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Lucia Chierchia

Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering @ Politecnico di Milano, Executive Master in Technologies & Innovation Management @ Bologna Business School.

Lucia started her professional experience in Aerospace field and then moved to Home Appliances Business, in Whirpool Corporation and then Electrolux Group.

After different managerial positions in technology organizations, Lucia created Innovation Hub of Electrolux Group, at global level, building new alliances with partners in industrial, academic and financial networks. In her TEDx, she told the story about Electrolux Open Innovation, born and grown like a start-up and quickly become an organization with sites in Italy, China and US.

Thanks to interaction with start-ups, she built her entrepreneurial dream.

She is now Managing Partner @ GELLIFY, a unique B2B platform to connect startups, corporates and investors and execute innovation through emerging technology waves.

Lucia has the responsibility to build BU “i4.0”, to drive enterprises in executing industry 4.0 enabling access to open innovation ecosystems.

Lucia is convinced knowledge dissemination is the way everybody can have a social impact, offering their own capabilities to others. During her life, Lucia has continuously dedicated her energy to make other people’s projects successful.

In her role in innovation and technology, Lucia has constantly supported company managers, start-uppers, entrepreneurial people, sharing her vision with transparency and passion.

Lucia discovered she could even influence others, helping people understand how technologies can make life better, changing individuals’ consciousness about their role in designing new projects, for their company, their business, themselves.

She now hopes her experience in GELLIFY can encourage other people to design their leap.


  • 2013 “Alumni Polimi Award” Politecnico di Milano.

  • 2017 “Merit & Talent - Digital Innovation” Award FEDERMANAGER

  • 2017 “Young Manager” Award FEDERMANAGER.

Special Roles:

  • Advisory Board @ Politecnico di Milano

  • Jury @ HORIZON SME-Instrument