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Francesco Matteucci



EIC Programme Manager for advanced materials for energy & environmental sustainability

Francesco is an innovation manager with 20 years of experience spent as a researcher in materials science, as a Corporate R&D Manager within the field of technologies for renewable energy production and storage, and as an intermediary of knowledge trying to exploit the research results within the field of energy and environment. As R&D Corporate manager, he also cofounded and directed several start-ups and joint-labs managing public-private partnerships.

As a facilitator of knowledge exploitation (IoK), he co-managed publicly funded projects, as well as Emilia Romagna Climate-KIC Innovation Centre, Dhitech Living Lab on Nanotechnologies, Emilia-Romagna Greentech Clust-ER. Francesco acted as scientific expert within the Vanguard Initiative ADMA Pilot, reviewer of research projects, co-authored over 30 scientific papers, 5 patents, and was Visiting Professor at the University of Ferrara as well as speakers in many conferences and workshops.

Start date: October 2020

2022 & 2023 events in the advanced materials for energy and environmental sustainability portfolio

  1. 17 February 2023
    Innovative materials for a Sustainable Development: from lab to applications
    • Speaker: Geopolymers and Circular Economy: opportunities and challenges 
    • Conference site 
  2. 1 February 2023
    EIC Transition & Accelerator Challenge Info Day
  3. 22 January 2022
    30 years of Interuniversity Italian Consortium for Materials Science and  Materials Technology (INSTM): past, present and future of the Consortium
    • Panelist in the  round table: Best practices of cooperation between the different actors of the Materials Science ecosystem of innovation
    • the event website


  4. 27 January 2023
    EIC Board Meets the Torino Ecosystem
    • Presentation The journey from lab to market: thoughts from EIC Programme Managers 
  5. 24 January 2023
    Webinar "Licensing as exit strategy for the EIC beneficiaries"
    • Organised by EIC Programme Managers Office, with the collaboration of Elicia Maine (Beedie School of Business (BC, Canada), Sembi Kamaldeep (Simon Fraser University), and Lilian Volcan (University of Oxford)
    • Watch full webinar


  6. 8 - 11 November 2022
  7. 26 October 2022
    EIC Podcast series: Episode 2 - Renewable energy - is hydrogen the answer?
    • EIC's podcast The game changers: from radical idea to innovative business 
    • With Francesco Matteucci, Indraneel Sen, Project Coordinator at Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory and Rachel Armstrong, Professor for Regenerative Architecture at KU Leuven, 
    • Listen to the full episode
  8. 25 - 28 October 2022
    APRE Annual Conference 2022
  9. 24 & 25 October 2022
    EurASc Ceremony 2022
  10. 18 & 19 October 2022
    Water Knowledge Europe
  11. 22 - 27 September 2022
    EIC Challenges Workshop with Member States
    • Organised by the Programme Managers' Office 
    • Please find individual reports and Power Point presentations for the session here
  12. 19 - 22 July 2022
    Junior EUROMAT2022
  13. 22 - 24 June 2022
    Technology Transfer Office Circle meeting, Prague (CZ)
  14. 14 - 15 June 2022
    SUNERGY CSA workshop
  15. 7 June 2022
    EEN & EIC: European opportunities for highly innovative companies, Bolzano (IT)
  16. 23 - 25 May 2022
    ARPA-E Summit
  17. 26 - 27 April 2022
    Smart Cities Marketplace Forum
  18. 4 February 2022
    Dubai Expo