Leda Bologni graduated in mechanical engineering with a PhD in Robotics. Her skills concern the innovation policies, the management of innovation, the programmes for R&D and technological transfer, on a transnational scale, too. She is external expert, independent evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission. She works at ASTER, the in-house providing company for innovation of the Emilia-Romagna Region. From 2012, she managed the Cluster unit in ASTER and was directly involved in the National Cluster Fabbrica Intelligente proposal preparation and programme implementation. To date, she is member of the Governing Board and in charge of the technical secretariat. Moreover, Leda is also the contact point of the informal Italian network of Clusters.