PIETRO MONCADA-PATERNÒ-CASTELLO is Senior Analyst in Economics and Policy of Industrial Research & Innovation at the European Commission (EC), Joint Research Centre (JRC) – Directorate for Growth and Innovation (ES).


He holds a BSc in Agricultural Sciences (major in techno-economics) from the University of Catania (IT), a MSc in Management of Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) and a PhD in Economics and Management from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE).


Before joining JRC he worked, as Founder and President, in the Agency for Natural Resources Energy and Technology (ANETEC, BE), in the MIT Energy Laboratory, Electric Utility Program (USA) and in the EC’s Directorate General for Research and Technological Development (BE).


Former responsibilities within the EC’s JRC include: Acting Head of Unit, “Knowledge for Growth” and “Support to the European Research Area”; Action Leader, “Economics of Industrial Research and Innovation”; Manager, “European Science and Technology Observatory”; Co-ordinator, “Innovation, Diffusion and Growth” project.


His research interests include: economics of corporate R&D and innovation, industry dynamics, innovation and competitiveness; management of technological change, and research & innovation policy. He has published over 90 scientific papers, scientific and technical reports, and policy briefs. His experience includes being member of scientific committees, reviewer and member of editorial boards of scientific journals, speaker in conferences and lecturer at university courses and seminars.


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