Currently, IRISS national and international relationships are characterized by the prevalence of core entities, mainly in the institutional field (Italian and foreign Universities, research institutions, public and private organizations, international organizations, NGO), with which the Institute has mainly established profitable and long-term relationships.
In particular, the Institute is among the Founding Members of the international Association “The Tourism Intelligence Forum (t-FORUM)”, whose mission is to contribute to filling the gap between theory and practice in the tourism sector. The operational tool of t-FORUM is a portal, specifically designed to make more effective and immediate the relationship between producers and consumers of new knowledge (t-Intelligence). This initiative, consistent with the vision of the European Commission on Knowledge Society, is bound to have significant impact on the sector, given the prevalence of small and, often, very small enterprises, which can not invest in innovation. The conceptual reference model of t-FORUM has been developed by IRAT researchers, inspired by “Regional Innovation System” concept, or local innovation system, extensively discussed by Innovation economics. It is based on the constitution of a network of these systems
on an international scale of these local systems on an international scale, made possible by the international scope of t-FORUM.
This initiative has already benefited from high visibility on the occasion of the international conference organized by IRISS in Naples from 4 to 7 May 2015 entitled “The t-FORUM 2015 Global Conference: Tourism Intelligence in Action”.
Moreover, the Institute has promoted the involvement of CNR in the Consortium Promos Ricerche whose mission is focused on “Promotion and introduction of innovation in whatever form and sector”. On the initiative of Promos Ricerche, in 2015 the Institute joined the Territory Government School, whose objective is to train highly qualified personnel, able to manage the complex problems related to economic and territorial development.
In addition, the Institute has signed collaboration agreements with the DIARC of the University of Naples Federico II, with the CEDEM of the University of Liège, with the Doctoral School of BAUHAUS of Weimar as well as with the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria.
The Institute is co-coordinator of the activities of the Chapter Rome of the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS), an international independent network and a think tank gathering mainly academics in the fields of humanities and social sciences whose researches focus on new work practices (e.g. collaborative entrepreneurship, freelancing, telework, smart working, open innovation) and workplace transformations (e.g. co-working spaces, fab-labs, talent gardens, smart work centers).
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