Head, Sustainable Innovation Unit - Senior Scientist
Elena is Senior Scientist at EIEE and Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Political Economy at the Law Department, Università degli Studi di Brescia. She holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Pavia, a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Washington, Seattle and a PhD in Economics and Finance of the Public Administration from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. Her main interest is in applied analysis, with a focus on the dynamics of innovation, technology transfer, green growth, and the economic impacts of environmental and energy policies. Elena has been involved in several internationally funded research projects (INNOPATHS, CD-LINKS, ENTRACTE, ICARUS among others). Most recently she has been awarded a 5-year European Research Council Grant for the project 2D4D “Disruptive Digitalization for Decarbonization”, in which she will research the energy and socio-economic implications of three key digital technologies in three hard-to-decarbonize sectors: Additive Manufacturing in Industry, Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) in transport and Artificial Intelligence in buildings. Elena is a Lead Author of the 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC in Working Group III.