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Technology Innovation & REsearch for Social ImpAct

TIRESIA is a research center based in the School of Management of the Polytechnic University of Milan.

Our main research interests and activities include new forms of impact entrepreneurship, social impact measurement, impact finance and inclusive innovation. TIRESIA produces scholarly and practice-oriented research addressing academic, policy and civil society needs. We are also actively engaged in advisory activities for corporations, financial institutions and policy makers.

The School of Management (SoM) of the Polytechnic University of Milan groups together the Graduate School of Business (MIP) and the Department of Management Engineering (DIG). The SOM conducts research, education and consultancy in the field of management.


TIRESIA offers an innovative and transformative perspective on the purpose-driven economy. We are committed to preserve impact integrity, as we believe that this latter is the key factor to unleashing the impact economy’s transformative power.

In this novel approach, technology and proximity play a crucial and enabling role.


Tiresia’s mission is to study and interpret the transformations that are deeply changing entrepreneurship, corporations, finance and innovation in the impact economy.

TIRESIA’s hybrid approach combines research, education, advisory and experiential learning. According to MacArthur Foundation, we contributed to establish the Polytechnic University of Milan in the top ten universities providing teaching and research in social impact finance at a global level.


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TIRESIA empowers people and institutions to most disruptive changes and challenges in social innovation ecosystems. Through research, education, advisory and experiential learning, we enhance the capacity of individuals and organizations to embrace global and innovative solutions to complex societal problems. We consider social business and inclusive economy the powering engine working across sectors, institutions, and disciplines to build new social infrastructure and to foster economic growth.