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EY Advisory S.p.A.

EY Advisory S.p.A is EY Italy’s Advisory practice, with 25-year experience providing technical assistance,
advisory and management consulting services to public and private organisations on topics related, inter alia,
to innovation and open innovation, industry 4.0, competitiveness and performance improvement, as well as
national and international policies.
EY Advisory S.p.A has developed specific solutions to address the whole spectrum of innovation, from
project conception, development and implementation, to specific activities in the domain of innovation
funding programmes. All of these aspects support Industries, SMEs and Research organisation in their
innovation process. The latter aspects encompass both the support provided to public and private
organization in the application for funding (with primary focus to Horizon 2020) and the support to public
authorities in the management of funding programmes.
EY Advisory S.p.A. is part of EY’s global organisation, which groups member firms in 176 countries around
the world and counts over 212,000 people in 728 offices. They are organised in service lines to assist clients
in the areas of advisory, auditing, accounting, tax and transactions or in core business services.
EY is today a leading player of the consulting services around the world, mainly thanks to five key strengths:
 Its investment in Digital technologies and ways of thinking in order to bring “Digital
confidence” to its customer;
 Its strong presence in the EU, its connections with the key stakeholders (including public
organizations, academia, research centres, etc.) and its ability to work closely with the European
Commission, DGs of the European Commission, European agencies (e.g. INEA, EASME,
EACEA), as well as national authorities (including those that are managing structural funds);
 Its strong digital and innovation capabilities, which are daily leveraged to boost client’s towards
development and experimentation of new solutions (at company internal level and/or benefiting
from EU and national R&D funding opportunities);
 Its holistic view and investments on the combined fields of Strategy, User Experience and
Digital transformation.
Leveraging on its unique competences in the field of open innovation, project management and technological
innovation processes, EY offers its services for the mapping of the funding instruments, for the matching of
the identified opportunities with the strategic plans of the organization in object and for the assessment of the
requirements for the application under the selected instruments. These are preparatory activities for the
subsequent assessment, project design and preparation of the application needed to access the selected funds
and the subsequent technical and administrative management of the funded project. The effectiveness of this
process is improved by the possibility for EY to leverage on a network of European offices, which facilitate the interaction with organizations spread all over EU Member States, with particular reference to the
presence of an EY branch located in Brussels, which can directly interact with the European Commission.
Moreover, EY can count on consolidated relations with clients and partners, which can be involved in the
consortium-building phase, selecting those partners that can better fit with the needs of every single project.
Within EY, the Funding4Innovation offering, provides access to innovation funds (at both EU and
National level), driving the innovation process of clients in strategic growth sectors making use of the
newest technologies (covering innovative ideas lifecycle from the lab to the market, ensuring their efficient
use and actively contribute to defining competitive innovative solutions). European Commission at EU level,
Ministries and Regions at central and local level, offer different sources to support innovation in many field
and strategic sectors such as ICT, manufacturing, Transport and Logistic, TLC, Energy, Health, Security,
Smart Cities.
Our main expertise relies in the identification of impact and sustainability assessment methodologies and
analysis of technological innovations to be applied in different fields. We provide business model analysis,
market researches and exploitation plans to support organisations in the replicability and sustainability of
their offering. Moreover, we have gained experiences in interventions’ management for enacting behavioural
change in pilot communities and user feedback analysis to improve the achievement of results related to the
use cases, thus ensuring high level impacts for the projects overall.

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