He is the Italian Ambassador to Tehran, the 15th September 2014 presented the copy of his credentials to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. He was Deputy Director General for Political Affairs (Mediterranean – Middle East) during the years of 2013 to 2014. MR. CONCIATORI was the Head of the Unit for Russian Federation, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia and Vice Director Central at the General Department for EU and European Countries and also he was Head of the Secretariat of the General Directorate for Asia and Oceania.
Dr. Seyed Kamran Bagheri has a diverse set of experiences in IP and Innovation management consulting and coaching. He was awarded the Technology Management Award by the Iranian Association of Management of Technology in 2011. Mr. Bagheri is a frequent speaker on IP management and commercialization. He has a publication record both in Iranian and international journals and has published several influential and award-winning books in Persian. He created and administers a popular website on IP and innovation management in Persian (www.hamafarini.com). Mr. Bagheri received his PhD in Innovation Management at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy. He has educational background in IP Law and Mechanical Engineering.
He is Professor of Innovation Management at the Istituto di Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, where he is coordinator of the PhD programme in Management. He is President of Netval, the Italian network of University Technology Transfer Offices. He has also launched DBA programmes at Scuola Sant’Anna. He holds a PhD from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and a Master in Technology and Innovation Management from SPRU (University of Sussex, Brighton). He is Associate editor of the R&D Management Journal and Creativity and Innovation Management Journal. He collaborates with large and medium-sized companies (Knauf, GE Oil&Gas, Loccioni, TT Venture, etc.) in the field of Open Innovation and with the regional governments of Puglia (Arti) and Tuscany in the field of policies for entrepreneurship and technology transfer.
He has published books and papers in the field of R&D management and technology transfer. He is co-author of “La sfida del trasferimento tecnologico. Le università italiane si raccontano” (Springer, with M. Bianchi) and “La gestione del trasferimento tecnologico” (Springer, with G. Conti and M. Granieri).
Full Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at the Politecnico di Milano. Currently, he teaches “Endoprothesis Design” and “Patent and Intellectual Property”. He devoted his scientific research activities to experimental and computational biomechanics in the cardiovascular, orthopaedic and tissue engineering, especially concerning prostheses, biomechanical models for artificial-natural functional interfaces and numerical simulation of biological structures. He is co-author of about 200 publications, about 90 in peer reviewed journals. During the last 15 years he devoted his activity to technology transfer in several public research organizations. In 2001 he established the Politecnico di Milano patent service and the Technology Transfer Office. From 2005 to 2010 he has been Vice rector of Politecnico di Milano. In 2002 he was among the founders of the Italian Network for Technology Transfer (Netval) and Presidente of Netval till 2013. From 2010 to 2012 he has been Director of the ICT Department of the National Research Council (CNR). From 2013 to 2016 he has been responsible for the strategic plan of the University of Brescia Health&Wealth. He is Member of the General Scientific Council of National Research Council, CNR. He is President of the Technical and Scientific Committee of Area Science Park, Trieste.
Ahmad Pourfallah is the chairman of Iran-Italy Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines and Managing Director of Secco Iran, a company that manufactures construction materials. Pourfallah is the first Iranian entrepreneur to win the Leonardo International Prize, the most reliable economic prize of Italy, as sign of the new direction of Italy’s relationship which identifies the quality of Iranian Companies and also the quality of communicating and cooperating between Iranian and Italian firms.
He is Deputy of Industry, Mine and Trade Minister for Training, Research & Technology. He is also associate professor at Khajeh Nasireddin Toosi University of Technology and Member of the Board of Trustees in Microelectronic Research and Development Center of Iran (MERDCI), an R&D organization set up by Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) and also Former deputy of Technology development and high-tech at IDRO. He also was a member of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Islamic Parliament of Iran) during the years of 2003 to 2007.
Dr Eghbal is Associate Professor at Tarbiat Modares University in Iran since 2004. Prior to that, he was in Isfahan University of Technology. He received his MS and PhD from University of California at Davis and BS from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. Dr Eghbal has been one of the pioneers for establishment of science and technology parks and incubators in Iran. Since 2000, he became directly involved in the management of Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT) as Vice-President of Technology and then President of ISTT. In 2004 he was asked by the Minister of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) to promote science parks and incubator in other regions of Iran based on experiences gained in Isfahan. As Deputy Minister of Technology, he was able to support the establishment incubators and science parks across Iran. Dr Eghbal has also been involved in the development of concept of incubation and science parks based on local conditions. Dr Eghbal was in the private sector from 2005 to 2013 and became involved in consultation to public and private sectors in the area of Technology Development, Science and Technology Parks and Incubators. He has many publications nationally and internationally on the subject. During this time, he also joined a group of Iranian expatriates to establish the Iranian Business School (IBS). Dr Eghbal has also been active internationally. He promoted the strong participation of Iranian parks and incubators in the International Association of Science Parks and formation of West Asia Division of IASP.
He is the Head of the International Innovation and Technology Exhibition (INOTEX). Up to Jan 2015 he was advisor to the Vice-President for Science and Technology, Iran, before that he was advisor to the Presidency and Head of the Presidential Center for Innovation & Technology Cooperation 2008-2014. He was the Iran Embassy’s Science – Industrial Attaché in Moscow from 2005 to 2008, and Head of the Engineering Department Technology Cooperation office, Presidency 2003-2005. From 1998 to 2001 he was Vice-Chairman of the Technology Cooperation office, Presidency. Mr. Amirinia was head of the Engineering Department, Technology Cooperation Office, Presidency, 1998-2004, and head of the Engineering Department of the Office of Science and Industrial Studies of the Prime Minister’s Office 1989-1997. He was a member of Iranian National Science and Technology policy Committees for Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Renewable energy, Herbal Drug, etc., between 2008- 2015. Mr. Amirinia received a BA in Electronics Engineering from Amir Kabir University in 1988, and an MA in Industrial Management (Science and Research Policy) with distinction degree from Strathclyde University in Scotland in 2003. He is a PhD researcher in The Iranian National Research Institute for Science Policy affiliated to the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.
He led the establishment of Città della Scienza, with the creation of the first Science Centre in Italy and of the Business Innovation Centre for the creation of new start-ups. From 2005 to 2011, he was Head of the Institutional Communication and Information Society Department of Naples City Council, where he developed the City Plan for the Society of Knowledge. In 2008 he was appointed member of the General Council of the Universal Forum of Cultures held in Naples in 2014. He has been heavily involved in the promotion of scientific culture at an international level by leading many European projects related to science and society, and by promoting a cooperative peace project in the Middle East institutions. In 2013, he promoted the creation of EMME (Euro-Mediterranean and Middle East) Summer School, an International school for leaders in scientific and cultural centers, supporting ECSITE in being more active in the international arena. From 2011, he leads the Sino-Italian Exchange Event, an innovative exchange platform developed in partnership with the Beijing Association for Science and Technology to promote Italian research outcomes and innovative skills, especially in the high-tech sectors, towards China. From 2012 he is Responsible for the organization of the National event China-Italy Innovation Forum on behalf of the Italian Ministry for Education, Universities and Research aimed at reinforcing the cooperation among Italian and Chinese innovative systems in the field of Science and Technology. In November 2015, he received the Award of excellence by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology for his contribution to the cooperation among China and Italy in science and technology. After serving as President of ECSITE between 2007 and 2009, he is currently Board Member of the ECSITE network. He is board member of the EBN Network, the European Business Network, as representative of all Italian BICs. He is also Member of the Executive Committee of the ITTN (International Technology Transfer Network). He has published many articles on the role of science and innovation in today’s society.
President and CEO of Era Endoscopy Srl, a start-up focused in medical device sector. He received Degree in Business Economics from the University of Pisa and has postgraduate course at SDA Bocconi in Corporate Valuation. As consultant of small and micro companies, he has increased his experience about managerial need in unstructured companies. He previously served in the biggest private Italian energy company and one of the top 30 Italian public company as Financial Manager and Capital Market Manager where he succeeded in M&A deal, capital market project, treasury and derivatives. He joint Era first as investor and since 2008 as Sole Director.
During the conference, NETVAL (Italian Network of Technology Transfer Offices) and IRAMOT (Iranian Association for Management of Technology) agreed to develop a cooperation program in the fields of Technology and Innovation by signing a MOU between the two parties.
The goals of this agreement were as follows: