Laura Tassinari, engineer, married with two children has worked and collaborated with the highest profile ICT and TLC multinationals. She is currently General Director at BIC Lazio Spa. As a marketing and ICT expert first, and subsequently as general director, Laura Tassinari has collaborated since 2000 with local agencies supporting innovation, finance and startups of Regione Lazio, the regional government authority of Rome. She has followed the planning and implementation of the most important initiatives promoting the creation and development of advanced tech SMEs and startups, as well as the development of Regione Lazio’s innovation projects. She has designed and implemented a wide range of initiatives for technology transfer, spin-offs and startups aimed at bringing the worlds of research, enterprise and finance closer together. In particular, over the past year, she has been shaping, promoting and implementing the new regional policy called “Spazio Attivo”, aimed at reviewing and updating the processes (including FabLabs and social innovation) and programs (including talent working spaces and acceleration of startups) available in its 7 BIC incubators in favour of prospective entrepreneurs, with a special focus on its impact on opportunities for citizens.