Director of Research, the Lisbon Council, Belgium
David Osimo is director of research in The Lisbon Council, a Brussels-based think tank set up in 2003 to intellectually accompany the Lisbon Agenda, Europe’s original growth and jobs programme. David coordinates the research activity on issues such as the data economy, digital government, start-ups and scale-up policy as well as pioneering novel collaborative methods for policy research. He previously served as director and co-founder of two startups, as scientific officer in the European Commission Joint Research Centre, and advised the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. He holds degrees from University of Milan and University of Cardiff.