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.

persone

9,600

people
involved in research and development

Laboratori

11

Leonardo Labs
to develop innovative technologies

Joint labs

4

Joint labs
with industrial and institutional partners

davinci-1

davinci-1

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

investimenti in Ricerca e Sviluppo

€1.8 BLN

invested in research and development in 2021

Dipendenti

62%

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

POLARIS Innovation Journal

The POLARIS Innovation Journal is a quarterly publication that collects and publishes scientific and technical papers on Leonardo's technologies. The Journal presents the progress and achievements of technologies under development throughout Leonardo. It also comprises a range of technical articles and reports about Research & Development.

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.