Get to know Massimiliano Dragoni
Has been developing his career at the commission where he holds the position of Senior Policy Official. In this over twenty years at the European commission Massimiliano has primarily been working in the Research, Development and Innovation policy and programming. He was among the founders of the Value and Innovation programs in Luxembourg, responsible for a strand of the Industrial Technologies Program Brite Euram, notably on lean production and automation. Massimiliano also worked at head of the Joint research Center (JRC) central planning office in Ispra and later as responsible for the Bio-economy observatory. Since 2015 he joined DG Connect and he is currently responsible for the Open Disruptive Innovation in the SME Instrument and digital entrepreneurship policies, as well as responsible for a number of initiatives of Startup Europe. Massimiliano is Italian by birth and holds an Economics BS degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.