Luca Capra is an electronic engineer with 10 years’ experience, first as a researcher in ICT field in the largest industrial research centre in Italy – FIAT Research Centre - and afterwards as an expert in the support of SME’s in the start up process, innovation and technology transfer activities, in his current hosting company, the Development Agency of the Autonomous Province of Trento (Trentino Sviluppo).
He leads the Enterprise and Development Department, managing start up incubation activities (90 companies are hosted in 1 B.I.C. and 6 satellites) and projects that support and advise SME’s in innovation, industrial research projects as well as business model strategic development.
He is member of the Board of Eurada, the European Association of Development Agencies and has been engaged since 2008 by EBN (European BIC network) as an expert to perform evaluation missions in the framework of the BIC trademark licence, assessing associated B.I.C.’s. In 2011 he has been involved by EBN as an expert in the support to the creation of a B.I.C. network in Ukraine (in the framework of European Project – Europe Aid – “Development of financial schemes and infrastructure to support innovation in Ukraine”).
In late 2010 he has been designated member of the Board of PNICube – the Italian academic association of Incubators and Business Plan Competitions.