Achieve concrete benefits for citizens, businesses and start-ups through intervention measures that develop the innovation ecosystem and the technological potential of the entrepreneurial fabric, for the benefit of the quality of life of people and the environment. This is the goal of the draft Law on Innovation, which was presented by senators of the Democratic Party.
There are three pillars of the provision which takes place in 36 articles.
- Management: The first pillar focuses on creating a strong governance structure for digital innovation. In order to achieve this, the creation of a new Ministry of Innovation and Technological Development, the National Council for Innovation, the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Industrial and Technological Development Policies, as well as the Committee for Digital Regulation is foreseen.
- Measures for sustainable, social, inclusive technology: The second pillar focuses on the implementation of clear and transparent rules to encourage the adoption and development of digital technologies. This includes, for example, the promotion of the principle of accessibility, the fight against illegal content, the use of transparent and reliable algorithms in the management of digital transactions.
- Development measures: The third pillar focuses on concrete measures to promote technology development and enable innovation. These include programs for training and development of digital skills, funds for technological development, measures for startups and scaleups, simple and effective incentives and tax reliefs to accelerate the digital transition and the definition of digital citizenship as a universal right of access starting with the adaptation of the Internet. connection speed according to the goals of the PNRR for 2026 and the European Digital Compass for 2030.
“In short, this bill represents a complete and unique contribution to the creation in our country of an environment suitable for the adoption and development of digital technologies – we read in the report on the presentation of the bill – The three pillars are designed to work in synergy, promote innovation and ensure sustainable economic growth that leads to improvement quality of life of all citizens”.
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Strategic priority of work
This is a bill that aims, in substance and method, to encourage the creation of skilled jobs and continuous growth, based on the assumption that innovation is one of the keys to creating sustainable and well-paid jobs. In this sense, the report continues, “the creation of new jobs must be encouraged, especially in highly technology-intensive sectors, promoting a culture of continuous learning, encouraging both citizens and businesses to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and market trends.”
All in the wider context of the “government” of the twin transition: because, according to the bill, facilitating innovation is key to the accompanying major transitions at this time, to encourage the adoption of more sustainable processes and investment in digital technologies.
And that’s where companies come into play. dd aims to support the competitiveness of companies by providing incentives and tools that can help companies adopt new technologies and develop more globally competitive products and services.
Focus on startups
The bill also focuses on promoting startups and scaleups, entrepreneurial entities that are often at the forefront of innovation and therefore key to economic development. “We need to offer special incentives, tax breaks and support to facilitate the growth of startups and scaleups,” said the Democratic senators.
And in order to support an equitable innovation ecosystem, we must promote digital citizenship. In this sense, access to the possibilities offered by digital innovation must be universal, must protect the rights of everyone, especially minors, must contribute to the reduction of inequality and must develop a digital ecosystem that is safe in the use of data, in the definition of algorithms, in the use of artificial intelligence, in the fight against discrimination, misinformation, hate speech, dissemination of illegal content on the Internet.
Last but not least, the question of financing. It is necessary, the text states, to stimulate new resources and financing, to facilitate companies’ access to financing and the resources needed to support innovation and research and development, as well as to attract foreign investment and international talent, in order to make Italy more attractive to foreign investors and talents from all over the world. of the world, thus helping to strengthen the innovation ecosystem.
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