The rise of innovative start-ups and SMEs: key statistics

Since 2012, the Italian Government has been fostering innovation to promote digitalisation and strengthen the competitiveness of the Italian industry. With the new industrial policy “Industria 4.0” (“Enterprise 4.0”) and the Italian policy framework for innovative start-ups (also known as…

Legal framework for innovative start-ups

In 2012, with the Decree-Law 179/2012 (the “Startup Act”), an extensive regulatory framework was introduced to support innovative enterprises with high technological value (the “innovative start-ups”). For the definition of innovative start-up read: Innovative start-ups and SMEs: definition for the…

Innovative start-ups and SMEs: definition for the Italian law

With the Decree-Law 179/2012 on “Further urgent measures for Italy’s economic growth”, converted into Law 221/2012, and also known as “Decreto Crescita 2.0” (“Growth Decree 2.0”) or "Start-up Act", the Italian Government introduced into the Italian legal system the possibility for companies to be…