Daniela Piazzolla is a Senior Manager at the Science and Technology Transfer Unit of the Botín Foundation since 2014, with the aim of promoting the transfer of scientific knowledge and technologies from academia to industry geared towards socio-economic impact.
Her responsibilities cover the innovation process of the value chain from research discovery to market, and as such includes identifying and evaluating early biotechnological/biomedical technologies, intellectual and industrial property management, designing proof-of-concept projects and valorization and commercialization strategies, promoting and negotiating strategic collaborations and technology licensing agreements with prospective industrial partners, supporting the creation and development process of new start-up companies.
With twenty years of experience in the field of biomedicine and biotechnology, Daniela has led technology transfer and valorization programs across multiple therapeutic areas including oncology, rare diseases, metabolic and senescence-related disorders, spanning from early stage projects to clinical trials.
Daniela has a solid scientific-technical background and experience in genetics and molecular biology developed in three leading European academic research institutions: the University of Milan in Italy, the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) at the Vienna Biocenter in Austria, and the National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) in Madrid, Spain.
Daniela received her degree of B.Sc. in Biological Sciences with specialization in molecular biology from the University of Milan, Italy, in 2000 and a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna, Austria, in 2005. She also completed in 2013 an Executive Program, focused on building business from science and technology, by the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.
Thanks to Daniel Oliver and attending events organized by Capital Cell