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Servizi a valore aggiunto

Per permettere ai propri Partner di sfruttare al meglio tutte le sinergie, collaborazioni e relazioni di loro interesse, il Parco offre una vasta gamma di servizi ad alto valore aggiunto. I servizi vengono predisposti, organizzati ed offerti prevalentemente in outsourcing dalle aziende insediate.

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Hub of innovation

Our  Mission is to promote the development of a hub of knowledge, innovation and high technology by creating a rendezvous point for innovation-driven companies and for scientific and R&D centers focusing on advanced technologies.

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Network of relationships

Kilometro Rosso is a “node of an international network of relationships and connections”, that boosts the share of skills, knowledge, information and know-how not only among its Partners, but also between them and the outside world.

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Our Mission

"Innovation is a state of mind, a way of looking at things. Innovation does not come about by itself, it has to be built. It is, then, necessary to create the optimum conditions to allow innovation to flourish, not just within companies but also within the wider economic and social fabric. In the era of globalisation, it is the system of local/regional knowledge that is becoming the true source of competitiveness. The Kilometro Rosso strategy focuses on the multi-sector integration of knowledge and expertise in order to make the most of the results of the R&D activities carried out within the Park. We promote radical innovation and product innovation with a view to attracting increasing numbers of hi-tech businesses."

Pasquale Pistorio
Vice President (Innovation and Research) of the Italian Manufacturers’ Association (Confindustria)

The mission of the Kilometro Rosso Science & Technology Park.

  • Make the most of the results of the innovation process in economic, technological, sociological and institutional terms.
  • Create strong links between science, industrial research, technological development and innovation.
  • Implement a virtuous circle of innovation development throughout the region by promoting partnerships, interaction and synergies between the companies located within the Park and those outside.

The organisational structure

River S.p.A. is the holding company, the purpose of which is to deliver investment through:

  • the urbanisation of the site
  • the design and construction of the units
  • the management of all property, technical and plant aspects

Kilometro Rosso s.r.l. is the company that manages and runs the Park with a view to developing a relationship system that is geared towards the consolidation of regional, national and international collaborations. In particular, Kilometro Rosso s.r.l. deals with promoting, managing and developing the Kilometro Rosso Science & Technology Park by:

  • Attracting laboratories and R&D centres, hi-tech companies and providers of advanced services
  • Creating new, knowledge-intensive business and research spin-offs
  • Managing the provision of technological, logistical and real estate services
  • Promoting links with national and international universities and science/technology/finance institutions through public and private partnerships
  • Drafting collaboration agreements to support the innovation, utilisation and technology transfer of the results achieved through research
  • Providing high-level, advanced and specialist training.


Kilometro Rosso is associated with:

  • IASP -  International Association of Science Parks (
  • APSTI – Association of Italian Science & Technology Parks (Member since June 15, 2005; Member of the Executive Board since April 27, 2006) - (
  • AIRI  - Italian Association of Industrial Researchers (ordinary member since November 28, 2006) - (


“Kilometro Rosso is one of the top 10 excellence places for Innovation
in Italy”

Source: Censis report (March 2009)

Kilometro Rosso is accredited as a
"Centre for Research and Technology Transfer – CRTT" by the Lombardy Regional Authority, and, as such, can issue technology vouchers.

Kilometro Rosso stands among the nine winners of the “Premio Nazionale del Lavoro” (National Work Award), voted by more than 500 enterprises, for the category: “Institutions”, thanks to the innovative contribution given to Research and Science.

Convenzioni Quadro

  • Laboratorio di luce Sincrotrone Elettra (accordo siglato il 19/1/2012) – (
  • IIT – Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (accordo siglato l’8/3/2012) – (


Kilometro Rosso: timeline of important events.

  • June 16, 2002: architect Jean Nouvel unveils his design to the Bergamo Municipal Authority.
  • November 4, 2002: the project receives rapid approval.
  • May 7, 2003: the project is officially approved in the presence of several illustrious guests: President of the Italian Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi; Minister for the Universities and Scientific Research, Letizia Moratti; Governor of Lombardy Region, Roberto Formigoni and numerous other leading academics, scientists, businesspeople and institutional representatives.
  • January 22, 2004: the first Research Centre at Kilometro Rosso is opened. The centre is the result of a joint venture between DaimlerChrysler and Brembo, and employs a total of around 100.
  • April 29, 2004: an agreement is signed with the Mario Negri Institute (a pharmacological research institute) for the construction within the Park of 4,400m2 of new laboratories that will play host to around 130 employees.
  • June 1, 2004: the first part of the Brembo Research Centre opens its doors. Brembo is a world leader in the design and manufacture of braking systems for cars, bikes and commercial vehicles. Initially, 250 are employed at the centre, with the figure reaching 450 a few months later.
  • November 17, 2004: an agreement is ratified for the siting of ITCLab (the Innovation and Technology Central Laboratory) within Kilometro Rosso. This is the new Research Centre for the Italcementi group, a world leader in construction materials. The centre will go on to employ 170.
  • March 15, 2005: signing of the Declaration of Intent between the Lombardy Regional Authority and Kilometro Rosso. In the declaration, the Regional Authority recognises that the activities of Kilometro Rosso are in the public interest, and commits to supporting the Park’s initiatives and objectives through the definition of actual and potential opportunities for supporting the Park that are aligned with existing and/or future policies and mechanisms.
  • June 15, 2005: A.P.S.T.I. (Associazione dei Parchi Scientifici Tecnologici Italiani / Association of Italian Science & Technology Parks) accepts Kilometro Rosso as a member.
  • October 21, 2005: Kilometro Rosso is one of the nine winners of the Italian National Work Prize (voted for by more than 500 companies) in the ‘Institutions’ category, in recognition of its ‘Innovative contribution to research and science’.
  • December 22, 2005: the Kilometro Rosso Strategic Committee is set up. Members of the committee include leading names from the worlds of academia, science, business and the media.
  • April 27, 2006: Kilometro Rosso becomes part of the A.P.S.T.I. Board.
  • May 22, 2006: Kilometro Rosso is officially accredited as a ‘Centre for Research and Technology Transfer – CRTT’ by the Lombardy Regional Authority.
  • September 1, 2006: an agreement is signed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kilometro Rosso becomes the first Science Park to be officially recognised as an Associate Member of M.I.T – the world’s most prestigious engineering and technology institute.
  • December 6, 2006: ceremonial laying of the foundation stone of ITCLab, the new research centre for the Italcementi group.
  • December 14, 2006: the Intellimech Consortium is established. The consortium sees the coming together of numerous highly prestigious companies operating in a range of industries in order to create a Mechatronics Centre of Excellence based at Kilometro Rosso.
  • February 7, 2007: a partnership agreement is signed with the University of Bergamo. This highly regarded University will create its own centre within the Park to focus on mechatronic engineering, bioengineering and the training of entrepreneurs and managers. Also planned is the creation of an incubator for spin-offs of the academic research conducted in synergy with the Park.
  • May 7, 2008: Kilometro Rosso and Assosvezia (Italian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce) initial an important international collaboration agreement in the field of technological innovation, especially management, progress and integration among Research&Development centres.
  • June 9, 2008: Kilometro Rosso makes official the settlement within the Science Park of seven new partners, that are (in alphabetical order): “DiDue”, “Jacobacci&Partners”, “Medicina e Lavoro”, “Petroceramics”, “PG&W”, “Uniheat” and “Warrant Group”.

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