New technologies for firms and enterprises

This research line sets itself on the fields related to: the analysis of the effects of technologies on the production cycle of firms; the study of the connections existing between scientific-technological research and industrial innovation; the study of the places where innovation is achieved: high-tech industries and firms, innovative start-ups, enterprise incubators. Another object of the research are the places where innovation is prepared through the creation and exploitation of scientific and technological knowledge: universities and private and public research organisations. Finally, also informal innovation and inter-firm agreements are studied. The focus of this research line is thus on all points of innovation value chain. From the methodological point of view, analyses are performed first of all with quantitative methods, using both economic indicators and datasets of research products and patents, retrieving data either on the databases available at the institute or on ISTAT and OCSE databases. Moreover also qualitative methodologies are extensively used. These are mainly based on opinions and ideas of privileged actors of the innovation process: university professors, researchers, entrepreneurs, professionals.

Research Team

Ugo Finardi, Andrea Orazio Spinello, Giampaolo Vitali

Associated Research Team

Angelo Bonomi, Secondo Rolfo, Giorgio Sirilli


technological innovation, technology transfer, research-enterprise cooperation, new entrepreneurship, cross-contamination









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