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Marco Testoni

Research Assistant

Marco Testoni, an Italian citizen, holds a bachelor degree in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University and a double degree MSc in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology from Bocconi University and Copenhagen Business School. During his studies he also spent a semester at Boston College in USA and attended some courses at the University of Essex in UK.

His previous work experiences include an internship as business analyst at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Milan and an experience as research assistant at the University of Lugano in Switzerland. During his studies, he also worked as a research trainee in Brussels at the European Trade Association for Business Angels and Seed Funds.

His research interests include the economics of innovation and technical change and the interactions among firms in the form of alliances and M&As.

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Policy Contribution

Improving the role of equity crowdfunding in Europe's capital markets

Crowdfunding is a growing phenomenon that encompasses several different models of financing for business or other ventures. We assess the potential role of equity crowdfunding in the overall seed and early-stage financing market and highlight the potential risks of equity crowdfunding.

By: Karen E. Wilson and Marco Testoni Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: August 28, 2014
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Blog Post

The crowdfunding phenomenon

The concept of “crowdfunding” has increasingly drawn attention, most recently for its possible role in providing equity funding to start-ups. While there is a growing hype about crowdfunding, there are also many misperceptions.

By: Karen E. Wilson and Marco Testoni Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: May 14, 2014
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Unanswered FAQs on Research and Innovation

What is the impact of research and innovation policies in Europe? Which policies better address the EU2020 challenges? The SIMPATIC Collaborative Research Project tries to answer these questions by providing policy makers with a comprehensive and operational toolbox for analysis.

By: Marco Testoni Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: April 15, 2014