The European House - Ambrosetti launched in 2015 the Technology Forum Life Sciences, the main event of the Community Life Sciences, the multistakeholder platform for discussion and discussion on life sciences that has the mission of "contributing to the enhancement of the life sciences research and innovation ecosystem in Italy, promoting centres of excellence and networking national stakeholders to foster knowledge transfer, develop new projects and improve the positioning and competitiveness of the country at an international level".

On the occasion of the Forum, the Community Life Sciences presented the results of the new edition of the White Paper on Life Sciences in Italy, which each year examines the state of research and industry in the field, analyzing the performance of our country in the international context and the new global innovation trends.

The debate was attended by the institutional leaders, the main business leaders in Italy, scientists, researchers and academics.


  • Anna Maria Bernini, Italy's Minister of University and Research
  • Germano Cecere, Director - Mechanisms of Epigenetic Inheritance Unit, Institut Pasteur
  • Philippe CupersHead of Unit for Life Sciences, ERC Executive Agency
  • Valerio De MolliManaging Partner and CEO, The European House - Ambrosetti
  • Anna Gervasoni, General Director, AIFI and Deputy Rector, Università Cattaneo-LIUC
  • Dario GrecoProfessor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University; Professor, Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki; Director, Finnish Hub for Development and Validation of Integrated Approaches
  • Giuseppe Ippolito, General DirectorDirectorate-General for Research and Innovation in Health, Italy's Ministry of Health
  • Marialuisa Lavitrano, Director,; Director, EOSC; Pathology Professor, Director of Molecular Medicine and School of Oncology, Università Milano Bicocca
  • Adriana Maggi, Coordinator of the  Center of Excellence for Neurodegenerative Diseases (CEND), University of Milan
  • Giorgio Metta, Scientific Director, IIT
  • Emanuela OldoniScientific Programme Manager, EATRIS
  • Francesca PasinelliGeneral Director, Fondazione Telethon
  • Alessandra PetrucciRector, Università di Firenze
  • Maria Cristina PortaGeneral Director, Fondazione Enea Tech e Biomedical
  • Francesca RapinoAssistant professor and Head of the lab of Cancer Stemness, Université de Liège; Co-founder and COO, THERAtRAME SA
  • Katja ReinhardAssistant Professor, SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati
  • Giorgio Seano, Head of the Tumor Microenvironment Lab, Institut Curie Research Center
  • Gianmario VeronaPresident, Human Technopole
  • Federico ZambelliTechnical Coordinator, ELIXIR Italy; Molecular Biology Professor, Università degli Studi di Milano

The Forum was chaired by Mariavittoria ZaglioJournalist, Class CNBC - Sanità Next

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