Head, Sustainable Innovation Unit - Senior Scientist
Elena is Senior Scientist at EIEE where she leads the research area on Sustainable Innovation, and Professor in Political Economy at the Law Department, Università degli Studi di Brescia. Elena is a Lead Author of the 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC in Working Group III and the Principal Investigator of 2D4D “Disruptive Digitalization for Decarbonization” project, a 5-year European Research Council Grant. She has been involved in several internationally funded research projects (INNOPATHS, CD-LINKS, ENTRACTE, ICARUS among others).
Elena 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 and social impacts of environmental and energy policies. Within 2D4D, she will research the energy and socio-economic implications of key digital technologies in three hard-to-decarbonize sectors: Industry, Transport and Buildings.