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OI Academy was created to provide a place of learning to those who intend to get involved in managing impact and respond to the challenge of legitimising the generation of value in its most complete meaning.
Impact culture is rapidly spreading in all types of organizations. Aside from providing solutions to support impact cycle management processes, there is a need to share its contents, experiment with its approaches, and engage a larger and more knowledgeable community.
Our courses are the result of academic research and field experience gained through numerous applications of theoretical models, effectively reconciling theory and practice for effective, current, and challenging training.
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Confirmed Researcher in Business Economics at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economic and Business Sciences and Law for Economics (Di.SEA.DE). Luigi holds a PhD in Public Management and Governance from the Faculty of Economics, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, where he worked for 10 years as a researcher and contract professor in CSR and Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Appointed Social Innovation Expert for the Social Innovation Fund of the Ministry of Public Administration, since 2021 he has been a member of the Italian National Council of the Third Sector, by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies. His research focuses mainly on the topics of social value and social impact. Convinced that “absence of evidence is not evidence of absence” he decided to found Open Impact together with the other partners.
Research Fellow in Business Economics at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economic and Business Sciences and Law for Economics (Di.SEA.DE). Lavinia holds a PhD in Public Management and Governance from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, developing a research project on theories of value. She is adjunct professor in Business Economics for the Department of Social and Economic Sciences at “Sapienza” University of Rome. At Open Impact she is coordinator of the Open Impact Academy. From 2016 to 2022 she was Programme Manager and member of the faculty of the Master MEMIS (Master in Economics, Management and Social Innovation) at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. A graduate of the Alma Mater University of Bologna, she studied and worked for several years in Spain, Turkey, England and Australia. Her research focus is on social impact and with Open Impact she wants “to rethink and rebuild how businesses interact with society, contributing to a broader understanding of value beyond its just economic nature”.
A research fellow at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, he holds a degree in Business Administration. He has worked on numerous impact assessment projects mainly in the field of social economy. He is a consultant at the Italian Social Innovation Fund for the systematisation of impact data. He founded Open Impact together with the other partners to answer the question: “Why not use the potential offered by digital to make impact measurement and evaluation a more effective, scalable and data-driven process?”.
Research Fellow in Business Economics at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economic and Business Sciences and Law for Economics (Di.SEA.DE). Arianna holds a PhD in Public Management and Governance from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, developing a research project on the impact assessment of organisations. She graduated in International Cooperation and Development, and later in Business Administration. She has many years of experience in European projects (Erasmus+, Horizon) and national funds, with projects on social innovation and impact management.
Research Fellow in Business Economics at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economic and Business Sciences and Law for Economics (Di.SEA.DE). Matteo holds a PhD in Public Management and Governance from the Faculty of Economics, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, developing a research project on impact finance. An impact evaluator for projects in the field of combating child educational poverty, Matteo is a project manager for national and European projects, ISIPM-Base® certified. A geek in his spare time, he is passionate about technology and DIY.
Research fellow at the Department of Management and Law, University of Rome “Tor Vergata” within the programme “Digital platforms for social impact cycle and sustainable development strategy”. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, specialising in the socio-economic analysis of social housing projects. He has several years of experience as a Social Impact Analyst with a focus on urban regeneration and social housing processes.
A graduate in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Aarhus (Denmark), Claudio has worked since 2017 in Egypt in the world of development cooperation as an independent consultant for several UN, EU and other national cooperation agencies. He studied Project and Logistics Management at the American University in Cairo and is interested in the application of new M&E models to economic development projects. Since 2021, he has been working at Open Impact where he chairs the impact assessment of development cooperation projects and public policy monitoring.
She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Global Governance from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Mariamawit is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Data Science. She has been working at Open Impact since 2020, mainly dealing with database management and data analysis work for the impact assessment.
A graduate in Architecture from “Sapienza” University of Rome, with a specialisation in architectural restoration, Arda has been teaching History of Architecture at an academic level since 2016. She holds a Master’s degree in Culture Management from IULM, after which she worked on national and European projects related to the enhancement of heritage, urban systems and inland areas. Since 2021 in Open Impact she has been working on social impact analysis for the architecture, infrastructure and urban regeneration sectors. Since 2022 she is PhD Candidate in Public Management and Governance at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
An ISIPM-Base® certified project manager with a Master’s degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences, Enrico has over 6 years of experience in the field of project design and project management, particularly in the fields of education, social innovation and international cooperation. He has worked as a consultant for several organisations, including SMEs, third sector organisations and public bodies. He supported the European Commission and the EIC in the management of the European Social Innovation Competition 2021. He is currently EU Stakeholder & Project Manager at Open Impact, where he facilitates the application of impact-driven methodologies and tools in both project design and management processes.