Francesca Bria is a senior researcher and policy advisor working at the intersection of technology policy, socio-economic analysis and innovation strategy. She has over 15 years of experience advising public administrations and companies on science, technology and innovation policy. Francesca works is a Nesta Senior Project Lead at the Nesta Innovation Lab, where she is the EU Coordinator of the D-CENT project and the Principal Investigator of the DSI project on digital social innovation in Europe, as part of the EU CAPS programme. She has a background in social science and innovation economics with a PhD from Imperial College London, where she was a Researcher and Teaching Associate in the Innovation Studies Centre- Digital Economy Lab. Francesca is a member of the Internet of Things Council and an advisor for 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 grassrooots social movements advocating for open access, knowledge and data commons and decentralised privacy-aware technologies.