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After taking my degree and PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, I had the opportunity of being a co-founder and board member of SPRIN, a spin-off of University of Trieste. I had the rare opportunity to exploit my scientific background and in the meantime to develop and improve my managerial skills, both by direct experience within the company and by attending specific courses and masters. Today, I work as research broker for the Physical Engineering sector of the University of Trieste, matching the research expertises of the different groups with project ideas and financing opportunities at European, National and Regional level and creating cooperation networks among different groups and companies


Current Experience

  • Research Broker PE
    Since September 2015
    Recognition of Research groups’ competences and matching among projects ideas and financing opportunities at European, National and Regional level. The activity is conducted for the Physical Engineering (PE) area (Departments of Architecture and Engineering, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mathematic and Geosciences, Physics). Analysis of European, National and Regional funding Programmes. Analysis of European, National and Regional economical and territorial strategies. Participation to working groups in the above-mentioned PE research fields at European, National and Regional level in order to present the University’s expertise and create opportunities of partnerships and joint projects. Mapping of the research expertise within the PE area of the University in order to support researchers in finding suitable funding opportunities. Organization of informative events in order to illustrate the several direct and indirect EU’s funding Programmes. One-to-one consultation for researchers during the project generation phase

  • Freelance consultant
    Since March 2015

Past Experience

  • COO
    March 2010 --- March 2015
    Main responsibilities within the company: - General management of the company’s organization in order to ensure its effectiveness. - Supervision of supply activity, organization and creation of supply strategies in accordance with quality standards, delivery times and costs indicated by the company. - Analysis of suppliers, coordinating and managing the supplies in order to ensure the optimal quality/price balance through a system of research, evaluation, accreditation and development of partnerships; management of commercial deals; negotiation with the suppliers in order to ensure competitive prices of the company’s products on the market; periodical evaluation of quality level of the suppliers; selection of the main suppliers, in agreement with the Product Manager. - Supervision and organization of the logistics and of the entire supply chain, budgeting, reporting, product cost analysis. - Supervision of regulatory matters and decisions of interest for the company activity, updating of the company processes and documentation related to the different fields of application (occupational safety, privacy, product regulatory) - Control and coordination of external consultants and attorneys; coordination and organization of international agreements, intellectual property rights, patents, trademarks following the company’s strategy.

  • Chief executive
    January 2008 --- March 2010
    Ordinary and straordinary administration issues. Financial plannning Coordination of marketing, sales, research&development managers

  • consultanto at ILO
    January 2010 --- January 2010

  • PhD student
    January 2004 --- January 2007


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAssertivenessCollaborationCommunicativeCoordinationCuriosityEfficiencyIndependenceInterest in knowledgeOptimismOrganizationProactivityProblem solvingResiliencyResponsibilityResult OrientedWillingness to compromise


Self Assessment :
Negotiation R&D Scientific writingBiotechnologieBiotechnologyBudget ManagementBudgetingBusiness DevelopmentBusiness PlanningCoachingCommunication SkillsCompetitive AnalysisCross-functional team leadershipDesign of Experiments (DOE) Due DiligenceEnglishEntrepreneurshipEnzyme AssaysGrant PreparationGrant WritingLogisticsMarket AnalysisMedical writingMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft WordOutlookPatentsPowerPointPresentation SkillsProblem SolvingProject CoordinationProject ManagementPublic SpeakingReport WritingSalesSales ManagementScientific CommunicationsScientific WritingStart-upsTeachingTeam BuildingTeam ManagementTeamworkTechnical reports
LinkedIn Assessment :
managementFinanceBusiness PlanningSalesStart-upsBusiness DevelopmentStrategyProduct developmentNegotiationProject ManagementBiotechnologyBrokerageResearch

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Technology research Write papersAchieve sales objectivesAct as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigatorAdminister logisticsAdminister supply requestAdministrative supportAnalyze data/information to determine potential relationships.Assign activitiesAttend seminarsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companybudgeting of R&D activitiescollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with project teamCommunicationConduct research at universitiesCoordinate logisticsCoordinate projectscoordinating research projectsDevelop business planDevelop study budgetDevelop study timelinesdrafting grant applicationsEstablish professional relationships with partnersEstablish relationships with Key Opinion LeadersFinancial reportsFollow up projectsGeneral office managementGuide staffIdentify market opportunitiesManage budgetsManage study budgetmanaging a small teamNegotiate budget Obtain grantsOral presentationOrganise meetingsPrepare final reportResearch at universitiesSolve problemsWork under specific instructionsWrite final reportsWritten presentation


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Università degli Studi di Trieste in 2004
  • Secondary school degree in from Liceo Scientifico N. Copernico, Udine in 1998

Training and Certification

  • Europrogettazione 2.0 – Agente di Progetto in 2017 Training
  • Summer Campus Progettazione europea in 2016 Training
  • EU Project Writing Course in 2015 Training
  • New Approaches to Leadership for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs, Managers and CEOs in 2010 Training
  • Master MBSDr (Managerial-Business Skills Development for Researchers) in 2015 Certification
  • Intesa San Paolo Start-Up Cleantech initiative 2014: Boot Camp- pitching and company presentation in 2014 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    2 weeks
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 2 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer :    30 Hours per week
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:


    Expert has 9 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Trieste, Italy


Driving License
  • Yes