REZART PRIFTI – Lecturer at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Economy. Main teaching subjects are “Management Foundations” and “Innovation and Commercialization”. Completed a Bachelor Degree in Finance and Banking in Warsaw School of Economics, and a Masters in the same field in Cracow School of Economics, Poland. Ph.D. at the University of Tirana, studying innovation and its determinants. Initially has carried out research related to the history of economic crises, then innovation at the firm level and its factors. Trained in Commercial Negotiations and Interpersonal Skills. Actually, has set up an innovative initiative resembling to start up incubators at the Faculty of Economy, trying to seed innovative culture among youth. Head of “Metropolitan Incubator”, the first founded and an institution pioneering start-up incubation in Albania. Founder of an NGO, “Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation” working with projects ranging from education to agriculture and Co-founder of customeyes.me Ltd., a business offering a wide variety software solutions from mobile applications to business ERP. Author of several research papers and conferences in Albania and abroad, project writer, coach, speaker, socially active and an engaged citizen.