About Me


I am an Associate Professor of Management at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa. I am also Research Fellow with the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE), University of California – Berkeley and Social Innovation Fellow with the Meridian International Center of Washington, DC. I am currently the Italian Representative on the SMEs & Access to Finance Programme Committee, for Horizon 2020, with the European Commission.

I teach innovation management and innovation policy, I am the Co-Director of the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration Program at the Sant’Anna, the Director of the Confucius Institute of Pisa, and the Director of the Galilei Institute in Chongqing University.

My research deals with Open Innovation, appropriation of innovation and science and technology policy. I also work on technology transfer, intellectual property and R&D management.

Twitter: @adiminin
Blog: #Fuoriclasse - Nòva Sole24Ore
CV: PDF





Education

  • Dec 2006. I’ve got my Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley http://www-dcrp.ced.berkeley.edu .
  • May 2002. Master of Science in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA, USA) www.spp.gatech.edu. The concentration of my master was in regional development and innovation policy.
  • June 2001. Special diploma in Economics from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) www.sssup.it.
  • July 2000. Bachelor in Political Economics from the University of Pisa www.ec.unipi.it.
  • May 1996. International Baccalaureate from the United World College of the Adriatic located in Duino (TS) www.uwc.org.

Positions

  • July 2013 - February 2014. Senior Advisor on Innovation Policy and Technology to the Minister of Research, Education and University, the Hon. Maria Chiara Carrozza, Rome (Italy).
  • Since August 2013. Italian Member of the configuration of the 'SMEs and Access to Risk Finance' Horizon 2020 Programme Committee
  • Since May 2003. Research Fellow at BRIE, UC Berkeley (CA).
  • Since May 2003. Research Assistant for the MaIn Laboratory - Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, (Italy).
  • Sept. 2004 to May 2005. Research Assistant for the Center for Open Innovation at the IMIO - Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley (CA).
  • Aug. 2002 - Dec. 2004. Graduate Student Instructor for Prof. Stephen Cohen – University of California - Berkeley (CA).
  • Summer 2003. Graduate Research Assistant - European Union Institute and BRIE, UC Berkeley (CA).
  • May 2002 - May 2003. Research Assistant at the Link Research Center – Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (CA).
  • January 2001 – May 2002. Research Assistant for Prof. Philip Shapira - Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta (GA).
  • May – September 2001. Internship at the Economic Development Institute - Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (GA).
  • September - December 2000. Internship at the Center for Organizational Innovation of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (Italy).
  • May – September 2000. Internship at the Telecom Italia Lab, Turin (Italy).
  • May 1999 – May 2000. External Collaboration with the Institute for Regional Economic Planning for the Region Tuscany (IRPET), Florence (Italy).

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals
  • Di Minin, Alberto, Frattini, Federico, Bianchi, Mattia, Bortoluzzi, Guido, & Piccaluga, Andrea. (2014). Die Talentfabrik. Harvard Business Manager, 2014(10).
  • Corsi, S., Di Minin, A., Piccaluga, A., Sangalli, I., & Trenti, S. (2014). Towards a better understanding of relationship marketing-based integration processes of italian high-tech companies in Japan. Economia e Politica Industriale, 41(2), 43-66.
  • Appio, F. P., Cesaroni, F., & Di Minin, A. (2014). Visualizing the structure and bridges of the intellectual property management and strategy literature: a document co-citation analysis. Scientometrics.
  • Bianchi, M., Frattini, F., Lejarraga, J., & Di Minin, A. (2014). Technology Exploitation Paths: Combining Technological and Complementary Resources in New Product Development and Licensing. Journal of Product Innovation Management.
  • Corsi, S., Di Minin, A., & Piccaluga, A. (2014). Reverse Innovation at Speres. A case study in China. Research-Technology Management, (July-August), 28-24.
  • Corsi, Simone, & Di Minin, Alberto. (2013). Disruptive Innovation . . . in Reverse: Adding a Geographical Dimension to Disruptive Innovation Theory. Creativity and Innovation Management, 23(1), 76-90
  • A. Di Minin, Federico Frattini, Mattia Bianchi, Guido Bortoluzzi, and Andrea Piccaluga. “Udinese Calcio Soccer Club as a Talents Factory: Strategic Agility, Diverging Objectives, and Resource Constraints.” European Management Journal (2013).
  • A. Di Minin, and D. Faems. “Building Appropriation Advantage.” California Management Review 55, no. 4 (2013): 7-14.
  • A. Di Minin,  J. Zhang, & P. Gammeltolf (2012). Chinese foreign direct investment in R&D in Europe: A new model of R&D internationalization? European Management Journal, 30(3): 189-203.
  • A Di Minin, and M. Bianchi. (2011). Safe Nests in Global Nets: Internalization and Appropriability of R&D in Wireless Telecom. Journal of International Business Studies, 42(7): 910-34 Bianchi, M., A. Di Minin, and F. Frattini (2011) Towards a phenotype of the amphibious company: an illustration from the chemical industry.Journal of Business Chemistry, 8(1): 5-16.
  • A. Di Minin, and J. Zhang (2010) An Exploratory Study on International R&D Strategies of Chinese Companies in Europe. Review of Policy Research, 27(4): 433–55.
  • A. Di Minin, F. Frattini A. Piccaluga (2010) Fiat: Open Innovation in a downturn (1993-2003). California Management Review, 52(3): 132-59.
  • M. Benassi and A. Di Minin (2009) Playing in between: IP brokers in markets for technology. R&D Management, 39(1): 68-86.
  • S. S. Cohen, A. Di Minin, Y. Motoyama and C. Palmberg (2009) The Persistence of home-bias for important R&D in Wireless Telecom and Automobiles. Review of Policy Research, 27 (March): 55-76.
  • K. R. Fabrizio and A. Di Minin (2008) Commercializing the laboratory: Faculty patenting and the open science environment. Research Policy, 37(5): 914-931.
  • J. T. Macher, D. C. Mowery and A. Di Minin (2007) The “non-globalization” of innovation in the semiconductor industry. California Management Review, 50, 217.
  • A. Di Minin and C. Palmberg (2007) A case for non-globalization? Strategic R&D in wireless communications. Nordic and Baltic Journal of Information and Communication Technologies, 1 (1): 46.
  • C. Balderi, P. Butelli, G. Conti, A. Di Minin, A. Piccaluga (2007) Towards an Italian way in the valorization of results from public research.ImpresaProgetto, 01-2007
  • F. Cesaroni, A. Di Minin and A. Piccaluga (2005) Marketing dell’high-tech e Marketing delle tecnologie. Mercati e Competitività (October).
  • F. Cesaroni, A. Di Minin and A. Piccaluga (2005) Exploration and exploitation strategies in industrial R&D. Creativity and Innovation Management, 14 (3): 222-232.
  • F. Cesaroni, A. Di Minin and A. Piccaluga (2004) New strategic goals and organizational solutions in large R&D labs: lessons from Centro Ricerche Fiat and Telecom Italia Lab. R&D Management, 34 (1): 45-56.
Edited Books
  • Chesbrough, Henry and Di Minin, A. (2014). Open Social Innovation. In H. Chesbrough, W. Vanhaverbeke & J. West (Eds.), New Frontiers in Open Innovation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • L. Cinquini, A. Di Minin, and Riccardo Varaldo, eds. New Business Models and Value Creation: A Service Science Perspective. Milan: Springer, 2013.
  • H. Chesbrough, A. Di Minin, and A. Piccaluga. “Business Model Innovation Paths.” In New Business Models and Value Creation: A Service Science Perspective, edited by Lino Cinquini, A. Di Minin and Riccardo Varaldo. Milano: Springer Italia, 2013.
  • A. Di Minin, A. Piccaluga, and M. Rizzone. 2009. Chapter 3: R&D People. In Chiesa, Vittorio & Federico Frattini, editors, Measurement and Evaluation of Research and Development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Macher, J.T., D.C. Mowery, and A. Di Minin (2007). Globalization of innovation in the semiconductor industry. In Globalization of Innovation, edited by J. T. Macher and D. C. Mowery. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences.
  • Di Minin, A., M. Lazzeroni, and A. Piccaluga (2006). Economic growth in knowledge intensive emerging areas: the high-tech cluster in Pisa. In Regional Development in the Knowledge Economy, edited by P. Cooke and A. Piccaluga. Oxford, UK: Routledge.
  • Youtie, J., P. Shapira, et al. (2002). “Who Uses LaGrange’s Public Internet System? Results of the LaGrange Internet Access Survey.” LaGrange Internet Access Project, Atlanta, GA Working Paper 2, Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Piccaluga, A. and A. Di Minin (2001). La valorizzazione della R&S nel settore delle telecomunicazioni: la transizione da CSELT a TiLab. La valorizzazione della ricerca scientifica. A. Piccaluga. Milano, Franco Angeli.
Books
  • A. Di Minin, Maria Gagliardi, and Alberto Pirni. Crisi, Equità, Modelli Di Sviluppo. Roma: Aracne Editrice, 2013.
  • A. Di Minin, 2008. Nidi Sicuri tra le Reti Globali. Come le Multinazionali Innovano all’Estero. Milano: FrancoAngeli
Collaborations on books
  • H. Chesbrough (2008) Open: Modelli di business per l’innovazione. Edited by A. Di Minin. Milano, Egea.
Newspapers/magazines
  • Il Sole 24 Ore tagged articles: http://argomenti.ilsole24ore.com/alberto-di-minin.html
  • A. Di Minin, and A. Piccaluga 2011 and 2012 Open for Innovation La Repubblica.
  • (12 articles published on Affari & Finanza Monday economic supplement).
  • A. Di Minin, & M. Rizzone (2011). San Francisco – Pier 38: dove approdano le idee. Innov’Azione, 12: 18-22.
  • A. Di Minin, and R. Pietrabissa. (2010). Viaggio nell’America di Frontiera. Il trasferimento tecnologico passa (anche) di qua. Innov’Azione, 9: 4-5.
Working Papers
  • R. Varaldo and A. Di Minin (2009) Il nuovo Capitalismo Imprenditoriale del Research in Italy. Occasional Paper Ufficio Studi Finmeccanica, Luglio 2009.
  • A. Di Minin, A. Piccaluga and M. Rizzone (2008) Through the eyes of industrial researchers: how new “Connect & Develop” practices change the role of human resources in the lab. MaIn Lab Working Paper (03).
  • A. Di Minin and C. Palmberg (2007)Why is strategic R&D (still) homebound in a globalized industry? The case of leading firms in wireless telecom. Sloan Industry Studies Working Paper Series.
  • A. Di Minin and C. Palmberg (2006) A case for non-globalization? The organization of R&D in the wireless telecommunications industry. ETLA Discussion Paper, 1047. Berkeley, CA.
  • H. Chesbrough and A. Di Minin (2005) The management of intellectual property rights: The case of patent reassignments. Innovation Seminar WP, Haas Business School. Berkeley, CA.
  • K. R. Markievicz and A. Di Minin (2004) Commercializing the laboratory: The relationship between faculty patenting and publishing.Innovation Seminar WP, Haas Business School. Berkeley, CA.
  • A. Di Minin (2004) Industrial R&D in Italy: What are the new dynamics of exploitation and exploration? In-Sat Working Paper (04).
  • A. Di Minin (2004) Commercializing the laboratory: The relationship between faculty patenting and publishing. In-Sat Working Paper (02).
  • A. Di Minin (2004) Innovation in peripheral economies: the case of Pisa. In-Sat Working Paper (01).
  • A. Di Minin (2003) Regions in the global knowledge economy. In-Sat Working Paper (02).
  • J. Youtie, P. Shapira et al. (2002) Who Uses LaGrange’s Public Internet System? Results of the LaGrange Internet Access Survey – LaGrange Internet Access Project, Atlanta, GA Working Paper 2, Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • P. Shapira, J. Youtie et al. (2001) Evaluation of the MITI advanced material processing and machining technology program. Prepared for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Tokyo, Japan. Atlanta (GA), Georgia Tech School of Public Policy and Technology Policy and Assessment Center.

Theses

  • A. Di Minin (2006) Internationalization of Research and Development: Evidence from the Semiconductor and Wireless Telecommunications Industries.
  • U.C. Berkeley Dissertation, Berkeley (CA). Doctorate.
  • P. M. Counts and A. Di Minin (2003) Research and innovation in mid-size cities. Local technology-based development experiences in Savannah (GA-USA) and Pisa (Italy). MSPP dissertation, Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, Atlanta (GA). Master of Sciences.
  • A. Di Minin (2000) New enterprises and public support strategies. A methodology for Policy Evaluation applied to L.R. 27/93. Dissertation Facoltà di Economia, Pisa. Bachelor of Arts.

Talks

Papers presented at conferences or workshops
  • Rangus, Kaja, Drnovsek, M., & Di Minin, A. (2014). Proclivity for Open Innovation: Construct Conceptualization and Empirical Validation. R&D Management Conference, Stuttgart.
  • Di Minin, A., Marullo, C., & Piccaluga, A. (2014). Born Open? A look to Open Innovation for the perspective of HTSFs. . R&D Management Conference, Stuttgart.
  • Casprini, Elena, Di Minin, A., & Marullo, C. (2014). Start ups survival: do business models matter?. R&D Management Conference, Stuttgart.
  • Bagheri, Kamran, Di Minin, A., Paraboschi, A., & Piccaluga, A. (2014). Platform leaders to provide Patent Shelter. R&D Management Conference, Stuttgart.
  • Paraboschi, A., Di Minin, A., & Piccaluga, A. (2014). Innovation in Sports. R&D Management Conference, Stuttgart.
  • K. Rangus,  Mateja Drnovšek, and A. Di Minin. "Proclivity for Open Innovation: Construct Conceptualization and Empirical Validation ". Academy of Management (2013).
  • A. Piccaluga, Alberto Di Minin, Francesco P. Appio, Simone Corsi, and Francesca Lazzeri. "Exploring Prometheus Gifts: A Case of Co-Creation and Co-Development." R&D Management Conference Manchester (2013).
  • S. Corsi,  and A. Di Minin. "Chinese Market as a Source of Global Innovation: Foreign Mncs’ R&D Activities in China." IPDMC Paris (2013).
  • E. Casprini,  A. Di Minin, and Andrea Piccaluga. "Reshaping an R&D-Based Innovation Process in a Medium-Sized Firm." R&D Management Conference Manchester (2013).
  • A. Di Minin, and D. Faems. "Intellectual Property Management, in Search of New Practices, Strategies and Business Models." EPO Workshop Munich, May 2012 (2012).
  • A. Di Minin, F. Cesaroni, A. Piccaluga, & D. Baglieri, (2012). The How and Who of IP-based new product development: the case of STMicroelectronics ’Lab-on-Chip.' Academy of Management, 2012 Annual Meeting Boston.
  • S. Corsi, & A. Di Minin (2012). Chinese market as a source of global innovation: Foreign MNCs’ R&D Activities in China Academy of Management, 2012 Annual Meeting Boston.
  • A. Di Minin, Appio, F. P., Corsi, S., & Lazzeri, F. (2012). Collaborative creation and development with customers: the case of Ansaldo Energia.10th International Open and User Innovation Workshop, Harvard Business School.
  • A. Di Minin, & Appio, F. P. (2012). Customer-driven codevelopment: a fast-track to radical innovation in b2b. 2nd Conference on Innovation Research, Tilburg University.
  • A. Di Minin, and F. Frattini. (2011). Turning external technology into new products: the moderating role of absorptive capacity, Kites Brown Bag Series. Milano, Università Bocconi (January).
  • A. Di Minin, F. Frattini and A. Piccaluga. (2010) Fiat: Open Innovation in a Downturn (1993-2003). Open Innovation Speaker Series, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley (November).
  • A. Di Minin, F. Frattini and A. Piccaluga. (2010) Fiat: Open Innovation in a Downturn (1993-2003). CIS Conference on Innovation, TIlburg (June).
  • A. Di Minin, F. Frattini and A. Piccaluga. (2010) Fiat: Open Innovation in a Downturn (1993-2003). Industy Studies Association Conference, Chicago (May).
  • A. Di Minin, J. Zhang and X. Quan. (2010) A Comparison on International R&D Strategies of Chinese Companies in Europe and the U.S. R&D Management Conference. Manchester: RADMA.
  • M. Bianchi, A. Di Minin, F. Frattini and J. Lejarraga. (2010) Turning external technology into new products: the moderating role of absorptive capacity R&D Management Conference. Manchester: RADMA.
  • S. Corsi and A. Di Minin. (2010) Entering the Asian Developmental State in High-Tech and Service Industries: the Case of Italian SMEs in China and Japan R&D Management Conference. Manchester: RADMA.
  • A. Di Minin, J. Zhang and P. Gammeltoft. (2010) Chinese foreign direct investment in R&D in Europe: a new model of R&D internationalization? The 2nd Copenhagen Conference on: ’Emerging Multinationals’: Outward Investment from Emerging and Developing Economies. Copenhagen Business School.
  • A. Di Minin, F. Cesaroni and A. Piccaluga. (2010) Patent-based R&D Strategies: The case of STMicroelectronics’ Lab-on-Chip R&D Management Conference. Manchester: RADMA.
  • M. Bianchi, A. Di Minin, F. Frattini and J. Lejarraga. (2010) Turning external technology into new products: the moderating role of absorptive capacity 17th IPDM Conference. Murcia, Spain: Product Development and Management Association.
  • Varaldo, R. and A. Di Minin (2010), A new form of entrepreneurial capitalism based on innovation and Research in Italy. Keynote Speaker SeriesFinmeccanica. Febr 25th , Rome (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin (2009) Safe Nests in Global Nets. Atlanta Conference on Science and Technology Policy, Atlanta (GA).
  • A. Di Minin and J. Zhang (2009) One way or two ways globalization? The double-network theory and Chinese R&D internationalization. Atlanta Conference on Science and Technology Policy, Atlanta (GA).
  • A. Di Minin (2009) Safe Nests in Global Nets. Pescara Workshop, Pescara (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin and J. Zhang (2009) One way or two ways globalization? The double-network theory and Chinese R&D internationalization.Industry Studies Conference, Chicago (IL).
  • A. Di Minin (2009) Safe Nests in Global Nets. Seminario del Dipartimento di Economia, Università Statale di Milano, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche.
  • A. Di Minin (2009) Why is strategic R&D (still) homebound in a globalized industry? Safe Nests in Global Nets. George Mason University, Arlington (VA).
  • A. Di Minin (2009) Why is strategic R&D (still) homebound in a globalized industry? Safe Nests in Global Nets. Volterra Ph.D. Review, Volterra (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin and J. Zhang (2008) Preliminary Evidence on the International R&D Strategies of Chinese Companies in Europe. Emerging Multinationals: Outward Foreign Direct Investment from Emerging and Developing Economies, DRUID, Copenhagen (Denmark).
  • A. Di Minin, A. Piccaluga and M. Rizzone (2008) Through the eyes of industrial researchers: how new “Connect & Develop” practices change the role of human resources in the lab. R&D Management, Ottawa (Canada).
  • A. Di Minin and C. Palmberg (2008) Why is strategic R&D (still) homebound in a globalized industry? AIM Workshop, Imperial College, London (UK).
  • C. Balderi, P. Butelli, G. Conti, A. Di Minin and A. Piccaluga (2008) Towards an Italian way of public research valorization. The importance of time and commitment. R&D Management Conference, Bremen (Germany).
  • A. Di Minin and C. Palmberg (2007) Revisiting the case of "Non Globalization" in the wireless telecommunications industry. Industry Studies Annual Conference, Boston (MA).
  • M. Benassi and A. Di Minin (2007) Playing in between: IP brokers in markets for technology. Academy of Management, Philadelphia (USA).
  • A. Di Minin and C. Palmberg (2007) Why is strategic R&D (still) homebound in a globalized industry? The case of leading firms in wireless telecom. Conference on Corporate R&D, Sevilla (Spain).
  • S. S. Cohen, A. Di Minin, Y. Motoyama and C. Palmberg (2007) The Persistence of home-bias for important R&D in Wireless Telecom and Automobiles. BRIE - ETLA Conference, Berkeley (CA).
  • J. T. Macher, D. C. Mowery and A. Di Minin (2006) The changing structure of inventive activity and process: innovation in the global semiconductor industry, 1994-2004. Druid Summer Conference, Copenhagen (Denmark).
  • A. Di Minin and C. Palmberg (2006) Revisiting the case of "Non Globalization" in the wireless telecommunications industry. IRI Summer School, Volterra (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin and C. Palmberg (2006) Revisiting the case of "Non Globalization" in the wireless telecommunications industry. Transatlantic Student Conference, London Business School, London (UK).
  • A. Di Minin and C. Palmberg (2006) Revisiting the case of "Non Globalization" in the wireless telecommunications industry. Schumpeter Society, Sophia-Antipolis (France).
  • A. Di Minin and C. Palmberg (2006) Revisiting the case of "Non Globalization" in the wireless telecommunications industry. Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Meetings, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (GA).
  • A. Di Minin and C. Palmberg (2005) R&D Management and Internationalization of the Intellectual Property Dimension. Transatlantic Student Conference, London Business School, London (UK).
  • H. Chesbrough and A. Di Minin (2005) The management of intellectual property rights: The case of patent reassignments. R&D Management Conference, Pisa (Italy).
  • H. Chesbrough and A. Di Minin (2005) The management of intellectual property rights: The case of patent reassignments. Triple Helix Conference, Turin (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin (2005) Patel and Pavitt revised: innovation and IP management in multinational corporations, 10 years after the case of "non-globalization". International Workshop on Innovation, Multinationals and Local Development, Catania (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin (2004) From the R&D Lab to the R&D Network. IRI Summer School, San Miniato (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin (2004) R&D in Multinationals, the IP Dimension. Seminario CESPRI, Università Bocconi, Milan (Italy).
  • F. Cesaroni, A. Di Minin and A. Piccaluga (2004) R&D management in large Italian firms: changes in strategy and organization. International Association of Management of Technology, Washington DC.
  • A. Di Minin, M. Lazzeroni and A. Piccaluga (2003) HTSFs in peripheral, knowledge intensive areas: an in-depth analysis in Pisa. The Eleventh Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, Manchester (UK).
  • P. M. Counts and A. Di Minin (2003) Research and innovation in mid-size cities. Local technology-based development experiences in Savannah (GA-USA) and Pisa (Italy). Regional Studies Association Conference, Pisa (Italy).
  • F. Cesaroni, A. Di Minin and A. Piccaluga (2002) The continuous and hard effort to define strategic goals and organizational solutions in large R&D centers: lessons from Centro Ricerche Fiat and Telecom Italia Lab. R&D Management Conference, Leuven (Belgium).
  • A. Di Minin (2009) Safe Nests in Global Nets. Atlanta Conference on Science and Technology Policy, Atlanta (GA).
Coordination of Conferences and Workshops
  • 2011 I organized together with Prof Dries Faems a Paper Symposium at the Academy of Management of San Antonio, TX, dedicated to Intellectual Property Management. Leading scholars from European and North American institutions were part of a lively debate.
  • 2010 I organized as Scientific Coordinator the opening week of the Club dell’Innovazione, by the Provincia di Catania (October). Local policy makers, entrepreneurs, managers and journalists were present to the five days roundtable on the economy of this Sicilian province.
  • 2009-2010 I served as Scientific Co-Coordinator of the XIX and of the XX European Doctoral Summer Schools on Technology Management, organized by EIASM.
  • 2009 I coordinated with Prof. Andrea Piccaluga a workshop on the Indian economy, hosted at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. The event, titled “I mille volti dell’India” featured presentations by academics working on international business and entrepreneurship, journalists and managers.
  • 2009 I was the Scientific Coordinator of the Spring edition of “Capturing Creativity”, a lecture series organized by the American Embassy in Rome within the program Partnership for Growth, to promote entrepreneurial activities in Italy. www.italy.usembassy.gov/Face2Face/cc
  • 2008 I coordinated with Prof. Andrea Piccaluga the Florence event of Global Entrepreneurship Week. We organized a full day workshop on first generation entrepreneurship with contributions from founders of companies, representative of the banking, academic and policy community.http://www.unleashingideas.org/
  • 2008 I have organized the presentation of the Italian Edition of “OPEN: Modelli di Business per l’innovazione” by Henry Chesbrough. The workshop, held in Florence, was highly anticipated and featured the presence of the author
  • 2007-08 I have assisted Henry Chesbrough in the organization of the Berkeley Innovation Forum, a focus group of for theory and practice to confront and align. It is now comprised of 30 member companies, who meet twice a year in Berkeley, to exchange information and experience on managing innovation..
  • 2007-08 I have served as scientific co-coordinator of the Fondazione IRI Summer School on Management Studies on “International Business Studies” (July 2007) and ”Managing Organizational Learning and Change” (July 2008).
  • 2005-06 I have assisted Professors Stephen Cohen and John Zysman with the organization of the BRIE/ETLA conferences. During these roundtables scholars from Europe and the U.S. were sharing their research agenda with colleagues, leading representatives of high-tech industries and policy makers.
Technical and Policy Presentations
  • A. Di Minin,  and Andrea Paraboschi. "Costruire Un Futuro Smart." Green City Energy Pisa (2013).
  • A. Di Minin,  " A Look at Start-Ups from a S&T Perspective ". Berlin Start Ups (2013).
  • A. Di Minin,  "Le Priorità Del Miur Per Le Politiche Sull'innovazione." Convegno Unipol, Occupazione dei giovani, start up e innovazione, tra politiche pubbliche e iniziative di comunità (2013).
  • A. Di Minin,  Simone Corsi, and Francesca Lazzeri. "Cittadini, Utenti, Clienti… Innovatori." European Festival (2013).
  • A. Di Minin,  and Elena Casprini. "Open Innovation E Proprietà Intellettuale." NETVAL Summer School Bertinoro (2012).
  • A. Di Minin,  Elena Casprini, and Leonardo Dri. "The Future Is Now Innovation, New and Old Business Models Facing the Social Media Revolution." TD Group Customer Day November 2012 (2012).
  • A. Di Minin (2012) Toscana Open. Dall'innovazione chiusa all'innovazione aperta. Confindustria Toscana.
  • A. Di Minin, (2011)'E-Commerce Business Models: a dialogue with Filippo Berto, Giuseppe Giglio, Diego Piacentini. Digital Economy Forum,Venice:11- 12 May.
  • A. Di Minin (2011) Le innovazioni necessarie. Confindustria Giovani Imprenditori, Stresa(July 8th).
  • A. Di Minin. (2011) Introduction to Henry Chesbrough. International Open Innovation Tour, Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, Fondazione Cariplo, Milan.
  • A. Di Minin. (2011) The Silicon Valley Ecosystem. MIB Trieste.
  • A. Di Minin. (2011) Technology Management and Innovation for RIPI. Research Institute on Petroleum Industry, Teheran.
  • A. Di Minin. (2011) Absorptive Capacity as a the goal of business strategy and innovation policy
  • Internet Better Business (Florence, CNA January 24th).
  • R. Varaldo and A. Di Minin. (2010) Fondazione Ricerca & Imprenditorialità. Istituto Italiano di Cultura - San Francisco, November.
  • R. Varaldo and A. Di Minin. (2010) Fondazione Ricerca & Imprenditorialità. Chongqing University, October.
  • A. Di Minin. (2010) Roundtable - Useful assets for entrepreneurs in Italy and abroad
  • Fulbright BEST Alumni Reunion at Enel Green Power (December 21st).
  • A. Di Minin. (2010) Andata e Ritorni. L'esperienza di un eterno studente della San Francisco Bay Presentazione progetto Fulbright BEST ai nuovi borsisti. Finmeccanica Roma.
  • A. Di Minin, A. Piccaluga and M. Bianchi (2010) Innovation Waves. Knauf-College, Villa Igiea Palermo (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin, (2010) The Barbaric Firm. Maps and compass for uncharted territories. Alberto Di Minin interviews Alessandro Baricco and Edoardo Nesi.
  • Consiglio Nazionale Artigiani - Next, Torino - Teatro Regio(1 ottobre).
  • A. Di Anselmo and L. Lo Cascio. (2010) Bridging up with Entrepreneurial talents. Talents circulation an opportunity for the European innovation systems. META Group.
  • A. Di Minin. (2010) Notes on Technology Transfer in Italy prepared for Ambassador David Thorne.
  • U.S. Embassy, Rome (June 15th).
  • Varaldo, R. and Di Minin, A. (2010), A new form of entrepreneurial capitalism based on innovation and Research in Italy. Keynote Speaker Series Finmeccanica. Febr 25th , Rome, Italy.
  • A. Di Minin and A. Piccaluga (2009) Business Model Innovation. Knauf-College, Hotel San Francesco a Monte, Napoli (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin and A. Piccaluga (2009) Facing the Conjuncture. Knauf-College, Molino Stucky Hilton, Venice (Italy).
  • R. Varaldo and A. Di Minin (2009) La crisi, tante incertezze. Focus Meeting: Inventare il Futuro per Gestire il Presente, Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin and A. Piccaluga (2008) Nuova imprenditorialità: Operazione valore. Global Entrepreneurship Week, CR Firenze, Florence (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin (2008) L’innovazione dei Modelli di Business. Il ruolo dei KIBS. Fiera di La Spezia, La Spezia (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin (2008) Italian OPEN Business Models. OPEN: Modelli di business per l'innovazione. Presentazione dell'edizione italiana, CR Firenze, Florence (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin (2008) Il ruolo dell’Università nell’Open Economy. 7° Workshop ATA Università – Industria, Politecnico di Milano.
  • A. Di Minin and A. Piccaluga (2007) La Valorizzazione della Ricerca Pubblica. Dalla Ricerca al Mercato. Modelli di Sviluppo per le imprese technology-based, ASTER, Modena (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin (2007) Scuola Sant’Anna e Ingegneria dei Servizi. SSME – AICA, Milan (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin (2007) Le aziende spin-off ed il trasferimento tecnologico dall'università all'industria. VIII Convention IBAN, Milan (Italy).
  • A. Di Minin (2005) Starting a Ph.D. dissertation in business studies. R&D in multinationals and IP Management. ICMG Meeting – IP Forum, Half Moon Bay (CA).
  • A. Piccaluga and A. Di Minin (2004) La valorizzazione della ricerca nelle università italiane: strategie, strumenti e risultati. Conferenza ATA, Udine (Italy).

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2007. Industry Studies Doctoral Dissertation Award, A.P. Sloan Foundation, New York.
  • 2005. Prof. Michael B. Teitz Fellowship for Doctoral Students in Urban Planning. Berkeley, CA (USA).
  • Academic Year 2005-06. Dean's Normative Time Fellowship. Graduate Division, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Academic Years 2003-04 and 2004-05. Fondazione IRI Fellowship for Doctoral Students in Management. Fondazione IRI, Rome (Italy).
  • Academic Year 2003-04. Award for outstanding Graduate Student Instructor. UC Berkeley.
  • Fall 2002 & Spring 2003. Department Grant. Dept. of City Planning University of California, Berkeley.
  • 2001-02. William H. Read Award for outstanding Graduate Student. School of Public Policy Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Spring, Summer, Fall 2001 & Spring 02. Graduate Research Assistant Out of State Tuition Waiver, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech.
  • 2001. Outstanding Graduation Fellowship awarded by the University of Pisa, Italy.
  • 1996-2001. Four years Scholarship. Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa).
  • 1994-96. Two years International Scholarship for the United World College of the Adriatic. The Italian Commission of the United World Colleges, Rome, Italy.

Editorial Experience

  • Guest Editor for California Management Review Special Issue on Intellectual Property Management: in search for new practices, strategies and business models.
  • Associate Editor for Innovation Process, Radical, Open Innovation, and Intellectual Property Management, for Creativity & Innovation Management

Academic Professional Membership

  • Member of the International Steering Committee on Open Innovation, Open Innovation Corporation (Lafayette, California)
  • Member of the editorial board of Economia e Politica Industriale (Milan, Italy).
  • Reviewer of papers submitted to scientific journals such as:
  • Creativity and Innovation Management , Industrial and Corporate Change, R&D Management Journal, Research Policy, Journal of International Business Studies, Long Range Planning.
  • Former Member of the Early Career Committee of the Industry Studies Association (Pittsburgh/Boston, USA).

Associational/Voluntary Interests

  • 2005-2003. Member of the International House Student Council, and International House Board of Directors, at UC Berkeley.
  • Since 1997. Member of the Recruiting Team of the UWC Italian Committee, for the organization of regional and national selections for admission to the United World Colleges.
  • Since 2004. Member of the International Italian Student Association @ UC Berkeley (IISA).
  • 2001-02. Teacher of Italian as a second language, at the Student Center of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.
  • 2000-1999. Student Delegate at the School of Economics Council at the University of Pisa.
  • 1998. Member of AIESEC (international association of student in economics).