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​Business Developers

"The business developers are the key players in creating the network connecting our research efforts to industry. Their task ranges from scouting the recipients for our technologies to being messengers from industry when it comes to industry trends, needs and roadmaps. They arrange workshops and help teams to create business models."

Kari Hjelt
Graphene Flagship Head of Innovation

​The Role

Beginning in April 2018, with the start of Core 2, the Graphene Flagship's Innovation Work Package has hired business developers to help bridge the gap between the laboratory and the marketplace. Each business developer will serve a specific graphene application area and help to identify industry needs and how graphene can address them. 

Graphene Flagship Business Developers

Fabrizio Tubertini - Energy

Fabrizio Tubertini is an innovation specialist for IIT Technology Transfer with 30 years experience in the finance industry with a special focus on true innovation (graphene, robotics), startups  and spinoffs. Tubertini is the business developer for energy applications for the Graphene Flagship.

Johan Hammersberg - Electronics

​Johan Hammersberg is a technology transfer specialist for SIO Grafen and Chalmers Industriteknik and business developer for electronics applications for the Graphene Flagship with 25 years of experience in research and product development from academia and industry within electronics and photonics for applications in power transmission, telecommunication, automotive, security and defence.

Francis Nedvidek  - Coatings

Francis Nedvidek has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering (photonics) with additional business training. His early carreer progressed through technology development, product commercialization and general management, filling C-Level executive positions at several engineering-intensive multinationals. Later, Nedvidek changed tack and devoted his talents to establishing and growing technology enterprises. His experience covers the whole spectrum, from company founding to turning around existing operations. Formerly the Managing Director of NanoXplore GmbH he is well acquainted with materials sciences based, high growth enterprises and a long-time supporter of the Graphene Flagship.

Mark Dickie - Composites

Appointed to his position as applications manager within the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre and business developer for composites applications for the Graphene Flagship, Mark has extensive experience in the composites industry. He has worked in business development at Versarien Advanced Composites, Caparo Advanced Composites and Umeco (formerly Advanced Composites Group).

Cinzia Spinato - Biomedical

Based at ICN2, Cinzia Spinato is the business developer for biomedical applications for the Graphene Flagship. Spinato has an academic R&D background in carbon nanomaterials for biomedical applications and experience in knowledge and technology transfer and market assessment, especially in the domain of life science and biotechnology.