Agostino is an Innovation and Technology Transfer Manager with 4+ years’ experience in managing R+D+I projects at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research and Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, renowned research institutions in the Health and Biotech sectors.
He has vast experience in the valorisation and transfer to the market of innovation projects focused on Therapeutics, Medical Devices, E-health, and IVD. As an Innovation manager, Agostino is responsible for scouting business opportunities, designing and implementing strategic valorization plans, promoting collaboration with industrial partners, investors and venture builders, and transferring know-how and assets to the market by creating spin-offs, licensing and service agreements. In the last four years Agostino has managed +30 innovation projects, coordinated the establishment of 5 spin-offs, and negotiated 7 licensing contracts. His support in the creation of spin-offs consists of helping shape their business plan, negotiating agreements, identifying founding teams, promoting companies with investors, advising on IP strategy, and collaborating in competitive funded public-private projects.
Agostino holds a PhD in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials from University of Parma (Italy) and has previous experience as postdoctoral researcher in the fields of Bioelectronics and non-invasive Point-of-Care diagnostics.