Marco Gazzino is Head of Innovation and Product Lab at Enel X, Enel’s advanced energy services business line dedicated to new solutions for the home, industry, the urban environment and electric mobility. Marco manages open innovation activities at Enel X and the Product Lab that develops and tests new products and services.
Formerly, Marco was the Head of Partnerships and Innovation Intelligence at Enel, reporting to the Group’s Chief Innovation Officer and managing a portfolio of over 130 innovation partnerships at global level. These included projects concerning battery storage, vehicle-to-grid technology, electric mobility, advanced energy services for smart agriculture, as well as supply chain partnerships supporting startups and SME to co-innovate with Enel. Marco and his team launched the world’s first commercial vehicle-to-grid pilot project in Denmark, pioneering the use of electric vehicles to balance the power grid and remunerate the car owner.
He was also in charge of developing and deploying the Enel Group’s innovation intelligence platform; utilized globally by 70,000 employees, the platform provides single-sign-on and structured access to over 60 million documents, including patents, market insights and public funded projects and open calls.
Marco joined Enel in 2007 in the R&D department, where he specialised in establishing joint research projects co-funded by large industrial partners and supported by public funds. Marco also led the revision of Enel’s innovation portfolio FY2013 and FY2014, introducing a quantitative link between the innovation portfolio and the Groups’ strategic plan.
Marco holds a Master’s in Corporate Innovation from ESADE Business School, a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and has been a visiting scientist at MIT. He has published more than 30 papers and lectured at the LUISS Business School on innovation strategy in 2013 and 2016.