Irene Tognazzi is the International Relations and Projects coordinator for Genus Bononiae, the museum system located in the historical centre of Bologna, launched and promoted by Carisbo Bank Foundation. She got the Bachelor Degree in Environmental Economics in University of Pisa in 2004, and the Master Degree in Cultural Management (GIOCA – Graduate Degree in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts, School of Economics) at the University of Bologna in 2006, both cum laude. In 2005 she had spent a period in Madrid as an Erasmus Scholar, and then one year in London to write her thesis. After her graduation she worked for three years at the University of Bologna as the coordinator of the GIOCA Program and as a researcher for the School of Management. In 2009 she collaborated with the University of Pisa teaching the course in “Cultural Economics”. Since 2009 she has been working for Genus Bononiae: besides coordinating the projects founded by EU, Irene is developing new hypothesis of collaborations between Genus Bononiae and other international institutions; she promotes (and attends) training courses in European Project Planning and, on behalf of Genus Bononiae, she takes part in international committees and delegations, also in collaboration with the University. She is acting with the aim of making Genus Bononiae a local example of best practice within the Smart Specialization Strategy. She is fond of cinema, slow food, greyhounds and capoeira.