Emilio PaolucciSeptember 3, 2021 2021-09-03 15:51
Emilio Paolucci is Full Professor at Politecnico di Torino, where he teaches “Strategic Management” and “Hi-tech Entrepreneurship”. Vice Rector for Technology Transfer from 2015 to 2018, he chaired the Patent and the Spin-Off Committees and started several projects of technology commercialization, including the national project “Knowledge Share” with the Ministry of Economic Development. He is currently Director at Alta Scuola Politecnica, a joint honours program created by Politecnico di Torino e di Milano, and independent board member in Pattern.
Emilio is also active as cofounder of startups. Among them, he co-founded EPS (acting as chairman from 2005 to 2011) a company active in the development of new technologies for energy (now listed on Euronext Paris as NHOA); he was awarded with the Italian 2005 “National Innovation Prize”, selected in 2011 as “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum, and included in 2012 in the “Global Cleantech 100” list as a global technological leader. More recently he cofounded two start-ups active in the medtech field.
His research interests include the evolution of Technology Transfer and entrepreneurship practices in universities aimed at fostering commercialization of research results and growth of regional ecosystems. Through his research activities, he has investigated various topics as the role of financial instruments and policies to promote the commercialization of university research (i.e Proof-of-Concepts). He authored several articles published in peer-reviewed international journals (such as Research Policy, Technovation, Small Business Economics, International Journal of Management Reviews, Information & Management, The Journal of Technology Transfer, International Journal of Information Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal), co-authored 3 international patents and cooperates with international universities and research centres (UCLA – Anderson School of Management, SCET – UC Berkeley, CERN Ideasquare) on education programs on entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.