• Experiential learning and design thinking for digital entrepreneurs-to-be.

    As a Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, I am committed to create a safe space for my students to experiment with entrepreneurial ideas and explore their entrepreneurial attitudes. I have often used pitch talks and business plan competitions to integrate experiential learning in my teaching and assessment, but my ambition is to push this even … Continue reading Experiential learning and design thinking for digital entrepreneurs-to-be.

  • On tax breaks, public subsidies and community networks.

    The UK government has recently decided to suspend the application of tax breaks to community benefit societies. A full description of what happened is reported here. I am neither an expert nor passionate of fiscal matters, but I would like to share some thoughts about the impact of this decision on community broadband networks. Tax … Continue reading On tax breaks, public subsidies and community networks.

  • E se Telecom ritornasse un’impresa di Stato?

    La notizia che Cassa Depositi e Presiti si sia decisa ad investire in Telecom Italia deve avere fatto scalpore in Italia, se a parlarne sono addirittura i telegiornali, di solito non troppo interessati a quello che succede nel settore delle telecomunicazioni. L’ex-monopolista si trova ad affrontare l’ennesima battaglia societaria, con il fondo americano Elliott in … Continue reading E se Telecom ritornasse un’impresa di Stato?

  • Mr Gove, Brexit and the rural divide… let’s be precise!

    Last week, in his speech at the National Farmer Union conference, Michael Gove (the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)  identified access to fibre broadband and 4G as a key priority for the rural UK. This may sound odd to those thinking of the countryside as a wild and old-fashioned world, not … Continue reading Mr Gove, Brexit and the rural divide… let’s be precise!