Designing the technology of tomorrow

Our approach

Our approach

Technological innovation is one of the cornerstones of our Industrial Plan. We know that to secure our long-term success, we must ensure that our products are innovative, fit for the future and tailored to market demands.

Our technologies

We are working on innovation across a huge array of disciplines every day, to build on our technological heritage and strengthen our approach for the future. Selecting the right ‘core’ technologies is vital to consolidate our competitive position.

Our technologies

Innovative Programs

Innovative Programs

To gain the maximum benefit from our innovation programmes we combine self-financing projects with those that attract external funding in Italy and abroad, as we shape the products of the future.

Open Innovation

For Leonardo, innovation comes in many forms. It is not purely based on the work of individuals, but also depends on the sharing of ideas and knowledge among many players, both inside and outside the company. These include universities, research centres, SMEs, start-up companies and customers.

Open Innovation

Innovation award

Innovation award

We have proudly supported the Leonardo Innovation Award for many years. It is one of the most eagerly-awaited events for employees and university students, as well as recent graduates and Ph.D. students hoping to explore the new frontiers of research and technology.

Innovation timeline

We have been developing cutting-edge technologies, products and solutions since 1948. This heritage is a proud part of Leonardo’s history and has enabled us to become one of the world’s top 10 companies in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors.

Innovation timeline

Innovation news & stories

Innovation and research are the foundation of our technological evolution and the driving force of our long-term sustainable growth. Discover our stories of innovation to learn how Leonardo is on the technological frontier.

16.09.2019
Where ideas are born: Intelligent Security

Leonardo’s new Artificial Intelligence Centre manages systems for surveillance, infrastructure control, urban transportation, weather conditions, urban security and much more.

13.09.2019
The Leonardo Technology Transfer website is online!

Sharing our technological competencies to create new opportunities for cooperation. That's the objective behind “Leonardo Technology Transfer”, a platform dedicated to the world of industry and research and designed to step up the pace of innovation, reduce the time-to-market for product development and guarantee marketing in the given markets.

01.08.2019
Registrations for AIRtificial Intelligence contest are still open. Take part in the competition!

Leonardo and the Italian Air Force launched a challenge for start-ups, universities and developers to identify solutions that, using Artificial Intelligence, improve maintenance and training activities in the Air Force context.

16.09.2019
Where ideas are born: Intelligent Security

Leonardo’s new Artificial Intelligence Centre manages systems for surveillance, infrastructure control, urban transportation, weather conditions, urban security and much more.

13.09.2019
The Leonardo Technology Transfer website is online!

Sharing our technological competencies to create new opportunities for cooperation. That's the objective behind “Leonardo Technology Transfer”, a platform dedicated to the world of industry and research and designed to step up the pace of innovation, reduce the time-to-market for product development and guarantee marketing in the given markets.

01.08.2019
Registrations for AIRtificial Intelligence contest are still open. Take part in the competition!

Leonardo and the Italian Air Force launched a challenge for start-ups, universities and developers to identify solutions that, using Artificial Intelligence, improve maintenance and training activities in the Air Force context.