Life Sciences

Technology Forum Life Sciences 2020

The Technology Forum Life Sciences is the annual event of reference for the Life Sciences ecosystem in Italy, characterized by a high-level discussion involving all the principal stakeholders of the ecosystem, as well as guests and experts from all over the world.

Technology Forum Life Sciences 2020

It is a reference initiative of the national ecosystem, attended every year by over 100 participants and 20/25 authoritative international speakers, experts in the sector and institutional representatives.

The sixth edition of the Life Sciences Technology Forum was held this time in a new itinerant and “phygital” mode, structured on a three-day program (September 29 through October 1, 2020), each of which featured the physical and digital presence of speakers and participants.

The program of the 2020 Life Sciences Technology Forum was developed around the theme “The role of the Life Sciences in the new future”, with the following programming:

  • September 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. via link from Rovereto’s Be Factory, “The Italian ecosystem of research and innovation in Life Sciences”, with the contributions of:
    • Achille Spinelli (Councillor for Economic Development, Research and Employment, Autonomous Province of Trento)
    • Gianluca Carenzo (Head of Innovation Ecosystems, Hub Innovazione Trentino)
    • Alessandro Quattrone (Director, Department of Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology, University of Trento)
    • Daniela Bellomo (Head of Research Business Development, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital)
    • Anna Chiara Rossi (General Manager Italy, Alexion)


  • September 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., via link from Trieste’s Science Park Area, “The new technological frontiers in the Life Sciences”, with the contributions of:
    • Sergio Paoletti (President, AREA Science Park)
    • Stephen Taylor (Director of Innovation and Complex Systems, AREA Science Park)
    • Dennis Boyle (Partner & Co-Founder & Head of Health and Wellness practice, IDEO)
    • Mohamed Dhaouafi (CEO, Cure Bionics; MIT 35 Under 35 Innovators 2020)
    • Paolo Gasparini (Head of the Department of Advanced Diagnostics and Clinical Research; Director of Complex Structure, Medical Genetics, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo)
    • Ben Newton (General Manager of Global Oncology, GE Healthcare)
    • Jacob Glanville (Founder & CEO & President, DistributedBio)


  • October 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., via link from the MIND (Milan Innovation District) in Milan: “The future of biotech”, with the participation of:
    • Iain Mattaj (Director, Human Technopole)
    • Andrew Hessel (President, Humane Genomics Inc)
    • Mauro Ferrari (Former President, European Research Council)
    • Graziano Seghezzi (Managing Partner, Sofinnova Partners)
    • Francesca Pasinelli (General Director, Fondazione Telethon)
    • Gabriella Camboni (CEO, BiovelocITA)
    • Alessio Beverina (Secretary, VC Hub; Co-founder & General partner, Panakes Partner)
Within the framework of the 2020 Life Sciences Technology Forum, The European House – Ambrosetti announced that the candidacy of Milan to host BioEquity Europe won the selection and Milan will host BioEquity Europe 2022, which is being held in Italy for the first time in more than 20 years of the initiative's activity.


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Presentation by Valerio De Molli


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