“Our commitment to promoting an innovative eco-system is a fundamental element in the growth and support of the country's economy. Indeed, innovation is an increasingly central factor in the development of Italian companies. Countries that focus on innovation generate higher GDP growth.”
Carlo Messina - CEO and Managing Director of Intesa Sanpaolo
Partnerships and collaborations for growth
"Advanced technology, a strong focus on partnerships with companies and universities, and far-reaching synergy between resources: if the country can build a system around the Competence Centres, Intesa Sanpaolo wants to be a part of that!"
The Competence Centres are highly specialist public or private partnerships based around Industry 4.0 principles. They provide guidance and training to companies as well as support to project implementation. These projects span themes of innovation, industrial research, and experimental development in new products, processes, or services, using advanced technology.
By teaming up with Competence Centres, Intesa Sanpaolo is pushing to accelerate the technology transfer models that SMEs need to transition towards Industry 4.0. In addition to funding, we participate through training initiatives and tools.
The bank is an active partner in the economic system and the world of academia, with the University and School Relations department coordinating contact with partner universities.
In Italy, there are eight currently active Competence Centres or that are soon to be launched. Intesa Sanpaolo partners with the following centres:
Enterprise Creation Agreement
The Enterprise Creation Agreement aims to take action and implement shared initiatives designed to support the development of entrepreneurial ideas among students, recent graduates, researchers, and technicians at the University of Bologna. It also supports development activities involving innovative local start-ups and spin-offs, as well as corporate open innovation projects.
The Enterprise Creation Agreement brings together Alma Mater, Intesa Sanpaolo and Almacube, the University of Bologna incubator.
The collaboration between Intesa Sanpaolo, Unibo and Almacube also includes initiatives with strong social value, like StudENT for Africa that aims to develop new sustainable business ideas in Africa.
Scientific research and trend analysis – an eye on the future
We know that supporting scientific research enables men and women to become modern visionaries who develop and build knowledge that can profoundly change our perspective of ourselves and our surroundings.
We also believe that observing current dynamics allows us to anticipate the risks and future opportunities of a phenomenon, thus enabling us to prepare for such phenomena by adopting the necessary strategies and tools to deal with them.
University ranking systems
University ranking systems are one of the most important ways in which the reputation of a country is assessed. Rankings represent a general summary of a country’s capacity to invest in human resources, knowledge, quality, and in the desire or ability to anticipate and manage change, scientific, economic, and social innovations. All of these elements greatly influential on the reputation of a country.
In short, analysing the university system gives an idea of what a country aspires to be - not just how it is right now. Its reputation is therefore a guiding factor on how the international community and its citizens judge the future of Italy.
The most important university ranking in the world. Ranks globally competitive universities based on indices related to the resources used for teaching, the quality of research, graduate employability and internationality, which is assessed based on the proportion of foreign students and staff present at an institution.
Last updated 19 March 2020 at 12:50:00