Regione Lombardia has appointed the 10 experts on technological and scientific advances with an impact on innovation of the society and the economy

With the resolution of the Regional Council of November 21, 2022, the 10 experts have been appointed for the Regional Forum for Research and Innovation, an independent scientific organization with advisory, propositional and informative functions.

The members of the Regional Forum were selected by a technical assessment committee, composed of experts in matters relating to regional policies on research and innovation, from the names that responded to the International Call launched by the Lombardy Region in January 2022.

The Forum remains in office for 3 years. It meets at least 4 times a year, including by telematic means. Its activities will start on January 01, 2023 until December 31, 2025.

The ten experts will support Regione Lombardia in policy making relating to research and innovation, in areas such as:

RRI, Responsible Research and Innovation; STS, Science and Technologies Studies; Public Communication of Science; Participative and deliberative methods; Public Engagement; Social innovation; Social impact and social impact assessment; Sociology of risk; Sociology of science; Technology assessment and governance; Open Innovation; Open science; Open Data; Data Ethics; Bioethics; Education; Law applied to new technologies; Sustainable Development; Technology Transfer.


Emanuele Carpanzano

Director of Research, Development and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Applied Science and Arts of Southern Switzerland - SUPSI (CH).

Lucilla Crosta

Lecturer at University of Liverpool (UK) with expertise in the use of technology for teaching and learning.

Cristina Grasseni

Full professor at the Institute of Development Sociology and Cultural Anthropology at Leiden University after a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester.

Michèle Lavagna

Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano, high scientific professionalism in the aerospace field, national expert for MUR in Cluster 4, Digital Industry and Space.

Pierangelo Metrangolo

Full Professor of Fundamentals of Chemistry for Technologies, Department of Chemistry, Materials, and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta”, Politecnico di Milano.

Davide Pandini

Technical director and fellow of technical staff – STMicroelectronics, expert in electrical engineering and telecommunications.

Riccardo Pietrabissa

IUSS Rector, expert in industrial bioengineering, industrial properties and public research valorization.

Danilo Porro

Director of the Institute of molecular bioimaging and physiology (IBFM) of the CNR and National Representative of Cluster 6 of the Horizon Europe Program 2021-2027.

Alessandro Reali

Knight Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, full Professor and Dean of the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the University of Pavia.

Tullio Antonio Maria Tolio

Full professor of the Department of Mechanics at the Polytechnic University of Milan and director of the Institute of Industrial Technology and Automation (ITIA) at CNR.