CIIP’s goal is to become an international leading research centre with the primary objective to analyse how technological change and disruptive innovation are changing societies and their production systems – and how this is resulting in economic (low productivity growth, unsecure employment), social (inequality) and political (discontent) challenges in Europe and the USA.
To achieve this, CIIP will identify the drivers of change and provide policy responses in these following areas:
- Rise of political discontent: How technological progress drives political distrust, and a rise of anti-system protests.
- Inequality: How (and in which ways) technological change and innovation create increasingly unequal societies, both within and across territories.
- Development traps: Why places (and the people who live there) stagnate and/or are left behind in terms of innovation, economic gain, productivity, and employment.
- Inclusion: How more inclusive and responsible tech development and innovation may create progress and address mistrust.
- Institutions: How institutional quality and change influence companies’ ability to seize opportunities created by technological progress and innovation, in an economy driven by knowledge.