The research: Made in Italy meets digital technology

“IL MADE IN ITALY INCONTRA IL DIGITALE” (“MADE IN ITALY MEETS DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY”) IS A STUDY COMMISSIONED IN 2016 BY BANCA IFIS TO FONDAZIONE NORD EST.

The study looks at how, and to what extent, the new digital technologies have had an impact on the Italian economy, and whether they can bring new value and efficiency to a number of key companies and sectors on the Italian market.

The goal is to measure penetration of a number of technologies particular to digital manufacturing – laser, 3D printing, robotics, e-commerce and the web – in the Italian economy. 787 Italian companies were surveyed, focusing on three key fields: the home, fashion, gold.

The initial results reveal that the most technologically advanced companies in these three sectors registered better than average performance. Qualitative analysis permit identification of a sub-set of companies in each sector which have developed a recurrent blend of technologies, representing the “frontiers of technology” in the sector.

A complete report on the study was presented by Alberto Staccione, General Manager of Banca IFIS, and Stefano Micelli at the Maker Faire in Rome on October 15 2016, at an event entitled “Il made in Italy incontra il digitale: ritratto in big data dell’impresa italiana” (“Made in Italy meets digital technology: a big data portrait of business in Italy”). Participants included Monica Scanu, director of IED in Cagliari and a member of the Innovation and Craft Society scientific committee, Roman businessman Alessio Gismondi and reporter Simone Cosimi, who acted as moderator.

Drawing on the results of the study, the Innovation and Craft Society will study these specific issues in greater depth in the course of its work.

The complete research may be viewed at this link: madeinitaly.innovationandcraftsociety.it