Dr. Massimo Preziuso

Salford Business School

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Contact Details

Maxwell Building - Room 312

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Current positions

Lecturer in Financial Technology


Since 2022, I am a lecturer in Financial Technology in Salford Business School.

Between 2020 and 2022, I was an assistant professor in innovative technologies for an inclusive and sustainable finance within the entrepreneurship, strategy & innovation management (NIKOS) research group of University of Twente, where I taught entrepreneurial finance (MBA) and financial management of innovative start-ups (Minor Entrepreneurship & Innovation). In that period I was also part of the research project SFIDE (Strengthening financial inclusion through digitalisation in Europe), funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB). I was also principal Investigator of ‘COVID-19 and crowdfunding: an investigation on impact-oriented entrepreneurship projects in 2020’ research project, financed by BMS Covid-19 Fund.

In 2021, I have been appointed Chair of the Business and Impact Council of the UNESCO's International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI).

My academic experience includes a previous position as senior postdoctoral researcher at University College Cork in the project FintechNext (sustainable fintech) and another as postdoctoral researcher at University of Naples (artificial intelligence for sustainable investing). Over the last years, I have collaborated and interacted with various research institutions and multinationals. My professional experience outside academia also includes the creation of an innovation - driven think tank, the scientific direction of a sustainability-focused foundation, and various roles in sustainable financial and industrial companies.

Areas of research

Sustainable FinTech, AI for Sustainable Development, Impacting Investing, Sustainable Finance, AI for Finance

Areas of supervision

FinTech, Entrepreneurial Finance, Sustainable Finance, Entrepreneurship


  • Fintech
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Fintech
  • AI for Sustainable Development
  • Impact investing
  • Sustainable Finance
  • AI for Finance.

Qualifications and Memberships


PhD, Engineer, Dutch - University Teaching Qualification