Venice is the capital of north-east Italy, among the most innovative manufacturing regions in Europe, where a network of SMEs is able to produce anything. Nine universities are located in this area, including the University of Padua, which is one of the oldest universities (founded in 1222). This makes Venice a center of attraction for international researchers and students, especially for those from the closest areas of Asia and North Africa.
Map of Venice
Strategy Innovation Hub
Exhibition spaces of Ca' Foscari University
Ca' Foscari University
Former Botanical Garden
The Arsenale site today hosts social-cultural activities conducted by organizations like Galeazze and Venice Biennale Foundation. It provides as well services and researches conducted by Thetis and CNR-Ismar. Additional State and local activities are undertaken by the Italian Navy, by Consorzio Venezia. Nuova and the metro ferry network provider ACTV. The Arsenale we see today embodies a long process that began in the 12th century and created the space for invention and industry that defined Venice’s success. Over the centuries, the Arsenale (namely, a shipyard) became a hub of innovation, with some of the earliest examples of industrialization and mechanization growing in it.