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Ilaria Re

Adjunct professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Curriculum vitae

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Education and Training

Graduated in Literature and Philosophy in 2010 at the University of Pavia, she obtained the Master in International Project Management in 2012 and in Business Economic 2013 at the Sole24Ore Business School. She pursues the qualification as Network Manager in 2015.

Professional activity

From 2008 to 2011 she was project manager at the Research, Innovation and Human Capital Department of the Municipality of Milan in charge of grant management, communication and marketing.

Since 2011 she is Chief Operating Officer at the Consorzio Italbiotec and innovation management consultant with over ten years of experience in the public fundraising and international relations. She has managed over 80 innovation, advanced training projects at national and European level, with a focus in the areas of industrial biotechnology, bioeconomy and life sciences.

Since 2012 she is project leader at the Lombardy Green Chemistry Association, the cluster of bioeconomy of the Lombardy Region, as coordinator of internationalization projects and of the Bioeconomy Pilot of the European Vanguard Initiative network.

Since 2018 she has been a member of the board of directors of the Cluster Blue Italian Growth.

Since 2019 she is a lecturer in innovation management at the University of Milan (Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences Department), the University of Bologna (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Department) and the University of Bari (Department of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Biopharmaceuticals).

Grant management of national and European projects


  • 2023 – ongoing SYMBIO - Shaping symbiosis in bio-based industrial ecosystems based on circular by-design supply chains (funded by Horizon Europe program). Grant 1,5M€. Project Coordinator
  • 2022 – ongoing REPurpose - Recyclable Elastomeric Plastics safely and sUstainably designed and produced via enzymatic Recycling of Post-cOnsumer waSte strEams (funded by Horizon Europe program). Grant. 6M€. Team leader responsible for socio-economic, communication and dissemination tasks
    2022 – ongoing HempCluB - Competent and Connected Clusters Unfold the Hemp Industry Potential for the European Bioeconomy (funded by EU – Cosme program). Grant 0,5K€. Project coordinator
  • 2021 - ongoing FUTURENZYME - Technologies of the Future for Low-Cost Enzymes for Environment-Friendly Products. Grant 6M€. Responsabile for socio-economic analysis and dissemination activities.
  • 2018 - ongoing NUTRY2CICLE -Transition towards a more carbon and nutrient efficient agriculture in Europe (funded by EU - H2020 2018). Grant € 6.8M. Project manager of units
  • 2017 - 2019 BALANCE - Biomethane Low Impact Production and Carbon Dioxide Bio-Capture for Circular Economy (funded by Fondazione Cariplo 2017). Grant 280K €. Head of Communication Activities, Project Management Manager
  • 2016 - 2018 FOODINTEGRITY - Ensuring the Integrity of the European food chain (funded by EU - FP / KBBE, 2014). Grant € 8.9M. Project manager of the unit
  • 2016 - 2019 LIFE BIOREST - Bioremediation and revegetation to restore the public use of contaminated land (funded by EU - LIFE Program 2015). Grant 1M €. Coordinator and Project Manager with financial supervision, Head of Communication and Dissemination of research activities
  • 2016 - 2019 LIFE VITISOM - VITiculture Innovative Soil Organic Matter management: variable-rate distribution system and monitoring of impacts (funded by EU - LIFE Program 2015). Grant 1M €. Head of Communication and Dissemination of research activities, Project Management Manager
  • 2016 - 2020 MARPIPE - Improving the flow in the pipeline of the next generation of marine biodiscovery scientists (funded by EU - MSCA-ITN-ETN). Grant 2,8M €. Project Management Unit Manager
  • 2016 - 2020 4F - Fine Feed For Fish (funded by Progetto Ager 2015). Grant 700K €. Communication support and promotion via social networks, Unit Project Manager
  • 2016 - 2018 COWBOY - Cheese-industry waste to added-value compounds and bio-materials: An integrated biorefinery (funded by Fondazione Cariplo 2015). Grant 280K €. Responsible for communication activities, event organization, support for socio-economic evaluation, Project Management Manager
  • 2015 - 2017 POWER - Renewable P-fertilizer from livestock effluent to prevent water eutrophication (funded by Fondazione Cariplo 2014). Grant 275K €. Responsible for communication activities, event organization.
  • 2015 - 2017 BIOMAN - Bio-Revaluation of the Chemical District of Mantova by Planning Non-Food Biomass Supply and its Upgrading to Bio Products (funded by Fondazione Cariplo 2014). Grant 275K €. Unit Project Manager
  • 2014-2016 SYMBIOS - SYstem for Market BIOeconomy Solution (funded by the Milan Chamber of Commerce). Grant 45K € Support for the development of the corporate network, Marketing and Communication strategy design
  • 2014 - 2018 ERC-TRAIN - New training tools for improving ERC Starting Grant success in Lombardy (funded by Fondazione Cariplo 2014). Grant 160K €. Communication Support, Training and Specialized Coaching, Project Management Manager
  • 2013 - 2015 CITY WISE NET - Cities Waste Integrated System for Energy Network (funded by Regione Lombardia). Grant 4M €. Project management and communication manager, including elaboration of the "City Wise-Net. Challenge of the Project" report
  • 2012 - 2015 INNOVAZYME (funded by the Lombardy Region). Grant 1M €. Project Management Manager


Teaching activity

  • 2021- ongoing. Università di Bari Aldo Moro. Innovation management for industrial biotechnology, Transversal Skills course
  • 2019-ongoing. University of Milan, Bioeconomy: management, assessment and intellectual property. Management module. Master's degree program Biotechnology for bioeconomy
  • 2019 - ongoing. Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Legal and Economic aspects of pharmaceutical biotechnology
  • 2015 - 2020. Higher Technical Institute for Tourism and Cultural Activities, Territorial Marketing, European Union Funding
  • 2015-2019. Higher Technical Institute Foundation for new technologies for Made in Italy- Agrorisorse. Grant management, business development and financial management
  • 2016-2017. University of Insubria, European Research Council ERC. Specialized coaching and tutorship for the training of young ERC Starting Grants candidates
  • 2014. ARCA Consortium. Consortium for the Application of Research, Project Management and Fundraising Techniques and Methods, Technology Transfer and Research Communication
  • 2013. University of Milan, Department of Veterinary Sciences, Community funding and principles of Euro-planning
  • 2013. Higher technical institute for new life technologies, Business planning, Methods and techniques of process evaluation and decision support, Organization and management of work and processes in biotechnological companies, Project management of research projectsEducation and Training

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