Flight to the future: the Aerospace industry in Italy

The Space Economy The Italian aerospace sector is the 7th worldwide and the 4th in Europe by turnover (ICE, 2020). The importance goes far beyond the economic value because this industry has always had a role as the driver of innovation: many products, materials e technologies that we cannot live without today, were invented in the […]

Transition 4.0: how to reap the benefits and avoid mistakes?

Advantages The advantages that a company can obtain by adopting the 4.0 Transition plan and, in general, by innovating digitally following the guidelines of the recent PNRR (National Recovery and Resilience Plan) are HUGE, both in terms of actual funding (including non-repayable contributions) and in terms of opportunities to innovate company infrastructure and processes and […]

Agrifood Innovation Opportunity in Italy

agrifood innovation

Increasing DEMAND for Food The demands on the world’s Agriculture and Food systems will increase dramatically in the coming decades due to population growth (+30% by 2030) and improved living standards. For the world’s leading agrifood nations this represents a big growth opportunity, but also an important responsibility. This is a great growth opportunity for […]

ITALY – a leading European agrifood market

1. Italy = AgriFood Italy is the third market in Europe (after France and Germany) both in terms of market size (60 million consumers) and in terms of agricultural production (about 55 billion euros). Food is deeply rooted in the Italian culture and internatioal brand and Italy is the EU country with the biggest Association […]

ITALY: the most interesting market in Europe for Health Tech!

WHY? 1. Large and growing elderly population Italy has 60 million citizens, the average age is among the highest in the world and life expectancy is increasing. There are already over 13 million over-65s and over 4 million over-80s (respectively 22.5% and 7% of the population) and they represent 25% of the country’s private consumption, […]


One of the biggest barriers to Innovation Management is that it’s unclear WHO makes the decisions. Innovation projects have traditionally been the responsibility of a specific, internal company function and subject to top management approval. Often, this is no longer the recipe for success. Today, innovation is much more complex: Innovation = INTEGRATION of new […]

European cross-pollination – export markets or innovation partners?

How do we increase the number of new businesses and services in Europe capable of competing with increasingly dominant US and Chinese players? Inside the European union we share many, fundamental values but our country-specific differences (political models, national interests, climate, language and culture) still create barriers to effective and large scale co-creation. In my […]

Future Proof Organizations (don’t exist) – 3 healthy habits to increase longevity

Complexity and rapid change are making it impossible to predict just what/who will make your business model obsolete or when that will happen. But these 3 strategies might improve life expectancy. 1. Improve the Client experience Companies in all industries are using technology to lower costs, personalize products/services and manage customer relationships in real time.As […]

Future Proof Skills. What are they? Do they even exist in the digital era?

We have never had so much DATA available. At the same time it has never been more difficult to accurately predict the future. This is also the PARADOX of our job markets. Complexity and increasing speed of change impact our lives in so many different ways that even simple decisions can seem overwhelming if you […]

Career and Visibility: the evolving role of the Manager

Federmanager - Who is looking for you on LinkedIN?

We participated as speakers in an interesting round table on this topic, during the event Who is looking for you on LInkedin? organized by Federmanager Toscana e hosted by the Florence Learning Center of GE-Nuovo Pignone in Florence. I am Tina Riis and with me on the panel were Francesca Deidda, Global Executive Recruiter, Baker […]