The research activity carried out at DIGEP deals with engineering areas (material transformation processes, manufacturing systems, industrial plants, technical drawing, and metrology), economics (analysis of industrial markets and regulation of service systems such as telecommunications, transports, and insurances), business management (management control and business organization) and, more recently, also industrial legislation (patents, contracts and regulations in competition and financial markets). 

Research at DIGEP is strengthened by fruitful collaborations with national and international universities and agencies, concerning technical as well as economic topics. Several research activities are based on participation to research projects sponsored by the European Union or on partnerships with industrial companies.