Imperial College London


Business School

Visiting Researcher



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2012 - 2016

Principal investigator - “TASTE project” (TAking STock: External engagement by academics) - together with Prof. Maurizio Sobrero and Prof. Rosa Grimaldi, University of Bologna, IT;


2010 - Today

Co-Principal investigator - “TRACK project” (TRansferring ACademic Knowledge) - together with Prof. Erkko Autio and Dr. Markus Perkmann, Imperial College London, UK;


2008 - 2011

Team member - “Who are the academic entrepreneurs in the US?” - financed by the Kauffman Foundation - coordinated by Prof. Scott Shane and together with Prof. Nicola Lacetera, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA;


2005 - 2009

Co-Founder (together with Prof. Rosa Grimaldi and Prof. Maurizio Sobrero) of “OSIRIDE Observatory”. It’s the Emilia Romagna Region (Italy) observatory, focused on the creation and performance of new technology based firm (178 firms), individual level entrepreneurship (523 entrepreneurs) and technology transfer activities. Data has been gathered in 2005, 2007 and 2009;


Working Papers 

You can access Riccardo''s scholarly papers at the following link: