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The IX edition of the Milan Summer School on Cost Benefit Analysis will be held from 9th to 13th September 2019. The extended deadline to apply is on 30 June 2019.

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CSIL is looking for Researchers

Deadline for application: 30 September 2019

CSIL activities

RI-Paths - Charting Impact Pathways of Investment in Research Infrastructure

CSIL is partner of an H2020 project aimed to develop a model describing the socio-economic impact of research infrastructures and of their related financial investments. Find out more

European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change - EOCIC

CSIL is partner of the project EOCIC, aimed to help Europe's regions and countries in designing better and more evidence-based cluster policies and initiatives. Read more

New study: 'Guidelines on Cost Estimation of Research Infrastructures'

The 'Guidelines on Cost Estimation of Research Infrastructures', developed by CSIL experts in the framework of the StR-ESFRI project, are now available. The publication aims to provide a conceptual and methodological tool for cost estimation of Research Infrastructures (RIs) included (or willing to be) in the ESFRI Roadmap. 


NEW publication: Smart Guide to entrepreneurship support through clusters. 

CSIL experts authored a new publication featuring 12 good practices and providing guidance on how to deliver targeted support to entrepreneurship through clusters. The Smart Guide is one of the tools of the European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change (EOCIC).


Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis: European Conference 2019

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis has announced its first European Conference. The SBCA European Conference will be held on 26-27 November 2019, at the Toulouse School of Economics.


Workshop on the value of Earth Observation at ESA-ESRIN

On July 1-3 the GEOValue Community organised at ESA-ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) a workshop aimed at advancing the understanding and measurement of the societal benefits of Earth Observations.


RI-PATHS' partners published the third project newsletter

The RI-PATHS team has concluded a highly interactive and participatory phase of the project which was dedicated to sourcing input from the Research Infrastructure community on key building blocks for developing a comprehensive framework on socio-economic impact. 



Support Services for Would-be Entrepreneurs and Newly Established Businesses

CSIL is participating to a project, initiated and funded by DG GROW of the European Commission, that is identifying and examining support services across 42 countries for individuals who want to establish businesses and for new businesses in the early years of their operation. Find out more on the
project website.

Ex post evaluation of Major Projects

CSIL, together with Ramboll, Significance and Tplan, completed the Ex post evaluation of Major Projects in the transport sector supported by the ERDF and Cohesion Fund between 2000 and 2013. The study is available on the website of the DG REGIO


World Furniture Outlook Seminar 2019

17th edition organized by CSIL, Centre for Industrial Studies

The workshop was held during the 58th Milan International Furniture Fair Salone del Mobile.Milano on April 10, 2019 (h 11.00 - 12.30) at the Fiera Milano-Rho Congress Centre, Meeting Room AQUARIUS

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Forecasts for the Furniture and furnishings Markets in 2018

CSIL experts illustrated the main results of latest analysis and forecasts for Italy and the global furniture scenario, as well as prospects and opportunities on the most promising furniture markets. More info