Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale

Green Economy Transition (GET) Programmes

About the project

Green Economy Transition (GET) Programmes are created to promote climate technology transfer into markets, developing specific measures to enable local environment for technology transfer, addressing policy, institutional, financial, and technical barriers, and to increase capacity of businesses to innovate in all areas of climate technologies’ development and deployment.

Principal Investigator:  Enrico Cagno

Researcher team: Giulia Felice, Chiara Franzoni, Marta Negri, Alessandra Neri, Boris Petrenj, Evila Piva, Lucia Tajoli, Andrea Trianni (EXT)

Funders: Multiple

Duration: 2016 – onwards

Partners: Multiple


Green Economy Transition (GET) Programmes (designed, implemented and evaluated) are part of a global drive towards climate technology transfer for developing countries and countries in transition. These funded programmes are created to promote climate technology transfer into markets, developing specific measures to enable local environment for technology transfer, addressing policy, institutional, financial, and technical barriers, and to increase capacity of businesses to innovate in all areas of climate technologies’ development and deployment. The main goal is to mainstream the Green Economy Transition (GET) approach by promoting sustainable energy and resource investments, to promote the market transition in countries of operations into environmentally sustainable economies, and to operate under the principles of additionality and transition impact. The strategy is to tackle against climate change through its climate finance, as well as supporting green growth of economies that goes beyond energy efficiency, renewables, resources efficiency and climate resilience measures to other environmental measures, such as reducing air pollution and land degradation. However, the urgency to scale-up those activities has always to match-up with the request of proof on ensuring that the investments stay within the principles of additionality and transition impact, i.e. there would not be other commercial investors willing to finance the technologies, therefore the programme would be additional, and not crowding out the commercial investors.


  • Serbia: Analysis of current status of the local market for climate technologies and related service, assessment of the broad R&D capabilities in the country in the area of climate technologies, and identification of the main gaps in terms of R&D resources, infrastructures and competences in the country (report)  Serbia: Assessment of the most appropriate innovation voucher scheme in the country with definition of areas of focus, eligibility criteria, and governance (report)
  • Serbia: Design, implementation and evaluation of the Green Innovation Voucher Scheme for SMEs (3 calls)
  • Ukraine: Design, implementation and evaluation of the Innovation Voucher Scheme (4 calls)
  • Turkey: Identification of a framework to classify the expertise available for waste minimisation in different waste streams and value chain links in the country and assessment of the most appropriate grant support scheme (report)
  • EBRD countries of operations: Development of a methodology to estimate the climate technologies market penetration, validation in real cases, and piloting the methodology in a EBRD’s countries of operations (report)
  • Demonstration of planning and technology tools for a circular, integrated and symbiotic use of water” (report)
  • Economic and social evaluation of water sludge treatment technologies (report)
  • Development of a methodology to map and assess sustainability value from technology innovation (report)
  • Negri M., Cagno E., Colicchia C., Sarkis J., “Integrating Sustainability and Resilience in the Supply Chain: A Systematic Literature Review and a Research Agenda”, doi: 10.1002/bse.2776, Business Strategy and the Environment, 2021 (to appear).
  • Cagno, E., Neri, A., Negri, M., Bassani, C., Lampertico T. “The Role of Digital Technologies in Operationalizing the Circular Economy Transition: A Systematic Literature Review”, doi: 10.3390/app11083328, Applied Sciences, 11, 3328, 1-34, 2021.
  • Trianni A., Negri M., Cagno E., “What factors affect the selection of industrial wastewater treatment configuration?”, doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112099, Journal of Environmental Management, 285, 112099, 1-18, 2021.
  • Neri A., Cagno E., Lepri M., Trianni A., “A Triple Bottom Line Balanced Set of Key Performance Indicators to Measure the Sustainability Performance of Industrial Supply Chains”, doi: 10.1016/j.spc.2020.12.018, Sustainable Production and Consumption, 26, 648-691, 2021.
  • Micheli G.J.L., Cagno E, Mustillo, G. Trianni A., “Green supply chain management drivers, practices and performance: A comprehensive study on the moderators”, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121024, Journal of Cleaner Production, 259, 121024, 1-19, 2020.
  • Cagno E., Neri A., Howard M., Brenna G., Trianni A., “Industrial Sustainability Performance Measurement Systems: A Novel Framework”, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.05.021, Journal of Cleaner Production, 230, 1354-1375, 2019.
  • Trianni A., Cagno E., Neri A., Howard M., “Measuring Industrial Sustainability Performance: Empirical Evidence from Italian and German Manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises”, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.05.076, Journal of Cleaner Production, 229, 1355-1376; 2019.
  • Neri A., Cagno E., Di Sebastiano G., Trianni A., “Industrial Sustainability: Modelling Drivers and Mechanisms with Barriers”, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.05.140, Journal of Cleaner Production, 194, 452-472, 2018.
  • Cagno E., Neri A., Trianni A., “Broadening to Sustainability the Perspective of Industrial Decision-Makers on the Energy Efficiency Measures Adoption: Some Empirical Evidence”, DOI: 10.1007/s12053-018-9621-0, Energy Efficiency, 11, 1193–1210, 2018.
  • Micheli G.J.L., Cagno E., Tappia E., “Improving Eco-efficiency Through Waste Reduction Beyond the Boundaries of a Firm: Evidence from a Multiplant case in the Ceramic Industry”, DOI:10.3390/su10010167, Sustainability, 10, 167, 1-16, 2018.
  • Ramirez-Portilla A., Cagno E., Brown T.E., “Open Innovation in Specialized SMEs: The Case of Supercars”, DOI: 10.1108/BPMJ-10-2016-0211, Business Process Management Journal, 23, 1167-1195, 2017.
  • Trianni A., Cagno E., Neri A., “Modelling Barriers to the Adoption of Industrial Sustainability Measures”, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.07.244, Journal of Cleaner Production, 168, 1482-1504, 2017.
  • Perotti S., Micheli G.J.L., Cagno E., “Motivations and Barriers to the Adoption of Green Supply Chain Practices Adoption among 3PLs”, doi: 10.1504/IJLSM.2015.067255, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 20(2), 179-198, 2015.


  • European Commission
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Central European Initiative (CEI)
  • Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF)
  • Lombardy Region
  • Saipem


  • University of Belgrade (Serbia)
  • United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD)
  • Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (Turkey)
  • Chamber of Commerce of Serbia (Serbia)
  • Greencubator (Ukraine)
  • IRIS (Italy)
  • Aalborg Universitet (Denmark)
  • Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy)
  • Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – CNRS (France)
  • Nanoquimia S.L. (Spain)
  • HEIM.ART Kulturverein-flussig (Austria)
  • Socamex S.A.U. (Spain)
  • Technion Israel Institute of Technology – TECHNION (Israel)
  • Vertech Group (France)
  • EKSO SRL (Italy)
  • Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)


  • Symbiosis Center (Denmark)
  • Olimpias d.o.o. (Croatia)
  • Municipality of Eilat (Israel)
  • Acquedotto Pugliese (Italy)
  • Regione Puglia (Italy)
  • Hochschule Rhein-Waal (Germany)
  • National Center for Mariculture (Israel)
  • Particula Group d.o.o. (Croatia)
  • UNI – Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione (Italy)
  • Cap Holding
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR IRSA)
  • Genegis Gi
  • Hydrogen For Development Of Environmental Projects (HYDEP)
  • M.M.I., Passavant Impianti
  • SEAM Engineering
  • Societa’ Italiana Acetilene e Derivati (S.I.A.D.)
  • Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca
  • Veolia Water Technologies Italia
  • VOMM Impianti e Processi