Fabio Sgaragli is Open & Social Innovation Manager at Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini. In this capacity, Fabio manages Open Incet, the Open Innovation Center of the City of Turin. He also oversees the activities of Fabriq, the first Incubator of Social Innovation of the Municipality of Milan, with its 20 social enterprises incubated so far.
He is author and editor of a number of articles and publications on Social Innovation, including the book titled “Building Social Innovation Ecosystems for Community Led Local Development” published by Fondazione Brodolini and a contributor to the URBACT Workstream Report 2015 on “Social Innovation in Cities”. In 2014 he chaired the Open Days European workshop on “Social Innovation in Cities” in Brussels and has led the project team for a DG Employment initiative on Social Impact Finance in the Lombardy Region in Italy.
He has been co-founder and manager of the PricewaterhouseCoopers global strategic unit on Corporate Social Responsibility, the largest change management effort at the time to turn the 150.000 people strong company into the most forward looking practice in the industry. Fabio has an extensive experience in consulting and capacity building with projects in 30 countries in the 5 continents.
Fabio has been an advisor for Europe to Creative Advantage, a US based boutique consultancy specialised on corporate innovation services for the private sector. Fabio is also founder of the MIT Responsible Leadership Institute.
Marco Riva is Innovation Manager at Open Incet, where he develops projects and policies to support the local innovation ecosystem. He is also advisor of the Department for Social Policies of the Piedmont Region, where he oversees social innovation policies.
Marco was for seven years the Head of “Research, Innovation and Social Policy” Department of Rosselli Foundation, an important research institute focused on Economics, Political and Social Sciences.
He has managed research activities in different fields: social innovation, knowledge economy, social policies, public finance, behavioral sciences, foresight and analysis of technological scenarios.
Matteo Dispenza began his career as a reporter for Italian television; he worked at Televideo Rai. He then began to work on web design projects and founded Libre, a creative digital group based in Turin. He is currently Professor of Innovation and New Media at Istruzione Tecnica Superiore Foundation in Turin.
Since 2001 Patrizia has been a researcher and consultant in the policy field, after graduating in Public Policy Analysis (MAPP) and since July 2015 she has been a project manager at Open INCET, the Open Innovation Center of Turin.
In 2002 she was the coordinator of the Eastern Piedmont Univeristy Master in Local Development until 2009. Since 2003 she has been the coordinator of a research centre in policy analysis settled in Torino (Lapo – Laboratorio di politiche pubbliche) where she conducts research concentrated on democratic innovation process, the analysis of decision-making, implementation and evaluation of policies related to strategic planning and local development, active labor policies and environmental policies.
In 2009 Patrizia was a Fellow of the German Marshall Fund (GMF), Washington, DC, in the Comparative Domestic Policy program (CDP) with a research project on employment policies for the inclusion of disabled people. She has been partner of Sociopratiche Association since 2013.
Alberto Rudellat graduated from the University of Pisa in 2007 with a law degree. In 2008, he completed his master’s in Public Policy Analysis and in 2011 he attended the Postgraduate Specialization course on Local Participation and Urban Sustainable Development at the IUAV University in Venice. He is a researcher and consultant for the evaluation of public policies, particularly on the issues of environmental policies and local development. He isa member of the scientific committee of the Laboratorio di Politiche (University of Turin) and partner of associazioneIzmosince 2010.
Francesco earned a master degree in “Innovation and Development in the Global Economy” at the University of Turin.
He has been doing some research on financial strategies for innovation, focusing on the risk for the innovative firms with respect to financing, as well as on information asymmetries between financial supporters and entrepreneurs. He also made a research on public funds paid into research and innovation from 2000 to 2010 in Piedmont. In this way he investigated how a professional in public sector is able to attract private funds (Crowding-in effects).
He was selected by the research facility Luigi Einaudi and Carlo Alberto College for the research project “Alberto Musy 2017 – Potential Investors in Research in Piedmont and Turin”.
Francesco worked in logistics for big musical events, before starting his working experience at Open Incet.
Caterina holds a master’s degree in “Foreign Languages and Literatures” immediately showing a great interest in international relations.
Studies and work experiences abroad strengthen her knowledge of foreign languages, as well as her inclination toward interpersonal relations.
Caterina works in the field of projects funded under European programs, tourism and language training; she takes part to the EXPO Milano 2015 helping developing countries by working in their Clusters, thus having the possibility to increase her knowledge of territorial and social development.