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Since the mid-1990s the world economy has undergone a deep transformation due to globalisation, technological revolution and, in Europe, by the Monetary Union of the European Union.
The ever increasing levels of international competition have induced industrialised countries to concentrate their efforts in high value-added service industries and to focus on advanced technology sectors less subject to competition.
Italy has faced this new phase in the world economy hindered by a structure that is not well suited to innovation and by unfavourable conditions (inadequate infrastructures, energy costs, excessive regulation). This led to a loss of competitiveness that affects Italian industry in particular. This course can be only changed by greater investment in research and development, a widespread diffusion of new digital technologies (particularly among small and medium-sized enterprises), and by investing in training human resources.
The general objective of Industria 2015 is to help the Italian economy to emerge from the recession by defining strategic lines for the development and competitiveness of the Italian manufacturing system on the basis of an analysis of future economic and production scenarios in the medium and long term (up to 2015).
In particular it aims to centralise the role of industry in the context of a new attitude towards the real economy, which combines traditional manufacturing production with the development of new services and technologies, exploiting the synergies between manufacturing companies, service companies, and industrial research.
The two specific objectives of Industria 2015 are:
The programme makes use of the following three innovative instruments:
Institute for Promoting Industrial Activities (IPI) – Ministry of Economic Development
Currently, for the five technological areas of the programme the following resources have been made available:
A fundamental aspect of the programme is the collaboration between the Ministry for the Economic Development, Ministry of the University and Research, and Ministry for Innovation, which financially results in the coordination of funds for research and funds for development which together will finance the implementation of the projects.
In general, besides the state's public funding, there will be other funds from regions and other involved public and private subjects.
A temporary list of projects that have already been financed includes:
Browse project descriptions for this programme
Istituto per la Promozione Industriale (IPI) – Agenzia Tecnica del Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (Institute for Promoting Industrial Activities (IPI) – Technical Agency of the Ministry of the Economic Development)
Viale M. Pilsudski, 124
Tel: +39 06 80 97 21
Fax: +39 06 80 72 898
TRIP is funded by the European Commission's Directorate General for Mobility and Transport under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).