Luigi Nicolais

Luigi Nicolais

President at Materias S.r.l.

Startupbootcamp FoodTech Rome Mentor

From 2011, Luigi is Emeritus Professor of Materials Technology at the University Federico II of Naples and, from 2012, he is President of COTEC, International Foundation for Technological Innovation.  

In 2016 he became Member of the Board of the University Milan Bicocca and University of Naples “Parthenope” and President of Innovative startup Materias srl and President of Real Foundation of Carditello Site.

From 2012 to 2016, he was President of CNR, National Research Council of Italy and Vice President of Cultural Commission of Italian Parliament and Minister for Public Administration and Innovation since May 2006 to the end of the legislature.

He was the professor of Polymer Technology and Materials Science, Head of the Department of Process and Materials Engineering and Head of the Engineering of Materials course and the postgraduate course on biomaterials.