1 Europass Curriculum Vitae Personal information Surname(s) / First name(s) Address(es) Francesco, Catania Italy Telephone(s) Mobile: Fax(es) - Nationality Italian Work experience Dates June, 2015 Occupation or position held Ø Responsible Innovation Technology & Internationalization Services, Consorzio Catania Ricerche (Italian National Reserch Council-CNR, Catania Chamber of Commerce, National Institute of Nuclear Physics INFN, High Tech companies). Ø Head of Unit Enterprise Europe Network Eastern Sicily within Bridgeconomies Project supported by European Commission DG Growth Ø KAM (Key Account manager) della Commissione Europea per SMEs Instrument (Horizon 2020) Ø Project manager of European Union R&D Programmes on Innovation & technology transfer, start-up company, management, business brokerage event and innovative finance. Page 1/5 - Curriculum vitae of Francesco
2 Main activities and responsibilities Industrial and Enterprise Economist. Expert on on Innovation, Internationalization, R&D Project Management and Technology Transfer. Since 1993, he has developed a large international experience in the fields of industrial and innovation projects within European, National and Regional R&I Programmes. Skilled on industrial policy and SMEs provider services, has been worked for more of 20 years supporting research and innovation business. Form 1995 to 2007 Innovation Relay Centre coordinator of Sicily and Calabria regions. Actually Head of Enterprise Europe Network Eastern Sicily, the leading European Commission network to help company, university & research centre make the most of the business opportunities in the European Union: Since November 2014 IMP³rove Consultant, tool supporting SMEs in enhancing their innovation management capacity. He has managed many EU projects such as: Ø IRC Network (Innovation Relay Centre), European Commission, DG Enterprise & Industry, ( ) Ø WAI Project, European Commission Programme, Women Ambassador in Italy, DG Enterprise & Industry, 2009 Ø TESTPEP project, FPVII European Commission Programme, DG Research, 2011; Ø INNOWATCH Project, FPVI European Commission Programme, Methodology for Assessment of Regional Innovation Policy Impact on SMEs, 2006; Ø EIFN Project, European Commission Programme, Energy Sector Innovation Financial Network- FPVI supported by European Commission, 2007; Ø PROMPT project, FPVI European Commission Programme, Peripheral Regions Measure for Promotion of Technological Intelligence, 2008; Some in the past, such as: Ø ANETTE, Academic Network for Technology Transfer in Europe, European Commission, Sprint Programme, 1995; Ø CONSIST Project, FPIV European Commission Programme, stimulation action to promote technologies to SMEs supported by European Commission, 1998; Ø WINDEPP Project, FPIV European Commission Programme, Craft Programme, coordinated by Technology WeldingInstitute (UK), 1999; Ø REWASTONES Project, FPIV European Commission Programme, Craft Programme, 2000; Ø UNISPIN Project, Academic Spin Off Tool, European Commission Programme, under Innovation Programme, coodinated by TwenteUniversity (NL); 1999; Ø INNOCONS Project, FPV European Commission Programme, 2001; Ø RADWAT Project, FPV European Commission Programme, 2003; Ø MOBICOSSUM Project, FPV European Commission Programme, Craft Programme, Research DG, 2004; Ø INTRACK Project, Regions of Knowledge Pilot Project, supported by European Commission and European Parliament; Ø POLYTEC Project; FPVI European Commission Programme, Coordinated by TWI (UK) supported, Name and address of employer Type of business or sector Consorzio Catania Ricerche C/O Chamber of Commerce Via Cappuccini n. 2, and C7O CNR via Gaifami 18 Catania Tel Innovation, Internationalization, R&D ; Technology Transfer; Project Management, Training. Page 2/5 - Curriculum vitae of Francesco
3 Education and training Dates Title of qualification awarded Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Name and type of organisation providing education and training Industrial Economics Degree 1988 University of Bologna Faculty of Political Science Department of Economic Science Industrial & Enterprise Economy Research Fellowship (IRTEC CNR- Italian National Council of Research) on Innovation Technology in the fields of A Strategic planning in a new industrial sector: advanced ceramic materials Fellow researcher at Nomisma SPA (1989), ERVER 1990 Head of Unit on innovation and internationalization of Consorzio Catania Ricerche Europena office University of Bologna, CNR- National Council of Research, University of Catania (Public organization) NOMISMA, ASTER, ERVET (Private organization) Personal skills and competences Mother tongue(s) Specify mother tongue Italian Other language(s) Self-assessment Understanding Speaking Writing European level (*) Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production Language En 4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5 Language Fr 2/5 3/5 2/5 2/5 2/5 (*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Organisational skills and competences Job experiences as junior researcher in the fields of economic study on industrial Sectors ASTER- Emilia Romagna Agency for the Technology Development- Bologna; (1988) Nomisma SPA- Bologna; (1989) ERVET-Regional Institution for the Economic Development of Emilia Romagna- Bologna; ( ) Technical skills and competences Industrial economist & technology transfer expert. Head of technology transfer & Internationalization office of Consorzio Catania Ricerche. Currently responsible of Enterprise Europe Network Eastern Sicily, the leading European Commission network to help company, university & research centre make the most of the business opportunities in the European Union. Since 1993, he has developed a large international experience in the project management of industrial and innovation projects within EU Framework and National and regional R&D Programmes supporting innovation business. Page 3/5 - Curriculum vitae of Francesco
4 Additional information Project manager & technical consultant of numbers of innovation project involving companies, academic laboratories and Research Centres. During the last 10 years has been involved in project managed by organization such as: APRE (Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea); Unioncamere Sicilia (Regional Chamber of Commerce Institution) CONFAPI Sicilia (Regional Association of SMEs) University of Catania and Palermo; CNR; Sicily Region. Consultant Project Manager of Small and Medium Enterprise in R&D, Innovation and transnational Technology Transfer supported by European Commission- Framework Programmes (FPVI, FPVII), MIUR (Italian Ministry of University & Research), Sicilian Region- Industry Department). Expert on innovation and economics issues he has also been involved as speaker, teacher and published papers. As speaker he has conducted conferences and workshops such as: Innovation Management Speech within Economy Degree Advanved Courses, University of Catania, October 2014 Participant of Peer learning group meeting held in Brussels in June 2013, by EC and EACI. Chairman EEN Micro & Nanotechnology Sector Group Elevator Pitch Event Catania, November 29th, 2013 Chairman on EEN Days workshop, Le nuove opportunità della programmazione europea : Crescere, Competere, Innovare 25 Novembre 2013 Camera di Commercio di Catania Speech on Creative Technological Cluster for competitive internationalization of business, Francesco, EEN Sicily, Italy. Globalization of technology Transfer, Beijing China, May Speaker on Conference: EU R&D Programmes arranged by Chamber of Commerce Catania & Enterprise Europe Network, Septemebr 20 th, 2012 Consultant on Regional Innovation Policy issues within Unioncamere workshops in Sicily (2011) Speaker of Russian regional Government and Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Moskow, June 2010 The role of Internationalization in the local development policy the case of Etna Valley on Microelectronics industry Mr. Francesco,Innovation Technology & Internationalisation Services Responsible Consorzio Catania Ricerche - University of Catania Italy Speaker on FPVII issues within Unioncamere workshops in Sicily (2010) Teacher on Training Master, Università di Catania on R&D project in the fields of Advanced Materials- FPVII programme (2009) Teacher on Training Master Formativo Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche- Istituto di Chimica e Tecnologia dei Polimeri- Unità di Catania del Corso Esperto nel settore dei materiali polimerici per l imballaggio e nel trasferimento tecnologico (2007) Evaluator Commissione Europea Marie Curie FPVII, Teacher on Training Master Progetto di Ricerca PLAST_ICs, l'università degli Studi di Catania in collaborazione con la Scuola Superiore di Catania, Consorzio Catania Ricerche, Istituto di Microelettronica e Microsistemi del C.N.R. (2008) Speaker Technology Transfer and Innovation on benefit of SMEs in collaboration with ARoTT and RomanianIRC 4D ; Bucharest Oct, 4, 2007; Speaker SEMINARIO Spin off accademico e tutela dei diritti di proprietà intellettuale in collaboraiton EIC 15Nov 2007; Speaker Workshop Nuove tecnologie energetiche e ambientali - University of Catania 20, Nov 2007; Speaker Innova Energy Bruxelles European Commission -Europea Innova 22, Nov 2007; per Catania ; Confapi, Comune di Catania, 2005 Speaker Workshop Innovation and Venture Capital, SMAU Sicilia, 2004; 6th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines CATANIA Italy September 17-19, Organized by EC GROWTH Thematic Network CLAWAR. Page 4/5 - Curriculum vitae of Francesco
5 Previous experiences on European Commission Framework Innovation and R&D Programmes Project manager in the framework of ANETTE (Academic Network for Technology Transfer in Europe), coordinated by Manchester Science Park and supported by the European Commission under Sprint programme. (1992) Coordinator of the Project Science Park Consultancy Scheme in Sicily supported by the European Commission and Sicilparcotec Srl under Sprint programme (EC) ( ) Responsible of the project Sicil Innovation Craft Focal Point supported by the European Commission DG XXII under Brite Euram Programme within Multination Stimulation Action in order to support SMEs participation to RTD programmes. (1996) Project manager of Consist multinational stimulation action to promote technologies to SMEs supported by European Commission - Apindustrie Catania - construction industry. (1998) Responsible of the project named Innovation Point supported by Sicilian Region which involves Consorzio Catania Ricerche and Apindustrie Catania. ( ) Project manager of the Craft Project under FP IV of European Commission (Windepp coordinated by Technology Welding Institute (UK) Project manager of the Craft Project under FP IV of European Commission and REWASTONES coordinated by idetra, S.A. (ES) ( ) Project manager of Unispin Project under Innovation Programme on Academic Spin Off methodologies coodinated by Twente Lisison Office University (1999); Project manager of ETI (Economic and Technological Intelligence) measure within Innovation Program FP V (Innocons coordinated by ITER-ES) (2001) Project manager of the Craft Project under FP V of European Commission (RADWAT coordinated by Infotere (FR) ( ) Project manger of MOBICOSSUM Craft project European Commission Research DG, Contract No. IST ; FPV Project manager of Regions of Knowledge Pilot Project ( INTRACK). supported by European Commission an European Parliament; Project manger of Polytec Craft project- Coordinated by TWI (UK) supported by European Commission FPVI ( ) Pubblications: Nuovi materiali: promotori tecnologici per l'innovazione nell'industria del Situazione attuale e prospettive future (Irtec- CNR) "Struttura di mercato in un settore nuovo: Ceramici Avanzati" (Ceramica Informazione, Faenza Editrice) 1989 I ceramici Avanzati: la situazione del settore e le potenzialita' dell'emilia Romagna" (Materiali ERVET n. 25,); 1990 Progetto di ricerca applicata sui nuovi materiali ceramici (Dip. di Ricerca e Informazione, ERVET; 1991 Paper presented in the Conference Networking and SMEs organised by University of Bologna and North London University, Policies of regional development and technology transfer: the role of Innovation Relay Centre network in the peripheral regions, Bologna) 1997 Paper presented in the Conference L entrepreneurship an objective for education in Europe organised by Steinbeis- Europa-Zentrum Innovation Relay Centre, The spin off model in Italy, Stoccarda Pubblication, L innovazione al servizio delle Imprese e della Ricerca Innovare: Rivista CONFAPI trimestrale di informazione tecnico-scientifica, n F. e L. Scrofani, Annali di Economia, Università di Catania, anno XLVII, 2002 Il ruolo delle politica di innovazione nei progetti di Sviluppo Urbano. Page 5/5 - Curriculum vitae of Francesco
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