Alberto Di Minin is Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Istituto di Management - Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy – www.sssup.it ), and Research Fellow with the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE, University of California Berkeley http://brie.berkeley.edu/). Alberto’s research and teaching deals with the appropriability of innovation. In particular he focuses on open innovation and new business models. He also works on technology transfer, intellectual property and R&D management. His latest publications appeared on California Management Review, J. of International Business Studies, R&D Management J., Research Policy.Alberto regularly contributes to the daily La Repubblica covering case studies of innovative Italian companies. He has received a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley, and a M.S. in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology.He is currently serving as Advisor for Innovation Policy to the Italian Minister of Research and Education. www.diminin.it .