Alessia graduated in Economics with an international PhD in SMEs Internationalization.
More than 15 years of experience and a specific expertise in awareness raising on entrepreneurship, drawing up SMEs and entrepreneurship policies, critic analysis of economic factors of the market, evaluating and assessing business ideas.
Since 2005 up to 2011, Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Public and Non-Profit Companies Organization at the Faculty of Economy and Business, University of Studies of Perugia, Italy.
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 Senior Expert.
Since 2013 she is regularly engaged by the European Commission (DG Connect and DG Research&Innovation), the Research Executive Agency and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology as Expert Evaluator, Reviewer and Rapporteur to evaluation and assessment panels.