As a business designer in the technology transfer field, I am focused on understanding and studying the research development procedure and the main challenges to an efficient and sustainable valorization in terms of intellectual property protection and transfer to industry. Such goal can be achieved only by understanding in the first place the economic impact of research work, the most relevant technology innovations for industry applications and what to emphasize in a for-profit company presentation.
I strongly believe in the idea that engineering, design and business are three fundamental elements of a winning formula. At NECSTLab (Novel, Emerging Computing System Technologies Laboratory) as Technology Transfer Manager, I work in collaboration with the entire research team on a wide range of topics.
The adopted process aims at creating value from research by applying two different technology transfer approaches: intellectual property protection model, and entrepreneurship model. While assessing the business opportunity related to the developed technologies, I like applying the design thinking approach. All technologies are analyzed in terms of human desirability, business viability, and technical viability in order to identify the best valorization strategy. For those project suitable for an entrepreneurial development, I strongly believe in the importance of applying a research approach based on hypothesis ideation and testing in the business model design phase. In such context, the lean startup method and the value proposition canvas result to be the ideal framework where to better understand the applicative domains and the real value generated for the target user or customer while proceeding with the technology validation.
DockeCap awarded as "Best Entrepreneurial Idea" at Switch2Product Innovation Challenge.
Online course authorized by University of California Irvine: Certificate.
While I was president of 180 Degrees Consulting, it was awarded as "Best New Branch" in Europe.