🇬🇧National Competitiveness, Intelligence and Start-Up’s: Other Countries and Italy
Posted on June 30, develop of innovation in intelligence
The inference for which you start from the start-ups and come to the exaltation of national competitiveness is obvious. Unquestionable also that national intelligence systems need to operate, as we have seen, through multiple directions in this sense : the obvious, in this case arising from common sense, is supported by the empirical observation of how the countries, that believe this particular type of logic of current operating practice, work.
In Israel Libertad, the Mossad fund, has recently expanded both its cumulative financial capacity and the fields of intervention. The intention is to support relevant start-ups and brains for national security even regardless of their commercial development.
IN-Q-TEL, the CIA’s fund opened in Sydney, after London earlier this year. It then pursues the goal, decided about a year and a half ago, of US intelligence to internationalize dedicated investments.
In the United Kingdom it has started and is operational from this year NSSIF, the National Security Strategic Investment Fund. It has a budgetof £ 85 ml and has been designed to combine ‘… the better competencies of the public and private sectors to facilitate the growth of the great potential of British companies and at the same time contribute to the national security mission. ‘ The 11 strategic investment areas of investment explicitly include the potential targets that will be expressed by MI5, GCHQ and NCA.
In France, on the one hand, the SISSE, the national agency for economic intelligence, has recently activated a capillary territorial monitoring system to intercept and manage the weak signals. In other words, in the face of an unstructured start-up, which risks being acquired by foreign countries or disappearing for lack of funds, the project involves the detection of fragilities, their strategic assessment and support through financials and know-hows, public and private. In other ways, the GICAT, the defense and security industries french association, since 2016 has in place the ‘Data Intelligence’ cluster, aimed at the intelligence ‘à la carte’ solutions and where research and development/support of start-ups are crucial.
In Italy a few weeks ago the National Institute for Competitiveness has spoken: ‘ … but in Italy almost no one invests in start-ups. The most obvious delay that Italy pays for at this time is, more specifically, in venture capital, as well as in a deficient entrepreneurial culture, with very few entrepreneurs willing to invest in these new innovative realities. ‘
So for the country, the problem is not the relationship start up/innovation and intelligence, otherwise completely non-existent and on which to question oneself would already be a starting point, but something else of prodromic, with historical, political, economic and social nature, which has now irretrievably infected the entire system.
This post was originally published on June 30, 2019, in Italian version on www.thescanner.info .This is adaptation of a neuronal Italian/English AI translation by IBM Watson.