I-Com is an Italian think tank based in Rome and Brussels, founded in 2005 by a group of scholars and managers with the aim to promote policy related debates and, moreover, to analyse competitive and innovative topics. In 2016, I-Com has opened its Brussels office to further develop its activities on a European stage and to solicit the positioning of relevant stakeholders on issues crucial for the competitiveness of the EU and Italian economy. The institute focuses its research on three main areas: Digital, Energy and Healthcare, with a special focus on how to strengthen innovation in the economy.
The Internet and digital technologies are transforming our world. The European Commission has identified that an efficiently functioning Digital Single Market could contribute €415 bln per year to our economy and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs Starting from an analysis on the Junker Commission’s Digital Singe Market Strategy, the I-Com Study assesses of the steps undertaken by the EU during the last institutional cycle, particularly focusing on the following issues: Digital Networks and 5G, Data-driven Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Consumers and Cybersecurity.