Francesca Spigarelli is an Associate professor of Applied economics and Director of China Center. She is vice rector for Technological Transfer and for the European Research policy. She is author of several articles and books on internationalization strategies of SMEs, Chinese Foreign Direct investments and Chinese economy. She has extensive experience in EU funded projects, as coordinator, principal investigator and expert evaluator. She is responsible, at UniMc, for the implementation of the European Charter and Code of conduct for researchers.