Open innovations in Italy. Reality and prospects
Made in Italy is known all over the world. A number of brands established by large Italian companies have become a sign of excellence and reliability in a wide range of industries. To innovate, you need ideas, products, talents, and not everything is available in-house.
In Italy, Open Innovation is a complex and advanced ecosystem, a bridge between startups (over 8,000 registered in the special section of the Italian Companies Register) and Corporate Venture Capital, which has achieved extraordinary results exceeding those of Venture Capital. What does Open Innovation in Italy look like today? How many startups are enrolled? What are the advantages and disadvantages of corporations opening up to innovative startups? How to create a structured network that is flexible and favors growth? Even in these areas Italy’s extensive expertise offers interesting innovative Made in Italy solutions.
Marco Bicocchi Pichi
Italian Ministry of Economic Development