Giovanni is currently the Head of the Knowledge Transfer group at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). He has extensive experience both in research institutes and industry, and is passionate about creating new links between these complementary actors of innovation. Giovanni worked for 10 years in CERN’s Microelectronics Group, developing new integrated circuits for applications in high energy physics and particle physics. His research work led to new technologies now used on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Giovanni first came to CERN for his graduate studies in Electronics Engineering. In addition to a Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering, he holds an EMBA from HEC.
The Knowledge Transfer group at CERN aims to engage with experts in science, technology and industry in order to create opportunities for the transfer of CERN’s technology and know-how. The ultimate goal is to accelerate innovation and maximise the global positive impact of CERN on society. This is done by promoting and transferring the technological and human capital developed at CERN. The CERN KT group promotes CERN as a centre of technological excellence, and promotes the positive impact of fundamental research organisations on society.