The team of Erre Quadro continuously carries out research and innovation projects in order to improve software applications and to foster their skills.

Due to these constant efforts, scientific publications are developed and presented in international journals, as well as at conferences.


Patent Analysis

  • Appio F.P., Apreda R., Fantoni G., Martini A.  (2014). At the Roots of an Interdisciplinary Radical Innovation: Preliminary Insights from the Patenting Activity in the Bioinformatics Industry. 
  • Fantoni, G., Apreda, R., Dell’Orletta, F., Monge, M. (2013). Automatic extraction of function–behaviour–state information from patents. Advanced EngineeringInformatics, 27(3), 317-334.
  • Fantoni, G., Apreda, R., Valleri, P., Bonaccorsi, A., & Manenti, M. (2008). IPR trackingsystem in Collaborative Environments.


Technological Foresight

  •  Apreda, R., Bonaccorsi A., Dell’Orletta F., Fantoni, G. (2016) “Functional Technology Foresight. A novel methodology to identify emerging technologies”, European Journal of Futures Research (accepted for publication)
  • Apreda, R., Bonaccorsi, A., Fantoni, G., Gabelloni, D. (2013) “Functions and failures, how to manage technological promises for societal challenges”, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management
  • Bonaccorsi A., Fantoni G., Apreda R., “Progetto di Foresight Tecnologico. Metodi e tecniche non convenzionali per immaginare il futuro della tecnologia”. Edizioni Plus, 2013