I was born and grew up in Milan where I graduated i
n Economics and Social Studies at Bocconi University.
Afterwards I decided to leave the foggy Milan and to move to the rainy Brighton where I earned a Master Degree in Industry and Innovation Analysis from SPRU. As I liked rain and green landscape I decided to continue my education in the Netherlands at ECIS (Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies). I successfully completed my PhD in June 2010 with a thesis about the dynamics of technological discontinuities.
Meanwhile, I spent almost two years at the EIC at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena.
Finally, I decided that I had enough bad and cold weather, so since November 2010 I work as post doc at LEM at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa.

My research interest is rather broad as it generally focuses on the relation between technological change and industrial dynamics (in particular in telecommunication manufacturing). Furthermore, I am interested in the empirical representation of technological change by means of patent citation networks and any use (and misuse) of patents data.