Nicola brings 20+ years experience in translating innovations into the market through venture capital investments and corporate R&D responsibilities. He is currently managing the first ever technology transfer fund focused on Industry 4.0 technologies. His venture capital past appointments include Chief Investment & Technology Officer of TTVenture and member of the investment committees of the French lifescience fund Technologie et Santé I (Sofimac Partners) and Atmos II renewable energy fund. Nicola also created and was appointed CEO of SeedLab, the first accelerator program for research based projects and companies.
Before entering the technology transfer and investment industries, he served leading multinational industrial corporates with Global and EMEA leadership positions in R&D and new product development. He also managed a manufacturing and service unit of automated and robotic machineries.
Nicola is also actively involved in policy related activities: he was Italian representative among the High Level Group for Innovation Policy Management and is author of various national and international publications around innovation policies.
His diversified and sound education include: PhD in Management – Aston University in Birmingham, MBA with greatest honours – SDA Bocconi and MSc in Aerospace Engineering – Politecnico di Milano. Furthermore Nicola holds a YMP from INSEAD and is a Certified Process Kaizen Engineer.