TOP EXPERIENCES – Globe-trotters share their ways to success is a series of encounters, between October 2021 and May 2022, with guests who have built their successful experiences by living within different cultural, work and social scenarios all over the world.
The initiative is part of the traditional series TOP EXPERIENCES, which started back in 2013, where personalities who have distinguished themselves in companies, organizations, institutions meet and share with our community, particularly our students, their professional and personal experience.

The second appointment will host Francesca Spigarelli in dialogue with Cristiano Venturini, Group CEO @ iGuzzini.

Cristiano Venturini, 38, studied Business Administration and Management at Bocconi University and Marketing at the Melbourne Business School. After an initial working period between Beijing and Singapore, in 2008 he joined iGuzzini, a world leader in architectural lighting based in Recanati, where he held various roles until becoming CEO Chief Executive Officer in 2020.

Francesca Spigarelli, Ph.D. Dr. is Full Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Macerata (Italy) and Vice-Rector for Research and for Third Mission. She also is Director at China Center, University of Macerata. She has extensive experience in coordination of EU funded projects. Her research interests include: industrial policies and industry dynamics; foreign direct investments; the Chinese economy.

Chairs David Chiaramonti, Vice Rector for Internationalisation at the Politecnico di Torino

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The acronym gecko derives from: Improving enGineers’ Employability with multi-Competencies, Knowledge and Opportunities.
The acronym perfectly expresses the goal set by EIC in collaboration with prestigious partner universities, such as:

  • Université de Montpellier
  • Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  • Uppsala Universitet
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan
  • University of the Philippines
  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Institut Teknologie Bandung
  • Burapha University
  • Ubon Rutchathani University
  • Kasetsart University

The method used to achieve the set objectives is to develop training modules in the management field, appropriately adapted to the needs of engineering students and to support training activities for teachers working in Asian countries.

Project coordinator: Alessandra Colombelli