Enjoy the EINST4INE Journey!

The European Training Network for Industry Digital Transformation across Innovation Ecosystems, also known as EINST4INE, is a consortium of 7 European academic and non-academic beneficiaries…


I am extremely happy to announce the publication of a new paper, titled “Team boundary-spanning activities and performance of technology transfer organizations: evidence from China”. …

Academy of Management 2019

In August 2019 Alberto participated, with some members of his research group, at the Academy of Management conference in Boston, USA. The group was composed…

#Fuoriclasse: My blog on Sole24Ore Nova

Since 2014 my blog #Fuoriclasse has been covering exceptional stories of innovation. Fuoriclasse is hosted by the Sole24Ore Nova and is dedicated to portrait stories of exceptional individuals who managed to do great things through their work.

October 8th: Engagement Day

The Institute of Management opens the doors to Alumni & Friends. A day to network and brainstorm at Scuola Sant’Anna. RSVP through this link

Nòva Open Innovation Days 2016

On the 30th of September Alberto will be present at the Nòva Open Innovation Days hosted by the University of Padova. More Info

Alberto at the EU Parliament

Today Alberto was at the European Parliament in Bruxelles in order to take part in the presentation of the manual «SME and Financial Engineering in…

Milan, Ambrosetti Tech Forum 2016

Alberto was the Innovation Advisor of The European House – Ambrosetti for the organization of the Technology Forum 2016. Alberto designed with the help of…

Italian Innovation in Chongqing

On November 18th and 19th I took part in the China-Italy Science, Technology and Innovation Week (CISTIW) in Chongqing. The CISTIW is the most important…

The SME Innovation Instrument, Horizon2020 and Talent Europe

In this presentation that I gave at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC, I provide a quick introduction to the Meridian Fellowship on Social Innovation and to my project, Talent Europe,
I then present some of the latest numbers regarding the implementation of the SME Innovation instrument, one of the most innovative parts of the 8th presentation Framework program called Horizon 2020
I also discuss about three concepts that I think might be interesting to explore as a basis of a useful comparison between Europe and US science and technology Policy.

Alberto in Washington as Meridian Social Innovation Fellow

On May 4, 2015, Meridian welcomed the inaugural cohort of the Meridian Social Innovation Fellowship to Washington, D.C. The eight Fellows – who hail from Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Spain – are global problem-solvers who bring together networks and resources to solve critical challenges facing their organizations, communities, and countries. Meridian has brought together this distinguished group to drive ground-breaking advancements in the fields of youth and women empowerment, cultural integration, entrepreneurship, science, technology, and education. Alberto joined the program to develop TalentEurope.

High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management

During 2014 I took part to the works of the High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management. This group of experts from Academia, Industry and Government worked on the definition of a set of recommendations for the European Innovation Ecosystem. The group met three times, in Dublin, in Amsterdam and in Rome, and it is due to produce the final report in the course of the month of August to the Italian Presidency of the European Council.

Visit to China Nov 14th – 19th

Just coming home from the official trip of Minister Maria Chiara Carrozza to China. We traveled to Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, meeting a vibrant community of Italians, doing business, cultivating arts, studying and researching in this country. I was impressed by their enthusiasm and positive attitude towards future perspectives. During talks with high level officials of the Chinese Government, research centers and universities we emphasized the priority to increase scientific collaborations between China and Italy.

Innovation Policy and Smart Cities

This is the presentation (in Italian) that Andrea Paraboschi (SSSA) and I shared with the Green City Energy conference in Pisa. We illustrated the main guidelines of Minister Maria Chiara Carrozza’s agenda.

We discussed about the need to be focused, to be inclusive and to challenge Italian’s creativity and talent.

Join our DBA Program!

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Grenoble Ecole de Management joined forces to offer a new exciting program, targeting managers, policy makers, executives at foundations/NPO, entrepreneurs all over Europe.
Ideal candidates are European professionals, from a wide variety of career backgrounds. These may include: management, sciences, humanities and technical and engineering fields. Typically participants have attained a high level of professional achievement and are likely to be in their thirties or forties.

Alberto Chairing a Session at an EPO/OECD Conference

Munich, May 6th. Alberto was responsible for the session titled “How Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) can fuel open science and open innovation”. When asked what was a very important and neglected aspect in technology transfer, Alberto said “people, people, people!” It is very important to consider the professionalism and experience of researchers and managers involved in the process.

BlaBlaCar featured in Open for Innovation

BlaBlaCar is a very good example of a social platform turning into a great innovation, where users play a big role in shaping the success of the offering. Postoinauto.it, started by Olivier Bremer in 2009, happened to be at the right place at the right time, when the main investor in BlaBlaCar (Accel Partner) was hunting for companies to support the international expansion of the French company. Bremer was at the time managing the largest carsharing community in Italy at the time. “I got lucky” said to us Oliver, who is currently Country Manager for Italy… but luck is obviously only part of the story.

Strategic Agility: the Case of Udinese Calcio accepted on EMJ

A new paper by Alberto and Andrea has been accepted for publication by the European Management Journal. This is the result of a nice collaboration with Federico Frattini, Guido Bortoluzzi and Mattia Bianchi. A lot of fun writing this paper and working on such a unique case study.

Loccioni Business Game: Final lecture for Open Innovation Module

Andrea and I close our lectures for the joint class of Master MAINS and Master MAIN students here in Pisa with a business game. 5 groups of students were presented with some information about Loccioni, a very innovative company in the Marche region, going through an interesting phase of transformation of its R&D and innovation activities.

Surviving the PhD – Edition 2013

Surviving the Phd™ 2013 Edition Instructor: Alberto Di Minin www.diminin.it At Scuola Sant’Anna, Doctoral Students in Management receive a special treatment. Surviving is a course I have designed whose goal is to introduce first years students to the PhD life, giving them an idea about what it takes to go through the program, and at the same time provide them with some methods, in a very interactive and colloquial way.

Open for Innovation: featuring Fantini Mosaici

Open for Innovation, our biweekly column on Affari & Finanza “La Repubblica” is back, profiling interesting companies, and linking them with a management theory. Monday we discussed about Fantini Mosaici.

Master MaIn: Create your StartUp to pass my exam

Febr. 5th is Day 1 for my new class together with Andrea Tenucci and Andrea Paraboschi. We will accompany a very international class of master students through a series of lectures and exercise that will help them better understand what is a start-up company, and actually how to start one.