Definition ofÂ INNOVATIVE SME (d.l. 3/2015)
Innovative SMEs can be identified by at least two of the following criteria:
- at least 3% of either the company’s expenses or its turnover (the largest value is considered) can be attributed to R&D activities;
- at least 1/5 of the total workforce are PhD students, PhD holders or researchers; alternatively, 1/3 of the total workforce must hold a Master’s degree;
- the enterprise is the holder, depositary or licensee of a registered patent (industrial property) or the owner of a program for original registered computers.