About us

ISIS, the Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems, is an independent Italian research institute supporting international, national and local public bodies for the analysis, the design, the implementation and the evaluation of sustainable policies in the fields of energy, environment, transport and mobility, urban planning, and knowledge society.

For more than four decades ISIS has supplied expertise and solved complex problems for a variety of public and private organisations, and notably for the European Commission. Founded in 1971, ISIS relies on the expertise of a multi-disciplinary team – including engineers, statisticians, experts in information technology, social scientists, and economists – and avails itself of state-of-the-art information technologies, also developing its own interactive and user-friendly software applications. ISIS has extensive experience in the management of and participation in EU funded projects in FP4, FP5, FP6 and FP7, and has a well-established network of alliances currently active in the Europe and beyond.

ISIS has extensively worked in the field of policy impact assessment, with particular reference to socio-economic impacts and through the development and application of forward looking analysis (FLA) methods and tools.

ISIS has played an important role in the conception and implementation of some of the most significant projects carried out in Europe, partecipating, both as leader and as partner, in over 80 European projects.

The global mind-set of our staff and the ability to work in several languages provide a unique added value to both our international and Italian clients.

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Our Philosophy

By mandate, governments must pass sustainable policies that benefit the entire community. Empirical evidence shows that good practice is the result of a research process seeking to provide or adapt local solutions to universal problems, for others to use as a guide and further adapt. The ability to collect and analyse heterogeneous information, apply proven and logic methodologies, and cut across disciplinary borders is key.
Participation in headline projects throughout Europe gives ISIS a vantage observation point and comprehensive knowledge of the state of the art and developing advances in the areas of transport, mobility, energy and the environment. This broad perspective and knowledge allows us to provide comparisons and benchmarking with akin initiatives in other nations, adding considerable value to policy making and deployment.
Working with ISIS means having access to and cooperating with a wide network of international contacts that have partnered with us over the years, including governments, ministries, agencies, universities, public and private research and consulting organisations worldwide. Appropriate collaborative groups can be custom-tailored to best respond to the needs at hand.
Sustainable development is a challenge for both post-industrial economies and economies that are witnessing a recent and unprecedented rate growth. The latter have the opportunity to integrate development with sustainability by capitalising the vast experience accrued in Europe. Countries beyond Europe with a specific interest in sustainable and innovative solutions can find in ISIS an effective conduit to this valuable body of knowledge.