Andrea Castiglione, Director of Confcommercio Rimini is President of CISE, Center for Innovation and Economic Development, Special Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Romania – Forlì Cesena and Rimini, from November 30, 2022. Carlo Battistini, President of the Chamber Appointed. The body which, according to the provisions of the articles of association of the private company, is also responsible for the presidency of the company, with the possibility of delegating the function. Castiglione succeeds Giamaria Zanzini, who resigned in September for personal reasons. Andrea Castiglioni is Director of Confcommercio, Corporate for Italy in the province of Rimini. He graduated in Business Administration from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Bologna, he holds a master’s degree in Market Research and Data Mining from the Faculty of Statistics of the University of Bologna and a master’s degree in Executive Development in Syndicate System.
“I am sure that Andrea Castiglione, with his experience, motivation and willingness to innovate that characterizes him, will be an excellent guide to CISE, an important reality for our region, working to direct local development towards responsible and sustainable innovation for the environment and people, through communication skills in collaboration with the local innovation ecosystem – stated So Carlo Battistini, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Romania – I would also like to thank Giamaria Zanzini for her readiness during the presidency, with whom we will continue to cooperate, as a member of the Council of the Chamber.
Private companies are created with the aim of strengthening and making the institutional work of the Chambers more flexible in areas chosen by individual entities. In 1996, the then Chamber of Commerce of Forli Cesena decided to equip itself with an organic instrument, such as the private company, to strengthen its activity in support of innovation as a lever for competitive development. In 2016, the new Romanian Chamber of Commerce confirmed this selection. CISE is an innovation laboratory, which aims to be a service tool for companies and organizations to explore trends and methods of technological and organizational innovation. The private company operates through information and training initiatives, pilot projects and European projects, calibrating interventions for individual reality in the areas of digital and green transformations and corporate social responsibility. The reference model is the responsible innovation model, in connection with which CISE was among the pioneers at the European level. CISE is also a SA8000 training and certification body: thanks to this market activity, it is among the very few private companies that can boast of income to cover structural costs and beyond. This means that the annual contribution you receive from the Chamber of Commerce is entirely dedicated to making an impact on the region. The private company CISE is also an authorized innovation center for the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network.