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The Tecnopolo Manifattura | Data Valley Hub

The Tecnopolo Manifattura | Data Valley Hub is home to some of the most powerful High Performance Computers (HPC) in the world, as well as being the international reference for Supercomputing, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. The Technopole has applications in the field of science and technology in the domains of meteorology, climatology, health, earth sciences and industry.

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24/11/2023
Emilia-Romagna Region initiates research with Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Senseable City Lab. New smart technologies based on sensors and data collection to improve citizens' quality of life. This is the subject of the research that the Region will initiate with the Senseable City Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA, through the feasibility study aimed at opening a detachment of the lab in the Tecnopolo Manifattura of Bologna starting in 2025.

Timeline

1948-1960

Nervi's Factory

1961-2006

From growth to abandonment

2007-2010

A new season

2021 - 2022

Delivery of the ECMWF Data Centre

2022

LEONARDO arrives at the Tecnopolo Manifattura - Data Valley Hub
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Tecnopolo Manifattura | Data Valley Hub

The Tecnopolo Manifattura is one of the most important outcomes of innovation policies in Italy and Emilia-Romagna Region in the field of Big Data, Supercomputing and Research Infrastructures: it is also a major investment that brings to the region over 80% of total computing capacity in Italy, also thanks also to recognition on a national and European level.

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The construction project

Tecnopolo Manifattura | Data Valley Hub extends over an area of more than 120,000 sqm, designed and built in the 1950s by Pier Luigi Nervi for the former Tobacco Factory (ex-Manifattura Tabacchi), with architectural solutions still classed as innovative today. The current work represents an important pioneering urban redevelopment and regeneration project for the city of Bologna.

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Partners

The Technopole will host academic institutes, research entities and international bodies, as well as foundations and associations working in the sector of Big Data. The Hub represents an access point to the Emilia-Romagna Technopole’s Network and will operate in close connection with all the regional and national ecosystems of innovation.