Jacopo joined the Management Ph.D. Program at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. Prior to this, he received a bachelor's degree in Asian Languages, Markets and Cultures from the University of Bologna, a master's degree in International Science from the University of Turin, and a first-level master in China Studies from Zhejiang University, China. He has continuously deepened China's knowledge from a linguistic, cultural, economic, and geopolitical perspective. Jacopo's master thesis conducted jointly with the University of Turin and Zhejiang University dealt with investigating the evolution of the Chinese Intellectual Property Rights system. The thesis specifically addressed the key economic and legal issues by looking at its international compliance with the WTO's agreements. In Sant'Anna he is currently investigating the Chinese Artificial Intelligence innovation ecosystem evolution. Jacopo's line of research focuses on understanding the dynamics and the main actors involved in developing such an ecosystem.