Programmes Lead, Nesta Italia
Simona is an expert in corporate and startup collaborations, her work focuses on enabling large firms to innovate by harnessing the potential of successfully working with startups. As part of this mission, she led numerous initiatives, including Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars, a ranking of startup-friendly corporates, aimed to promote role models and inspire other large firms to follow suit.
Over the last year, Simona has been working at Nesta to a new exciting project that led to the foundation of Nesta Italia. After an experience of almost 3 years at Nesta in UK and 4+ years between Italy, Europe and the Silicon Valley as Head of Global Operations at Mind the Bridge, she is now building the Nesta Italia team to lead a new range of programmes and activities in Turin and Italy.