Filippo Maria Contenti holds a Bsc. in Marketing and Communication and a MSc. in Social Needs and Urban Areas Design from the University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy), as well as a MSc. in Marketing Research from the University of Málaga (Spain). Before joining Nordic Innovators, Filippo worked as a consultant for several private and public bodies in the fields of cultural events organization, tourism promotion and city marketing & branding. For 9 years he was appointed as EU Projects Consultant for Malaga City Council, where he submitted and coordinated several EU projects within international cooperation programmes such as FP7, H2020 and Interreg, in the fields of sustainable urban planning & mobility, climate change mitigation and adaptation, urban indicators, etc. Later, he specialized in writing proposals and coordinating projects in several industrial domains - among them aerospace, automotive, agri-food and energy efficiency - in the framework of EU and national funding programmes.