Good places for innovation. a study on the location of innovative start-ups in italy

Author/s Roberto Antonietti, Francesca Gambarotto
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/3
Language Italian Pages 10 P. 52-61 File size 404 KB
DOI 10.3280/ES2018-003005
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Innovative start-up is a tool to transform knowledge in new innovative products/services. Only during the last years, the Italian Government has launched a policy to support the innovative start-up process. Nevertheless, little attention is given to those environmental features that foster this creative process. Using the start-up register of Unioncamere and the new territorial disaggregation of travel-to-work areas (Istat), we investigate the spatial distribution of innovative start-ups and the elements that affect their birth and location. Our descriptive analysis shows that innovative start-ups locate mostly in large and largemedium urban areas in the North of Italy. This depends on the variety of activities and specializations that these urban contexts offer, the co-location of particular actors like universities and incubators and on the trade openness of the urban economy.

Keywords: Start-up Innovative, Travel-to-Work Areas, Economic Performance

Jel codes: L26, M13, R11, O33

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Roberto Antonietti, Francesca Gambarotto, I luoghi fertili per l’innovazione. uno studio sulla localizzazione delle start-up innovative in Italia in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 3/2018, pp 52-61, DOI: 10.3280/ES2018-003005