The National Research Center in High Performance Computing, Big Data and Quantum Computing is officially born, proposed by the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and which will further enhance the Bologna Technopole, which already hosts the Data Center of the European Weather Center (ECMWF) , the Infn Computing Center and which will soon host the Leonardo supercomputer managed by CINECA.

The Technopole thus becomes an international nerve center for the networking of knowledge, skills and resources of companies operating throughout Italy in many areas.

The goal of the National Center, operational since September 1, 2022, is to build a distributed and transversal infrastructure that supports scientific research and the productive world in the innovation and digitization of the country. The Center, in line with the strategic objectives of the PNRR, will achieve its specific objectives by promoting the careers of young people and initiatives to overcome the gender gap in professional careers and between the North and South of the country. To do this, it will be able to count on funding from Next Generation EU funds as part of the Education and Research Mission of the PNRR coordinated by the MUR Ministry of University and Research.