Struttura organizzativa

GRINS ha una struttura hub-and-spokes.

L’hub coordina gli spokes ed è responsabile della fornitura finale della piattaforma dati.

Ciascuno spoke si caratterizza per la specializzazione tematica, è ospitato da una università partecipante al partenariato esteso e coordina le attività di ricercatori appartenenti a diversi enti.

All’interno di ciascuno spoke, differenti work-packages si concentrano su diversi aspetti della tematica dello spoke.

Il Dipartimento è leader dell’hub e degli spoke “Data platform and knowledge transfer” e “Public sector, policy design and performance”.

Spoke 0 – Data platform and knowledge transfer

  • Design and implementation of architecture.
  • Validation of data analysis indicators.
  • Tools for privacy preserving and data sharing.
  • Dashboard visualization.
  • Knowledge transfer, exploitation plan, pilot tests.


Spoke 1 - Firms

  • Define strategies and tools to effectively engage consumers in the ecological and digital transition.
  • Improve firms’ resilience to external shocks and environmental jolts.
  • Increase firms' efficiency in circular resource management along the whole value chain.
  • Extract value from innovation, boosting entrepreneurial ecosystems and industrial clusters.

Spoke 2 - State PA

  • Improve Public Administration (organization, procedures and public management):Health Care Systems, Performance in Public Organizations.
  • Increase quality of Local policies for inclusive and resilient growth.
  • (Re)connect citizens and public administrations: Accountability, Red tape, Fake-news, Corruption, Demand of public services.

Spoke 3 - Households

  • Indicators of households’ resilience to shocks, integrating survey and administrative data.
  • Households’ financial sustainability.
  • Human capital and education policies.
  • Household health status and access to health services.


Spoke 4 - Sustainable finance

  • ESG risk dimensions and impact on investors and SMEs.
  • Financial inclusion and green/young entrepreneurship.
  • Assessment of climate change and transition risks.
  • Public debt and the financial system under Compounding Risks.

Spoke 5 - Innovation ecosystem - circular

  • Circular Innovation Ecosystems: new technologies generation and role of digital transformation; startups.
  • Innovation, labor market dynamics and inequalities: understanding the risks of the dark side of innovation.
  • Structural change and Global Value Chains: restructuring of Global Value Chains and Role of FDIs.
  • Policies for innovation-driven and smart specialization strategies: lessons for stakeholders and policymakers to promote an equal innovation driven CE-transition.

Spoke 6 - Low carbon policies

  • Fostering energy efficiency, greener buildings, energy communities; fighting energy poverty.
  • Fostering Green Procurement/Outsourcing and green local supply chain (works, service, good and furniture).
  • Mitigating and adapting to climate change: transition scenarios, strategies, and socio-economic impacts; ex-ante and ex-post valuation of climate and energy policies (i.e. urban reforestation).


Spoke 7 - Territorial sustainability

  • Measuring and monitoring infrastructures and services’ gap: development of a Dashboard of geo-localized and real-time data.
  • Infrastructures and smart mobility: policies and strategies for resilient and sustainable territories and cities.
  • Area-specific models and policies: strategies to support sustainable development and accessibility in specific areas (cities, inner regions, islands).

Spoke 8 - Social sustainability

  • Assessing the multidimensional nature of social cohesion.
  • Cultural participation and social inclusion in the digital era.
  • Strategies to contrast crime and social disruption.
  • Migrants’ inclusion and entrepreneurship.