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The Institute for Competitiveness (I-Com) is a think-tank founded in 2005 by a group of scholars, professionals and managers, with offices in Rome and Brussels. The objective of I-Com is to promote debates and analyses on competitiveness concerning innovation, in the Italian, European and international politico-economic contexts. The main areas of interest of I-Com are: digitalization, energy, innovation, health and institutions. In 2017, I-Com joined the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance, a worldwide network of 25 independent think-tanks from five different continents, each active in the fields of innovation and international trade. The president of I-Com is the economist Stefano da Empoli.

Stefano DA EMPOLI

President

Franco D’AMORE

Vicepres. and Head of Energy Area

Silvia COMPAGNUCCI

Head of Digital Area

Federico Girolamo LIOY

Head of Public Affairs

Eleonora MAZZONI

Head of Innovation Area

Andrea PICARDI

Head of Communications

Gianluca SGUEO

Head of Institutions Area

Antonio SILEO

Head of Innov-E Observatory

Davide INTEGLIA

Scientific Coordinator Innovation Area

Antonio MANGANELLI

Scientific coordinator and managing director of the DEEP-IN

Our team

Cinzia ARU

Research Fellow

Alessandra BIANCHI

Public Affairs & Comunication

Mattia CERACCHI

Head of EU Affairs

Francesca CORRADO

General & Administrative Affairs

Maria Rosaria DELLA PORTA

Research Fellow

Laura GAGLIARDUCCI

Public Affairs & Comunication

Giusy MASSARO

Research Fellow

Michele MASULLI

Research Fellow

Lorenzo PRINCIPALI

Senior Research Fellow

Giorgia PUNTEL

Public Affairs & Comunication

Emanuele ROSA

Head of Public Affairs Italy

Gaia DEL PUP

Public Affairs & Comunication

Camilla PALLA

EU Liaison Office

Giulia PALOCCI

Public Affairs & Comunication

Domenico SALERNO

Research Fellow