Francesca Spagnoli

Senior Researcher

Personal Description

I am a passionate researcher and my interests are mainly focused on providing methodologies for assessing the socio-economic impact of ICT, innovative business models and privacy impact assessment methodologies. I love to work in an international environment and I am very interested in building the Smart Cities of the future, thus supporting them to experience co-creation methodologies and identifying their potential for improving socio-economic and environmental results for their citizens. To this end, I have worked as project manager and coordinator in several national and EU projects for governments, research centers and SMEs in different fields (transports, social innovation, sustainable development, environment, cultural heritage, big data, eScience, eInfrastructures, cloud computing and smart cities).

I hold a Master Degree in Media & Communications and a PhD in Economics (Innovation Technology Management) from the University of Rome La Sapienza (2015), Italy. In 2013, I have been awarded by the European Commission as Young Researcher Ambassador for Italy within the context of the ICT 2013 Conference. I also was the coordinator of the European Researchers’ Night in Italy from 2014 to 2017. I have been appointed as paper reviewer for several international conferences and special issues in online journals.