“There is no value in the economic success of any industrial initiative, unless it is accompanied by a commitment to social progress.”
The Aristide Merloni Foundation has always been committed to support and develop the organisational-entrepreneurial factor as the true driver of growth, whether for existing businesses or start-ups.
TRAINING INITIATIVES: 35 entrepreneurs, professionals and startuppers were dedicated the second edition of “Missione impresa”, the laboratory promoting entrepreneurship organised by the Foundation together with Confindustria Ancona, aimed at making enterprises aware of the strategic importance of social media marketing through the correct use of digital tools. Duringthe year, the Foundation also organised a Master’s to acquire competencies in Europlanning, in order to accompany firms towards accessing direct and indirect management 2014-2020 European funds.
COMPANY OBSERVATORY: The Marche company ranking system is now 30 years old; this anniversary was the chance to announce the publication in digital format of all rankings and free access to the Company Observatory database, as a tool for researchers, analysts and entrepreneurs. On that occasion, Ariston Thermo Group was acknowledged as the “most global” Group of the Marche, strongly internationalised and competitive while being firmly rooted in the territory.
THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: The Scientific Committee was set up in 2016; it reflects the international opening to innovation and growth dear to the Foundation and its members include: Enrico Letta as president, Joaquín Almunia, European commissioner for competition from 2010 to 2014, Maria Chiara Carrozza, university professor of industrial bioengineering, Ferruccio de Bortoli, president of the publishing house Longanesi, Andrea Gavosto of the Giovanni Agnelli Foundation, Luigi Gubitosi, Operating Partner of Advent International fund, Daniel Gros of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Chen Zhimin of the Fudan University of Shanghai, Sultan Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy of the UAE, and Giovanni Gorno Tempini, president of the Fiera Milano Foundation. The Committee identified three guidelines for the next three-year period: growth and innovation in the energy sector and Fabriano Creative City UNESCO.