Massimo G. Colombo is a Full Professor of Innovation Economics, Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Finance at Milan Polytechnic. His main research interests are in the organization, financing and growth of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures, the economics of organizational design, strategic alliances, acquisitions and open innovation, and the diffusion and performance impact of advanced technologies. Massimo Colombo has been the scientific coordinator of the FP6 PICO research project on academic start-ups in Europe and the FP7 VICO research project on the real effect of venture capital, promoted by the EC. He has also conducted consultancy work for governmental departments and international institutions. He is the Associate Editor for Technology Strategy of the Journal of Small Business Management and Editor-in Chief of Economia e Politica Industriale-Journal of Industrial and Business Economics. Massimo Colombo is author (or co-author) of numerous books and articles in journals such as the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Industrial and Corporate Change and the International Journal of Industrial Organization, among others.