Public innovation intermediaries and digital co-creation. Research contribution to the OECD TIP Co-creation project (2020)

Accessible online: Federica Rossi, Birkbeck, University of London, UK ( (corresponding author)Annalisa Caloffi, University of Florence, Italy ( Colovic, NEOMA Business School, France ( Russo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy ( Executive…

How to use the STIP data for analysis and evidence-based policymaking?

4 December 2020 14.00-15:30, virtual event EC-OECD Innovation and growth, webinar series “Using STI policy evidence for analysis and advice: Introducing the STIP Data Lab“ Panel discussion:Margherita Russo, Professor, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia…

Online event_Innovation intermediaries and emerging digital technologies: policy and practice

blog | Presentations available to download | Link to workshop recording The Centre for Innovation Management Research organises online event, on July 7th 2020, 14:00-16:30, to present and discuss the results of the research project on “I4I”…

How can we evaluate the performance of innovation intermediaries?

short blog by Dr Federica Rossi (CIMR Deputy Director) about some of recent work on innovation policy by Annalisa Caloffi, Riccardo Righi, Federica Rossi and Margherita Russo also available at CIMR website Innovation intermediaries are…

RIS3 mapping in EU regions: an interactive tool

R&I mapping seminars and workshops

25th June 2019. Workshop on “RIS3 in macro-regional strategies: building a comparative framework to learn from other regions”, Milan, Italy programme 23rd November 2018 _Laboratorio della Regione Toscana. Firenze, Italy . Analisi e valutazione della…

The changing role of public intermediaries in the context of emerging digital technologies: evidence from France and the UK

Annalisa Caloffi, Federica Rossi, Margherita Russo and Ana Colovic
@ R&D Management Conference 2019, “The Innovation Challenge: Bridging Research, Industry and Society”, 19-21 June, Paris, France

The evaluation of a policy mix: evidence from the interplay of two regional small business programmes

Federica Rossi, Annalisa Caloffi, Marzia Freo, Stefano Ghinoi, Margherita Russo
@ the Conference on Impact of Research and Innovation Policy at the Crossroads of Policy Design, Implementation and Evaluation, 5-6 November 2018, Vienna

I4I: Innovation intermediaries and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Research project (2018-2020)

Innovation intermediaries as a response to system failures

Margherita Russo, Annalisa Caloffi, Federica Rossi and Riccardo Righi (2018)
in ‘Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship’, edited by Gråsjö, Karlsson and Bernhard, Edward Elgar Publish., 2018, ISBN 978 1 78643 989 5

A comparative evaluation of regional subsidies for collaborative and individual R&D in small and medium-sized enterprises

Annalisa Caloffi, Marco Mariani, Federica Rossi, Margherita Russo
Research Policy, 47 (2018) 1437–1447,

A Methodological Approach to Investigate Interactive Dynamics in Innovative Socio-Economic Complex Systems

Riccardo Righi
Italian Journal of Applied Statistics, 2018 (April),

WPTIP 1993-2017: a longitudinal analysis of issues, connections and impact of the discussion on technology and innovation policy at Oecd

Margherita Russo and Pasquale Pavone
DEMB Working Paper 2017, n.119, DEMB Working Paper Series, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

What drives efficiency in knowledge transfer?

Dr Federica Rossi, lecturer in economics discusses increasing expectations on universities to demonstrate the positive economic and social impacts of their activities, and her research into measuring the efficiency of their efforts. 

What is knwoledge transfer?

Dr Federica Rossi from Birkbeck’s Department of Management discusses her research on measuring the efficiency of university knowledge transfer activities.

A tale of persistent network additionality, with evidence from a regional policy

Annalisa Caloffi, Federica Rossi, and Margherita Russo.
CIMR Research Working Paper Series Working Paper No. 38, 2017 (May)

blog_Policies for innovation networks: do requirements on network composition work?

Federica Rossi, Annalisa Caloffi and Margherita Russo Innovation policies increasingly support innovation networks involving firms and other organisations, in a number of ways – alongside traditional interventions targeted at individual firms, like Research and Development…

blog_Do we need public research funding? book

Aldo Geuna and Federica Rossi explore the many ways in which universities contribute to economic development and growth.

Designing performance-based incentives for innovation intermediaries

published new evidence from regional innovation poles, by M. Russo, A. Caloffi, R. Righi and F. Rossi

New paths for the application of DCI in social sciences_at WIVACE 2016

At WIVACE2016 (Salerno, 4-7 October): Paper on “New paths for the application of DCI in social sciences”, by Righi. Roli. Russo, Serra and Villani

Multilayer network analysis_at OECD Blue Sky Conference 2016

poster and short paper accepted at the OECD Blue Sky Conference 2016, Ghent 19-21 September 2016 Multilayer network analysis of innovation intermediaries’ activities: methodological issues and an application to a regional policy programme Margherita Russo*° | Annalisa Caloffi‡ |…

The behavioural additionality of innovation policy_at ERSA 2016

Vienna | 23-26 August 2016 | Congress of the European Regional Science Association: Annalisa Caloffi presents a paper, with Federica Rossi and Margherita Russo, on counterfactual analysis of the impact of innovation policies

Designing performance-based incentives for innovation intermediaries_at Uddevalla 2016

June 30 – July 2, 2016, 19th Uddevalla Symposium 2016, Federica Rossi presents the results from the regional innovation poles policy

Designing performance-based incentives for innovation intermediaries_at DRUID 2016

at the 20th DRUID Conference (, June 13 – 15, 2016 Venue: Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, DK Annalisa Caloffi presents the paper Designing performance-based incentives for innovation intermediaries: evidence from regional innovation poles, by Margherita Russo*, Annalisa Caloffi^,…

Emerging communities in multilayers networks: Analysis of a regional policy programme_at EUSN 2016

17 June 2016, EUSN 2016 Conference, Paris, Margherita Russo will present the results on multilayers networks

Networks of virtual relationships: promotion of the system of innovation poles in the web space_at EUSN 2016

15 June 2016, at EUSN 2016 Conference, Paris, Margherita Russo will present the results on real and virtual networks in the innovation poles’ system

Regional innovation policy to support SMEs clusters in Tuscany_at the OECD workshop in Berlin

7 April 2016, short talk by Margherita Russo at the workshop “New Cluster Policies and Tools to Support Emerging Industries and System Innovation”, organized by OECD and the European Cluster Observatory, Berlin,

Networked by design: Can policy requirements influence organisations’ networking behaviour?

Rossi, Federica, Annalisa Caloffi, and Margherita Russo. 2016.
Technological Forecasting and Social Change 105 (April): 203–14.

Promotion of the system of innovation poles in the web space: analysis of content and networks of virtual relationships

DEMB Working Paper Series N. 74

Research team

Research team’ coordinators Annalisa Caloffi Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Aziendali “Marco Fanno”, Università di Padova, and CAPP , Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia Federica Rossi School of Business, Economics and Informatics, Birkbeck College, University…

Consegnata la relazione finale del progetto

26 ottobre 2015: inviata alla Regione Toscana la versione aggiornata della Relazione finale che il gruppo di ricerca ha elaborato su analisi e modellizzazione dei poli di innovazione in Toscana

Emerging communities in multilayers networks: analysis of a regional policy programme

30-novembre-1 dicembre 2015: “Networks, Complexity, and Economic Development” MTA KRTK ‑ Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Budapest

Al via il progetto

approvato l’accordo inter istituzionale tra la Regione Toscana e il Dipartimento di Economia Marco Biagi dell’Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Local networks and innovation: analysis, models and implications for policy

Workshop, 19-20 Settembre 2012, Modena, su Reti locali e innovazione: analisi, modelli e implicazioni per le politiche