Curating futures

Let’s make tech work for society.
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The Planet is burning, society is polarised.
There are more desirable uses of technology than surveillance, right?
Let’s work together for a better future.

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Innovation Strategy & Fundraising

– Build or revamp an innovation ecosystem
– Seize EU funding opportunities

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Policy & Advocacy

– Strategic communication
– Stakeholder & community engagement

Testimonials

Marta was extremely well-organized and a thoughtful and sensitive leader who helped keep our project on track and on task. As a first time participant in a European public-sector project, Marta helped me and my company understand and navigate the bureaucratic minutiae necessary to succeed. She also demonstrated these skills as an organizer of public events and communications for our project. Marta is diplomatic, organized, and passionate about her work in social innovation.

Lee-Sean Huang

Cofounder, Creative Director, Foossa

As an external consultant and a valued member of our global community of experts, Marta has been a valuable asset to the Digital Future Society Think Tank since 2019. More than a project manager and storyteller, Marta is a highly capable, creative and responsive researcher that immediately understands our needs and delivers top quality work with minimal intervention needed, not only on time but ahead of schedule. Marta’s expertise in all things digital runs wide and deep. She is a gifted writer who understands how to craft highly engaging content tailored to audiences from high-level decision-makers to young innovators and entrepreneurs. Look no further than her newsletter, futuribile/curating futures for evidence of this.

Carina Lopes

Director, Digital Future Society Think Tank, Mobile World Capital

“Marta is one of the brightest people that I know who has an equally high emotional, social, communicative and administrative intelligence, which is the rarest of rare combinations. If I had the funds I would hire her full time.”

Rob van Kranenburg

Founder, IoT Council

Marta is brilliant. She is an excellent facilitator, great project manager and fantastic at creating original high quality content. She helped shape the early stages on the Next Generation Internet. Really enjoyed working with her and highly recommend Marta.

Mirko Presser

Associate professor, Aarhus University

“The incorporation of highly skilled collaborators such as Marta is a valuable asset for the project. Congratulations and keep up the hard work!”

Independent evaluators

European Commission

Working with Marta is just great: she is efficient, goal oriented, professional and at the same time sympathetic and relationship-oriented. She value people work and contribution and can get the best out of any colleague. She is motivated and has very good problem solving skills. A good team-builder and a hard worker!

Antonella Passani

Partner and Head of the Society, Innovation and Social Capital Research Unit, T6 Ecosystems srl

“Marta has a very professional attitude and a very focused way of managing people and getting work done in due time. Yet, it is her soft skills that make Marta stand out: She not only managed a consortium of very diverse partners in a range of different European countries, but also brought a ‘Zen’ to the consortium that made it a pleasure for all people to work together in this project. It is Marta’s combination of professionalism and ease of mind that makes her truly stand out as a Project Manager and Consortium Leader.”

Tom Lidy

Head of Machine Learning, Musimap

Monthly newsletter

Tech news contextualised in their social impact and alternative innovation narratives.

About me

Hi, I am Marta Arniani. A creative thinker, mediator and problem solver, I am here to help you plan and implement your next big thing. I am a Horizon 2020 expert and my interests lie in Digital Social Innovation, emerging technologies and innovation management. I carry out independent research, mainly through curating the Futuribile / curating futures newsletter, as well as the series of Millennials workshops “Past, present and future of (y)our internet” together with digital anthropologist Jennifer Veldman.

I design open innovation projects, strategies and events creating a meeting ground for different disciplines and industries. I have coordinated research & innovation projects with many international partners involved and I always create a space where everybody is motivated, on time and collaborative.

Project management & strategy are not just a set of deadlines and boxes to tick. They involve community management, storytelling, creativity and resiliency.

I work remotely for clients across Europe: Italian mothertongue, I am fluent in English and French, and have a good level of Spanish.

Offline, I co-founded the router radio programme, which since 2009 covers independent culture and collectives in the city of Milan. Underwater, I am contributing to NaturDive, a citizen science project to monitor Mediterranean marine biodiversity in Côte d’Azur sea floor.