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Gianluca Carenzo

PRESIDENT – APSTI (Italian Association of Science and Technology Parks) ; GENERAL MANAGER – PTP Science Park - science park specialized in Agrofood , Bio-economy and Health

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background.

Expert in industrial innovation to support the development of innovation policies (Centers of Excellence), he worked at Biopolo Milan, an active society in technology transfer , as consulting in biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector following development projects, management buyout and corporate restructuring.

Later he started the collaboration with Parco Tecnologico Padano as project manager with the coordination of research and innovation projects and the launch of the incubator of innovative enterprises (Alimenta).

Since September 2013 he is the General manager of PTP – Science Park.

Since December 2015 CEO of Flowmetric Europe S.p.A., the innovative Italian start-up of Flowmetric Inc. based in Philadelphia.

Since September 2015 President of APSTI (Association of Italian scientific and technological parks).

Since 2014 Member of the Committee of ASSOBIOTEC-Federchimica (Association for the development of Italian biotech companies. He coordinates the National Group on Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-economy.

Since 2014 Member of the Steering Committee of Fondazione Banca Popolare di Lodi and from 2012 member of the Governing Council of CAT.AL, the Agrofood Technology Cluster recognized by Regione Lombardia.


ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?

In the contest of the round table about the issues of the role of innovation I will present the activities and role of the new models of science and technology parks. The role of circular economy and the bio-economy as a driver of development and innovative start-ups.


LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?

Lodi, Lombardy, Italy


IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

The impact generated by the activities of research-based innovation and development is crucial to guarantee a future to global economic activity.

As a science park we are strongly committed on the topic of the circular economy as a new way to rethink the whole industrial system (design, development, products and re-use of materials ) and this issue affects all aspects of our lives as consumers and citizens. The impact on society in terms of positive economy in the coming decades will be revolutionary.


QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you.

Innovation without prejudice