The results of Startup Survey 2016, the first census survey on new innovative production concerns in Italy have been published
New entrepreneurs full of good will. Who need to be encouraged, but who have to reckon with market and contextual conditions. In any case bearers of a corporate culture that contributes positively to the growth of the entire economic and social system of a country. We need to know a lot about this set-up. This is what “Startup Survey 2016” is for, the first survey on innovative Italian start-ups. The report produced by Istat has just been published, even though it concerns census research conducted in 2016 by the Ministry of Economic Development (Mise) and by the Italian National Institute of Statistics. Startup Survey was designed in terms of thematic contents as part of the Technical Committee for monitoring and assessment envisaged for by the national legislation on innovative startups – the Italian Startup Act published in 2012 – and its objective is to investigate the multiple socio-economic aspects typical of the phenomenon of new innovative Italian entrepreneurship. And that’s not all. The research in fact collected straight from the mouths of the entrepreneurs themselves various opinions and suggestions on various measures that make up the Italian Startup Act, with the aim of subsequently intervening on possible future rules. Among the topics addressed: the socio-economic characteristics of new entrepreneurs, their motivations and the propensity for interaction with the set of regulations.
More specifically, the report by Istat, after covering the actual definition of startup and innovative entrepreneur, investigates the possibilities and the sources of funding for this kind of company, and then moves on to a detailed examination of innovation strategies on the basis of which these companies were conceived and were created. The report ends with the examination of economic policy measures to promote startups and, last but not least, the report of the interviews conducted directly at the companies.
“Startup Survey 2016” has no ambition to be an interpretative essay of the phenomenon of innovative companies in Italy, but it still has great merit: that it describes with accuracy and clarity a multiform, varied reality, that is continuously changing and hence difficult to comprehend fully. It is therefore useful reading for everyone.
Startup Survey 2016