Silvano Bertini

Silvano Bertini – Expert Italy

Silvano Bertini is the Head of Unit of Economic Development, Industrial Research and Technology Innovation Policies and the Industry and Trade General Directorate of the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. Emilia-Romagna is a major cultural and tourist centre in Italy, with highly advanced and modern social services and a major centre for food and automobile services.

Bertini’s key areas of expertise are policies to support Creative Industries, industrial innovation policy, policy making, policy assessment and instrument development/assessment and he has worked at EU/international and regional local level.

Since 2002, Bertini has been in charge of the Economic Development, Industrial Research and Technology Innovation Policies Unit of the Emilia-Romagna Region, and his expertise is especially focussed on cluster development and innovation policy making and assessment. He is also in charge of the planning and implementation of the Emilia-Romagna 2020 programme, the second regional programme for industrial research, innovation and technology transfer.