Co-Founder e VP Talent Garden
Lorenzo Maternini holds a degree in Technology-Enhanced Communication for Cultural Heritage from Università della Svizzera Italiana. He worked at the Guggenheim in New York as a new media consultant for educational programmes. He is a founding member and Vice President of Talent Garden, Europe's most widespread network of spaces dedicated to the training and development of digital technology companies. Since 2020 he has been an investor and co-founder of the company Newcleo, an innovative startup in the development of mini nuclear reactors and co-founder and President of Muffin, a fintech company founded in 2021 on facilitated finance. He currently holds the position of board member at Banca Guber and advisor for innovation to the Mayor of Milan within the advisory board of the Municipality.
Moderator: Dario Donato, Journalist Mediaset TGCOM 24
The impact of the war in Ukraine, the commodity crisis, and the pandemic have shown how it is necessary for companies in the industry to invest in technology, data analytics, but also in the evolution of the supply chain in terms of technology that can provide predictive analysis as well as timely resolutions to disruptions in the chain. The first mission of the NRP includes investments in innovation and digitization. In this context, "Transition 4.0" is also defined, consisting of a plan of incentives implemented through tax credits that will cover research and development activities but also in innovative technologies and digital skills in the private sector. What role does open innovation play in this context? How do large companies interpret these phenomena and how do they capitalize on them?
In the last 12 months we have seen the tech market lose a lot of value (Tesla -50%, Google -25%, Twitter ?...), linked on the one hand to the geopolitical situation, on the other hand to the recession (due to inflation, cost of finance, scarcer capital, decline in valuations, M&A activity, decline in availability of capital for Open Innovation).