Valeria Fascione , Director of the EU|BIC in Naples Città della Scienza, has been appointed Regional Councillor (Assessore) for Start-ups, Innovation and Internationalization of the Region Campania, one of the most important regions in Italy.
Valeria manages the EU|BIC Città della Scienza since 2002 where she coordinates a high number of projects in the field of international cooperation, strategic territorial marketing and deals with the reindustrialization of old abandoned industrial sites and business development.
In 2009 she is called upon by the Campania Region to be the leader of the evaluation of Regional Programme Contracts which are multi-fund instruments supporting the development, innovation and internationalization process of big corporates and strategic industrial districts in the region.
In 2011, she returns to Fondazione IDIS and contributes as Strategic Marketing Director to the relaunch of Città delle Scienza where she successfully addresses the challenges associated with her position: promoting the internationalization of Italian companies and research centres. In 2012, the Italian Government mandates her to coordinate the China Italy Innovation Forum, the most important Italian platform for the promotion of innovative business-research ecosystems to China.
She contributes to the creation of the first knowledge based industry area (AIC), which is still today one of the most important poles for post-incubation in the Mezzogiorno. Today it hosts the most successful innovative start-ups, former successful incubatees from the EU|BIC Città della Scienza, operating as leaders on international markets.
One of her last challenges is the launch of the Fab Lab at Città della Scienza (September 2015), which is born out of a cooperation project with the MIT in Boston. The Fab Lab delivers services to companies of the region as well as training to young people who want to specialize in digital technologies relating to 3D printing.
She is a member of the International Technology Transfer Network Executive Committee promoted by the Chinese Government, an active member of EBN and one of the founders of the BAC, Business Angels Club.
Valeria Fascione is regularly invited to participate as rapporteur in international conferences as an expert in regional systems of innovation, start-ups and research internationalization.
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