Our mission

Innovation cannot be done alone! We believe that innovation should be open, and open innovation with us is an approach accessible by any organization of any size, and it is affordable. Our mission is to support organizations to access open innovation by providing an innovative service with a cost effective, collaborative tool for crowdsourcing solutions and ideas responding to any sort of innovation need. Do you have specific needs you want to discuss or solutions you think might solve (grand) challenges? Drop us a line, we look forward to hearing from you.

Our Team

Luca Escoffier
CEO, Co-Founder
Luca graduated in law from the University of Parma (Italy), he then earned a Master of Laws in intellectual property law in 2003 (WIPO). After several years spent in law firms and in an Italian nano-biotech company, he moved to Seattle in 2008 to work as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Washington where he has also earned in 2010 a Certificate in Business Administration from the Foster Business School. Luca is a Fellow of the Stanford-Vienna Transatlantic Technology Law Forum, Invited Researcher at Waseda University, and a Singularity University alumnus (GSP’10). Luca is the co-founder of Impact HUB Trieste, and works as CEO, mentor, and advisor for several companies around the world. Besides the general representation of the company and its management, Luca establishes and entertains relationships with companies, entrepreneurs, as well as Italian and international organizations.
Marco Riboldi
CTO, Co-Founder
Marco is a computer science engineer who graduated from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. After a brief experience working in the ERP sector, he chose to enter the e-commerce world due the enormous growth of this business area that would take place in Italy during the following years.
In the last 12 years Marco has designed, developed and managed e-commerce solutions for leading Italian companies, while also following their evolution into the E-commerce Service Provider (ESP) reality.
Currently he is an expert in breakthrough e-commerce solutions, for which the adoption of innovative approaches are an important added value for success.
Marco takes care of the Innoventually platform management and future evolutions.
Gabriele Accardo
Gabriele is a lawyer and scholar who, after nearly twelve years of professional and academic experience, has developed a strong expertise in competition law and other complex areas of law that deal with business and innovation. In the early stages of his career he spent ten years in Brussels, where he practiced EU and competition law working for two leading international firms. Currently, he continues practicing law in Rome, Italy. In 2009, his passion for research on international technology laws brought him to collaborate as a Research Fellow at the Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (TTLF), a think-tank dedicated to transatlantic tech law and policy issues at Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, United States. As co-founder, Gabriele establishes and entertain relationships with companies, entrepreneurs as well as organizations and institutions. He supervises the legal affairs of the company.
Giuseppe Accardo
International Business Development, Co-founder
Giuseppe has graduated from the University of Palermo with a Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering. Right after he obtained his degree Giuseppe left Italy to participate to an Internship offered by IBM in San Jose California, within the IBM Global Services division. At IBM global services, Giuseppe has contributed as a Test manager, Project Manager and global resources manager. Giuseppe has also worked as a Technology Manager at the Innovation center in San Mateo, California. Giuseppe is in charge of the scouting of companies located in Silicon Valley / North America for possible partnerships with Italian companies and/or solvers as well as IP brokerage in the US. He is also tasked with the management of content and know-how, as well as with marketing in the US.
Paolo Marizza
Corporate & Financial Officer
Paolo is an economist with over 25 years of experience in management consulting with leading multinational and boutique in the industry, including KPMG, AT Kearney (Vice President) and Value Partners (Senior Advisor). He was the Director of Strategic Planning of the Banking Group SanPaoloIMI. It is currently Partner of Financial Innovations and Adjunct Professor at DEAMS – Trieste University, where he graduated in Economics. Paolo holds an MBA SDA Bocconi and is the author of books and publications on issues of strategy, finance and innovation, especially in SMEs.