Valentina Ndou, born in Scutari - Albania, is from 1999 resident in Italy and is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Innovation Engineering of the University of Salento.
She came to Italy to pursue her post-university studies, master's degree in 'Marketing and development of territorial systems' and then after her PhD in 'eBusiness'.
His research activities are strongly innovation-oriented with a particular focus on the impact this innovation has on the processes and organizational models of companies in various sectors, new business models for value creation, collaborative innovation processes in Internet environments -based and innovative technological entrepreneurship.
You have worked and worked on these research topics in the field of national and international research projects, in an interdisciplinary perspective with a scientific approach based on the integration of emerging organizational strategies and approaches with ICT-based technological platforms and tools. In recent years, he has been involved in multiple national and European research projects, some of which on the development of new business models for cross-border tourism.
She is currently coordinator of the Interreg IPA CBC Italia-Albania-Montenegro project, Nest - Networking for Smart Tourism Development. He holds the course 'Advanced Project Management', EUROMACHS International Master's Degree - European Heritage, Digital Media and the Information University of Salento.
She is author of more than 40 scientific publications on journals, volumes, and international conference proceedings. She is very active in supporting, coordinating and managing her students in creating new innovative entrepreneurial ideas. One of the recent projects she supported is the project 9 Seconds App, whose goal is the realization of an application that aims to change the relationship with the mobile and therefore the habits of life, social and work. Project that successfully closed a # crowdfunding campaign on the Eppela platform and was awarded in several events where it participated.
"I really like Ghandi's aphorism 'The future depends on what we do in the present'. So I would like to make available to the community where I live my academic and professional experiences to be able to design paths of social and civic growth inspired by merit, inclusion and innovation.
In particular I will try to work to promote social inclusion, continuous training to acquire new skills and knowledge and the culture of innovation for the economic and social development of the territory. For all this it is also necessary to implement widespread dissemination and communication interventions that disseminate information regarding the policies, measures and interventions that institutions, individuals and Europe are adopting to address these issues (eg Guarantee for young people, European Social Fund etc). "