources present in the area. There are strong synergies with other industrial sectors: food (nutraceuticals, food products for specific rehabilitation, for the elderly, packaging for the disabled). The Lombard Life Sciences cluster aims to create an innovation system at regional and national level, and is the engine for regional innovation in the Life Science sector.

The production value
2020 data – source: “Il Digitale in Italia 2020” – Anitec – Assinform

The production value is equal to the 31% of the national totale, while the employees (347.000) represent the 20% of the totale.

The automotive industry in Lombardy
2020 data – source: “Il Digitale in Italia 2020” – Anitec – Assinform

Lombardy is the most developed Italian Region in the Sife Science sector, considering the number of employees
€500 millions spent in R&D (around ⅓ of the national total)
303 experimentations conducted (around 33% of the total)
  • Lombardy is among the top 4 regions in Europe, together with Cataluña, Baden-Württemberg e Île de France
  • Lombardy is the most developed Italian Region in the Sife Science sector, both considering the production value and the number of employees

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