School on Science Management for Scientists and Engineers

July 8-19 2024

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The School on Science Management for Scientist and Engineers is the place where you can

  • fill the gap between your academic path and the demands of the present job market,
  • learn how to transfer your research results in a commerciable product and become an entrepreneur,
  • develop a competency  framework to think outside the box.

Join us in a former Lifelong Learning Program funded by the European Commission, become part of an international network, and discover in an international enviroment that is possible to study hard and have fun!!

University meets the Market

Fill the gap between the knowledge acquired in your academic path and the demands of the present job market, learning how to transfer your research results in a commerciable product and become an entrepreneur.
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About SoSMSE

Sandrine LacombeMario RoccaFabrizio Barberis

We look forward to welcoming you to our Summer School in Genoa

The school has come to its thirteenth edition, having started in 2009 as a Lifelong Learning Programme  in the Erasmus Programme (2009-2014), now continuing in a self financed mode, as envisaged by the European Commission (EC).

SoSMSE deals with the necessity to fill the gap between the scientific and technical knowledge acquired by the students at the University, on the one hand, and the requests they will have to face in their work career either in academic institutions or industry, on the other hand: in other words with the necessity to develop entrepreneurship. This last issue continues to be a pivotal point for the EC, which has recently launched The Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan.

To this goal the students will attend to lectures in Economy Management, Project Management, Empowering Communication Skills, Knowledge Transfer,  Copyright & Patent Law, Digital Tools for Research and Communication, Horizon Europe,  and Professional Project.

All the lecturers are scientists and engineers who have learned  the subject they teach hands-on, in years of experience, which gives a uniquely focussed perspective to their lectures.

The School

The objectives of the School are giving to the students the skills to:

  • write a research project and expose and defend it in front of a jury;

  • understand how to transfer laboratory results to industry having in view the market needs and the necessity to form a workgroup

  • understand what is the intellectual property and how to protect it while collaborating with partners.

All the lectures  will be given in English  by professors and industry professionals, coming from four different countries.

  • The present edition of SoSMSE is open to candidates with at least a bachelor degree of any university course, ranging form technical and scientific to humanistic and social school. Attendance is limited to 44 students.

The school grants 5 ECTS and is devised as an Intensive Program, which exposes  students to a rather demanding schedule, comprising frontal lectures  and classroom exercises, group work made either autonomously or under supervision.

However, these efforts will be requited in various ways, for example in terms of soft skills acquired by the students by the end of the courses.

Furthermore, internationality and heterogeneity of the students will entail confronting different approaches to studying and working, broadening the participants’ minds.

The final examination consists in the presentation in front of a jury of the professional project which the candidates will prepare utilizing what they’ve learned in the courses. Each candidate will receive a diploma mentioning the mark obtained.

The Courses

Enpowering Communication Skills

The Communication course is composed of lectures and practical sessions and focuses on providing tools to improve communication (soft) skills. Effective communication skills are essential to connect with your target audience (investors, customers, an employer in a job interview, etc.). Developing these communication skills will make you a more effective communicator, contributing to building stronger relationships and achieving greater success in various fields whether you are a scientific researcher, an employee and/or an entrepreneur.

1 – Lecture 1 (1h30m)

  • Communication and soft skills;
  • Key components of effective communication;
  • Top 10 communication skills;
  • Improve your communication skills;

2 – Lecture 2 (1h30m)

  • Develop communication skills to connect with target audience;
  • Understand your audience and their needs, and tailor your message accordingly;
  • Make your pitch effective to different audiences;
  • Successful pitch examples;
  • Pitch deck mistakes and how to avoid.

3 –Practical Session (1h30m)

Work in group:

  • Prepare a pitch to present yourself and your team;
  • Work in the project idea.
Andreia Peixoto
Andreia PeixotoCommunication

Andreia F. Peixoto is Assistant Researcher at Associated Laboratory for Green Chemistry (LAQV@REQUIMTE), Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of Faculty of Sciences (DQB-FCUP), University of Porto and PhD in Chemistry (2011) at University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is (co)-author of 60 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and 5 book chapters in the area of materials science and catalysis. She is PI a 2 technology transfer projects Catalvalor (2018) and Vine2Fuel (2023). These projects generated entrepreneurship awards, funding for proof of concept and a start-up creation. Since 2015 she is co-founder and co-owner of INNOVCAT LDA, a technology-based spin-off of University of Porto, focus on R&D, production and commercialization of solid catalysts and innovative functional materials for industrial application. She is Invited Professor of Green chemistry and sustainable development and transferable skills: entrepreneurship and communication, DQB-FCUP of University of Porto, and member of security committee in the same institution. She is Expert Evaluator at European commission calls.

Economy Management

The objective of this lecture is to give the students a global vision of the company and its environment: what the goals are, and how the strategies of the companies and the economic environment are linked together.

As to management, concepts such as the tasks of a manager, leadership, skills required, and work specificities will be introduced, using Project Management terminology and methodology.

A special emphasis will be given to the importance of communication in a multicultural environment, to the bases of cultural differences, and to the intercultural management.

Ivan Coste Manière
Ivan Coste ManièreEconomy Management

Skills & Interests 


English, german, french


Entrepreneurship, chemistry, aviation, luxury, innovation and entrepreneurship, international brand management, sports

International Interests

Central Asia


Scholarly Academic

Academic Degrees 

Doctorat  Université de Marseille (F), Marseille, France, Engineering, 1987.

Master  Université Aix Marseille, CES Genie Chimique, 1984.

Master  Université Aix Marseille II, Marseille, France, D.E.A. postgraduate degree in Organic Chemistry, 1984.

Other  E.S.C.M. (ENSPICAM, Centrale Marseille), Marseille, France, Chemical Engineering, 1984.

Work Experience 

Scholar SoSMSE in partnership with Universities of Poznan, Potsdam, Porto and Genova, Univerity Paris Sud (January, 2018 – Present), Paris, France.

Professeur, Institut de Développement du Sport par la Formation (2016 – Present), Besançon, France.

Busines Plans Courses Wimbledon, Key Biscayne, ATP / WTA Tennis Professional Associations (2016 – Present), Wimbledon, Miami, Florida.

Visiting Professor Executive Certificate in Luxury Management, ESA Ecole Supérieure des Affaires Beyrouth (March, 2015 – Present), Beyrouth, Lebanon.

Visiting Professor Global Faculty Programm, TECNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY, Guadalajara, Mexico (February, 2014 – Present), Guadalajara Mexico, Mexico.

Lecturer, Global Fashion Management Conference,London College of Fashion, UK (February, 2014 – Present), London, United Kingdom.

Visiting Professor INTnetwork CORINF on Correlated Multi-­electron Dynamics in Intense Light Fields PhDSchool, Université Paris Sud Orsay (2014 – Present), Cargèze, France.

Programme Faculty Director Luxury Retail in LATAM, Florida International University (2014 – Present), MIAMI, United States of America.

Visiting Professor, Shanghaï International Studies University MBA (September, 2013 – Present), Shanghaï, China.

Visiting Professor School on Science Management for Scientists & Engineers Mundus, Universities of Genoa, Poznan, Porto, Potsdam and Paris Sud Orsay (2010 – Present), Porto, Portugal.

Scientific Director of MSc Luxury & Fashion Management, SKEMA Business School (2009 – Present), Sophia Antipolis, France.

Visiting Distinguished Professor, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology and Business School Noida India (2009 – Present), Noida, India.

Professor of Marketing, SKEMA Business School (1998 – Present), Sophia Antipolis, France.

Visiting Lecturer, Université de la Méditerranée (1990 – Present), Aix-Marseille, France.

Invited, Digital Luxury, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (May, 2015 – May, 2015), New York, Pennsylvania.

Associate Dean for Marketing, SKEMA Business School (2010 – 2012), Sophia Antipolis, France.

Visiting Distinguished Professor, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi Kolkata (2007 – 2009), New Delhi/ Kolkata, India.

Lecturer, IDRAC (2004 – 2006), N.C, France.

Lecturer, IUT Cannes (2004 – 2006), Cannes, France.

Lecturer, EDHEC & Espeme NICE (1992 – 2006), Nice, France.

Administrator of Laboratory Pilots, SBI (Group VIAG / SKW and Sanofi-Aventis) (1994 – 1995), N.C, Unknown.

Research Engineer, SANOFI INDUSTRIES (1987 – 1994), Grasse, France.

Research Engineer, Hoffman Laroche Switzerland : Center of Pharmaceutical Researches (1983 – 1985), N.C, Switzerland.

Intellectual contributions

Articles in Journals 

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2018).  Changer de culture.   Chrono Journal Comité Olympique.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., Mastré, M., & Croizet, K. (2018).  Use of Phenolic Compounds as Stabilizing Agents for Silicon-Based MoleculesChe.   Chemical Sciences Journal., doi: 10.4172/2150-3494.1000178.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., Ramchandani, M., & Van Holt, J. (in press, 2017).  What Drives Sustainable Luxury Consumption in a Status driven society like India ?   Journal of Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology, 65 (2), 1-4.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2017).  Giorgio Armani’s Empire – Giorgio Armani the ‘Master’ of Luxury.   Journal of Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology, 2 (4), 0067.

Coste-Manière, I., Garçon, N., Pradère, C., & Ramchandani, M. (in press, 2015).  Paris as a gleaming catalyst for luxury brands.   Journal of Global fashion Marketing.

Hoffmann, J., & Coste-Manière, I. (2014).  Luxury Industry: The New Normal.   The European Financial Review.

Halvorsen, K., Hoffmann, J., Coste-Maniète, I., & Stankeviciute, R. (2013).  Can fashion blogs function as a marketing tool to influence consumer behavior? Evidence from Norway.   Journal of Global fashion Marketing, 4 (3), 211-224.

Rollet, M., Hoffmann, J., Coste-Manière, I., & Panchout, K. (2013).  The concept of creative collaboration applied to the fashion industry.   Journal of Global fashion Marketing, 4 (1), 57-66.

Hoffmann, J., & Coste-Manière, I. (2013).  Which Global Luxury Trends for the Coming Years?   The World Financial Review, 57-59.

Van Gorp, T., Hoffmann, J., & Coste-Manière, I. (2012).  Brand Building: Luxury Leather Goods Brands Anatomized.   Journal of Global fashion Marketing, 3 (3), 127-134.

Ramchandani, M., & Coste-Manière, I. (2012).  Asymetry in Multi-Cultural Luxury Communication: A Comparative Analysis on Luxury Brand Communication in India and China.   Journal of Global fashion Marketing, 3 (2), 89-97.

Coste, I., Prayag, G., & Singh, J. (2011).  Emergence of Indian Luxury Brands: Pride for India.   Business Management Chronicles, 14-17.

Bouchet, M., Laguerre, C., & Coste-Manière, I. (2011).  Evolution of the Global Financial System : Moralize and Separate ‘Real Economy’ from ‘Virtual Sphere’ is the Key.   Diplomatist Magazine, 34.

Coste, I. (2011).  France Luxury Brands in India.   Diplomatist Magazine, 24-25.

Coste, I. (2011).  France, an emerging Mono Destination for Indian tourists.   Diplomatist Magazine, 18-19.

Coste-Manière, I. (2011).  France, an emerging Mono Destination for indian tourists.   Diplomatist Magazine, 18-19.

Bouchet, M., Laguerre, C., & Coste-Manière, I. (2011).  PIGIS: The Backlash of Euros’ Ecstasy.   Diplomatist Magazine, 15-16.

Coste, I. (2010).  Vibrant luxury in India.   Business Management Chronicles, 14 (12), 34-35.

Hoffman, J., Coste-Manière, I., & Maki, I. (2010).  Le marché chinois en pleine explosion.   Expression Cosmétique (2), 18-19.

Eymé, D., Hoffmann, J., & Coste-Manière, I. (2010).  Comment augmenter le ROI de votre budget communication par l’affiliation et le Search Marketing.   Expansion Management Review (138), 32-36.

Coste-Manière, I. (2010).  The sky is the limit for luxury goods in India.   The Financial Express, 2.

Sola, C., & Coste-Manière, I. (2008).  Luxe et sensorialité : Les sens du Luxe.   Luxe et Finance.

Coste-Manière, I. (2006).  Le luxe, pourquoi, pour qui ?   Le Rotarien, 27-30.

Coste-Manière, I. (1999).  D’un parfumeur.   Chronique d’Art Sacré (57), 24.

Articles in Proceedings 

COSTE-MANIERE, I., Saponaro, M., Le Gal, D., & Guisiano, M. (2019).  The use of Artificial Intelligence for the improvement of customer online and offline.   ICONIC 2018 IEEE MAURICON International Conference on Intelligent and Innovative Computing Applications.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., HAMELIN, C., MALENGE, E., FARBOS, L., & Rondelli, S. (in press, 2018).  WeChatâ : The Present and the Future.   ICONIC 2018 IEEE MAURICON International Conference on Intelligent and Innovative Computing Applications.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., Saponaro, M., Le Gal, D., & Guisiano, M. (in press, 2018).  The use of Artificial Intelligence for the improvement of customer online and offline.   ICONIC 2018 IEEE MAURICON International Conference on Intelligent and Innovative Computing Applications.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., CASTILLAN, L., CHHEANG, C., DENOUX, C., FERRENBACH, C., Caroline Gérard, Evelyne Hua and Julia Van Holt (2018).  Online luxury: The code breakers of a traditional sector.   ITQM 2017.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., Guerquin-Kern, L., Aybaly, R., & Madacova, D. (2018).  “Sustainability in the automotive world : From Tesla to heaven !”.   ITQM 2017.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., AMIROUCHE, M., BOYAVAL, F., ARNAULT, F., & SALOME, C. (2018).  “Luxury Toys for Men: when women will let us decide and buy on our own?”.   ITQM 2017.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., Thubert, S., FRANCOULON, L., WEBER, L., & BOYAVAL, F. (in press, 2017).  Duty Free shops : Are luxury being democratized ?   ITQM 2017.

Azoulay, C., Cavanaugh, L., Coste-Manière, I., Darren, D., Erkova, D., Ordabayeva N. (2015).  Luxury in the Digital World: How Digital Technology Can Complement, Enhance, and Differentiate the Luxury Experience.   Warthon School of the University of Pensylvania, Baker Retail: Innovation and Luxury dilemna.

Books, Monographs, Compilations, Manuals 

Hoffmann, J., & Coste-Manière, I. (2012).  Global Luxury Trends: Innovative Strategies for Emerging Markets Palgrave Macmillan.

Hoffmann, J., & Coste-Manière, I. (2011).  Luxury Strategy in Action Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements 

BINET, F., COSTE-MANIERE, I., DECOMBES, C., GRASSELLI, Y., OUEDERNI, D., Mukta Ramchandani (2019). Fast fashion and sustainable consumption. In Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu (Ed.), Fast Fashion brands and sustainable consumption, Collection Textile Science and Clothing Technology, (pp. 19-36). Singapore: Springer International Publishing.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., GODAT, E., BRENOT, A., CHUFFART, C., RAMCHANDANI, M., ManonDeroche, EvaGodat, LauraLemoine, EleonoraSette, CarolineTornaire (2019). Water footprint in fashion and luxury industry. Water in Textiles and Fashion Consumption, Footprint, and Life Cycle Assessment (pp. 95-113). Elsevier.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., CHARPENTIER, P., BOYER, G., CROIZET, K., VAN HOLT, J., Sudeep CHHABRA, Armani India (2018). Innovation and sustainability in the luxury, fashion, fabrics industry. In Springer (Ed.), Models for sustainable framework in luxury fashion (pp. 11-35). Springer.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., & RAMCHANDANI, M. (2018). Eco-conspicuous vs eco-conscious consumption; Co-creations, a new definition of luxusy and fashion. In Springer (Ed.), Models for sustainable framework in luxury fashion; Luxury and Models (pp. 1-11). Springer.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2018). Marketing d’influence et Jeux Olympiques. “Marketing d’influence et Relations Publics, amis ou ennemis ?”. -.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., Reault, M., Ramchandani, M., Van Holt, J., & Guezguez, H. (2017). Detoxifying Luxury and fashion industry; case of market driving brands. Detox Fashion ; Case studies (pp. 18). Springer International Publishing.

Ramchandani, M., & Coste-Manière, I. (2016). To Fur or not to Fur: Sustainable Production and Consumption Within Animal-Based Luxury and Fashion Products. In Muthu, Subramanian Senthilkannan (Ed.) (Ed.), Textiles and Clothing Sustainability: Sustainable Fashion and Consumption (pp. 41-60). Springer.

Coste-Manière, I., Amos, C., & Grasselli, Y. (2016). The Virtuous Circle: Hard Sustainable Science Versus Soft Unsustainable Science Within Marketing Functions of Fashion and Luxury Sectors and How to Prevent ‘Soylent Green’ from Happening. Textile Science and Clothing Technology Implications in Textiles and Fashion (pp. 75-87). Springer.

Coste-Manière, I., Ramchandani, M., Sudeep, C., & Burak, C. (2015). Long-Term Sustainable Sustainability in Luxury. Where Else?. Handbook of Sustainable Luxury Textiles and Fashion, volume 2 (pp. 17-34). Miguel Angel Guardetti, Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu Editors: Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016.

Hoffmann, J., & Coste-Manière, I. (2013). Introduction. In Hoffmann, J., Coste-Manière, I. (Ed.), Global Luxury Trends: Innovative Strategies for Emerging Markets. Palgrave Macmillan.

Coste-Manière, I. (2013). Dassault’s Falcon F7X. In Press, .

Coste, I., & Panchout, K. (2011). The Evolution of the Luxury Market: Stairway to Heaven?. In Hoffmann, J., Coste-Manière, I. (Ed.), Luxury Strategy in Action. Palgrave Macmillan.

Coste-Manière, I., & Shanker, R. (2010). Luxury services. Services Marketing. -.

Conference Presentations 

COSTE-MANIERE, I., MALENGE, E., HAMELIN, C., FARBOS, L., & RONDELLI, S. (2019). WeChat : The Present and the Future.  ICONIC 2018 IEEE MAURICON International Conference on Intelligent and Innovative Computing Applications, Plaine Magnien, Mauritius.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2019). Millennials as catalysts of the branding revolution in luxury.  Global Management Conference Tokyo 2018, Tokyo, Japan.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., Saponaro, M., Le Gal, D., & Guisiano, M. (2019, December). The use of Artificial Intelligence for the improvement of customer online and offline.  ICONIC 2018 IEEE MAURICON International Conference on Intelligent and Innovative Computing Applications, Plaine Magnien, Mauritius.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2019, April). Artificial Intelligence in updated Luxury Brand Management for Millenials.  BESST-2019 International Conference on Impact of R & D on Business Economics, Management, Social Sciences, Banking & Finance, Bali, Indonesia.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., VINTEL, J., & GUIYAMA-MASSOGO, C. (2018). The Francophonie dilemna : from Baron Pierre de Coubertin to Paris 2024.  14th Joint International Session for Presidents & Directors of National Olympic Academies and Officials of National Olympic Comitees, International Olympic Academy, Olympie, Greece, Olympie, Greece.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2018). Trends in Luxury Brand Management for Millenials. Invited presentation at SISU Shanghaï International Studies University, Shanghaï, China-PRC.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2018, October). Green safaris in green Tanzania. Invited presentation at International Conference on Tourism & Marketing, Arusha, Tanzania.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2018, October). Tanzanites and semi precious gemstones trends. High Jewellery. Invited presentation at Arusha Consulat and International African, Arusha, Tanzania.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2018, September). Le sport, instrument de développement urbain durable :du local à l’international.  Sport et développement des collectivités, marketing urbain Marseille Capitale Européenne 2017, BMVR l’Alcazar, Marseille, France.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., Guerquin-Kern, L., Aybaly, R., & Madacova, D. (2017). Sustainability in the automotive world : From Tesla to heaven.  ITQM 2017, Noida, India.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2017). New Luxuries in China.  Club L’Avenue Shanghaï, Shanghaï, China.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2017). Francophonie, olympisme: vecteurs de croissance économique.  Jeux de la Francophonie Abidjan, Hotel Azalai, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2017). Bespoke and affinity driven upcoming luxuries.  ITQM, Noida, India.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., AMIROUCHE, M., BOYAVAL, F., ARNAULT, F., & SALOME, C. (2017). Luxury Toys for Men : when women will let us to decide and buy on our own ?  ITQM 2017, Noida, India.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., CASTILLAN, L., CHHEANG, C., DENOUX, C., FERRENBACH, C., Caroline Gérard, Evelyne Hua and Julia Van Holt (2017). Online luxury: The code breakers of a traditional sector.  ITQM 2017, Noida, India.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., THUBERT, S., FRANCOULON, L., WEBER, L., & BOYAVAL, F. (2017). Duty Free Shops : Are luxury brands being democratized.  ITQM 2017, Noida, India.

COSTE-MANIERE, I., Van Holt, J., & Chhabra, S. (2017). Sustainable nanotechnology : Can technology and innovation be used in order to develop sustainable design ?  Global Fashion Management Conference, Vienna, Austria.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2017). Francophonie, Olympisme et marketing sportif.  Semaine Olympique Universitaire, Nice, France.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2017). « Les JO de 2024 en France : quelles opportunités pour les entreprises françaises ?  MEDEF CCI CGPME CNOSF AFAO, Nice, France.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2017, November). Brands dilemna: from handscraftsmanship to iglobalization, the specific example of Firstflag.  China Academy of Art, Musée d’Allure, Suzhou, Suzhou, China-PRC.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. & LEHIANY, B. (2017, September). Du bénévolat aux Jeux Olympiques : la Francophonie et Coubertin.  Influence Day 2017, Paris, France.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2017, March). Professional tennis world : A luxurious think tank. Invited presentation at ATP & WTA Professionals Course, Miami, Florida.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2016). Luxury Brand Strategy: hunting, and looking for upcoming niches.  SHU MBA, Shanghaï University, Shanghaï, China-PRC.

Azoulay, C., Cavanaugh, L., Coste-Manière, I., Darren, D., Erkova, D., Ordabayeva N. (2016, May). Luxury in the Digital World: How Digital Technology Can Complement, Enhance, and Differentiate the Luxury Experience.  Warthon School of the University of Pensylvania, Baker Retail: Innovation and Luxury dilemna, New York, Pennsylvania.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2016, May). Déceler, transformer et construire le capital humain. Invited presentation at Ministère du Commerce, Panel des Chambres de Commerce, MDE Business School / IESE University Navarra, Fondation BENIANH, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2016, May). Nouvelles perspectives des ethno luxes éthiques et de niches.  ENSEA, École Nationale supérieure de Statistique et d’Économie Appliquée Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Augier, M. & Coste-Manière, I. (2015, December). How to sell your brand in the digital era-From WOM to Snapchat and Instagram.  International Conference on advances in management and techonology in a global world ICAMT-15, Noida, India.

Bhasker, S., Casanova, M., Crouzet, E., Djoudi, L., Coste-Manière, I., M. Gleize and Y. Zhang (2015, December). Role of Pop-up Concept in Modern Merchandising.  International Conference on advances in management and techonology in a global world ICAMT-15, Noida, India.

Coste-Manière, I. & Ramchandani, M. (2015, December). What drives sustainable luxury consumption in a status driven society like India?  International Conference on advances in management and techonology in a global world ICAMT-15, Noida, India.

Coste-Manière, I., Azan, W., Cabaud, M., Charrier, M., Falk, A., M. Izdinke, C. Meret, M. Milleliri and J. Ternon (2015, December). Luxury Accessories-Seduction: From Toes and Nails to Eyes: Step into a New landscape within the Luxury Industry.  International Conference on advances in management and techonology in a global world ICAMT-15, Noida, India.

Guerquin, K., Madacova, D., Sudeep, C., & Coste-Manière, I. (2015, December). Giorgio Armani: The Marine of Luxury.  International Conference on advances in management and techonology in a global world ICAMT-15, Noida, India.

Pellier, M., Spier, P., & Coste-Manière, I. (2015, December). Wine Industries in France, India, China: A comparative Analysis.  International Conference on advances in management and techonology in a global world ICAMT-15, Noida, India.

Coste-Manière, I. (2015, October). Stratégies gagnantes : De nouvelles stratégies pour de nouvelles audiences : le lancement de la Chaîne Olympique et le défi des Fédérations Internationales. Invited presentation at Sportel Monaco 2015, Forum Grimaldi, Forum Grimaldi, Monaco.

Coste-Manière, I. (2015, September). Globalization – Innovation – Leadership.  3rd International Conference on International Marketing in Asia Pacific Issues and Challenges, Coimbatore, India.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2015, July). Strategies for Independent Fashion and Luxury Companies.  Global Fashion Management Conference, Florence, Italy.

COSTE-MANIERE, I. (2015, June). Bespoke evolution and contemporay luxury issues.  SDPA Jiangsu Entrepreneurs Development Promotion Association, Suzhou, China-PRC.

Lucky, Y. & Coste-Manière, I. (2015, June). Licensing best-practices of independent luxury brands.  Global Fashion Management Conference, Florence, Italy.

Coste-Manière, I. (2015, May). Le Luxe surfe sur les crises.  Ecole Nationale des Statistiques et d’Economie Appliquée, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Coste-Manière, I. (2015, May). Maximizing the effects of Celebrity endorsement on luxury brands.  New Waves of Luxury, South Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Coste-Manière, I. (2015, May). De l’art au luxe.  Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Coste-Manière, I. (2015, April). Trends in digital luxury.  Baker Retail: Innovation and Luxury dilemna, Warthon School of the University of Pensylvania, New York City NY, United States of America.

Coste-Manière, I. (2015, March). Consumer behavior: the specific case of the Middle East.  Beyrouth, Ecole Supérieure des Affaires, Beyrouth, Lebanon.

Coste-Manière, I. (2015, February). Luxe et balance commerciale.  Conseil Economique Social et Environnemental de la République Française, Paris, France.

Coste-Manière, I. (2014). Dassault Systèmes and Fashion Lab : Deepdive into a sensorial luxury universe.  Conférence professionnelle, Paris, France.

Coste-Manière, I. (2014, October). Miami: Gateway to New Luxuries.  Luxury Media Creative industries & Arts, French American Chamber of Commerce, Miami, Florida.

Coste-Manière, I. (2014, October). “Jiangsu customized bespoke”.  SPDA Suzhou, Suzhou, China.

Coste-Manière, I. (2014, September). Luxury Industry: The New intercontinental Normal. From here to eternity…  CCI FRANCE CHINE, Shanghai, China.

Coste-Manière, I. (2014, July). Mapping Paris as a Fashion and Haute Couture Capital.  Global Marketing Conference, Singapore, Singapore.

Coste-Manière, I. (2014, February). India: Opportunities and Challenges for the Luxury and Fashion Industry Global Fashion Conference.  Global Fashion Management Conference, London, United Kingdom.

Coste-Manière, I. (2013, February). Brilliant SME in the Luxury & Fashion world.  American Chamber of Commerce, Suzhou, Shanghaï,, Suzhou – Shanghaï, China.

Coste-Manière, I. (2012). Luxury Full Moon.  SUDA Suzhou, CCIFC Shanghaï, Suzhou – Shanghaï, China.

Coste-Manière, I., Hoffmann, J., & Pradère, C. (2012). How can a luxury brand be positioned in emerging markets: China, India and Brazil?  Luxe Pack Monaco, Monaco, Monaco.

Coste-Manière, I. (2012, October). Creativity and innovation in luxury industries.  Journées Economies et Management de la Créativité (OFCE, HEC Montréal…), -, France.

Coste-Manière, I. (2012, May). Marketing rural, de masse ou de luxe. Résonances et dissonances.  Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Coste-Manière, I. (2012, February). At the crossroads. New metaluxuries coming up.  1st SKEMA Luxury Summit, Sophia Antipolis, France.

Coste-Manière, I. (2011). From traditional marketing to multi-luxurious parameters strategy.  Leather Fair New Delhi, New Delhi, India.

Coste-Manière, I. (2011, December). L’émergence des néo-radins.  Passion Commerce, CCI Nice, Nice, France.

Coste-Manière, I. (2011, November). Bridge to luxury.  Suzhou, China, Suzhou, China.

Coste-Manière, I. (2010). Vibrant luxury and the optimization of ROMI.  National Marketing Symposium, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India.

Coste-Manière, I. (2009). Luxury? What else?  Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India.

Coste-Manière, I. (2009). Incredible India : The shift to Gen X and Y in the indian Hospitality.  Ministery of Tourism, Indian Institute of Technolgy, New Delhi, India.

Coste-Manière, I. (2009, August). Luxury in India : From here to eternity.  Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, New Delhi, India.

Coste-Manière, I. (2008). Green India and the IT Industry.  ITC The Sonar, National Marketing Symposium, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata, India.

Other Research 

2018: COSTE-MANIERE, I., & CHEVROT, Q., L’apport des nouvelles technologies pour la connaissance client dans le domaine du Luxe Survey Magazine T4 2018, p 80-81.   [Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship]

2017: COSTE-MANIERE, I., & Schwyter, A., Comment Fila veut ressusciter sa gloire d’antan.   [Not an IC]

2015: Coste-Manière, I., Chrono, la revue du Comité Olympique : le sport est-il laïc ? 03/15.   [Not an IC]

2015: Coste-Manière, I., The Business Of Luxury: Growth In Emerging Markets Boosts MBA Careers,, 21 avril.   [Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship]

2015: Coste-Manière, I., Global Luxury Trends: Innovative Strategies for Emerging Markets.   [Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship]

2015: Coste-Manière, I., From chemistry to luxury, Let’s TV China, reportage.   [Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship]

2015: Coste-Manière, I., Ivan Coste-Manière élu nouveau président : AG du Comité Régional olympique à Mandelieu omnisports, NICE MATIN, 30 mars.

[Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship]

2015: Coste-Manière, I., Sport : avancée historique en termes de droits des sportifs. Nice Premium, 25 novembre.   [Not an IC]

2014: Costa-Manière, I., Fashion Weeks mondiales : Paris n’a pas à rougir de son hégémonie sur la mode – – March 12, 2014.   [Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship]

2014: Coste-Manière, I., Skema, Une formation à Miami pour des responsables de marque de luxe,, 02 septembre 2014, Article N° 24415.   [Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship]

2014: Coste-Manière, I., L’essor d’un nouveau luxe sur mesure, Nice Matin, 3 novembre.   [Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship]

2014: Coste-Manière, I., Giacomo de Pass de l’art au luxe, Ed Caisse d’Epargne 11/14.   [Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship]

2014: COSTE-MANIERE, I., The new road to high end silks, interview ITV Suzhou, september.   [Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship]

2014: Coste-Manière, I., SKEMA Commercial College Luxury goods Business Global New Normality seminar held successfully –, 19 septembre.   [Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship]

2014: Coste-Manière, I., Chinese Luxury Brands: Stairways to Heaven. Am amazing talk given by Vice President & Special Advisor of Olympic Committee, SKEMA star professor Ivan Coste-Manière and his excellent student Eileen Hochreuther, EXPO BRANDING.   [Applied or Integrative/application Scholarship]

2012: Coste-Manière, I., Grandes Ecoles Françaises : Fenêtre ouverte sur l’excellence et l’espoir.[Not an IC]

Professional Service 

Chair: Committee / Task Force

2019:  International Conference on New Age Business Practices: Leveraging Digitization for Marketing Excellence-NABP 2019., New Delhi, India (International).

2015:  New Waves of Luxury, South Korea, ASCO, Seoul, Seoul, Republic of Korea (International).

2015:  International Conference on Advances in Management and Technology in a global world (ICAMT-15) December 18-20, 2015, Noida, India (International).

Chair: Conference / Track / Program

2018 – 2019:  Global Fashion Management Conference, Paris, France (International).

2018:  Global Management Conference, Tokyo, Japan (International).

2017:  ITQM 2017, Noida, India (International).  Chair

2017:  2017 Global Fashion Management Conference University of Vienna (International).

2015:  Global Fashion Conference, Firenze University, Firenze, Italy (International).

2014:  Global Fashion Conference London College of Fashion, Feb 2014, London, United Kingdom (International).

2014:  2014 Global Marketing Conference, Singapore, Singapore (International).

PhD supervision (students from other institutions)

2019:  ‘Marketing Mix for Low-Cost Healthcare Innovations: The Ten Ps Framework’ Ms. Julie GeorgeBharathiar University, Coimbatore, India, Coimbatore, India (International).

2019:  LM Thapar School of Management (LM TSM), Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed University), Punjab, India, Thapar, India (International).

2018:  ” Consumer Satisfaction and Repurchase Intensions Towards Select Luxury Brands in India” Ms. Anuradha Modak AMU, Aligarh.Muslim University, India, Aligarh, India (International).   Ph.D thesis of  Ms. Anuradha Modak  on the topic  ” Consumer Satisfaction and Repurchase Intensions Towards Select Luxury Brands in India” supervised by  Dr. Mohd Naved Khan Department of Business Administration, AMU, Aligarh.

2018:  Consumer Satisfaction and Repurchase Intensions Towards Select Luxury Brands in India, Aligarh Muslim University, India (International).  Ms. Anuradha Modak  on the topic  ” Consumer Satisfaction and Repurchase Intensions Towards Select Luxury Brands in India” 

2015:  STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS OF CURRENT VALUE ADDED TAX SYSTEM – A STUDY OF JHARKHAND REGION” submitted by Mr Arun Kumar Singh. Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, INDIA (International).

2015:  The Effect of Selected Marketing Activities on Brand equity Dimensions: A Study of Fashion Apparel Brands in India ” , submitted by Ms. Saima Khan. Faculty of Management Studies and Research – Aligarh Muslim University, INDIA, Aligarh, India (International).

2015:  A Sustainable Supply Chain Management Framework for IT Products – An Exploratory Study, Mr. Vishal Gupta, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India (International).

2015:  Evaluating Training Effectiveness- An Analysis of Employability Skills and Associated Training Needs in the Information Technology, Ms. Neetima Agarwal, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India (International).


2015:  Competencies for Effective Management Teaching – Perception of Teachers and Administrators of Indian B-Schools, Ms Kanupriya , Jaypee Institute of Information Technonolgy, Noida, India (International).

2015:  CRM in organized retail with special reference to grocery and lifestyle segments in India, M. Mujibur Rahman, Indian School of Mines Dhanbad India (International).

2014:  Jaypee Institute of Information Technology Noida India & Indian School of Mines (International).

“A Sustainable Supply Chain Management Framework for IT Products – An Exploratory Study” submitted by Mr. Vishal Gupta.
“Competencies for Effective Management Teaching – Perception of Teachers and Administrators of Indian B-Schools ”  submitted by Ms Kanupriya.

2013:  Indian School of Mines (International).   “Evaluation of Corporate Social Performance of Indian Public Sector: A non parametric approach”.

“Money Attitudes as Predictors of Materialism and Compulsive Buying, and Gender Demographics, in the “New India”

2012:  ” Customer Relationship Management and Customer Experience Management Using Business Online Communities ” .Ms. Shirin Alavi, JIIT Noida, India (International).

2011:  “CUSTOMER CENTRIC BRANDING BY LEVERAGING CORPORATE BRAND IDENTITY AND CONSUMER BRAND KNOWLEDGE”. submitted by Ms Nidhi Sinha , Jaypee International Institute of Technology, Noida, India (International).

2010:  DYNAMICS OF ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE ON RISK AND SUCCESS OF SOFTWARE PROJECT, ARPITA SHARMA, Department of Management Studies, Indian School of Mines Dhanbad (International).

Professional Memberships 

National Olympic Academy Member, since 2017

Commission Régionale du Fonds pour le Développement de la vie associative, 2018

Vice-Chairman of the Association of the Olympic Academies of the French Speaking Countries, 2017-2021

Conseil Economique Social et Environnemental Région Sud Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, 2017

Track and Field Federation, 2016

Chairman of the Regional Olympic Comitee (CROS Côte d’Azur), 2015-2017

Member of the Board of the Association of the Economic and Social and Environmental Council of the French Republic, Palais d’Iena, 2014-present

Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Association of the French Speaking Countries Olympic Academies,, 2014-2017

Member of the CDESI (Commission Départementale des Espaces, Sites et Itinéraires) Alpes Maritimes (sustainability and sports), 2013-2017

Olympic Comitee (Alpes Maritimes) Vice Président, 2013-2017

Chairman of the Aéro-Club of Saint Raphaël Est Varois (Cannes Mandelieu) Private Pilot, 2012-present

Special Advisor of the President of the Olympic Committee, 2008-Present

President, Regional Federation for Track and Field, 2007-Present

President of Celebrities for Sports and Charities (SAS Prince Albert Monaco), 2005-Present

Herculis Monaco IAAF Diamond League Meeting, Head of event, international referee, 2000-present

Treasurer, C.I.R.M (International Centre for Musical Research), 1995-2008

Vice Chairman Nikaïa International Track & Field Meeting (GP Mobil, IAAF, …), 1995-2002

Honorary Administrator, Society of French Perfumers, 1993-Present

Section Member (Economies Régionales et Aménagement du Territoire) of the Economic and Social Council (Palais d’Iena) of the French Republic, 1993-Present

Administrator, C.I.R.M (International Centre for Musical Research), 1992-Present

President A.I.T.P. / Association of Perfumery Engineers and Technicians, 1992-Present

President of A.I.A.M.I.P / International Association of Friends of the International Perfumery Museum, 1992-1995

Administrator of A.I.A.M.I.P / International Association of Friends of the International Perfumery Museum, 1990-2000

Member of the “Centre d’Evocation d’Art Mural”, SIVOM Vallée du Vrin, La Ferté Loupière. – Administrator, Museums’ Federation , Grasse, France (since 2012)., 1990

Member of the Board, CLUB de GRASSE (Promotion of Commercial Trade between Southern Europe and the Pacific Basin), 1989-Present

Special Assistant: Plan de Grasse, Town Hall City of GRASSE, France, 1989-1995

Member of Directors· Committee, FRENCH RIVIERA TRACK & FIELD ASSOCIATION, 1979-2016

Digital Tools for Research and Communication

The aim of the course is to provide the participants with the necessary tools on the new technologies of information and communication to help them in their everyday tasks as researchers.

The courses will focus on the following topics:

Basic introduction to computer hardware and software: Here the goal is to be able to identify a simple problem and explain it, in adequate terms, to the IT technician in order to solve your problem in a short period of time. Also we will answer the fundamental question: what software should I use for a specific task?
Templates (word and PowerPoint): We will learn how to create, modify and use a template in order to draft a paper, prepare a poster and make a PowerPoint presentation. Tips will be given for making an enticing PowerPoint presentation.
References manager: drafting a paper with many references could be tricky. Here we will define our needs in terms of references manager.
Social networks and e-reputation: We will see the difference between the professional network and facebook and twitter.
An overview of project management tools will be provided (Gantt diagrams, Web calendar, file sharing and web search).

Nicolas Rabasso
Nicolas RabassoNew Technology for Information and Communication
Nicolas Rabasso is an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d’Orsay (ICMMO) in the University Paris-Sud (France). His work is divided between teaching organic chemistry, to bachelor and master students, and research in the field of development of new methodologies for the synthesis of aminophosphonates. Prior to join the ICMMO, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Boston University (USA) and worked with Professor John A. Porco Jr. on the synthesis of natural products. Nicolas Rabasso holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry obtained from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (France).

Copyright and Patent Law

The protection and valorisation of technological and commercial assets of a company is essential.

The technological asset of a company is the set of knowledge for product manufacturing (R&D included), the production processes, and the service performance.

The main tool to protect and increase the value of the technological assets of a company is the patent.

The commercial asset of a company includes, among the others, the “company name” and the relevant “product or service names” or “logos”, which are used every day to promote the company in the market. The main tool to enhance such a commercial asset is the trademark.
The portfolio of patents, trademarks and other assets, if any, constitute the Intellectual Property asset of a company. Especially in the technological advanced fields, such a portfolio may constitute one of the most important and economic “intangible assets” of a company. Consequently, it is essential to take care of it more and more.

Ryszard Naskrecki
Ryszard NaskreckiPatent Law part
He graduated in experimental physics (M.Sc.) from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, then he received his PhD degree in Physics at this same University, specializing in optical spectroscopy. From 1993 to 1997 he worked as postdoctoral fellow in CEA Saclay (France) and University of Lille (France), working on ultrafast laser spectroscopy. After come back to Adam Mickiewicz University he obtained DSc. degree (Ph.D. with habilitation) in Physics (speciality: Photophysics, Molecular Physics). Then he became at Adam Mickiewicz University Associate Dean of Education in the Faculty of Physics, and from 2005 to 2012 he became the Dean of this Faculty. Ryszard Naskręcki is currently working at Adam Mickiewicz University as a full professor in Vision Science and Optometry Lab. and in Quantum Electronics Lab. He manages a diverse research, didactics (director of degree programme) and enterprise portfolio and conducts programs of research in optical spectroscopy and vision science (research and professional education). Presently he is also a president of Acreditation Commission for Optics and Optometry in Poland. R. Naskręcki is also an expert in Intellectual Property matters.

Personal Professional Project

The course of PPP aims at improving the methodology of the students to identify their personal skills/value as experts and future workers,  preparing them at creating a merchandizing structure (start-up mainly) or activity based on these personal skills/value.  

In this perspective, all the knowledge/know-how brought by the other courses will be used to analyze the international market and societal needs etc…and transform these personal competencies into professional project. 

This course will strengthen abilities to work in group, intensively with focused objectives. The result of this work will be evaluated through an 15 min oral presentation and 10 min questions.


The lecture is organized as follows:

1.   Assessment of competence and CV, preparation

2.   Methodology presentation

3. Team work and evaluation 


Sandrine Lacombe
Sandrine LacombePersonal Professional Project and Deputy Director of the School

Prof. Sandrine Lacombe obtained a Phd in Sciences from Université Paris-Sud (France). She was a post-doctoral fellow of G. Ertl (Nobel Prize) at Fritz-Haber Institut der Max Planck Gesellschaft (Berlin, Germany).

She is the head of a research team at Institute of Molecular Sciences Orsay (Univ. Paris-Sud / CNRS/France). She is the coordinator of two major European projects: the SERP+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree SERP+ and of the Marie Curie ITN programme ARGENT. She has a strong experience of training and recruiting students, PhDs, junior scientists and managers. Since 2016, she is Vice-President of International Affairs of Université Paris-Sud.

Project Management

The course aims at introducing elements of methodology in managing and planning complex applied research projects, in which many peoples are involved and several activities have to be identified, evaluated, planned and controlled for their effective execution.

The course is organized in three distinct phases.

In the first one elements on the theory of project management, in terms of planning, controlling and reporting, are given by a classical lecture.

Then, in the second phase, an example of practical application is illustrated to the students by the teacher.

In the last phase, students will be divided in groups and will apply themselves the methodology to case studies, suitable for a classroom coming out from different scientific backgrounds.

Giorgio Musso
Giorgio MussoProject Management
Giorgio Musso received the doctorate in Physics at the Genoa University.
He has been appointed for a long time as Research Director of Elsag-Bailey, one of the most advanced Hi Thech companies in Italy and USA. His experience spans many fields in the Advanced Industrial Automation and Artificial Intelligence and Parallel Processing, as well as the area of Research Management of very large innovative projects.
He has been the Director of the Institute for Scientific and Technological Research (IRST) in Trento, Italy, where he leaded several hundreds of researchers in Microelectronics and Artificial Intelligence areas.
He has been professor in Cybernetics at the Physics Department of Genoa and Trento Universities, as well as in many Research Management courses in Europe, at Genoa University and at SISSA Institute in Trieste, Italy.
He is author of more than 50 scientific papers and got four international industrial patents.

Knowledge Transfer

The talk is focused on analyzing and defining the steps that are necessary to move from Research to Innovation, i.e. to get out from the Lab and move to the different playground of Innovation. Focus will be set to critically evaluate an entrepreneurial proposal to be introduced to the market and generally to a non-scientific arena.  Technical parameters as well as normally adopted benchmarks to create your own Innovation Proposal will be shown and discussed with the students. Regulatory framework as well as standardization issues will be introduced to provide a full scenario about the move from the Lab to the market.

Investors’ mindset

The talk is focused on highlighting the different viewpoint on innovative issues of scientists and investors. This is a fundamental setpoint in order to guarantee success to the fundraising campaign that is the base of every innovation process. The first steps out of the lab are fundamental and mistakes are almost unavoidable, indeed it is important to clearly understand that scientific and investing parts usually have different aims and move with different operative strategies. Comparative examples will be discussed with the students to better appreciate the existing different mindset.  The conversation will help to shed light on this issue.

From ethics to Dual-Use and research security

Research activity is normally focused on enhancing human knowledge and producing an advantage to civil society. This is called the science social impact. This improvement of social beings may not be immediately visible but all the contributions will provide a change in our society. Unfortunately this scenario is not always oriented to the originally aimed goals. Dual-Use is the complex technical-legal systems of Research and Innovation export evaluation that in Europe as well as in USA looks to avoid that goods and technologies created for civilian purposes may be adopted in the scenario of social threats and risks provided by conflicts and difficult geopolitical playgrounds. Scientist are called on duty to be aware of this risk and therefore are recommended to take care about what they produce in the Labs and who is really going to use this innovation. The Dual-Use main principles as well as the risks that scientists face when this care is not adopted will be shown and discussed with the students.

Fabrizio Barberis
Fabrizio BarberisRisk Capital and Funding and Deputy Director of the School

Fabrizio Barberis is Assistant Professor at University of Genoa where teaches Material Science, Composite Materials for Bioapplications and Materials for Advanced Manufacturing and their Degrade at Biomedical Engineering School (former Engineering Faculty) and at the Science School (former Physics Faculty).

His activity is mainly focused to Biomaterials for internal prosthesis, composite materials and device testing with destructive and non-destructive techniques, developing research and PhD programs with Science and Medical Schools at Unige and other Universities.

He has been member of European and National scientific societies as well as standardization (IEC, CEI) and technical bodies.

He is engaged in supporting the Technology-Transfer process from and to the University in collaboration with corporates, industries and financing platforms like Equity, Venture Capital and Business Angel. He is Member of Unige Technology Transfer Commission and Unige delegate to NETVAL, Italian Research Universities Network where sits in the Scientific Board. He acted as panellist for Start Up selection of several public and private bodies.  He is Vice Director of the School on Science Management for Scientist and Engineers – SOSMSE, supported by University of Genoa and University of Paris-Saclay as part of the SERP++ Master and at Master for Corporate Lawyers and joins the Board of several Master and Specialization Schools dedicated to connect Technology and Business in collaboration with both Law and Economic Schools. He is Unige Polytechnic School Delegate for Third Mission VQR to highlight the research& innovation social impact.

He is Board Member of Unige “Center for Security, Risks & Vulnerabilities” and is Unige Rector Delegate for Dual Use issues, to be managed with Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation – MAECI and the National Custom Agency – ADM. The Dual Use issue is also managed in the European scenario being Member of both European Commission FuturiumWG7, EEcaro Association and Trade&Technology Council EU-USA

Horizon Europe

The Horizon Europe course is composed of lectures and practical sessions as follows:

1.Introduction of the Horizon Europe (HEu) programme and overview of the main open programmes

    • EIC program
    • LIFE program
    • Cluster 5 and 6 (Manufacturing and Energy) overview
  1. Brief description of the evaluation process and key criteria
    • Excellence
    • Impact
    • Implementation
  1. Practical session: how to build and self-assess a proposal
    • The idea generation process
    • The consortium
    • Proof-reading
Andrea FerrariHorizon Europe

Andrea Maria Ferrari is a Chemical Engineer graduated in 2001 at Genoa University. He also earned his PhD in Materials Engineering at the Genoa University in 2006, with a thesis on reactive sintering of Silicon nitride-molybdenum silicide composites.

From 2004 to 2022 he worked in the Innovation Consulting group, within RINA Consulting Industry division, fully focused in supporting enterprises to achieve their targets in innovative products, processes and services.

Jointly with his team, he developed a methodology for supporting the process of innovation, structured on the basis of the Inventive Problem-Solving Theory (TRIZ).  Thanks to an approach built on systematic assessment of the patent landscape and the functional analysis of the issues to extract a relevant solution, the problems of many clients in extremely differentiated sectors were solved with concrete, actionable portfolios of solutions.

Dr Ferrari matured strong expertise in Industrial consultancy related to the exploitation of European Research & Innovation funds, exploited to support the achievement of the development targets.  The support has been focused to the support to small, medium and large enterprises, and public entities: the access to European, regional and national funds ensures them a fast track to achieve targets of international cooperation, the implementation of innovation programmes, through more than 18 years in the INNOVATION team of RINA Consulting. Since 2023 he has been freelance, supporting industries in the achievement of their innovation targets.


Seminars have always been an essential part of the school program: they either focused  on a particular aspect of the courses or provide a direct connection with all the research and development stakeholders (universities, research centres, industries, science/technology parks, incubators). This year we are very glad to announce that two former  students have agreed to convey their personal experience to their younger fellow students.

Innovation Mastery: Methodologies for Startups and Open Innovation in the Health & Biotech sectors

This session explores essential innovation methodologies for startups, focusing on Lean Startup and Open Innovation, with a specific focus on the health and biotech sectors. Attendees will gain a high-level understanding of how these approaches drive growth and foster collaboration. The discussion will highlight how big corporates in health and biotech use Open Innovation to collaborate effectively with startups, leveraging external ideas and technologies to innovate their business. Real-world examples will illustrate successful corporate-startup partnerships, providing insights into practical applications of these innovative strategies.

Matteo Favilli
Matteo Favilli
Matteo Favilli is a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Officine Innovazione. He holds a Master’s degree in Innovation Management from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa and is a Fulbright BEST fellow. With international experience, he has worked in Open Innovation Advisory, Technology Scouting, and Innovation Strategy for innovative companies in various sectors within the Silicon Valley, UK, and Italian ecosystems. Matteo has expertise in applying innovation methodologies to support and drive growth in both corporate and startup environments, with a particular focus on the HealthTech, MedTech, BioTech, and Pharma sectors.

The Innovation funnel and its stages from idea generation to market uptake with examples

Part 1 – advanced materials for safety and climate change adaptation Donato Zangani

Part 2 – new energy vectors Enrico Di Martino

The presentation will provide an insight on a structured approach to bring R&D results into the market which include several steps from idea generation, screening, concept development, feasibility analysis, prototype development, testing, up to market launch and commercialization. Ideas are generated from various sources and filtered based on criteria such as feasibility and market potential. Selected ideas are developed into detailed concepts, tested through prototypes, and launched into the market. Ultimately, the goal of the innovation funnel is to transform ideas into successful innovations that create value for the organization and its stakeholders. Examples of the application of such approach are provided from projects RINA has carried out in the last years in the areas of advanced materials and solutions for safety and climate change adaptation (part 1) and in the area of new energy vectors with a particular focus on hydrogen (part 2).

Donato Zangani
Donato Zangani
Donato ZANGANI is Global Research & Development Strategy Senior Director within RINA SpA, with a role on steering innovative solutions across the global landscape. His academic journey is marked by a Master’s degree in Engineering from University of Genova and a PhD in Advanced Materials for Industrial Engineering at University of Newcastle.
Donato has fostered strong collaborations with top-tier professionals and organizations involved in R&D and Innovation projects, in particular large scale and open innovation projects funded by the European Commission. Notable achievements include the achievement of the Safety Award in Mechanical Engineering from the Institution of mechanical Engineers in UK and the EU Champions of Transport Research Competition award for the contribution to surface transport EU-funded projects.
Among the projects coordinated by Donato ZANGANI, the POLYTECT project was awarded with the highly prized JEC Awards 2010 for the category Building & Construction for the Composite Seismic Wallpaper concept, the FLY-BAG project won the TechTextil Innovation Prize, in the category “Safety and Protection”, the project EVERYWH2ERE was awarded in 2021 the Best Innovation Award by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.
Donato has authored a portfolio of patents across various domains, reflecting a strong commitment to innovation and intellectual property.
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Soft Skills

As opposed to Hard Skills, which are tangible and technical skills easily demonstrated by a candidate’s qualifications and specific professional experiences, soft skills is a term used by employers to refer to the more intangible and non-technical abilities that are sought from candidates. The format chosen by SoSMSE naturally fosters their development in the students, through team work, hard schedule and tight deadlines, all in an international enviroment.
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Team Bonding

According to the Oxford Dictionary team bonding is: “The action or practice of seeking to improve the effectiveness, cohesiveness, and morale of a team of people (typically in sport or in the workplace), especially by means of activities or events intended to increase motivation and promote cooperation; the result of this, increased cohesion or morale in a team of people.”

In SoSMSE  team bonding has always been an essential part of the training, because any skill related to the capability of working in team and being able to forge bonds with the co-workers will be pivotal in all careers.

This year the groups will be further forged by the challenges posed by the smart working imposed by the virtual edition.


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Work hard, play hard!

SoSMSE is not only hard work: a prize will be given to the person who will propose the innovative virtual social event, to be enjoyed by all of the participants in SoSMSE, who will convince the jury....
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  • Students are required to send their application by June, 23rd 2024 via our online form.

  • short CV and a presentation letter by a professor from the applicant’s home institution must be attached.

  • The tuition fee amounts to 1500,00 euro.

  • Admission will be notified by June, 30th 2024 together with the coordinates for the payment.

School Attendance Rules

  • Attendance at all lectures, tutorials, and workshops is compulsory. Group work can extend into the evenings.

  • Twice per day (mornings, afternoons), students will be required to sign a virtual attendance sheet.

  • Students commit themselves to participating actively in every task given to the group they have been assigned to.

  • No diploma will be issued to those who fail to comply with these rules.

General Requirements

  • You are requested to familiarize with the platform used for SoSMSE as requested by the school organization.

  • A laptop is required together with a stable wifi connection.

  • Classes will be recorded and made available for a limited period of time to overcome exceptional connection problems experienced by students.

  • By no means a totally virtual attendance will be accepted as a substitute of the live one.


School Venue

SoSMSE will be hosted on the platoform Microsoft Teams – Further details will be given soon

Lectures will be held in the Physics Department of the University of Genoa, DiFi, located in Via Dodecaneso 33.


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Université de Paris-Saclay

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