ITALY Full Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management University of Bologna Core Faculty
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Rosa Grimaldi is professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at the School of Engineering of the University of Bologna. She is the scientific director of the Executive Master in Technology and Innovation Management, Bologna Business School.
She is serving (21-27) as deputy Mayor for companies, innovation and entrepreneurship for the city of Bologna and for the metropolitan territory.
She is the scientific director of the master in Intellectual Property Valorization for Knowledge Exchange and Impact, a national program supported by MIMIT and NETVAL to train professionals in knowledge transfer and share.
She sits on two board members: Maps SPA and BolognaFiere SPA.
From 2015 to 2021 she has been Vice Rector for Entrepreneurship and Relations with Companies at the University of Bologna.
Rosa holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering. She has been visiting scholar in several leading business schools in the world, including Carlson Business School (July-August), Minneapolis, Minnesota – USA (3 weeks), Imperial College Business School (August-September), London – UK (3 weeks), the University of Michigan Business School (April-October), Ann Arbor, Michigan – USA (7 months).


During this course you will discover strategic, organizational and management methods for innovation development, with a focus on managing new product development within the R&D function and new projects.

Hybrid MBA English edition

Innovation is an important lever for success for small and large companies. The innovative capacity of companies is influenced by several factors, related to: the environment in which they operate (sector, ecosystem, global dynamics and trends); the organizational context (culture, incentives, relationships and knowledge base); the characteristics of individuals and their personal traits (skills, abilities, cognitive characteristics). The success of an innovative process is influenced by factors operating on those various levels. The objective of this workshop is to understand the holistic nature of innovation processes and the interrelationships between different factors that influence their success.

Technology and Innovation