Giving an answer to this question means having taken up the challenge of the new millennium: improving products and production processes, increasing their competitiveness within and beyond national borders, in order to face the European and global markets with confidence. However, put in these terms, the answer is quite complex. And the latest information on the industrial sector made available by the Community Innovation Survey (Istat) confirms the stickiness of the topic: innovating is a path that companies undertake with difficulty and by resorting to strategies that do not always pay off in the long run.
Some data on all, showing lights and shadows: about mobile number list ne company out of two, with at least 10 employees, launched technological product and/or process innovations in the three-year period 2010-2012 however, only 7.4% of all companies have carried out Research and Development (R&D), making significant progress in terms of technology many companies have instead interpreted technological innovation as a modernization of machinery and equipment only 15.5% of all industries network with external organizations potentially useful for starting innovation processes In short: quite heterogeneous innovation profiles emerge which affect the strategies adopted by companies to position themselves and/or relaunch themselves on the market.
With repercussions that affect the levels of professionalism and competence chosen to start innovation processes . It is no coincidence, for example, that interesting changes have been noted, also on an organizational level, above all among companies that insist on R&D activities and get in touch with external research bodies, a still sore point for the majority of industries.