General Manager

Fabrizio Conicella has over 20 years of experience in managing organizations, projects and initiatives in the field of innovation and technology transfer. He is general manager of OpenZone science park initiative in Bresso (Milan), general manager of Zcube the research venture initiative of Zambon group and President of CareApt srl a startup company focused on management of Parkinson patients.
Since 1999 he has been Project Manager and then Business Developer of Bioindustry Park Silvano Fumero, since 2012 Director of the Development, Projects, Start-up and Technology Transfer Area, and until September 2019 he has been General Manager. He was coordinator of the bioPmed Innovation Pole from 2009 to 2014 and is was Vice President of the Innovative BioPmed cluster Association until August 2019.
He has been a contract professor at the University of Turin and he is since 2011 contract professor at Eastern Piedmont University for business planning, innovation management and technology transfer.
Since 2018 he is also President of APSTI – Association of Italian Scientific and Technological Parks and vicepresident of ALISEI, Advanced Life Science in Italy initiative. He was member of the board of the 2i3t incubator (University of Torino) President of the Ephoran-Mis company operating in the field of scientific services until 2015, until January 2016 member of the steering committee of CEBR – Council of European Bioregions, and of the Advisory Board “Science Industry” of Genopole (F) . In the recent past he has also been a member of the Governing Council of the Italy Start-up Association, of the Assobiotec Board of Directors and of the Eurotransbio Advisory Board. It is part of various project selection committees and business plan evaluation of Italian, foreign, public and private initiatives.


The course aims at presenting, with a focus on life sciences, the major issues related to the management of research projects and the innovations resulting from these, as well as the pathways for enhancing the results, both through technological transfer paths that start up innovative businesses. Particular attention will be devoted to the analysis of the industrial aspects of these pathways and to the patent and commercial exploitation of the results of scientific research, including business start-ups.

Business Management – Life Science and MedTech