Andrea Di Anselmo is the founding member of META, Group. He has a background as civil engineer and research experience in materials science at the Storrs University in Connecticut, USA. Andrea has 25 years of experience in innovation support and company creation, gained participating to international assignments and influencing strategic addresses as member of the BoD of intermediary organizations, research institutes, Business Angels Networks, Seed fund management companies and SMEs. His most recent professional experience takes place at international level and ison support to “Knowledge Intensive” investment in the field of industrial modernisation, design and management of financial instruments, advice on Smart Specialisation Strategies and Entrepreneurship Strategies. He sits in the Board of Directors of META Ventures, the management company operating the Ingenium seed funds in Italy, Slovenia and Poland and of EURADA, the European Association of Regional Development Agencies. He is the Vice-President of INSME, the International Association of SMEs. He was involved in several framework contracts from DG Research and Innovation of the European commission on how to use R& results advising more than 100 consortia on exploitation.