coordinated by:

supported by:

Dr. Francesca Spagnoli

Biography

Francesca holds a PhD in Economics of Innovation Technology and an MSC in Media and Communication from the University of Rome La Sapienza.

With over 10 years of experience in managing complex and large-scale projects in Europe, mainly Italy and Belgium, Francesca is currently coordinating the ENoLL projects’ portfolio and supporting the Living Labs’ passionate community in growing through thrilling open innovation initiatives.Throughout her experience as an International Project Manager, she has contributed to, coordinated and managed more than 30 projects in several fields: ICT, smart cities and mobility, media and TLC, creative industries, climate change, health and wellbeing, finance, education and science communication. She has also been acting as Communication/Science Comms Leader for several EU projects and has been in charge of organizing a series of relevant policy making events throughout Europe. Francesca has been appointed by the European Commission as Young Researcher Ambassador and provided several methodologies for the impact assessment of ICT in Europe.

Throughout her experience as an International Project Manager, she has contributed to, coordinated and managed more than 30 projects in several fields: ICT, smart cities and mobility, media and TLC, creative industries, climate change, health and wellbeing, finance, education and science communication. She has also been acting as Communication/Science Comms Leader for several EU projects and has been in charge of organizing a series of relevant policy making events throughout Europe. Francesca has been appointed by the European Commission as Young Researcher Ambassador and provided several methodologies for the impact assessment of ICT in Europe.

Her professional values consist of having a growing mindset, being respectful, honest, humble, supportive, efficient, energetic, diligent and committed to continuous learning and improvement. She strongly believes in people capabilities and is always eager to act as a mentor for her junior team mates to help them growing their careers.

Links

Presentation on the topic “Co-creation, Participation and Living Labs in Holistic Planning”

Position:

Head of International Projects, Speaker MGI Webinar “Integrated Planning for Resilient Cities”

Organisation:

The European Network of Living Labs

City:

Brussels

Quote:

To make our cities more climate-friendly and resilient we should focus on enacting circular economy at all stages of open innovation and really involve the citizens from day one of this process to empower and enable them to take ownership of the results in their cities. A change of cultural mindset is what is really needed and what can make the difference for our cities.