Guido Romeo

Guido Romeo is a business and data journalist regularly consultant for digital projects. He is editor in chief of Atomium - EISMD's REIsearch initiative and writes for Il Sole 24 Ore and other outlets. In 2018 he has been appointed as one of the 10 experts of Lombardy's Regional Forum on Research and innovation. As a journalist, two of the proposals he co-authored for innovating digital journalism have been selected for a large Google-DNI grant. He co-founded and chaired until 2017 the Ngo Diritto di Sapere, one of the most active promoters of the first Italian Freedom of Information Act passed in 2016. Graduated from the University of Bologna, he holds a journalism degree from the Ècole Supérieure de Journalisme in Lille, France, and a masters in communications. He has been Armenise-Harvard fellow at the Harvard School of Medicine and winner of the Astra Zeneca award for science communication, the Amundsen prize for coverage of climate change and the Voltolino, Italy’s most prominent prize for science reporting. His latest book is "Silenzi di Stato" (2016). Specialties: journalism, transparency, data journalism, tech and social innovation, environment, energy with an emphasis on new and renewable sources, urban development and planning of innovation ecosystems.