Staff and Contacts

Technology Transfer Office (TTO)

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.

Mission

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.

Services

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.

Activities

  • Prior art search
  • Intellectual Property Management from the patent filing to its valorisation
  • Intellectual Property exploitation through licensing
  • Industry collaborations
  • Spin-off generation

Staff

DOTT. ROBERTO TIEZZI – HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
roberto.tiezzi(at)polimi.it - Ph. +39.02.2399.9232
Roberto Tiezzi has a relevant experience in Knowledge & Technology Transfer starting from a legal background with an early specialization in the field of Intellectual Property management. Former Director of UNIMITT – Centre for Technology Transfer at Università degli Studi di Milano, he is the Head of the Technology Transfer Office at Politecnico di Milano, dealing with IP management and licensing and technology-based company creation. He is participating in the boards of the most relevant Italian associations of universities and incubators devoted to technology transfer and innovative entrepreneurship: Netval and PNI Cube.

ING. PAOLA BAGNOLI – TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER MANAGER
paola.bagnoli(at)polimi.it - Ph. +39.02.2399.9230
Paola Bagnoli has a MSc and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. After 12 years of research activity at Politecnico di Milano in the field of Industrial Bioengineering, particularly focusing on cardiovascular and respiratory “Life Support Systems”, she is currently technology transfer manager at the Technology Transfer Office (TTO). She is in charge of evaluating the patentability requirement (e.g. prior art searches) of the inventions proposed by the Researchers of Politecnico, following the patent filing and prosecution procedures and supporting the valorization processes, particularly for the patent portfolio in the Med-tech field.

DOTT. MASSIMO BARBIERI - TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER MANAGER
massimo.barbieri(at)polimi.it - Ph. +39.02.2399.9233
Massimo Barbieri has a degree in chemistry and a specialization in Industrial Property Management. He followed several courses at the EPO in the field of patent searching and classification. He is the co-author of two textbooks on patents and intellectual property rights. He has been working in the TTO of Politecnico di Milano since 2003 and his job deals mainly with the evaluation of invention proposals, prior art searches and patent licensing.

ING. VITTORIA ROIATI - TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER MANAGER
vittoria.roiati(at)polimi.it
Vittoria Roiati holds a master degree in Engineering Physics conferred at Politecnico di Milano. After research experiences in Italy (CHOSE: center for hybrid and organic solar energy, Rome) and abroad (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona and University of South Australia, Adelaide) she got a Ph.D. in Physics at IIT (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia), about third generation solar cells. At TTO, she focuses mainly on the prior art search and IPR protection in the areas of photonics, nanotechnologies, electronics, computer science and telecommunications. She is also involved in the exploitation activities related to those topics, managing the valorisation activities and the relationships with licensing partners.

DOTT.SSA BARBARA COLOMBO - TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER MANAGER
barbara.colombo(at)polimi.it - Ph. +39.02.2399.9229
Architect and Ph.D. in Industrial Design from Politecnico di Milano. Her main duties involve preparing all the deeds and information necessary for evaluating, protecting and enhancing designs and architecture, copyright, University publishing contracts and handling the preliminary stages for patenting Politecnico brands. In addition, she supports company creation in an academic sphere (management of the preparations necessary for accrediting spin-off companies).

ING. ANNAMARIA TEDESCO – COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH MANAGER
annamaria.tedesco(at)polimi.it - Ph. +39.02.2399.9234 - Fax 02.2399.9231
With a degree in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, her main duties and responsibilities include the negotiation and the management of industrial property rights within all the different forms of collaborative research of the University with industrial and research partners, in particular, framework conventions, research agreements, funding calls and Ph.D. scholarships.

DOTT.SSA SILVIA BIANCO – INNOVATION PROMOTER
silvia.bianco(at)polimi.it - Ph. +39.02.2399.9235
Silvia Bianco holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Design. Following her degree, she moved to UK where she gained a diploma in digital marketing and had the opportunity to consolidate her experience in marketing and project management of the scientific research by working for two main UK Universities: The University of Sheffield and The University College London. At TTO, she is in charge of the business intelligence and networking activities aimed at identifying research exploitation opportunities. She gives also support in reviewing licensing and confidentiality agreements.

DOTT.SSA ANNALISA BALLOI – INNOVATION PROMOTER
annalisa.balloi(at)polimi.it - Ph. +39.02.2399.9246
Annalisa Balloi in 2009 obtained her Ph.D. in Microbial Biotechnology. Subsequently, she worked as a researcher at the Università degli Studi di MIlano where, by exploiting the results of her research, she founded an academic spin-off. Thanks to her experience as researcher and star-upper, she gained significant expertise in Knowledge and Technology Transfer. Annalisa joined the Technology Transfer Group of the Politecnico di Milano in November 2016 as a Technology Transfer Officer, with main responsibility for networking activities and knowledge dissemination.

DOTT. AYOUB EL ZIANI  TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER MANAGER
ayoub1.el(at)mail.polimi.it - Ph. +39.02.2399.9239
He has an MSc in Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. His job deals mainly with the evaluation of invention proposals, prior art searches and IPR protection for Politecnico activities and for third parties in the areas of chemistry, physics, nanotechnologies and softwares. He is also involved in the exploitation activities related to those topics, managing the valorisation activities and the relationships with licensing partners.

MARIA TERESA GERACE – SEGRETERIA /OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
mariateresa.gerace(at)polimi.it – Ph. +39.02.2399.9250
Student of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Milan - Bicocca. She is in charge of the administrative activities of the TTO of the Politecnico di Milano.

BEATRICE SAGLIO  TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER MANAGER
beatrice.saglio(at)polimi.it - Ph. +39.02.2399.9236
Master Degree and PhD in Materials Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. Her main activities are prior art researches and inventors proposals evaluation, and a support to licencing activity, in chemical and materials fields.