The Tecnopolo is part of Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network, a group of industrial research laboratories and centers for innovation born in order to implement public research for the sake of the productive system.

By making an intelligent and symbolic choice, one of the neglected plants of Officine Meccaniche Reggiane has been completely renewed in order to home this important center for innovation in Reggio Emilia; indeed, both building and company are closely related to the social and productive history of the city and are perfect to host the process of innovation in mechanics, constructions, agribusiness, energy and environment.