Roberto Della Marina

Founder & Managing Partner | Venture Factory

Roberto Della Marina

Founder & Managing Partner | Venture Factory
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Biography

After one decade of experience mostly in Switzerland at CERN (Geneva, CH), CSEM SA (Neuchâtel, CH) and Colibrys SA (Neuchâtel, CH), where he started working as a researcher and then moved to managerial positions, in 2003 he accepted the position of VP Business Development and Director of Technology Innovation of Olivetti I-Jet SpA (Ivrea, TO). In 2007, he became General Manager of the Cluster in Molecular Biomedicine (CBM Scarl) of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, a public-private initiative; focused on linking together research centers, companies, institutions, and financing bodies in the field of personalized medicine. From 2010 till 2017, he worked as Partner of AlAdInn Ventures Fund of Friulia Veneto Sviluppo SGR SpA, as well as Deputy Chairman of AREA Science Park – an Italian National Research body dedicated to Technology Transfer – and as GM of Innovation Factory, its first-mile company incubator. In 2016 he was nominated Chairman of the Board and GM of BIC (Business Innovation Center) FVG, a company incubator and accelerator based in Trieste.

Today he continues to serve as Board Member in several companies and foundations, among those, the Bruno Kessler Foundation in Trento, Italy. He holds a Laurea cum laude in Physics from the University of Trieste (I) and a P.h.D. in Physics from ETH Zürich (CH), is co-author of more than a hundred scientific papers, and he keeps teaching finance and innovation in some universities and institutions in Italy. In 2015 he won the AIFI-EY “Claudio Dematté Price – Private Equity of the Year” for the best Italian Early Stage operation.

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