Public Administration

Business Consulting has over 20 years of experience in advising government agencies and bodies on how to achieve maximum efficiency in their economic development and innovation policies as well as in industrial sector policies. We provide support both in defining actions and executing them, continuing until we are sure they are making a real impact on improving the competitiveness of the business sector. That is the ultimate goal.

Thus, we focus on the entire life cycle of public policies (from the strategic analysis, definition of strategy and plans, their implementation and management, including the development of specific programmes and instruments, through to the evaluation and monitoring) in the fields of competitiveness and of science, technology and innovation. Accordingly, over the past two decades we have helped construct some of the regional innovation systems that today are regarded as European benchmarks and we have been successfully transferring this experience to emerging countries for several years.


We have built up an outstanding and very identifiable record in the development and implementation of policies and actions affecting all key elements of competitiveness, such as: the development of scientific and technological infrastructure, the differentiated stimuli required for SMEs and for large companies, the adaptation of the academic world, responses to the various sectoral realities ranging from very specialised approaches to the internationalisation of business activities. Furthermore, we have participated in actions aimed at the industrial revitalisation of advanced economies.

In this context, our services include:

  • Policies in the spheres of science, technology and innovation
  • Strategies for science, technology and innovation and their translation into implementable action plans.
  • Strategic planning and management of science/technology and innovation centres, including new models for centres, the rationalisation and revitalisation of regional networks of centres, or changing the model for the units used in knowledge transfer and the enhancement of that knowledge.
  • Definition, management and evaluation of R&D&i, including impact assessments,
  • Development of dashboards for regional innovation systems and their implementation using specific tools.
  • Development of university systems centred on the three axes of education, research and knowledge transfer.

Industrial and competitiveness policy

  • Smart specialisation strategies and the design of industrial clustering policies.
  • Roll out, strategy and support for the operation of business clusters, including new service models.
  • Plans and programmes to support the internationalisation of companies.
  • Plans and programmes to support sectoral diversification.
  • Strategy to attract investment and support in specific actions.