Antonio is an expert in technology-based companies and start-ups. He holds an Electronics Engineering (Ms) Degree from the University of Trieste and has a considerable track record in market analysis, strategy and business development for technology based firms (IT, semiconductors, nanotechnologies, renewable energies, engineering).
He has worked as Programme Manager for the Innovation and Technology Management group at BATTELLE Geneva (subsidiary of Battelle Columbus, Ohio) and ZELTRON (R&D of Electrolux/Zanussi). As chief executive of Sviluppo Italia FVG, branch of the Italian Agency for Foreign Direct Investment and Enterprise Development, he has gained extensive direct knowledge of the Italian and EU “innovation ecosystem”, i.e. keystone firms, research Centres, public institutions, science parks, incubators and hi-tech clusters.
As chief executive of BIC FVG, a “EU best practice” business accelerator, he has contributed to launch and mentor approx. 30 new innovative ventures. Antonio is a co-founder of IAG (Italian Angels for Growth), the leading Italian business angels’ group. He is senior Adviser for Innovation, Corporate Finance, with AdviCorp PLC – a boutique investment bank.