Year of publication: 2018
The objective of this research report is to present the key findings from the first census survey on innovative Italian startups, conducted in 2016 by the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) and by the National Institute of Statistics (Istat), and known as Startup Survey.
Innovative startups represent an important segment of the Italian production system and a fundamental asset for the country’s future growth. This is particularly true in a competitive context that is increasingly global and shaped more than ever by knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.
This survey allows to explore some significant aspects of the profile of Italian startuppers in terms of socio-economic characteristics, motivations and willingness to interact with the innovation ecosystem.
The data collected through the survey is highly valuable, as it improves our understanding of this phenomenon: the qualitative information obtained from the actual voice of startuppers – not otherwise available through administrative sources, e.g. the Business Register – will contribute to strengthening the national policy for innovative businesses.
This report represents an example of authentic evidence-based policy-making, i.e. public action based on the continuous monitoring and evaluation of the data generated.