Il team

Many innovators, one vision

Un solido team di imprenditori affermati, giovani manager e scienziati riconosciuti guidati dall'innovazione.

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Laura Ferro
Co-Founder & President

Laura Iris Ferro

Pietro Conti
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Pietro Conti

Elisabetta Borello
Co-Founder, VP Strategy & External Relations

Elisabetta Borello

Carlo Frati
Board Member

Carlo Frati

Fabio Bianco
Chief Scientific Officer

Fabio Bianco

Daniele Cusi
Co-Founder & Scientific Advisor

Daniele Cusi

Digital Health Advisor

Leopoldo Frati

Corporate Relations Advisor

Fabrizio Renzi

Startup Advisor

Claudio Rumazza

Marco Gili
Head of General Affairs

Marco Gili

CTO & Head of Marketing

Andrea Albertini

Costanza Conti
Head of Grant Office

Costanza Conti

Head of Business Nursery

Demetra Pelos

Beatrice Notarnicola
Head of Accounting

Beatrice Notarnicola

HSE Manager

Claudio Gattuso

Cristina Biasizzo
Operations Manager & External Relations - Genova

Cristina Biasizzo

Barbara Codan | Operations Manager - Trieste
Operations Manager - Trieste

Barbara Codan

Innovation Hubs Developer

Chiara Bortolini

Business Administration Responsible

Laura Fagnani

Eleonora Giannese
Executive Assistant

Eleonora Giannese

Tommaso Saita
Digital Marketing Manager

Tommaso Saita

Grant Office & Clinical Trials Responsible

Federica Rizzi

FVG Ecosystem Manager

Marco Dal Ferro

Administrative Assistant

Andrea Zamboni

Grant Office Specialist

Alessandro Gaviraghi

General Affairs

Giovanni Gallian

Digital Marketing Specialist

Alberto Cantarelli

Marketing & Financial Specialist

Lucrezia Barone

Operations & Marketing Specialist

Nicole Stefanucci

Monia Presotto
Accountant

Monia Presotto

Administration area – Villa Guardia

Laura Simonetti

Administration area – Villa Guardia

Francesca Costarella

Quality and Regulatory Affairs Manager

Simona Somaini

Legal Assistant

Carlo Garrone

Startup Analyst

Luigi Azzarone

Startup Analyst Intern

Elisa Fiori

Marco Matucci Cerinic
Scientific Advisor

Marco Matucci Cerinic

Luca Soave
Site Image & Architecture

Luca Soave

Co-Founder & President

Laura Iris Ferro

  • Degree in Medicine & Psychiatry
  • MBA @ Bocconi University, Milan
  • Top 10 innovative women managers in Italy
  • Founder/CEO several biotechs (including Gentium, IPO at Nasdaq)
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Pietro Conti

  • Degree in Medicine & Master in Health Management
  • >14 years as Director Health International Projects with local MoH & UN agencies
  • >18 years as Founder/CEO of >10 Startups in Health/Biotech
  • Board Member
  • Co-founder of Bio4Dreams
Co-Founder, VP Strategy & External Relations

Elisabetta Borello

  • Degree in Economics @ Bocconi University, Milan
  • >30 years in Healthcare advisory with focus on reengineering and complex clinical area design
  • Founder/Board Member of many biotechs
  • Co-founder of Bio4Dreams
Board Member

Carlo Frati

  • Degree in Economics @ Bocconi University, Milan
  • MBA, INSEAD
  • McKinsey & Co. (2000-2016): Partner
  • Capital Shuttle S.p.A. (2016): CEO
  • Banca Consulia (2017-present): CFO
Chief Scientific Officer

Fabio Bianco

  • Degree in Medical Biotech, Pharmacology
  • President/CSO – Neuro-Zone Srl
  • CEO – BrainDTech SpA
  • >15 years in Biotech/Pharma
Co-Founder & Scientific Advisor

Daniele Cusi

  • Degree in Medicine, Professor of Nephrology
  • Visiting Professor – several International schools
  • Chairman of several initiatives in Genomics and Proteomics: academic, startups & no-profit
  • >200 peer-reviewed papers, H-Index 57
  • Co-founder of Bio4Dreams
Digital Health Advisor

Leopoldo Frati

  • Degree in Electronic Engineer @ Politecnico of Turin
  • Former IBM South&West Europe Healthcare and Lifescience Industry Leader
  • Senior Advisor in several biotech companies
  • CIO at Nuncas S.p.A.
Corporate Relations Advisor

Fabrizio Renzi

  • Master degree in Electronic Engineering @ Politecnico di Milano
  • International Executive Program degree @ INSEAD in Paris & Singapore
  • 30 years as Director of Technology & Innovation in IBM
  • RnbGate, Rnb4Culture and Rnb4Africa startups president and CEO
Startup Advisor

Claudio Rumazza

  • Degree in Economics @ Università di Torino
  • Innogest Capital: Partner, Responsible for the Life Science practice
  • Prima Industrie Group: CFO Finn-Power, Group Head Financial Planning
  • Deloitte Financial Advisory
  • A&G Management Consultants
Head of General Affairs

Marco Gili

  • Degree in Law @ University of Turin
  • Executive Master in Business Management @ Politecnico di Milano
  • >11 years of experience in legal and financial aspects concerning SMEs and startups
  • Chief Executive Officer of Gip84 S.r.l.
  • Responsible for legal activities and general affairs of Bio4Dreams and startups
  • Responsibile for Bio4Dreams Turin office
CTO & Head of Marketing

Andrea Albertini

  • Degree in Medical Biotechnology with specialization in Business Development for Life Sciences @ University of Milan
  • >9 years in marketing and business development for startup and biotech companies
  • Responsible for ICT strategy and operations of Bio4Dreams
  • Responsible for Corporate and Digital Marketing activities of Bio4Dreams
Head of Grant Office

Costanza Conti

  • Degree in Veterinary Medicine @ University of Milan
  • MS in Statistics and Epidemiology @ London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • PhD in Molecular and Translational Medicine @ University of Milano
  • Project Manager of several European Research projects/networks
  • Responsible for Grant Office activities of Bio4Dreams and startup
Head of Business Nursery

Demetra Pelos

  • Degree in Biomedical Engineering with specialization in Biotechnology and Regenerative Medicine @ Politecnico of Milan
  • Industrial property management advanced course @ University of Milan
  • >3 years experience in the development of microfluidics devices and platforms for research and diagnostic purposes
  • >2 years experience in scouting and technical/scientific evaluation of biomedical innovative startups and projects
  • Responsible for Business Nursery activities, startup’s pipeline, and incubation programs management
Head of Accounting

Beatrice Notarnicola

  • Accounting school diploma
  • >35 years in administration, accounting, and billing activities
  • Responsible for accounting activities of Bio4Dreams and its network of companies
HSE Manager

Claudio Gattuso

  • Degree in medical biotechnology, he gained experience as a researcher at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine and as RSPP and Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) manager in a biotechnology company.
  • Certified trainer in the AIFOS National Professional Register, specialized in safety of scientific laboratories with the role of Head of the Prevention and Protection Service (RSPP) in several companies.
  • Since 2013 he started a professional consultancy activity on specific HSE issues.
  • Since 2018 he is a partner of Aware Lab S.r.l. and since 2020 he is a founding partner of Labs2Life S.r.l.
  • Responsible for Bio4Dreams’ operating site in Villa Guardia and for the management of SharedLabs

Operations Manager & External Relations - Genova

Cristina Biasizzo

  • Degree in Modern Literature, specialising in socio-psychology @ University of Genoa
  • Advisor at leading communication companies, with specialization in the development of advertising campaigns and image and organization of road shows for the entry into the Stock Exchange of private companies
  • Responsible for the institutional communication of the Department of Education and Work of the Liguria Region
  • Responsible of the institutional communication of the Liguria Region
  • Former member of CO.RE.COM
Operations Manager - Trieste

Barbara Codan

  • Master degree in Materials Engineering, PhD in Nanotechnology @ University of Trieste
  • Executive MBA @ MIB School of Management
  • Startup founder
  • Responsible for Bio4Dreams Trieste office
  • General Manager @ Urban Center Trieste
Innovation Hubs Developer

Chiara Bortolini

  • Degree in Modern Literature, Master in Digital & Design Strategy Innovation
  • Experience among Research Institutes and Foundations
  • Innovation Hubs Developer and Venice office manager for Bio4Dreams
Business Administration Responsible

Laura Fagnani

  • Degree in Languages with specialization in Economics
  • >8 years in administration for startups and biotech companies
  • Administrative activities and accounting coordination for Bio4Dreams and its network of companies
Executive Assistant

Eleonora Giannese

  • Vast experience in administrative activities supporting companies and startup
  • Responsible for administrative activities of Sanipedia’s network, Bio4Dreams and incubated startup
  • Responsible for support activities to Management
Digital Marketing Manager

Tommaso Saita

  • Master’s degree in medical biotechnology with specialization in communication and marketing @ University of Milan
  • >7 years in digital marketing (web e social media)
  • >10 years in scientific communication
  • Responsible for Digital Marketing activities for Bio4Dreams and its network
Grant Office & Clinical Trials Responsible

Federica Rizzi

  • Degree in Veterinary Medicine, PhD in Molecular Medicine
  • Experience in developing and managing European research projects, in data management and in statistical genetics
  • Researcher and Grants Development Specialist at Sanipedia
FVG Ecosystem Manager

Marco Dal Ferro

  • Degree in Functional Genomics and PhD in Molecular Biomedicine @ University of Trieste
  • >4 years experience in Applied Biology in the field of Recombinant Antibodies @ University of Trieste and Queen Mary University of London
  • Responsible for the development of Bio4Dreams’ Ecosystem in FVG and in Alpe-Adria Region
  • Trieste Urban Center Startup Manager
Administrative Assistant

Andrea Zamboni

  • Accounting school diploma
  • 1 year in the administrative management of startups and companies
  • Administration/accounting/billing activities for Bio4Dreams and its network of companies
Grant Office Specialist

Alessandro Gaviraghi

  • Degree in Veterinary Biotechnology @ University of Milan
  • MSc in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering @ University of Milan
  • PhD in Biotechnology applied to Veterinary and Zootechnical Science @ University of Milano
  • > 15 years researcher in Biochemistry and Cellular Metabolism
  • Experience in writing and managing national and international research projects
  • Support for Grant Office activities of Bio4Dreams and startups
General Affairs

Giovanni Gallian

  • Degree in Law, Major in International Law @ Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.
  • Master in corporate law focused on limited liability companies @ Just Legal Services-Scuola di Formazione Legale, Milan.
  • Short master in International Contracts @ ALTALEX – Formazione, Bologna.
  • >2 years in competition law, corporate law, civil law and litigation within top tier law firms based in Milan and Bologna
  • Support activity for legal aspects and general affairs of Bio4Dreams and startups.
Digital Marketing Specialist

Alberto Cantarelli

  • Master degree in Public and Enterprise Communication @ University of Milan
  • Specialization in Copywriting @ Accademia di Comunicazione di Milano
  • Experience in design, development and management of advertising campaigns within H48 digital agency
  • Support for Digital Marketing and communication activities for Bio4Dreams and its network
Marketing & Financial Specialist

Lucrezia Barone

  • BSc in International Economics and Management @ Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
  • In-depth study of corporate communication activities in international business environments
  • Marketing, communication, and ICT activities for Bio4Dreams and its network
  • Financial analysis and control for Bio4Dreams and the startups of the network
Operations & Marketing Specialist

Nicole Stefanucci

  • Degree in Biological Sciences and Technologies @ University of Trieste
  • Master degree in Science Communication “Franco Prattico” @ SISSA of Trieste
  • Support for communication and operation activities of Bio4Dreams and the Trieste Urban Center
Accountant

Monia Presotto

  • Long-standing experience in the Administrative and Accounting Department
  • Management of logistic and administrative aspects for companies in different industries
  • General accounting activities for Bio4Dreams and its network of companies
Administration area – Villa Guardia

Laura Simonetti

  • Long-standing experience in Back Office and Front Office activities, coordinating internal and external operational staff
  • Administrative and logistic support for commercial and production companies
  • Administrative and Logistic Coordinator for Bio4Dreams Villa Guardia office
Administration area – Villa Guardia

Francesca Costarella

  • Long-standing experience in administrative and organizational activities in top-tier accommodation facilities and for non-profit associations
  • Former provincial manager of the national association CAF and charitable institution for the management of fiscal and social security procedures
  • Management of events, conferences, and meetings for cultural association centers
  • Front Office and administration activities for Bio4Dreams Villa Guardia office
Quality and Regulatory Affairs Manager

Simona Somaini

  • Degree in Biology, M.Sc. in Molecular Biology @ Università degli Studi dell’Insubria
  • > 15 years as biomolecular researcher, Medical Science Associate, and Quality Control Analyst in pharmaceutical companies
  • In-depth knowledge of biological laboratory activities with specialization in GCP and GMP regulations and dynamics for the pharmaceutical sector
  • Responsible for regulatory and quality control activities for the startup BrainDTech and Regulatory Advisor for Bio4Dreams
Legal Assistant

Carlo Garrone

  • Degree in Politics and Social Sciences @ University of Turin
  • Master in Legal Counsel @ University of Genoa
  • Advanced Training Course in Politics and Administration of Local Entities @ Scuola Universitaria Superiore “Sant’Anna”, Pisa
  • Support activity for legal aspects and general affairs of Bio4Dreams and startups.

Startup Analyst

Luigi Azzarone

  • International Master Degree in Neuroscience @ University of Trieste
  • Experience in University Research Laboratories in the field of Neurosciences
  • Analyzes research projects and startups in the early stages of development in Life Sciences
Startup Analyst Intern

Elisa Fiori

  • Degree in Biotechnology @ University of Perugia
  • About to graduate in Medical Biotechnology @ University of Trieste
  • Analyzes research projects and startups in the early stages of development in Life Sciences
Scientific Advisor

Marco Matucci Cerinic

  • Degree in Medicine, Professor of Rheumatology
  • Director Division of Rheumatology @ Univ of Florence
  • ISN Medical Advisory Board
  • Founder of The European Scleroderma Trials and Research group (EUSTAR)
  • Founder of the World Scleroderma Foundation
  • Editor in chief, J Scleroderma and related disorders
  • Member of Bio4Dreams scientific committee
Site Image & Architecture

Luca Soave

  • Degree in Architecture @ Politecnico of Turin
  • Assistant Professor of “Restoration” and “Architectural Restoration” @ Politecnico of Turin
  • >24 years in corporate architecture and brand design
  • Bio4Dreams locations design and corporate image coordinator