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Head of Innovation Ecosystems, HIT-Hub Innovazione Trentino.


Gianluca Carenzo is Head of Innovation Ecosystems @HIT-Hub Innovazione Trentino. HIT is the innovation agency operating within the autonomous Province of Trento (northeast of Italy) in charge of promoting and valorizing research and innovation in order to develop local economy.

Prior to joining HIT, Gianluca has a long experience in technology transfer and innovation in different organizations as managing director of PTP-Science Park in Milano, focused on health, agritech, and bioeconomy.

Gianluca was also the President of APSTI, the Italian Association of Science and Technology Parks, and member of the board of the biotech industry association in Italy.

Gianluca successfully contributed to developing clusters and ecosystems and was the coordinator of an international cluster project funded by the European Commission “Feeding the planet: international agrifood clusters at the world stage” in 2013-2015.

Gianluca was also prized in 2016 by Eurochile award for the contribution of the successful

collaboration between EU and Chile during EXPO MILANO 2015.