Company Position Country
AcademicLabs Chief Business Officer The Netherlands
Session
How can big data fuel collaborations between industry and academic institutions?

Francesco Ruospo holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Rome, a master’s degree in entrepreneurship from the University of Sussex and an Eexecutive MBA degree from the Rotterdam School of Management.

Francesco Ruospo started his career with Elseiver , a science information provider based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. During his seven-year career, he has held various positions in sales, strategy and management. During his MBA, Ruospo had in-depth cooperation with Silicon Valley Unicorn and Flexport on the strategy of European market expansion.

Since 2017, he is the Chief Business Officer and co-leading the Belgian Academictech company, AcademicLabs. The company started in 2015 with one mission in mind: to accelerate research and innovation by bringing transparency to a highly fragmented R&D ecosystem. The platform is used by scientists in universities, R&D driven corporations and research institutions all over the world to identify research partners. It has been recently awarded as top 4 Academia tech Company to look for in Europe at the APE2019 and collaborates with leading Pharmaceutical companies.


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