Life Sciences

The challenge of Italian biotech: removing barriers and nurturing excellence

Technology Forum Life Sciences – 2nd edition
Monday, September 26, 2016
Palazzo Parigi (Corso di Porta Nuova, 1 – 20121 Milan).

The challenge of Italian biotech: removing barriers and nurturing excellence

Life Sciences:
driver for growth and development for Italy

The Life Sciences sector— biotechnologies, pharmaceuticals and biomedical technologies— is one of the most promising high-tech areas and could become a real driver for growth and overall development for Italy and its economy.

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Technology Forum Life Sciences

But only if an ecosystem favorable to innovation is created, one that removes obstacles and mechanisms that create distortion, and guarantees an integrated and coherent approach throughout the entire process of basic research, pre-clinical development and clinical development … up through the point at which the treatment is made available to patients, with recognition of the innovation that has become a tangible product.

An ecosystem that makes it possible to progress from scientific excellence to the creation of value, and which allows Italy to compete on a global scale in one of the sectors on which the future of our planet will be based.

The role of the ecosystem of innovation in the Life Sciences for the Growth and Competitiveness of Italy (It.)

The second Technology Forum Life Sciences  was held on  September 26th, from 10 am to 6.30 pm, at Palazzo Parigi (Corso di Porta Nuova, 1 – 20121 Milan).

Confirmed speakers were: Francesca Cerati (Journalist, Il Sole 24 Ore), Innocenzo Cipolletta (Chairman, Fondo Italiano di Investimento), Ora Dar (Head of Life Sciences Sector, Israel Innovation Authority), Valerio De Molli (Managing Partner, The European House – Ambrosetti), Guido Guidi (Head of Pharma Region EuropeNovartis), Tony Hickson (Managing Director of the Technology TransferImperial Innovations Group), Martin Hinoul (Senior Advisor, KU Leuven R&D), Giovanni Leonardi (Director-General for Research and Health Innovation, Minister of Health), Alberto Mantovani (Scientific Director, Istituto Clinico Humanitas), Roberto Maroni (President, Lombardy Regional Government), Giuseppe Martini (Past President, Alisei), Riccardo Palmisano (President, Assiobiotec), Francesca Pasinelli (General Manager, TelethonPier Giuseppe Pelicci (Research Director, IEO), Alessandro Sannino (Founder, Accademia Life Science), Stefano Scalera (Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance), Graziano Seghezzi (PartnerSofinnova Partners).

The Technology Forum Life Sciences is part of the activities of the Innovation and Technology Hub.


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