Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer

In May 2020, Human Technopole was given the task of creating a Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer (CITT) with the aim of helping to promote a wider exploitation of the results of research and technological innovation in the Italian life sciences sector.

The activities of the CITT, launched in July 2021, are focused on three main areas of interest:

  • Training: entrepreneurial training opportunities for researchers operating in Italy
  • Networking: creating and implementing a network of actors operating in the tech transfer sector
  • International Promotion


CITT contributes to the entrepreneurial training of Italian scientists operating in the life sciences through dedicated courses aimed at offering young researchers the basic tools and useful contacts to enhance intellectual property.


  • The MIND behind: techtransfer dialogues – highlights

    As part of the MIND Innovation Week, on May 11 2023, Human Technopole’s Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer (CITT) organised an event dedicated to technology transfer in life sciences, starting with a success story from the ecosystem of MIND – Milano Innovation District. We gave space to the story of Beatrice Riva, researcher and […]

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  • 4-Days Full Immersion Training On Technology Transfer In Life Sciences

    Human Technopole CITT (Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer) together with Netval and IUSS Pavia organize a 4-day full immersion training on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences. Registration requirements: Evaluation criteria: candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Course requirements: personal laptop Notification of selected participants: end of July 2022 Contact: techtransferHT@fht.org Privacy: personal […]

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  • Tech Transfer in Life Sciences – Workshop

    Human Technopole has recently established the CITT – Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer to help promoting a wider exploitation of the results of research and technological innovation in the Italian life sciences sector. CITT will inaugurate its activities with a two-days workshop on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences,  organised in cooperation with Netval and […]

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CITT’s networking activity aims to create opportunities for dialogue and interaction, connecting the different stakeholders of the life science supply chain, from research to industry and finance to foster mutual understanding and open innovation processes.

To date, CITT has signed collaboration agreements with CDP Venture Capital and Cariplo Factory (in the context of the ‘Berkley Skydeck Europe Milano’ acceleration programme) to promote joint initiatives in the sector.


  • CITT hosts a delegation from Enea Tech and Biomedical Foundation

    On April 6, 2022, Human Technopole’s Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer (CITT) in Life Sciences hosted a delegation from Enea Tech and Biomedical Foundation. The visit was attended by: The meeting was a useful opportunity to share and think of the mission of the respective entities, and evaluate possible areas of collaboration and synergy. […]

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International Promotion

Given Human Technopole’s strong international ambition and the contribution the institute is making to Italy in fostering the circulation of brains, not only by bringing Italian excellence back, but also by attracting talent from abroad, CITT intends to further foster this process by expanding it to include activities related to technology transfer.

The goal is to encourage interaction between the Italian tech transfer system and that of other countries, to study models potentially applicable to Italy, foster exchanges between researchers, and attract talent and funds to innovation produced in the country.

In 2022, CITT participated in the Study Tour “Switzerland, Cradle of Innovation: Lausanne, Basel, Zurich, Bellinzona (14-16 June), which resulted in an event organised together with the same diplomatic representation and Milano&Partners, “Life Sciences Ecosystem in Milan: meeting the Swiss Delegation” (24 November).

In addition, CITT participated in the event “Tyrol 2030: New Perspectives for Life Sciences” (Oct. 25) and initiated a dialogue to explore collaborations with additional countries in 2023.


  • 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 […]

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Team and Contacts

  • Fabio Terragni
    Member of the Management Committee delegate for Technology Transfer
  • Marica Nobile Marica Nobile
    Head of Institutional Relations and Public Affairs – CITT Coordinator
  • Milena Bartesaghi
    Office Support & Executive Assistant – CITT
  • Valeria Dardano
    HT Institutional Relations Specialist and CITT Special Project Officer
  • Alessia De Meo
    CITT External Relations Specialist

Phone: 02-30247048
Email: techtransferHT@fht.org