9 • Competere e Innovare nelle Scienze della vita: il contratto di rete SAIHUB
Life sciences industry is of particular importance both for its economic dimension (in terms of turnover, employees, and R&D investments), and for its critical role in improving humans’ living conditions, a central element of the Sustainable Development Goals program. The industry is going through a critical transition that’s changing and has partly already changed the rules of the game. The dimensions along which firms are competing are changing, and the industry’s complexity is continuously increasing. In this scenario, inter-organizational relationships emerge as a key factor to face uncertainty and change, pursuing efficiency and competitiveness goals.