Michela Magas is an innovation catalyst who bridges the worlds of science and art, design and technology, and academic research and industry, with a track record of over 20 years of innovation. She is the first winner of European Woman Innovator of the Year to represent the Creative Industries and was appointed Innovation Luminary for Creative Innovation by the European Commission and Intel Labs Europe. She is advisor on Industry Innovation to the European Commission and the G7 Leaders.
She is Chair of the Industry Commons Foundation which assembles a range of industry verticals around a global open innovation community platform supported by decentralised systems which tracks IP embedded in radical breakthroughs for emerging markets.
Michela is the founder of Music Tech Fest, a global community platform of over 7000 creative innovators and scientific researchers. The platform places music at the centre of innovation in areas as diverse as neuroscience, microcomputing, blockchain and the primary industries, and has been hosted worldwide by partners including Microsoft Research New England, Centre Pompidou in Paris, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican in London.
She has 25 years of experience in developing product futures for a series of international clients including Apple, Nike and Nokia, and is co-author of a patent in music AI.