Alessia Melasecche Germini, a graduate of Economy and Business with an international PhD on Internationalization of SMEs, is since 2007, Partner and Board Member of META Group, the premier international investment and advisory group, with pioneering integrated approach to foster knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship at macro & micro scale, where she operates as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
She runs, in Italy, the Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration involving of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare, involving globally 153 different Countries. She counts about 15 years of experience in acting as Consultant, Expert, Manager in international innovation and R&D projects co-funded by European Commission and other national and global donors. She is also Senior Expert within DG Research & Innovation, framework contract ESIC, Exploitation Strategy and Innovation Consultants, providing exploitation related services to projects financed under the thematic priority of Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies (NMP), SSERR, Support Services for Exploitation and Research Results, thematic priority Energy and CSSERR Common Support Services for Exploitation and Research Results, known as Common Exploitation Booster. Key thematic expert on “Strengthening research, technological development and innovation” (TO1) within the Policy Learning Platforms INTERREG - Policy Platform.