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CITT: Study Tour on the Innovation System in Switzerland

(Lausanne, Basel, Zurich, Bellinzona – 14/16 June 2022)

From 14 to 16 June 2022, CITT took part in the study tour “SWITZERLAND, CRADLE OF INNOVATION”, organised by the Swiss Embassy in Italy to present the excellence of the Swiss Confederation’s innovation system.

Among the institutions visited during the mission by Dr. Fabio Terragni, member of the Human Technopole Management Committee delegate for Technology Transfer and CITT Coordinator, and Dr. Marica Nobile, Head of Institutional Relations at Human Technopole, are:

During the visit, CITT’s delegates had the chance to meet researchers, startuppers and entrepreneurs – many of them Italian – who have chosen Switzerland to carry out their research and develop their innovative products. Furthermore, it was possible to study the extraordinarily effective technology transfer models adopted in the Swiss Confederation, discussing them directly with local decision makers, diplomats, academics and entrepreneurs.

Finally, the mission was an opportunity to develop an initial network of Swiss contacts useful to foster CITT’s international collaborations in the near future.

Following the study tour, Human Technopole Technology Transfer Centre (CITT) and the Swiss diplomatic representation in Italy, in collaboration with YES MILANO, organized a day-long meeting between Swiss and Italian players working in the field of life sciences on 24 November 2022.

The meeting, hosted at the Human Technopole headquarters within MIND – Milano Innovation District, allowed the various entities involved to initiate new relationships and strengthen existing ones.

The day’s program included a presentation of the Milan life sciences ecosystem, coordinated by Piergiorgio Borgogelli of YES MILANO and involving: Margherita Chierici (TTO IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico), Daniela Bellomo (Business Development Director San Raffaele), Stefano Minini (Director Lendlease), Felice Lopane (Life Sciences Assolombarda Coordinator), Francesco Cerruti (General Manager Italian Tech Alliance), Paola Testori Coggi (Ambassador Federated Innovation MIND). In the second part of the program, the Swiss delegation had the opportunity to introduce themselves to the Italian delegates in a pitching session followed by bilateral meetings.


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