In line with the strategic orientation adopted by Europe 2020, the Tuscany Region has drawn up a range of policies to support the research and training system, with the aim of promoting the Tuscan territory.
In order to have a qualified knowledge base on research and innovation, as early as 2009 the Tuscany Region founded the Regional Research and Innovation Observatory with Regional Law 20/2009, creating an information tool to support the implementation of regional policies for research and innovation, along with the Regional Development Program (PRS).
The Observatory, set up at IRPET, is a policy intelligence tool to integrate, render explorable and use data on the research system in order to monitor the interventions already carried out, develop new policies, and enhance the R&I ecosystem.