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Andrea Carafa

Founder & CEO, ArtsUp
  • ArtsUp
  • Italy

About Andrea Carafa

Fellow at Stanford University and the University of Milan Bicocca with a focus on design thinking and human-centered ventures. Founder of ArtsUp. Formerly, researcher and resident entrepreneur at Stanford, EU Marie Curie Researcher in technology for social and economic impact at Grenoble-em and the European Commission's DG JRC, European Science Foundation Visiting Fellow at Bocconi University, and Visiting Fellow at GSI and CERN, where he inspired the creation of a new platform facilitating the technology transfer from physics labs to society. Andrea represented AEGEE-Europe at the United Nations. He initiated multi-stakeholder activities at the UN Rio+20 Summit and, together with the Major Groups, pushed for creating the Sustainable Development Goals. He also created Green Young Economy and contributed to design the first secretariat of Future Earth, a ten-year global initiative announced at Rio+20. Andrea has been a speaker, contributor and moderator at summits and international organizations such as the European Commission, United Nations, International Cultural Forum, Global Entrepreneurship Summit, and World Economic Forum. His initiatives were featured on publications such as Voice of America, Fortune, and the Huffington Post, among others