Andrea Carapellese

Andrea Carapellese

Investment Promotion Expert at UNIDO ITPO Italy

Startupbootcamp FoodTech Rome Mentor

Andrea has been working for the Investment and Technology Promotion Office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO ITPO Italy) since 2010. In his position, he promotes investment opportunities, technology transfers, and capacity-building activities in developing countries. The crosscutting focuses of his work are on agri-business, renewable energies and environment. Andrea coordinated several projects in a number of developing countries – mainly in Africa – fostering international partnerships worth several million Euros.

In the context of EXPO Milan 2015 and Seeds&Chips 2017, Andrea coordinated the first two successful editions of the UNIDO & CNR “International Award on Innovative Ideas and Technologies on Agribusiness”, which resulted in the selection of 10 winning projects among more than 500 submitted proposals from startups, research centers and companies from over 80 countries.