Alessandro Grandi is a Full Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the School of Engineering of the University of Bologna. Prof. Grandi's current research interests include: organization and management of innovation, strategies and start-up development in the high-tech industries, project management. He is chairman of Almacube Ltd (the business incubator of the University of Bologna), member of the board of directors of Consorzio Ceramico, director of the Master in Management of Bologna University Business School. He is author or co-author of over 80 publications in national and international journals and books. He was visiting scholar at the New York University.