We support the change through social innovation

Project Ahead is a social enterprise that provides consulting service and supports social innovation

We address SMEs, non-profit organizations, public institutions, civil society aiming to develop enterprise creation process and to foster paths of shared innovation, facing social problems.

Entrepreneurs, freelance, innovators who want work, share their ideas and develop entrepreneurial projects with a positive impact on society and environment are welcome in our spaces and community.

what we do

Social innovation can be new ideas to tackle urgent social and environmental challenges that we face. It can be a new product, a process, a technology or also a principle, a policy, a movement, an action or the combination between those above. Especially, it represent the ability, the society strenght to understand, analys, tackle and solve its problems.

(Italian network the Hub – I-SIN – Kublai, 2011)

Consulting and planning

We develop strategies and actions of social innovation

Enterprise creation

We help ideas to change the worlds


We strenghten social entrepreneurial inclination and skills

Innovation and creativity

We experiment venture and ideas’ generation and contamition instruments

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

We facilitate international exchanges between entrepreneurs


We enhance your talent


Project Ahead was founded in 2001 as a cooperative active in consultation and planning in youth policies and in new multicultural experimentation models.

Since 2009 Project Ahead has joined an European Network. It designs and manages national and Community projects dedicated to innovation, social inclusion, social venture.

In 2011 takes part to the design and the organisation of Naples 2.0. International Social Innovation Competition for innovators and creatives from all over the world.

In 2012, for the first time in Italy, Project Ahead organized the Social Startup Weekend (from the Startup Weekend format) focused on the creation of social enterprises, later renamed Social Change Wave.

Since 2017 we have been managing Dialogue Place, an incubator of multicultural social innovation and coworking space based in the heart of Naples.

In 2020 Project Ahead became social enterprise cooperative.





Marco Traversi

Founder, CEO

Expert in business creation and social innovation. Director of Dialogue Place

Angela Paola Paradiso

Board Member, Administrative Officer

Experience in management and reporting of projects and in consulting services to non-profit organizations. Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme Supervisor.

Pietro Leuci

Board Member, Senior Project Manager

Chartered accountant, expert in tax system for SMEs, startups and third sector organizations. Consultant in sustainability analysis and CSR.

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Ivan Esposito

Partner, Senior Project Manager

He works with words. He deals with cultural actions and social communication for public institutions and private-social organizations.

Adamo Andriulo

Partner, Senior Project Manager

Expert in planning, development and monitoring of national and international projects concerning education and vocational training and social and economic promotion.

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Annalisa Correale

Partner, Communication Manager

Competence and experience in cultural heritage, she advocates economic sustainability and social impact.

Roberto Rossetto

Associate, Project Manager

Experience with AEGEE student organization, he facilitates relationships between entrepreneurs under the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme

Lucia Franco

Associate, Project Manager Officer

Expert in designing, planning and developing partnerships, managing and implementation of european and national projects,with focus on social interventions.

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Federica Arpaia

Associate, Coworking Manager Junior

With an artistic background, she uses her creativity as the key to solve problems and manage the coworking space.

Dana Cappiello

Associate, Communication Manager

Graduated in linguistics and sociology, she has always be interested in the digital sphere and she manages communication.

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    Insights on Social Innovation

    “Young people and their creativity are the driving force for the economic development.”
    “cultural differences are a competitive edge!”
    “the best enterprise causes a significant impact on its life… and on the community”

    Marco Traversi
    Project Ahead CEO

    Social enterprise is an exciting challenge: it combines solidarity and efficiency in a world dominated by the concept selfishness-profit.

    Marco Musella
    Full professor of Political Economy UNINA

    “Circular economy, product and process innovation, efficiency are a driving force for the economic recovery of territories”

    Annalisa Corrado
    Technical manager of ESCO AzzeroCO2

    Sharing and participation are in themselves innovation.

    Giovanna De Rosa
    CSV Napoli director

    "Female employment, the gender pay gap, the development of sustainable solutions to big social problems are the challenges of the 21st century. Women entrepreneurs are the instrument to deal with this problem."

    Lilia Giugni
    GenPol-Gender & Policy Insights CEO

    "Promoting social innovation culture is essential to create new patterns of sustainable development. But they are really sustainable if they take into account not only the environment, but also the social and economic aspect."

    Alessia Guarnaccia
    Pandora Group Srl CEO


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    We can’t expect that things just change, if we keep doing the same things.

    (A. Einstein)

    If you want to change things, CONTACT US!

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    Via della Sapienza 18, 80138 Napoli
    Via Pio Molajoni 76, 00159 Roma


    Via della Sapienza 18,
    80138 Napoli


    081 412404



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