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Valeria Fascione

Campania’s Council member for Research, Innovation and Startups

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Biography

She joined Campania’s Regional Council handling Research, Innovation and Startups in October 2020.

An important achievement for her work in the last five years as a regional councilor handling Innovation, Startup and Internationalization.

She was the Head of the Business Innovation Center of Città della Scienza, coordinating international cooperation projects, strategic territorial marketing and business creation and development.

In 2011 she became Città della Scienza’s Strategic Marketing Director. She led the China-Italy Innovation Forum on behalf of the national government, a bilateral platform for international collaboration on research and innovation.

In 2009 she was chosen by the Campania Region as Executive Coordinator of the evaluation of Regional Program Contracts, supporting large companies and strategic industrial districts’ development, innovation and internationalization. She contributed to the creation of the first Industrial Area of Knowledge, an important post-incubation center in the South of Italy. 

One of her most recent challenges has been managing the Regional Ecosystem Acceleration Program, in partnership with MIT.