During 2018 and 2019, the Foundation for the Environment / Turin School of Regulation, in collaboration with the Turin Chamber of Commerce, conducted a study on the Platform Economy in the Turin context. The project led to the creation of a mapping of the Turin-based companies that in the last few years have adopted organizational and business models typical of the digital platforms, trying to understand their sectoral articulation, product specificity, direct employment impact, market strength, ability to generate profits and, more generally, the trajectories of their economic and financial sustainability.
Starting from the data collected and the critical issues that emerged, during the last quarter of 2019, the Turin School of Regulation organized three thematic round tables on the sectors that seem most affected by the innovations enabled by the development of the new business model of the platforms economy. The meetings, organized within the project "Digitization and transformation of the sector brought by the platform economy", in collaboration with PID - Punto Impresa Digitale (Digital Business Point) of the Turin Chamber of Commerce - focused on three sectors that have been strongly influenced by the phenomenon of the platform economy: tourism, delivery and mobility. In fact, in these three sectors, technological innovations and innovative business models are having an important impact on more traditional activities, defining new trends and posing new and not only regulatory and political challenges. The objective of the round tables was to create a dialogue between the different local actors involved in the proccess in order to highlight trends, dynamics, interests, needs and possible synergical strategies useful to imagine and define adequate policies to guarantee the sustainable development of the phenomena.
The round tables on mobility, delivery and tourism were organized thanks to the financial support of the Turin Chamber of Commerce the context of the "Punto Impresa Digitale - PID" (Digital Business Point), envisaged by the National Enterprise Plan 4.0.