Welcome to Dr. Castello, professor of innovation and project management.

Dr. Castello, Professor of innovation and project management

Alessio Castello teaches innovation and project management to both undergraduate and graduate students with a special focus on the MBA program. He has also the responsibility to develop IUM´s on line pedagogy. In this capacity, his role is to help faculty members to be more innovative and to integrate in their pedagogy the opportunities offered by new technologies.


Prior to joining the International University of Monaco, Alessio Castello was an independent consultant and lecturer whose research focused on the role of trust in inter-company partnerships aimed at innovative developments.

He is the former deputy director of the European campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Since 2002 Alessio conducted courses on innovation and alliances in MSc, MBA and Executive MBA programs at several leading European business schools, as well as seminars on innovation and strategy in executive development programs for large multinational corporations.

Alessio has published extensively. His most recent article, ‘Why too much Trust is Death to Innovation’ has been published by the MIT Sloan Management Review. He is the author of several case studies, one of which received a best case award from EFMD in 2005.

After graduating in Physics, Alessio spent three years doing research in fundamental solid state physics at the Swiss Federal Institute for Technologies in Lausanne – Switzerland.

From 1997 to 2001, he has been active in the sales and marketing departments of several companies in the biotech and telecommunications industries.

Alessio holds a PhD in management obtained in 2012 from the University of Nice and an MBA with honors from EDHEC/Theseus Institute, Sophia Antipolis – France.


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