Anna Menenti, senior consultant at Technopolis Group, has developed continuously her expertise in international innovation management over the past 18 years in both public and private sector. She has worked on this evolving topic in multiple continents. In her work, Anna uses a fact-based approach, for this she has applied successfully a range of methods involving network analysis, interviews, surveys, case studies, desk research, literature reviews, statistical analysis, benchmarking studies and intuitive data visualisation.
Recently Anna has contributed to several studies and evaluations on Europe’s and Africa’s innovation capacity and how to grow its entrepreneurial activity in order to strengthen its competitive advantage. Furthermore, she has developed instruments to facilitate transition within SMEs to increase their competitive advantage whilst investing in sustainability, both in terms of business development as well as environment (SDGs).
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Anna has worked in the public sector for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch municipality of The Hague as well as in the private sector for corporates (a.o. Philips), SMEs and as independent contractor. She has done this in the area of innovation-based business development in various countries across different continents, primarily oriented to international business and knowledge transfer. She has also extensive experience in start-up ecosystem development, with particular attention for SDGs.
Anna obtained her Masters degree in International Business Administration with specialisation in Innovation Management from the (technical) University of Twente, in the Netherlands. From the same university she also obtained her Bachelors degree in Applied Communication Sciences. She is native in Italian and Dutch, fluent in English, Spanish, French, and German as well as basic knowledge of Portuguese.