MUSA Scarl is a non-profit, limited liability consortium company. The company works to promote and strengthen collaboration, including through interaction and synergies among its Members, between the research system, the production system and local institutions in the Lombardy Region, with the aim of enhancing the results of research, facilitating technology transfer and accelerating the digital transformation of companies’ production processes, taking into consideration economic and environmental sustainability and social impact on the area. MUSA Scarl is the party (Hub) responsible for initiating, implementing and managing the Innovation Ecosystem. It consists of 13 public and private members that include universities, research institutions, companies and local authorities.



Giovanna Iannantuoni

Chair of the Board


Giovanna Iannantuoni is a full professor of Political Economy and she has been the Rector of the University of Milano-Bicocca since October 2019. After studying Economic and Social Sciences at the Bocconi University in Milan, she graduated with a PhD in Economics from the University of Louvain (2001). She spent several years abroad at some of the most prestigious Economics departments in the world, including Rochester University, Carlos III de Madrid and the University of Cambridge. She was the Coordinator of the Doctorate course in Economy until 2015 and the President of the University of Milano-Bicocca’s Doctoral School from 2015 to 2019. Since 2019 she has been a member of the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) and of the European University Association (EUA). She is the President of the Consortium for research on materials (CORIMAV) between University of Milano-Bicocca and Pirelli and a member of the Board of Directors of the Silvio Tronchetti Provera Foundation. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of Nuova Atlantide, the quarterly magazine of Foundation for Subsidiarity (Fondazione della Sussidiarietà). Since May 2021 she has been a member of the Board of Directors of Intesa San Paolo Private Banking S.p.A. Since September 2021 she has been a member of the Board of Directors of Consortium CINECA and in January 2022 she was elected vicepresident. In November 2021 she was appointed member of the Supervisory Board of Human Technopole Foundation by decree of the President of the Italian Council of Ministers. Since September 2022 she has been appointed President of MUSA scarl (Multilayered Urban Sustainability Action), a project approved within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP), Mission 4, Component 2, Investment 1.5. Since November 2022 she has been a member of the Board of Directors of Foundation ANTHEM (AdvaNced Technologies for Human-centEred Medicine). In January 2023 she was appointed member of the Board of Directors of Corriere della Sera Foundation. Her scientific activity has been almost devoted to the game theory, political economy decisions and microeconomics, solution concepts of game theory models and their applications to different electoral systems. Giovanna Iannantuoni is author of more than 25 scientific papers and she has been invited to numerous national, european and international congresses. She won several international and national projects (Ramon y Cajal Fellowship, Trinity Hall Fellowship, PRIN, Cariplo) and she has published in the most important international economics journals.

Vittorio Biondi

General Manager and Programme Manager


A graduate in Economic and Social Disciplines from Bocconi University in Milan, before taking on the role of General Manager and Programme Manager of MUSA, he was Director of Assolombarda’s Industrial Policies and Territorial Competitiveness Sector. He previously carried out research and training at IEFE (Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy) at Bocconi University and served as Director of Projects and Studies at the Institute for the Environment. Between 1995 and 2016, he was an adjunct professor of Business Organization at the University of Genoa, of Environmental Economics at the University of Udine, and of Urban and of Environmental Economics at the School of Civil Architecture, Polytechnic University of Milan. He is the author and co-author of several monographic volumes and numerous scientific publications in national and international journals on the subjects of environmental economics, industrial economics, business organization and territorial governance. His latest publication is the volume “Milano metropoli possibile”, edited in 2017 for Marsilio Editore. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the “Economics and Policy of Energy and Environment” journal.

Board of Directors
Giovanna Iannantuoni
University of Milano-Bicocca
Francesco Billari
“L. Bocconi” University
Marco Francesco Bocciolone
Polytechnic University of Milan
Davide Ciferri
Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport
Maria Carmela Colaiacovo
Ministry of University and Research
Elio Franzini
University of Milan
Marco Morganti - Vicepresidente
City of Milan and Lombardy Region
Board of Auditors
Renato Cambursano
Presidente del Collegio sindacale
Michela Ciani
Statutory auditor
Enrico Mirone
Statutory auditor - Ministry of University and Research
Giuliano Giovanni Necchi
Statutory auditor
Augusto Riva
Statutory auditor
Simona Anzani
Substitute auditor
Paola Capellini
Substitute auditor
Scientific Committee
Dott.ssa Gianna Martinengo - Presidente
Ing. Davide Alberti
Prof. Eugenio Coccia
Prof.ssa Adriana Maggi
Dott. Carlo Mango
Prof.ssa Silvia Massini
Dott. Roberto Millini
Dott. Alberto Pasanisi
Dott.ssa Monica Poggio
Ing. Paolo Ravazzani
Dott. Dario Sciunnach
Ing. Antonio Seggioli
Dott. Jody Vender
Scientific coordination
Salvatore Torrisi
University of Milan-Bicocca
Massimo Labra
University of Milan-Bicocca
Ernesto Damiani
Milan University
Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti
Milan University
Andrea Sianesi
Polytechnic University of Milan
Andrea Beltratti
Bocconi University
Margherita Pero
Polytechnic University of Milan
Elisabetta Biffi
University of Milan-Bicocca
Monica Guerra
University of Milan-Bicocca
Marilisa D'Amico
Milan University
Matteo Turri
Milan University

Finaziato dall'Unione Europea Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca Italia Domani Musa
Mission 4 Component 2 Investment Line 1.5