Jesse Marsh is an
American who moved to Milan in the mid-‘70s to work as an industrial
designer, apprenticing in the offices of Marco Zanuso. In fifteen years
of professional activity, he confronted a wide range of technologies,
processes and product sector, from chairs to artificial lungs.
In the late ‘80s he was drawn to information technologies,
participating in R&D projects financed by the European Union .
First in Milan and since 1995 in Palermo, he first worked with learning
technologies, telework and e-commerce and then in projects and policy
work on the information society and sustainable development,
cultural diversity, democratic participation, social innovation, and
business model innovation. He also works with local and regional
authorities in Territorial Cooperation projects and programming
initiatives, linking his research on innovation with cultural heritage,
local development, innovation policy, and Smart Specialisation, .