Francesca Bria

Francesca Bria is a Nesta Senior Adviser and Senior Project Lead in the Nesta Innovation Lab. She is the EU Coordinator of the D-CENT project on open democracy and social digital currencies and she is the Principal Investigator of the DSI project on digital social innovation in Europe.

Bria is a member of the Internet of Things Council and she advises the European Commission on Future Internet and Smart Cities policy. She is also a member of the EC Expert Group on Open Innovation (OISPG) and a member of the European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things ( IERC). She is also active in various innovation movements advocating for open access, open technologies, and digital rights, and she has been advising a variety of organisations and public institutions on innovation policy, open technology, the Internet of Things and smart cities.

The Nesta Innovation Lab was launched in 2009 and focuses on supporting innovation in education, local and central government, the arts, the collaborative economy and civil society.

She is a speaker at Setting the Urban Agenda of Tomorrow on Wednesday, June 20.