Riccardo Fini is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering of the University of Bologna, a Research Fellow at Imperial College Business School London and he's serving as Director of the Entrepreneurship Hub of BBS. He previously researched at the University of Bolzano, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ecole des Mines de Paris and University of California Los Angeles. He graduated in Engineering Management and received his PhD in Business Administration from the University of Bologna. His research focuses on technology management, technology transfer and entrepreneurship. During his university studies he was an entrepreneur in the eyewear and advanced mechanics industry.