The ICG team is comprised of multilingual professional expert consultants with more than 5 years of specialized technical experience. Each team member has proven experience in both European and U.S. markets.

Valerio Grosso – CEO

Valerio Grosso has a degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Naples (Italy) “Federico II”. From 2005 to 2006, he worked as SMEs’ consultant for the development of Quality Management System and Environment Management System. In 2006 he worked for Alenia Aeronautica (Finmeccanica Group). Since January 2007 he is a consultant for Innova S.p.A. focusing on the ICT sector while working on European R&D projects and technical and economic feasibility analysis. Since then, he worked as Project Manager on several European Research Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7) mainly supporting SMEs through the development of innovative business model and technological due diligence. Since 2008, he is CEO of Innova Consulting Group, Inc.

Aleardo Furlani – CFO

Aleardo Furlani has a degree in Law from the University of Naples (Italy) and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (I.E.S.E.) Barcelona, Spain. In 1989 he was a scholar at the J.F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (U.S.A.) where he sudied Public Policy. Since 1993, he is Managing Director of INNOVA S.p.A. Expert in business strategies and international marketing; he is strongly involved in the R&D activities conducted with highly qualified European companies and universities. He assists industrial and research organisations in the implementation of their strategies for the exploitation of technologies and the valorisation of R&D results.. To date, more than 2000 European SMEs have been supported in the analysis of their technology needs, draft and management of R&D projects. Since September 2000 he has been carrying out and co-ordinating training and technical assistance activities on benchmarking for the Network of Innovation Relay Centres (IRCs). He has been a scientific and technical evaluator in EU Commission project proposal evaluation exercises. Trainer in business strategies and international marketing for the Italian Trade Centre international courses, John Cabot University, LUISS and Bocconi Management Schools.

Alexandra Tingas – Manager of International Cooperation

Alexandra Tingas has a BS Degree in International Business with specialization in Spanish, and concentration in Marketing from Northeastern University (Boston, MA) and Certificate of International Business Study from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE – Madrid, Spain). In 2003, worked as an Assistant International Trade Specialist for the telecommunications and security sectors for the United States Embassy – Department of Commerce, Foreign Service, Madrid. Joined Innova Consulting Group in 2006 and currently works as Manager for International Cooperation for Innova Consulting Group, Inc. (ICG), currently focusing on international collaboration projects, specifically promoting relations with Latin America; also concentrating on innovation policies, best practice identification, and market/industry analysis. She also assists in managing ICG company operations and financial administration. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Greek.