Adriano La Vopa is a physicist with a master in nanotechnologies. He worked in a scientific park as leader of innovative projects based on technology transfer of new materials and technologies, mainly consulting Italian enterprises. He managed a start up involved in amorphous metal casting, a technology transferred from the space sector, as technical business development and production manager. He worked as consultant partnering with several consultancies and mainly focusing on technology transfer and brokerage, his clients were mainly small and medium enterprises seeking for improving their competitiveness by means of innovation and new technologies acquisition and implementation. He has been a regulatory affairs manager for LG Electronics, representing the company at the main discussion tables of consumer electronics trade associations and at the European Commission. He is currently employed at Philips where he is working in different innovation domains, helping teams in adopting Open Innovation and its tools.