The Forlì-Cesena Technopole is an integral part of the High Technology Network of the Emilia-Romagna Region, a place of research and innovation that includes 10 technopoles, 36 industrial research laboratories (funded by the 2007-2013 Por Fesr programme), in addition to 54 other laboratories and 11 innovation centres. The network has 6 thematic platforms: energy and environment, construction, mechanics and materials, agri-food, ICT and design and life sciences. It aggregates certified public and private organisations, universities and research centres.
The Forlì-Cesena Technopole includes:
Gallerie del Vento Caproni in Predappio (Ciclope Project – Centre for International Cooperation in Long Pipe Experiments), for the study of air turbulence.
CIRI Aeronautica Meccanica e Materiali (www.aeronautica.unibo.it) based in Forlì (director Prof. Alessandro Talamelli), with two Operating Units (Fluid Dynamics, and Mechanics and technologies applied to aeronautics, aerospace and metropolitan mobility);
CIRI Agroalimentare (www.agroalimentare.unibo.it) based in Cesena (director Prof. Marco Dalla Rosa), with two operating units (Food processing, consumption and health, and Bioanalytics, bioactivity, microbiology and enhancement of microorganisms for industrial purposes);
CIRI ICT (www.ciri-ict.unibo.it) based in Cesena (director Prof. Franco Callegati), with a single operating unit (ICT Technologies and services for sustainable development).
The activities of the Technopole concern industrial research in specific areas of intervention: these projects aim at innovating and supporting local businesses in the industrial scale manufacturing of products resulting from research.