Michela Magas is an innovation catalyst who bridges the worlds of science and art, design and technology, and academic research and industry, with a track record of over 20 years of innovation. She co-founded Stromatolite Design Innovation Lab in 2000, developing futures concepts for a series of international clients including Apple, Nike and Nokia. She is the founder of Music Tech Fest, a global innovation ecosystem of over 5000 creative innovators and researchers, and was Innovation Director of #MusicBricks – a European Innovation Action that placed exclusive tools developed by top European music tech research centres into the hands of creative innovators to take them to market. She is innovation advisor to both the European Commission and the G7 leaders. In 2016 she was presented with an Innovation Luminary Award for Creative Innovation and in 2017 she was awarded European Woman Innovator of the Year.