Mission

Innovation

Favouring the development of innovation with studies related to the Circular Economy

Entrepreneurship

Creating a wide and heterogeneous network that can support new entrepreneurial activities

Circularity

Supporting established companies in switching to more circular approaches and business models

People

President

Francesco Castellano

Francesco holds a Master degree in Business Administration. He started his career at General Electric, and thereafter, he worked at Bain & Company. Then, he moved to the tech industry launching Uber Operations in Turin, and later managing Business Development activities for a drone/robotics start-up and an R&D lab.

Head of research

Alberto Monti

Alberto holds a PhD in Business Administration and works as Adjunct Professor in different Institutions such as Bocconi University, IESEG, and Cattolica University. Before joining academia, Alberto co-managed his family’s business, planning and implementing a generational change after a discontinuity crisis.

Startup expert

Stefano Peroncini

Stefano is a company builder with extensive experience in venture capital, funds management and startup creation. He promoted and managed venture capital funds up to 100Ml€ in Italy and abroad, established companies and created successful businesses from scratch up to scaleup with huge exits.

Head of partnerships

Francesco Fumarola

Francesco is a Sales Director in digital communication, adv and content industry. The goal is creating the most powerful connections to reach resources in terms of founds, industrial and intellectual properties partners, marketing and communication tools in order to drive the right and necessary evolution.

Event Master

Luca Monti

Luca is a Programm Manager of the Master in conception and planning of cultural events at the Catholic University, where he teaches team building.

Project manager

Sabrina Scalera

Sabrina is a Art Director in communication and advertising agencies, specialized in strategy, creative development and production on impact brands.

Content creation & stories

Lienke Jacobi

Lienke is a Dutch nutritionist who moved 3 years ago to Italy. Working on food-related topics made her interested in the way food is produced and in the origin of products. She believes that awareness of climate change and specific actions done by people can have a huge impact.

Visual Artist

Gabriele Marchiani

Gabriele is a technologist of audiovisual communication, graduated in education science. He has always worked in education and awareness raising, dividing his activities between teaching and documentarian. He participated in international missions in Bosnia, Romania and Cambodia.