Program 2018

Euro BioHighTech  offers a comprehensive overview of the Bio High Tech sector, concentrated over two days of exhibitions, meetings and workshops.

Following youi’ll find the final programme.

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8:30 – 9:00

Registration and welcome

9:00 – 9:30

CONFERENCE OPENING

Welcome address – Organizer Committee

Antonio Paoletti
President, Chamber of Commerce Venezia Giulia

Diego Bravar
President, BioHighTech NET

Laura Chies
President, CBM–Cluster Smart Health of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Sergio Razeto
President, Confindustria Venezia Giulia

Welcome address – Local Authorities

Roberto Dipiazza
Mayor of Trieste

Stefano Fantoni
President, FIT-Trieste International Foundation for Progress and Freedom of Sciences

Riccardo Riccardi
Vice President and Councilor of the Department of Health, Social Policy and Disability of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

9:30 – 11:00

RESEARCH FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
Chair – Sergio Paoletti – President of AREA Science Park Trieste – ITALY

Maurizio Fermeglia
Rector, University of Trieste – ITALY 

Giuseppe Damante
Professor of Medical Genetic, Deputy Rector for internationalization of medical area, University of Udine – ITALY

Stefano Ruffo
Director, SISSA-International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste – ITALY

Horst Domdey
Managing Director, BioM Biotech Cluster Development, Bavaria, Munich – GERMANY

Stefano Gustincich
Deputy Director for Technologies for Life Science (LifeTech), Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova – ITALY

Mateja Stempelj
Scientific Officer, Slovenian Innovation Hub, Ljubljana – SLOVENIA

Paolo Gazzaniga
Director, ASSOBIOMEDICA Research Center, Italian Medical Device Manufactures Association – ITALY

Fulvio Sbroiavacca
Coordinator of the Digital Transformation Area in the Healthcare sector, ANITEC-ASSINFORM – ITALY

Daniele Finocchiaro
Chairman of the Research and Innovation Committee of CONFINDUSTRIA – ITALY

Summary and Perspective

11:00-11:15

Break

11:15 – 13:20

Room Oceania AB

R&D COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

BIOMEDICAL, IN VIVO AND IN VITRO DIAGNOSTIC

Co-Chairs
Members of Technical and Scientific Committees
Gianpiero Spezzotti – CEO, ALIFAX srl, Nimis (UD) and ALIFAX R&D srl, Trieste – ITALY
Paola Storici – Senior Scientist, Elettra Sincrotrone, Trieste – ITALY

ARES – Against bRain cancEr: finding personalized therapies with in Silico and in vitro strategies
Francesco De Giorgi
eXact –lab srl, Trieste – ITALY

BIOfilm Sensing and Analysis for hEalth: BIOSAFE
Barbara Troian
A.P.E. Research srl, Trieste – ITALY 

Development of a sensor for the easy and rapid detection of flavivirus
Alessandro Marcello
ICGEB-International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste – ITALY

FLASH TEST
Rudy Ippodrino
Ulisse BioMed srl, Trieste – ITALY

Help for elastase activity detection
Antonella Bandiera
University of Trieste, Life Science Department, Trieste – ITALY

Innovative Technologies for Personalized Chemotherapy (TICheP project – Tecnologie Innovative per la Chemioterapia Personalizzata in Italia)
Stefano Casagrande
I.R.S. srl, Padova – ITALY 

Millifluidic device as alternative method to animal testing
Orfeo Sbaizero
University of Trieste, Engineering and Architecture Department, Trieste – ITALY

NADIATOOLS Nano Diagnostic and Automated Therapeutic Tools for Oncology
Paolo Giribona
BioValley Investments spa, Trieste – ITALY

“NANOFORCE” – Sensors suitable for new profilometers dedicated to “soft materials”
Stefano Prato
A.P.E. Research srl, Trieste – ITALY

New methods for azamacrocycles (MAZA)
Pietro Delogu
Serichim srl, Torviscosa (Udine) – ITALY

New predictive approaches for the thyroid cancer management (PREDITT)
Diego Boscarino
AB ANALITICA srl, Padova – ITALYAB ANALITICA srl, Padova – ITALY

Discussion 

11:15-13:20

Room Oceania C

R&D COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

INNOVATIVE THERAPY

Co-Chairs
Members of Technical and Scientific Committees
Giorgio Costacurta – Business Angel IAG – ITALY
Antonio Paolo Beltrami – Assistant Professor of Pathology, Department of Medicine (DAME), University of Udine – ITALY

Virtual surgery design through computational fluid dynamics
Gianluigi Rozza and Francesco Ballarin
SISSA-International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste – ITALY

ARTE – Advanced Regenerative Therapies Ecosystem
Antonio Sfiligoj
VivaBioCell spa, Udine – ITALY

EXOTHERA – Exosomes for regenerative, immunosuppressive, neuroprotective and oncosuppressive therapies
Pietro Parisse
Elettra Sincrotrone, Trieste – ITALY 

PHA used for Surgical Material
Mariapia Contento
Contento Trade srl, Terenzano (Udine) – ITALY

PREFER – Development of a biocompatible product for difficult wound therapies (diabetic foot)
Antonio Sfiligoj
VivaBioCell spa, Udine – ITALY

Testing the health benefits of Sunflower PUFA modified composition with CRISPtechnique
Franco Rosa
University of Udine – ITALY

Discussion

MEDICAL INFORMATICS AND BIOINFORMATICS

Co-Chairs
Members of Technical and Scientific Committees
Alberto Steindler – President, Superior Technical Institute for New Technologies of Life Foundation “Alessandro Volta”, Trieste – ITALY
Miloš Ajčević – Senior Research Associate, University of Trieste – ITALY

FARMAPRICE
Luca Emili
InSilicoTrials Technologies srl, Trieste – ITALY

SEF Project in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Smart Videosurgery, Easy teleteaching and Fast teleassistance)
Massimo Robiony
Clinic of Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Udine – ITALY

Discussion

13:30 – 14:30

Break

14:30 – 15:30

EDUCATION FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Chair – Alessandro Laio – Professor of Statistical and Biological Physic, SISSA-International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste – ITALY

Ratko Magjarević
Professor of Electronic Instrumentation and Biomedical Electronics, University of Zagreb – CROATIA

Brane Leskošek
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana – SLOVENIA

Francesco Curcio
Professor of Clinical Pathology, Deputy Director for Education of Department of Medicine, University of Udine – ITALY

Serena Zacchigna
Researcher, Department of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences, University of Trieste and Group Leader of the Cardiovascular Biology Group at ICGEB, Trieste – ITALY

Sara Marceglia
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and e-Health, University of Trieste – ITALY

Alberto Steindler
President, Superior Technical Institute for New Technologies of Life Foundation “Alessandro Volta”, Trieste – ITALY

Summary and Perspective

15:45 – 15:45

Break

15:45-17:20

Room Oceania AB

R&D COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

BIOMEDICAL, IN VIVO AND IN VITRO DIAGNOSTIC

Co-Chairs
Members of Technical and Scientific Committees
Antonio Sfiligoj – CEO, VivaBioCell spa, Udine – ITALY
Alessandro Marcello – Head of Molecular Virology, ICGEB-International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste – ITALY

NIPT for traceable and digitalized Aneuploidies in Friuli Venezia Giulia – NATI IN FVG
Diego Boscarino
AB ANALITICA srl, Trieste – ITALY

R&D of innovative sensors for health
Dino Paladin
DOTT. DINO PALADIN, Trieste – ITALY

SMART CLOT
Luigi de Marco
SediciDodici srl, Pordenone – ITALY

Superficial Skin Temperature Sensor
Stefano Perticaroli
Radio Analog Micro Electronics srl, Rome – ITALY

TRAIN – High throughput screening and Big Data analysis for innovation
Serena Zacchigna
ICGEB-International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste – ITALY

Transregional technological platform for transfer of advanced bio-polymers from lab to market – BioApp
Uroš Novak
National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia, Ljubljana – SLOVENIA

Triple T, Rationalized Tailored Targeted Therapy
Jan Zuidema
Vivomicx – THE NETHERLANDS

ZIDECHIP – Point of Care for simultaneous detection of Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses
Milena Sinigaglia
Alifax R&D srl, Trieste – ITALY

Discussion

15:45-17:20

Room Oceania C

R&D COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

MEDICAL INFORMATICS AND BIOINFORMATICS

Co-Chairs
Members of Technical and Scientific Committees
Roberto Brancati – Sale representative, O3 Enterprise srl, Trieste – ITALY
Miloš Ajčević – Senior Research Associate, University of Trieste – ITALY

SPE3D-APP Project: 3D printing and APPs.. a support for different abilities and clinical practice
Marco Simonetti
Superior Technical Institute for New Technologies of Life Foundation “Alessandro Volta”, Trieste – ITALY

Artificial Intelligence for Ultrasounds
Daniele Conti
SynDiag – Artificial Intelligence for Ultrasounds, Torino – ITALY

Discussion

AMBIENT ASSISTED LIVING (AAL)

Co-Chairs
Members of Technical and Scientific Committees
Alberto Steindler – President, Superior Technical Institute for New Technologies of Life Foundation “Alessandro Volta”, Trieste – ITALY
Sandro Centonze – Director ad interim, Department of Research, Innovation, and Quality, “Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata di Trieste” – ITALY

Large Eddy Simulation at urban neighborhood scale
Federico Roman
IEFLUIDS srl, Trieste – ITALY

Healthnet project, integrated care and the role of Health Districts
Ofelia Altomare
Director, Health District 3, “Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata di Trieste” – ITALY 

Development of comprehensive care and support for groups at risk in the Western Balkan area
Vladimir Jović
International Aid Network and Faculty of Philosophy, University of Kosovska, Mitrovica – KOSOVO 

digitalLIFE4CE Fostering innovation on integrated healthcare systems solutions
Urška Rauter
Project Manager, Health & BioTech Section of Technology Park Ljubljana – SLOVENIA

Discussion

17:20-18:50

Room Oceania AB

KEY FUTURE CAREERS FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Chair – Stefano Bergamasco – Vice President, Italian Association of Clinical Engineer, Partner ECRI Institute – ITALY

Stefano Bergamasco
Vice President, Italian Association of Clinical Engineer, Partner ECRI Institute – ITALY

Riccardo Zangrando
Regional Representative, Italian Association of Clinical Engineer FVG, “Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata di Udine” – ITALY

Roberto Belliato
Senior Member, Italian Association of Clinical Engineer, TBS Group spa – ITALY

Maurizio Rizzetto
Regional Representative, Italian Association of Clinical Engineer FVG, “A.A.S. 5 Friuli Occidentale” – ITALY

Mario Medvedec
Vice President Croatian Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics Society, Zagreb – CROATIA

Renato Padovani
Coordinator, Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics, ICTP-Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste – ITALY

18:00-19:00

Arena Speech

DIALOGUE AMONG RESEARCHERS, ENTREPRENEURS AND STUDENTS FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Co-chairs
Giovanni Loser – President of the Research, Innovation and Culture Committee, Rotary Trieste – ITALY
Massimo Debenedetti – Member of the Research, Innovation and Culture Committee, Rotary Trieste – ITALY, Corporate Vice President for Research and Innovation, Fincantieri spa, Trieste – ITALY

with young researchers, entrepreneurs and students as invited speakers

9:00 – 10:45

BANK, FINANCE & INSURANCE FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Co-chairs
Giorgio Valentinuz – Researcher, Department of Economics, Business, Mathematics and Statistics (DEAMS), University of Trieste – ITALY
Giovanni Loser – President of the Investment Committee, Biovalley Investments, Trieste – ITALY

Francesca Natali
Managing Partner, Zernike Meta Ventures spa, European Investment Fund – ITALY

Stefano Marzario
Senior Investment Officer, European Investment Bank – LUXEMBOURG

Roberta Terpin
Investment Manager, Friulia, Trieste – ITALY

Vincenzo Antonetti
Head of International Network, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center – ITALY

Michele Morganti
Equity Strategist and Group Insurance Research Coordinator, Macro & Market Research Strategy, Generali Investments Europe, Trieste – ITALY

Summary and Perspective

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-12:45

BIG RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES, RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC HOSPITALS AND SOCIAL HEALTHCARE FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Chair – Claudio Tiribelli – President of the Scientific Committee, Italian Liver Foundation, Trieste – ITALY

Alessandro Quattrone
Professor of Experimental Biology, Director of the Centre for Integrative Biology, University of Trento – ITALY

Martina Viviani
Head of Fundraising, Technology Transfer and Innovation, ICGEB-International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste – ITALY

Renato Padovani
Coordinator, Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics, ICTP-Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste – ITALY

Marco Lazzarino
Group Leader of the Bio-nano Research, “IOM-Istituto Officina dei Materiali”, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Trieste – ITALY

Marco Marazzi
Deputy General Coordinator, Elettra Sincrotrone, Trieste – ITALY

Gianluigi Scannapieco
General Director, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste – ITALY

Ermes Mestroni
Technology Transfer Office, IRCCS CRO-Centro di Riferimento Oncologico di Aviano – ITALY

Paolo Manganotti
Director, Clinical Neurology, “Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata di Trieste, Ospedale ad Alta Specializzazione di Cattinara”, Trieste – ITALY

Fabio Bonetta
General Manager, Institute of Social Interventions, “A.S.P. ITIS-Istituto Triestino Interventi Sociali”, Trieste – ITALY

Urška Rauter
Project Manager, Health & BioTech Section of Technology Park Ljubljana – SLOVENIA

Stefano Casaleggi
Director, AREA Science Park, Trieste – ITALY

Summary and Perspective

12:45-14:15

Break

14:15-15:45

POLICY FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Chair – Nadio Delai – President, Ermeneia Studi & Strategie di Sistema – ITALY

Nadio Delai
President, Ermeneia Studi & Strategie di Sistema – ITALY

Pietro Siciliano
President, Italian Technological Cluster TAV, Smart Living Technologies – ITALY

Antonello Pezzini, Representative of Confindustria Italia at European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Brussels
Salvatore Lupo, Representative of European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Brussels – BELGIUM

Vladimir Jović
Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Priština (Kosovska Mitrovica) – KOSOVO
Founding Member of the International Aid Network, Belgrade – SERBIA
External Consultant, WHO Collaborative Center for Research and Training DSM – ASUITs, Trieste – ITALY

Goran Čerkez
Assistant Minister for International Cooperation and Coordination of Strategy Development, Federal Ministry of Health – BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA

Stane Pejovnik
Professor Emeritus, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia Medicon Valley – SLOVENIA

Alessandro Lombardo
Senior Executive Officer, Central European Initiative-Executive Secretariat, Trieste – ITALY

Hendrik Bosshammer
Economist & Project Manager of South East Europe Division, Global Relations Secretariat, OECD – FRANCE

Summary and Perspective

15:45-17:30

ROUND TABLE
Research and Health Technology Innovation for economic and industrial local development

Co-chairs
Diego Bravar – President, BioHighTech NET – ITALY
Laura Chies – President, CBM-Cluster Smart Health FVG – ITALY

Entrepreneur representatives of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Antonio Sfiligoj
CEO, VivaBioCell spa, Udine – ITALY

Gianpiero Spezzotti
CEO, Alifax srl, Nimis (UD) and Alifax R&D srl, Trieste – ITALY

Alberto Steindler
Science, Technology and ICT Manager, TBS Group spa, Trieste – ITALY

Paride Grisenti
IP and Scientific Director, Serichim srl, Torviscosa (UD) – ITALY

Paolo Giribona
CEO, Connected Life srl, Trieste – ITALY

CONCLUSION

Government representatives of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Riccardo Riccardi
Vice President and Councilor of the Department of Health, Social Policy and Disability of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Alessia Rosolen*
Councilor of the Department of Employment, Education, Training and Equal Opportunities, Youth Policies and Research of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Sergio Emidio Bini
Councilor of the Department of Productive Activities and Tourism of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

*Invited

17:30

CLOSING REMARKS