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We provide in-depth analysis of the competitiveness, innovation, and industrial dynamics of different technologies and industrial sectors.   

Our knowledge and expertise cross many industries worldwide, including space, construction, wood, furniture, textile and leather, fashion and design, lighting, domestic appliances, etc. Our activity is connected to a wide range of research topics, including structural transformation, trade and global value chains, SMEs, entrepreneurship, clusters and ecosystems, science, innovation and new technologies, artificial intelligence and internet of things, sustainability and circular economy, smart regulation, etc.

Our services include:

  • Tailored analysis to accelerate industrial modernisation in traditional sectors and to boost entrepreneurship in emerging industries with fast-growth potential;
  • Support for the design of future EU industrial strategies, cluster policies and SMEs-related initiatives;
  • In-depth analysis of industrial and technological patterns, their value chains, and geographical dimensions;
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis on the socio-economic, innovation, and competitiveness performance of industrial sectors and ecosystems;
  • Research and outlook on megatrends impacting on product development, market changes, and industrial transformation;
  • Sound estimates of consumption, production, export and import forecasts for specific industries, industrial products, and geographical areas, thanks to our in-house forecast model.

Our research activity is supported by rich databases of historical data on companies, regions, and countries. We gather data from a variety of external sources of information, as well as from proprietary market research data collected through field research.

Econometric analysis

Cost-benefit analysis

Statistical analysis

Web scraping

Network analysis

Foresight

Impact assessment

Surveys

Seminars

Case studies

Interviews

Focus groups

Patterns of geographical transformations in the European biopharmaceutical emerging industry. An analysis of cross-sectoral linkages
Journal: CSIL Working paper
Authors: Alessandra Caputo, Domenico Scalera, Emanuela Sirtori
Year: 2021

Assessing the impact of megatrends on regional industrial transformations Journal: CSIL Working paper
Authors: Louis Colnot, Emanuela Sirtori
Year: 2020

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