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PNRR - Partenariati estesi
DD MUR n. 341 del 15/03/2022 - Avviso pubblico per la presentazione di Proposte di intervento per la creazione di “Partenariati estesi alle università, ai centri di ricerca, alle aziende per il finanziamento di progetti di ricerca di base” – PNRR, Missione 4 – Componente 2 – Investimento 1.3, NextGenerationEU
Main ERC field: 
Social Sciences and Humanities
Unict role: 
Duration (months): 
Start date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023
End date: 
Sunday, November 30, 2025
Total cost: 
€ 116.366.403,50
Unict cost: 
€ 5.862.000,00
Università di Bologna
Principal investigator in Unict: 
Prof. Marco Romano - Prof. Roberto Cellini
University department involved: 
Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Department of Drug Sciences
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and advanced technologies
Department of Economics and Business
  • Università di Bari "Aldo Moro"
  • Università di Napoli "Federico II"
  • Università di Padova
  • Università di Torino
  • Università di Venezia Ca' Foscari
  • Università di Palermo
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Università di Cagliari
  • Università Tor Vergata Roma
  • Università di Bergamo
  • Università Bocconi
  • SSSA Scuola Sant’Anna di studi avanzati
  • Cineca
  • Crif SpA
  • Cncc Foundation
  • Istituto Einaudi (EIEF)
  • Exprivia S.p.A.
  • Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.
  • Poste italiane S.p.A.
  • Prometeia S.p.A.
  • Centro Studi Guglielmo Tagliacarne (TSC)
  • Leithà srl
  • Ania


The GRInS Partnership aims at the development of an integrated set of heterogeneous geo-referenced database for the study of various dimensions relevant to the analysis of the state and evolution of the economic and social conditions of italian territories and the economic system as a whole.

The Partnership allows for further development of some initiatives that have addressed the aforementioned topics over the past years: Environmental, related to the evolution of climatic conditions, mapping of relevant natural risks, pollution data. b) Socio-economic and healthcare-related, involving the analysis of heterogeneous information on sentiment, mobility, consumption, healthcare, as well as the trends in economic activities. c) Financial, for analyzing the relationship between environmental dynamics and risk profile evolution.

The Partnership can focus on the in-depth analysis of sustainability profiles in the long and medium term, for various economic system actors: STATE, FAMILIES, BUSINESSES. Similarly, the challenge of debt becomes relevant in light of the European project concerning the Capital Markets Union, aimed at rebalancing the financial structure of businesses and facilitating their access to the capital market, as well as the broader theme of sustainable finance.

The Partnership adopts a problem solving, interdisciplinary, and holistic approach