Benedetta was born and raised in Parma, Italy. She is an artist and designer turned humanitarian technologist, after helping organize emergency response efforts during the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka. She co-founded GROUND Lab® and more recently T4D Lab®, engineering R&D companies focused on producing sustainable solutions to humanitarian, social, environmental challenges worldwide. She has built partnerships with organizations such as the UN, UNICEF, The Millennium Villages Project and Universities such as NYU, Columbia and Princeton.

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