is an independent Italian research institute.
Its main activity lies in fundamental research applied to the economic,
social and political fields. The Foundation devotes special attention
to public policies, both on a national and European level. Other
areas of interest are: institutions, public administrations &
social policies; technology services and innovation; research &
education; industry & finance and public cultural heritage.
Since it was founded in 1988, the Foundation has
built a solid reputation both in the academic world as well as the
main Italian governmental bodies, with which it shares its knowledge
and analyses. This cooperation has earned the foundation a think
tank role. Its activities have also found a good application ground
in a European context, currently undergoing deep changes in its
social structure, in the forms of political assent and in its economic
and industrial system.
The Foundation’s research activities are
carried out in several centers, which are located in Turin, Milan,
Rome and Palermo. Four of theses centers have carried out studies
and analyses on issues related to the triple helix model and will
actively participate in the organization of the Conference: the
Laboratory of the Economy of Innovation dedicated to Franco Momigliano
the Laboratory of Cognitive, Methodology and Socio Economic Sciences
Center of Science and Technology Policy (CeS&T)
and the newly created Foresight