Scientific Committee

Luca Capra

Polo Meccatronica

Luca Capra is an electronic engineer with 16 years experience, first as a researcher in ICT field FIAT Research Centre and afterwards as an expert in the support of SME’s in the start up process, innovation and technology transfer activities, in his current hosting company, the Development Agency of the Autonomous Province of Trento (Trentino Sviluppo). He is Deputy Manager of the Incubator and New Enterprise Area, managing start up grants, European Projects, entrepreneurial training activities and start up incubation activities, supporting and advising SME’s in innovation, industrial research projects as well as business model strategic development.

He has been engaged since 2008 by EBN (European BIC network) as an expert to perform evaluation missions in the framework of the BIC trademark licence, assessing associated B.I.C.’s.  He is member of the Board of APSTI – the Italian Science and Technology Parks association.

Claudio Asnaghi


After conducting mechanical and management studies, he has worked with leading companies in the construction of packaging machines as designer and product developer, and has also developed his skills in integrated safety management and industrial training. At present he works as a Festo consultant in projects related to Industry 4.0, developing solution and technology for maintenance.

Paolo Bosetti

University of Trento

Paolo Bosetti is professor of Manufacturing Automation at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Trento. His research interests are based on the application of mechatronics to a broad range of fields, from intelligent manufacturing, robotics and industrial automation, to precision engineering and design of advanced measurement systems including augmented reality, to advanced driver assistance systems. He is also Chief Scientific Officier at the ProM Facility of the Polo Meccatronica in Rovereto, where he focuses on product prototyping, additive and hybrid manufacturing, and industrial metrology.

Marco Dezzani


Currently employed at Siemens, a German leading company in Industrial Automation as Automotive Market Manager and at the same time International Global Account Manager for one of the world's largest manufacturers in the automation area, certainly the number one in Italy.
The tasks at Siemens include customer care, proposing technical comprehensive solutions for automation and digitalization of factories and supporting them during the adoption and transition phases.

Actual responsibilities: Vertical Market Sales Manager Automotive for Italy, International Global Account Manager for major international groups and major customers of the Italian Automotive Industry.
Previous responsibilities: Product manager of Motion Control Systems, Project Manager for Automotive Industry         
I also had the opportunity to improve my knowledges in: Project and People Management, Motivation and leadership, Advanced Technical Negotiation, Marketing, Problem Solving.

Federico Guerrini
Moderator Plenary Sessions

Currently Communications Lead for Italy & Digital Industry 
of EIT Digital. Previously, he worked as tech journalist for several years, covering startup and innovation for national and international outlets, such as Forbes, Zdnet,La Stampa and others.
Roberto Lot

University of Southampton

Roberto Lot is Professor of Automotive Engineering at the University of Southampton (UK), Mechanical Engineering Department. With over twenty years of experience in dynamics and control of road and race vehicles, his research contributes to make our vehicles greener, safer, and faster. Professor Lot has worked in many international research and consultancy projects and has co-authored some 100 scientific publications.

Angelo Messina


MSc Mechanical Engineer, graduated from the Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italy), Angelo Messina is currently Chief Research and Development Officer in EnginSoft Spa, a premier consulting firm in the field of Simulation Based Engineering Science (SBES) with a global presence. EnginSoft work across a broad range of industries that include the automotive, aerospace, defence, energy, civil engineering, consumer goods and biomechanics industries to help them get the most out of existing engineering simulation technologies.
Before joining EnginSoft, Angelo Messina spent 18 year of his working experience at Fiat Research Center, starting as researcher (1989) in the field of numerical simulation of manufacturing processes and growing, in term of technical (CAE, metal forming, plastics moulding, casting, cutting, joining, etc.) and management skills, becoming Director of Department (1996). In 2005 he becomes Director of the Trento Branch of Fiat Research Center. In that period his technical skills were extended to telematics, sensors and actuators through the management and the participation to a lot of R&D project co-founded by EU and Regional Government.
Angelo is also expert in Manufacturing, Product Development Processes, methodologies and management for Technology Scouting and Transfer, Front End Innovation, Co-founding R&D Projects.


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