November 24, 2010

Tech Transfer Office’s International Resident Affiliate Is Thankful for Learning Experience

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Andrea Polizzi

For Andrea Polizzi, Case Western Reserve University has provided great learning experiences, professionally and culturally.

Polizzi is the Technology Transfer Office’s seventh international resident affiliate, and he is busy learning as much as he can about how tech transfer works here. After Dec. 3, he returns to his job at the University of Perugia, about 180 kilometers from Rome, where he is responsible for promoting innovative technology processes to entrepreneurial environments.

Polizzi, 31, says he likes the whole atmosphere he has discovered on campus this autumn during his first visit to the United States.

“It feels like an environment that offers the best opportunities to students and also to researchers,” he says. “I have had a very warm welcome from the American people. They are very friendly. And it's been a great experience from a professional point of view.”

Polizzi has a degree with honors in political science from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and is studying for a second level master’s degree in intellectual property and technology transfer at the University of l’Aquila, Italy.

Prior to joining the professional staff of the University of Perugia, he concentrated on investment promotion, capital attraction, joint ventures and project management in the credit, trade and energy sector at CORPEI, the Trade Office of Ecuador in Italy.

Participation in the International Resident Affiliate Program in the Technology Transfer Office at Case Western Reserve is intended to immerse the resident affiliate in education and training of methods and tools that produce skills, capabilities and networks in state-of-the-art tech transfer practices. More information is available online.

Posted by: David Wilson, November 24, 2010 09:51 AM | News Topics:

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