Mario Benassi is Full Professor of Management and Business Administration at the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Studies, University of Milan. He launched and directed until October 2010 the Master Program in Management of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where he teaches Start-up as well as Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He also teaches Executives Courses in Management of Innovation at LUISS in Rome. He has authored and coauthored more than ninety articles and books on innovation. His main research interests are new organizational forms, management of intellectual property rights and start-up companies. He is involved in several Committees for promoting entrepreneurship and serves as Director in several organizations.