Luca Escoffier

Luca Escoffier graduated in law from the University of Parma, Italy, in 2001. He then earned a master of laws in Intellectual Property Law in 2003 (WIPO). After some years spent in law firms and in an Italian nano-biotech company he moved to Seattle in 2008 to work as a visiting lecturer at the University of Washington where he also earned a Certificate in Business Administration from the Foster Business School (2010). Between 2008 and 2010, he was one of the editors of the RCLIP IP precedent database, the largest collection of Asian intellectual property (“IP”) cases in the world. He has been a Fellow of the Stanford-Vienna Transatlantic Technology Law Forum since 2006. He was one of the four experts in intellectual property law that have been selected as Fellows of the Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo in 2009 to write a report on knowledge transfer activities in Europe, and Japan and in 2014 one of the Minerva Fellows at the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation (Tokyo) tasked with the drafting of a detailed analysis of the Japanese technology transfer system, and about the challenges and opportunities for European SMEs . Luca is a Singularity University alumnus (GSP10) and from 2010 he has been working as an external licensing manager for the University of Trieste, Italy, and as CEO of Usque Ad Sidera LLC (Seattle). Since 2011, he has been the CIO and then Advisor of Qurami (Rome), a leading Italian startup involved in the time-saving business, and from 2012, one of the co-founders of Impact HUB Trieste, Italy, a co-working space and accelerator based in Italy, which fosters social innovation. In 2014 he co-founded Innoventually (Italy), a one-stop source for innovation (and first open innovation-focused Italian company) where every step of the innovation path is handled either by Innoventually or by one of the partners operating from three different continents. Having worked for companies, as co-founder, CEO, consultant, and for universities as licensing manager, and as a scholar in three continents, Luca Escoffier is widely recognized as one of the most knowledgeable tech transfer experts from Italy.

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