Industrial capabilities and long-term vision are the driving forces behind Leonardo’s smart, safe and sustainable design, enabling the Group to develop technologies that can guide innovation over time.

The foundation is constantly investing in research and development, which is crucial for the evolution of the aerospace, defence and security sector, and highly strategic for the progress of the entire global community.



involved in research and development



Leonardo Labs
to develop innovative technologies

Joint labs


Joint labs
with industrial and institutional partners



One of the most powerful supercomputers in the AD&S industry worldwide

investimenti in Ricerca e Sviluppo

€2.2 bn

invested in research and development



with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) qualifications

POLARIS Innovation Journal

Quarterly publication of scientific and technical articles on the progress and results of Leonardo's technological developments and R&D activities.

Technology Areas

Technology Areas

The hallmarks of Leonardo’s innovation ecosystem are a multi-disciplinary scientific and technological approach, dedicated infrastructure and resources, and an open innovation network.

Leonardo Labs

Laboratories dedicated to long-term research and development of the most innovative technologies. A network consisting of 10 laboratories operating out of multiple centres across Italy and overseas, connected to the global research ecosystem through an international network of collaborations with industrial partners such as universities and research centres.

Leonardo Labs


The davinci-1 High Performance Computing (HPC) platform is the key supercomputing and Cloud computing infrastructure in Leonardo’s technological evolution that supports the digitalisation of industry.