Innovation Management \ Research for Global Challenges

Research Institute for Innovation Management

Economics and management of innovation and entrepreneurship

In the context of the post-2007 global financial crisis, new frameworks and tools need to be analysed and developed, such as circular and resilient economy, systemic and interactive innovation, bio-based products, and multi - actor approaches.
Moving towards a more competitive economy and  a resilient society requires a deeper understanding of current trends and the development of new tools for innovation management. Similarly, the global business revolution draws on digital innovation and the adoption of disruptive technologies, new business models,  and strategies based on creative thinking and deeper understanding of the growing volumes of data and information available.


Bio – based innovation, Business analytics, Business strategy, Circular economy, Competitiveness, Global value chains, Internet of things, Legal issues, Multi-actor approach and interactive innovation, Open innovation, Resilient economy, Strategic innovation, Systemic innovation, User-driven innovation


High-impact and award-winning projects

Smart manufacturing for EU Growth

"MAKERS ­-Smart Manufacturing for EU Growth and Prosperity" brings together leaders from business, academia and policy to study issues related to the drivers and dynamics of sustaining the competitiveness of EU manufacturing sectors.
The project’s innovative research, training and mobility activities address key concerns related to the historic opportunity for the EU to lead a manufacturing renaissance that not only upgrades existing manufacturing competences but, more importantly, develops new technological capabilities across EU regions to support regional industrial resilience for more distributed and sustainable socio­economic growth and prosperity.

This project is funded by Horizon 2020 - Research and innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) and is developed at the Ca’ Foscari Economics Department.