Biography Maria Cristina Pedicchio
She is President of the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (from 2011) a research institution of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. She was (2004-2012) President of the Cluster in Biomedicine (CBM), a public-private institution that manages the Technology District in Molecular Biomedicine and President (2002-2006) of the AREA Science Park of Trieste, the leading Science and Technology Park in Italy. She had and still has several collaborations within the European Commission (Member of the Strategic Forum for International S&T Cooperation, member of ERAB – European Research Area Board).
Main sectors of interest: research and innovation policy, international cooperation, training, international mobility, science diplomacy and public private-partnerships. Commander, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.