Elica Corporation has developed an innovation-based method which harmoniously combines two different approaches: understanding the needs of customers and responding and anticipating their needs to create new market trends. In this way, the company has created genuine culture of innovation, also thanks to collaborations with universities and national and international research centres, consortia and the Ermanno Casoli Foundation. In 2011, Elica became one of the founding partners of Homelab, an Italian Consortium for home automation research.
All Elica Corporation products are tested at the Elica Tech Lab, the only laboratory in the world dedicated to hoods and the only lab in Italy, and one of only a few in Europe, capable of testing specific aspects of acoustics.
In 2013, the laboratory gained ilac-Accredia accreditation, which recognises its technical, formal and substantive expertise in conducting specific certification and inspection activities along with functional testing and calibration for the issuance of international-standard certificates. Accreditation is an assurance of the expertise, independence, impartiality and transparency of the laboratory's activities. Elica TechLab also handles and controls every single test for the Mexican laboratory in Queretaro and the activities of the Chinese laboratory in Shengzou.