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PromethEUs is an independent network of four Southern-European think tanks active in their respective countries and at EU level in the fields of economic, business and geopolitical research.

Its mission is to constructively contribute to the current European policy debate on the digital revolution by providing a perspective from Southern Europe. PromethEUs aims at being engaged in the debate surrounding the EU Institutions’ digital agenda, with a special focus on SMEs and citizens’ and employees’ skills.

The areas of AI, IoT, the usage of Big data, elements of the Industry 4.0 and the impact on current and future employment are already affecting business and economic activities around Europe. The challenges ahead are diverse and require a coordination of national and international policies. The network aims at creating a platform for exchanging ideas and actions that will highlight the main driving forces but also the barriers to tackle.

PromethEUs brings together I-Com, Institute for Competitiveness (Italy), EsadeGeo – Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (Spain), IOBE – Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (Greece) and Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos (Portugal).

The network will contribute tο the relevant public dialogue through publication of reports, papers and blog posts, workshops and public events in Brussels and in their respective Member States that will focus on related issues.

In early 2019 a Research Network for Digital Ecosystem, Economic Policy and INnovation (DEEP-IN) has been established and has started its activity. The DEEP-IN research network is an independent project, promoted and hosted by I-Com, the Institute for competitiveness.

The digital and ITC world is a complex, networked multi-layered ecosystem, whose backbones are very high capacity wired and wireless communications network infrastructures. Over the top of those physical networks and related services, contents and applications permeated the digital ecosystem, creating other networks, softer yet pervasive and self-nurturing, made of economic, social and operational interactions. This ecosystem is extremely complex, and it is populated, animated and influenced by a wide range of diverse actors. Moreover, this multidimensional complexity is not enclosed in a static framework, yet very fast-moving and not easy to anticipate. No surprise, public institutions often struggle to govern or simply understand such a complex system.

The general mission of the DEEP-IN RESEARCH NETWORK is to contribute at improving the awareness in Europe about the complexity of the public intervention within the Digital and ICT world, and its fundamental impact on the European Market and Society. Moreover, the Network will aim to become a concrete and useful advocacy tool, identifying and assessing existing best practices as well as developing new effective policy and regulatory solutions at national and EU level.

The Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA) is a global network of independent think tanks that are ardent supporters of greater global trade liberalization and integration, deplore trade-distorting “innovation mercantilist” practices, but yet believe that governments can and should play important and proactive roles in spurring greater innovation and productivity in their enterprises and economies. Member organizations advocate and adhere to research and policy consistent with a core Shared Statement of Principles.

The Alliance represents a network of like-minded think tanks who will have opportunities to collaborate on events, research, and reports while enjoying a platform that highlights and cross-pollinates member organizations’ work on trade, globalization, and innovation policy.