Researcher, Centre for Challenge Prizes

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Innovation Lab

Join Date

January 2015

What I do

Eleonora is a Researcher at the Centre for Challenge Prizes, working on researching and developing prizes to scale innovative solutions for global development challenges with various international partners. She is also exploring the account of impact of Challenge Prizes and developing new practical tools to assess the social value of Challenges.


Prior to Nesta, Eleonora was a Project and Evaluation Manager at Human Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation supporting social innovation and social finance in Italy. She was responsible for the impact assessment and educational area of the Foundation.

She has also worked as a Project Officer at the Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights - Europe, to coordinate an international programme in digital activism and human rights. And she worked as an Economic Researcher for the Superior School St. Anna of Pisa, focusing on regional development in Europe and for several years as a Journalist in Italy, UK, France and Brazil, for various publications, including CNN international.

Eleonora completed a BSc in Sociology (1:1) and Mphil in Development in Italy, and holds a MSc on Development and Globalization from the School of Oriental and African Studies, in London. She also gained a PG in Journalism from the London School of Journalism.