I was born in Milan but my family’s origins are from a mixture of Lombardy, Friuli and Veneto regions. My grandmother’s best friend lived in France and my godmother, who lived in Trieste, was very much in contact with Austrian and Central European culture. Unfortunately during my studies, I didn’t take advantage of the Erasmus opportunities and during my working career, I worked for Italian companies or multinationals based in Italy. Since I founded Whitelibra, I became increasingly exposed to the innovation ecosystems of many countries such as Spain, Estonia, Holland, Finland and France, appreciating the qualities and differences in the cultures of these countries. I find these diversities and comparisons extraordinarily stimulating and enriching, and I hope they will be put to the service of an exciting and courageous future project.