Trieste is a lively and cosmopolitan city with a high density of research institutions hosting a large international scientific community. It is the ideal showcase for researchers in today’s society, specifically geared to innovation and for implementation in the industrial sectors. Trieste is a major centre in the EU for trade, boating & shipbuilding, culture & education, logistics, transport & commerce.
The city occupies a strategic position on the main corridors of communication connecting leading markets. The Port of Trieste is a trade hub thanks to a significant commercial shipping business, busy container and oil terminals, and steel works. It is the gateway for Far East to Central Europe markets and since 1719 it enjoys the status of customs free port.