“Assessing regional competences and inter-regional collaborations in research and innovation”


23rd November 2021 - 9:30 – 13.00  

Faculty club

Polo Monte Dago, Polytechnic University of Marche 


The aim of the workshop is to gather researchers interested in developing methodologies and indicators to assess regional competences in research and innovation. These issues have become of key relevance for the design of regional innovation policy and to promote inter-regional collaborations. They are especially important in the design and implementation of the smart specialization strategy. 





Donato Iacobucci


Scientific Capabilities and Regional Diversification in Europe 

Ron Boschma, Utrecht University


Family ownership and regional patenting

Marco Cucculelli, Università Politecnica delle Marche


Regional technological profiles and collaborations

Diego D’Adda, Università Politecnica delle Marche


With no siblings, but with home”: single patent-class inventions (SPIs) and regional technological diversification

Sandro Montresor, GSSI



Workshop & Webinar

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 10.00 am

Webinar - EUSAIR Stakeholder Platform

See additional details on the program


CII is one of the main knowledge producers on S3

Figure from Mora et al (2019), p. 408.

A recent article by Mora et al. (2019) on the current trends in scientific research on Smart Specialization positions our research group at the second place in Italy and the fifth in the EU as knowledge producers. The review by Mora et al. (2019) considers articles published up to 2016. For our recent publications on S3 go to the publications area or see the page on Researchgate


Mora, L., Deakin, M., & Reid, A. (2019). Exploring Current Trends in Scientific Research on Smart Specialisation. Scienze Regionali-The Italian Journal of Regional Science, 18(3), 397–422. doi:10.14650/94657

27-29 of June-C2I joined to the Uddevalla Symposium at GSSI, L'Aquila.See more.

12-14 of June-C2I  joined the C.MET05 Workshop at Università degli studi Partenope, Naples. 

15-17 of May 2019- C2I  joined the II Workshop on Rethinking Clusters at University of Padova. See more.

31 of January and 1 of february 2019- C2I joined to XVII Annual Workshop Siepi, Rome at University of Roma Tre. See more.

2018 Conference program:

17 - 19 September 2018- XXXIX A.I.S.R.E Annual Conference, Bolzen (BZ) at Eurac Research Institute. See more.

28 - 31 of August 2018 - C2I joined the 58th ERSA Congress in Cork (Ireland). See more.

19 July 2018 - C2I joined the meeting on “L’Italia vista da Parigi e Berlino“: a original lecture of MARC LAZAR and DANIEL GROS about Italian political scenario, starting from the election of 4th March 2018, organized by the Fondazione Aristide Merloni at Hotel "La Fonte", Portonovo (Ancona). See more.

7 - 8 of June 2018- C.MET05 Workshop, at Università degli studi di Firenze (Prato). See more.

15 of May 2018- Report on "Women Entrepreneurship" in Marche region, at Contamination Lab (Univpm), in collaboration with Fondazione Aristide Merloni.

13-15 of April 2018- Redete Conference, at University of Banjaluca (Bosnia Erzegovina). See more.

Workshop on Smart Specialization Strategy, March 2018 at Contamination Lab (Univpm). See more.

Archive (past conferences and activities):


17 October 2017- Workshop on “Universities in regional innovation ecosystems: coherent policies for Europe beyond 2020”, Tartu (Estonia)

The goal of the workshop is to develop recommendations for actions to improve the effectiveness of European regional research and innovation funds. It will also serve as a forum to strengthen the strategic role that universities play in their regional innovation ecosystems, and to contribute to the shape of RIS3 (smart specialization strategy) beyond 2020. See more

The workshop is jointly organized by EUA (European University Association) with Universities Estonia and Universities Finland.

The workshop is the third in a series of workshops jointly organised by National Rectors’ Conferences and the European University Association in close cooperation with the EUA RIS3 Expert Group. Donato Iacobucci is participating as member of the EUA RIS3 Expert Group. See more.

All photos, video and presentations are now available on:

13 October 2017 - Presso la sede di Confindustria Marche Nord è stata presentata la Classifica delle principali imprese marchigiane 2016. La Classifica è realizzata in collaborazione con la Fondazione Aristide Merloni. Il rapporto può essere scaricato dal sito della Fondazione Aristide Merloni. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 at 4:00 p.m at "Loggia dei mercanti", Ancona, convention on "Classifica delle principali imprese marchigiane 2015", in collaboration with Fondazione Aristide Merloni and Polytechnic University of Marche.

Thursday, 06 October 2016 at 2:30 p.m at Contamination Lab (Univpm), report on "Entrepreneurship in Marche region", in collaboration with Fondazione Aristide Merloni.

XXXVII A.I.S.R.E Annual Conference, 20-21-22 September 2016, at Faculty of Economics "Giorgio Fuà" (Univpm, Ancona). Click here to see the program. 

Monday, 19 September 2016 at 11 a.m at Univpm (Faculty of Engineering), seminar on "When can government venture capital funds bridge the equity gap?" of Prof.ssa Anita Quas (Emlyon Business school, Ecully, France).

Monday, 30 May 2016 at 4 p.m at Univpm (Faculty of Economy “Giorgio Fuà”), seminar on "“Imprese multinazionali e sviluppo economico locale” of Simona Iammarino, Professor of Economic Geography at London School of Economics and political Science.

Thuesday, 10 May 2016 at 3 p.m at Univpm, on the occasion of YFF2016 Call for Startups 2016.

C2I will take part in "YFF2016" at Univpm from 09.05.16 to 14.05.16. Click here to see the program.

Thursday, 28 April 2016 at 9 a.m, seminar on "Strategic Purchasing & Supply Chain Managementof Ing. Annalisa Mancini at Faculty of Engineering (Univpm).

Thursday, 7 April 2016 at 9 a.m, seminar on "Technology Characteristics, Firms’ Diversification Strategies, and New Product Introduction:a Multilevel Perspective" of Prof. Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli at Faculty of Engineering (Univpm).

Inauguration of the new academic year. On Monday, March 21, the Polytechnic University of Marche inaugurates the academic year 2015/2016. Click here for the Inaugural Address on "Third Mission and human capital"of Prof. Donato Iacobucci.

In the following link, the schedule of courses in "Business Economics" and "Organization of firms" at Faculty of Engineering (Univpm).

Starting in February 2016, involvement of C2i in Interreg ADRION programme 2014-2020.

PhD Course starting in "Economics and management of technology transfer" at University of Polytechnic of Marche (January and February). For more information see the following link:

On 4th and 5th February 2016 XIV Annual Workshop "Società Italiana di Economia e Politica Industriale" at University of Studi of Florence. For more information see the following link:

On Friday 18th December 2015 Convention on Horizon 2020 Programs at "Loggia dei Mercanti" Ancona (Italy):