Mario Salerno is now Head of Business Development at Fondazione Filarete, a private-public partnership founded by the University of Milan, Fondazione Cariplo and Intesa Sanpaolo and with the Milan Chamber of Commerce as a co-founder.
He is in charge of the activities fostering the startups creation and acceleration and the knowledge and technology transfer, especially in the Life Sciences area. Previously he has been project manager the University Incubator at Politecnico di Milano (now Polihub). He earned a M.Sc. in Physics, a PhD in Management Engineering, co-founded a technology startup, taught Project Management for Innovation and periodically have lectures about high tech entrepreneurship.