Tuscany Open Research was created by the Regional Conference for Research and Innovation, an advisory body of the Regional Council, as a tool to support the policies of the Tuscany Region, foster an increasingly transparent and inclusive governance and communicate and enhance the strengths of the Tuscan research, innovation and higher education system.
The portal presents a dashboard showing information on the main aspects of the research system, which will in the future be enriched with further information on the national research bodies operating in the regional territory and the most active companies on the research side.
The goal is to make data on the regional research system open and accessible and to encourage the use of the entire economic and social system, so that all the data can be downloaded and used by any user according to their needs.
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.