Dominique Lepore is a Ph.D. Industrial Candidate in Global Studies. Justice, Rights, Politics at the University of Macerata (Italy) with a Master’s Degree in International Economics from the Polytechnic University of Ancona (Italy).
As part of her Ph.D., she collaborates as a researcher and a tutor in ISTAO, a Business School located in Ancona. She also cooperates with the c.MET05, an Italian Inter-university Centre for Applied Economic Studies on Industrial Policy, Local Development and Internationalization.
Her research topic explores collaborative structures in the era of Industry 4.0, conceptualizing and investigating on the role of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) as connectors in the regional innovation ecosystem. In order to develop an insightful collection of case studies across Europe, she held her international mobility of three months at the Kosciuszko Institute, analysing structures, functioning and activities of CYBERSEC HUB while supporting its overall development in the emerging European network of DIHs.