FRANCESCO CAPPELLANO

Postdoctoral Researcher

Francesco Cappellano (PhD, Research fellow) is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at UEF – Karelian Institute where his main interests convey innovation-led economic development, strategic alliance and territorial cooperation in border regions.

Since 2017, Francesco has been conducting research about border regions in North America, namely San Diego/Tijuana region at the Southwest US/Mexican border and the Northwest US/Canadian region including Washington State and the British Columbia province. Therein, he has implemented an interdisciplinary perspective to his work, using social science and economics perspectives to understand urban/regional development issues.
Francesco received his PhD in Urban regeneration & Economic development from the “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria in 2016. He has worked in several international universities including: the Northeastern University of Boston; the San Diego State University; the Western Washington University in Bellingham, the University of Victoria in Canada, and the School of Advance Studies Sant'Anna in Pisa, Italy.
As being involved in multiple Horizon 2020 projects, he accrued his expertise in EU-funded research projects. In 2018, he and his colleagues awarded a H2020 RISE Grant which fund the" TREnD - Transition with Resilience for Evolutionary Development" research project GA 823952. Since 2018 he has been working as a Consultant at Taso Desarollo s. l. in the field of heritage-led urban regeneration within the "ROCK - Regeneration and Optimization of Cultural Heritage in creative and Knowledge Cities", funded under H2020 Research and Innovation plan GA730280.