INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

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.

Tecnologie

> 400

technologies
in Leonardo's portfolio

persone

9,000

people
involved in research and development

Laboratori

10

research labs
hubs to develop innovative technologies

Joint labs

4

Joint Labs
joint research hubs with industrial and institutional partners

davinci-1

davinci-1

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

tasso di crescita annuo composito (CAGR)

5%

compound annual growth rate (CAGR)
of the patent portfolio over the last 10 years

investimenti in Ricerca e Sviluppo

1.6

billion Euros
invested in research and development in 2020

Dipendenti

62%

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

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

davinci-1

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.