The interplay between education and innovation

The objective of this ongoing project is part of a broader study, both nationally and internationally, of the productive, scientific and technological development of nations that we have carried out based on industrial, scientific and patent production data disaggregated respectively by industrial categories, scientific fields and technological codes. We are now considering extending these methodologies to a more detailed geographical level, studying what is happening in different areas of the various countries. As for Italy, this implies the study of individual regions, for which we have already obtained data on industrial and technological production. In order to have a broader and more precise perspective on the development prospects of the various Italian regions at the same time, we would like to couple the data on industrial and technological production with those concerning the production of human capital of that part of the population that accesses to higher education and which is necessarily the main actor of scientific and technological and, therefore, also economic development. }