The TTO of Politecnico di Milano is one of the first established in Italy, among the founders of Netval (Network of Italian Universities TTO). Over the years, it has achieved important results both in terms of intellectual property management and spin-off generation, with a portfolio of more than 1600 patents, half of which already in use at an industrial and commercial level.
The Technology Transfer office (TTO)'s mission is to support Politecnico researchers, staff and students in exploiting their research activity and bring it to the market, in order to develop products or services to improve the day-to-day life, to create further innovation and to generate returns to be reinvested in the academic research activity.
The TTO team holds expertise in mechanics, in chemistry, in architecture, in electronics, in physics and in bioengineering as well as in economics, in management and in law. They provides researchers with the professional support needed at every stage of the technology transfer process as well as interface with industries to find possible exploitation and collaboration routes.
- Prior art search
- Intellectual Property Management from the patent filing to its valorisation
- Intellectual Property exploitation through licensing
- Industry collaborations
- Spin-off generation
Dr. Ivano Ciceri - Head of office
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ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT - COMMUNICATION – DATA
- Dr. Silvia Bianco - Office administration, control managment and communication
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Graduated in Industrial Design with foreign experience and qualifications in marketing and project management of scientific research, she deals with the administration, recruiting and management control of the office. She manages and promotes networking activities with other institutions, universities and business partners. She organizes and coordinates office reporting and promotion materials of the University's innovation portfolio. He also plays the role of Project Manager on some projects with external partners that directly involve the Technology Transfer Office.
- Dr. Maria Teresa Gerace - Administration
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Graduated in Economics and Business Administration at the University of Milan - Bicocca. He deals with the administrative and accounting activities of the TTO of the Politecnico di Milano.
- Dr. Thomas Worden - Data & external relations
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Mastergraduated in Science in Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He deals with the University's patent portfolio, data analysis for internal and external use, preparation of marketing material with a view to licensing, match-making, reporting, tenders and mapping works based on business needs (Open Innovation).
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER MANAGERS
- Dr. Annalisa Balloi - Technology transfer manager
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Graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Cagliari , with a Ph.D in Microbial Biotechnology at the University of Milan. With experience in the creation and management of a university spin-off, she follows the process of idea evaluation, protection and valorisation for the Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments.
- Dr. Barbara Colombo - Technology transfer manager - Spin off
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Architect with a Ph.D in Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano. Technology Transfer Manager for the Design Department, for the Architecture and Urban Studies Department and for the Architecture, Construction Engineering and Built Environment Department. Furthermore, she deals with support activities for business creation in the academic field (management of the accreditation investigation for spin-off companies) and follows the registration of the University trademarks.
- Dr. Fatima Zahra Mokrane - Technology transfer manager
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Graduated in Aeronautical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. Within the TTO she is the Technology Transfer Manager of reference for the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology and for the Department of Energy. She deals with the process of assessing the patentability and protection requirements and supports the valorisation activities of the inventions and projects proposed by professors, researchers and students of the two departments.
- Dr. Alessandro Dalla Via - Technology transfer manager
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Graduated in Food Science and Technology with a Ph.D. in Microbiology, obtained in the Doctoral School of Sciences for Food Systems, at the University of Milan, he is the Technology Transfer Manager for the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering "Giulio Natta" and for the Department of Energy. He deals with the process of assessing the patentability and protection requirements and supports the valorisation activities of the inventions and projects proposed by professors, researchers and students of the two departments.
- Dr. Alberto Barbara - Technology transfer manager - Spin off and VC relations
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Graduated in Innovation and Technology Management at the Catholic University of Milan. He follows the process of evaluating ideas, protecting and enhancing them for the Departments of Mathematical Engineering and Management Engineering. Furthermore, he manages the relationships between incubators, venture capital and research teams of potential interest for the creation of start-ups. Finally, she supports her colleague Barbara Colombo in the activities for business creation in the academic field (management of the accreditation investigation for spin-off companies).
- Dr. Lorenzo Memeo - Technology transfer manager
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Graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, he plays the role of Technology Transfer Manager for the Department of Physics and the sections of Automatics, Electronics, Electrical and Telecommunications of the DEIB. His duties include the assessment of the patentability of the inventions developed in these departments and support for the valorisation of the same.
- Dr. Anna Plebani - Technology transfer manager
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Graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. Within the Technology Transfer Office, she deals with the assessment of the patentability requirements of the inventions proposed by professors, researchers and students for the Biomedical Engineering section of the Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering "Giulio Natta" department and for the of Bioengineering of the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering. She follows the patent filing procedure and has a support role in the enhancement of innovations in the biomedical field.
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER LEGAL TEAM
- Eng. Annamaria Tedesco - Legal team coordinator
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Graduated in Electronic Engineering, she has been working at the Politecnico di Milano (Technology Transfer Office) since 2006. Her main tasks and responsibilities concern the management of intellectual property within the contracts that regulate the various forms of collaborative research of the University, in particular conventions framework, research agreements, national and international calls for funding, doctoral scholarships. At the TTO he coordinates the activities of the legal team.
- Dr. Massimo Barbieri - Technology transfer manager - Legal team
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Graduated in Chemistry in 1993, he has been working at the Politecnico di Milano (Technology Transfer Office) since 2003 as a technician in the field of protection and enhancement of intangible assets. He obtained a specialization in industrial property management in 2002 (Master IPM – Industrial Property Management). Expert in prior art research and patent analysis in the chemical and energy sectors, he mainly plays a role of technical and decision-making support in patenting, licensing, economic evaluation of intangible assets and contract review in the field of technology transfer .
- Dr. Virginia Rubio Garcia - Technology transfer expert - Legal team
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Graduated in Law from the Universidad de Valladolid (Spain), she subsequently obtained a postgraduate diploma (European College of Parma) and a Master in European Studies (LUISS- School of Government) and has been admitted to the legal profession since January 2022. She has worked since 2018 in various trademark and patent consultancy firms in Milan. At the TTO he deals with consultancy and legal assistance in the field of intellectual property for the exploitation of university research results.