University of Naples Federico II

Pagina Napoli

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

Aim of the module is to provide updates regarding advanced technologies of industrial applications of enzyme catalysts and microbial cells as “cell factories”. The activities are focused on: i) the use of enzymes as additives and processes ancillaries for the production of products of industrial interest; ii) the use of advanced methods of microorganism engineering to improve production performances; iii) the strategies to optimize the exploitation of the productive potential of the microorganisms. The module will deal also with recognition and analysis of the opportunities available for a new venture, focusing in particular on the research entrepreneurial initiatives (academic and not) aimed at commercializing the research outcomes. The aim of the course is to equip learners with the theoretical and practical tools for the recognition and structuring of innovative business ideas.

COURSE CONTENTS

The course is organized in two sections. The first section focuses on scientific and technological issues regarding the potential of biotechnological processes based on enzyme systems and wildtype or recombinant microorganisms. Methodologies to improve biocatalyst systems are presented and discussed. Industrial case studies are presented. During the course, the essentials of strategic and operational management of new research entrepreneurial initiatives will be presented, as well as the mechanisms for recognition of new business initiatives. Thanks to the tools provided, learners will be able to model a business idea and to evaluate it strategically and financially.

SCIENCE

CFU:3
Hours: 24 
Coordinator: Prof. Giovanni Sannia, BIO/11 
 Assessment: Speaking Test 

Industrial applications of enzymatic biocatalysis: Current status and future perspectives

Crosslinking enzymes to produce innovative “bioplastics” (Prof. Raffaele Porta, BIO/10, Unina, 3 hours)
State-of-the-art and perspectives in the use of carbohydrate active enzymes in biorefineries (Dr. Marco Moracci, CNR Napoli, 3 hours)
Developing, Enhancing and Producing New Enzymes (Prof.ssa Alessandra Piscitelli, BIO/11, Unina, 2 hours)

Microbial cell factories: native and engineered microorganisms. Strategies for process design and performance optimization

Recombinant microorganisms for the synthesis of biopolymers: a case study (Prof.ssa Cinzia Pezzella, CHIM/11, UNINA, 2 hours)
Optimization of biotechnological production of polysaccharides of industrial interest (Prof.ssa Chiara Schiraldi, BIO/10, UNINA2, 2 hours)
Cell factories for biofuel production: productive potentiality and market potential (Prof. Antonio Marzocchella, ING-IND/25, Unina, 4 hours)

Case studies: GF BIOCHEMICALS, (Dr. Pasquale Granata, 4 hours)
Case studies: Industrial solutions for the biotech productions (Dr. Nicola Torre, Zoetis, 2 hours)
Case studies: Application of enzymes in the leather and textile industries (Dr. Vincenzo Lettera, Biopox, 2 hours)

ECONOMY

CFU:2 
Hours: 16
Coordinator: Prof. Roberto Vona, SECS-P/08
 Assessment: Speaking Test 

Scouting of innovative business ideas

From ideas to entrepreneurial application, Technology transfer and entrepreneurial development, Vision and models of business development, Circular business models (Prof. Roberto Vona, SECS-P/08, 6 hours)

How to develop a new company

Business acceleration tools: Incubators, accelerators, universities (Dr. Fabrizio Trigila, PTP, 1 hour)
Coaching and support facilities (Dr. Fabrizio Trigila, PTP, 1 hour)
Operational management tools (Dr. Fabrizio Trigila, PTP, 2 hours)

Economic and financial feasibility evaluation tools for innovative entrepreneurial ideas

Business planning (Dr. Gianluca Carenzo (PTP)/Dr. Stefano Milani (Advisor Incubatore Alimenta)), 1 hour
Economic and financial plan assessment (Dr. Gianluca Carenzo (PTP)/Dr. Stefano Milani (Advisor Incubatore Alimenta)), 1 hour
Operational plans assessment (Dr. Gianluca Carenzo (PTP)/Dr. Stefano Milani (Advisor Incubatore Alimenta))
Financial and profitability evaluation tools (Dr. Gianluca Carenzo (PTP)/Dr. Stefano Milani (Advisor Incubatore Alimenta)), 1 hour
Financial resources management (Dr. Gianluca Carenzo (PTP)/Dr. Stefano Milani (Advisor Incubatore Alimenta)), 1 hour
Company start upping   (Dr. Gianluca Carenzo (PTP)/dr. Stefano Milani (Advisor Incubatore Alimenta)), 1 hour
Case studies: 1 hour

Vona, Roberto
Vona, Roberto
Full Professor
Biography Full Professor of Management, Operations and Logistics Management, and Technology Venturing, at the University of Naples Federico II...
Schiraldi, Chiara
Schiraldi, Chiara
Associate Professor
Biography Chiara Schiraldi obtained her Master degree in Chemical Engineering summa cum laude University Federico II of Naples and in 2002 PhD in...
Sannia, Giovanni
Sannia, Giovanni
Head of Master
Biography Giovanni Sannia is Professor of Molecular Biology and Industrial Biotechnology at the University of Naples, Federico II, Italy. Prof...
Porta, Raffaele
Porta, Raffaele
Full Professor
Biography Since 1991 he is full professor of Biochemistry at the University of Naples “Federico II”, where he teaches Industrial Enzymology in the...
Piscitelli, Alessandra
Piscitelli, Alessandra
Researcher
Biography Alessandra Piscitelli graduated in Chemistry at the University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy) in 2001. During 2001 she performed...
Pezzella, Cinzia
Pezzella, Cinzia
Researcher
Biography Dr. Cinzia Pezzella is a Post-Doc researcher at the Chemical Sciences Department of University of Naples Federico II and a senior...
Moracci, Marco
Moracci, Marco
Research DIrector
Biography Marco Moracci is Dirigente di Ricerca at the Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources (IBBR) of the National Research Council of Italy...
Marzocchella, Antonio
Marzocchella, Antonio
Professor
Biography Antonio Marzocchella (M) (born in May 1963) graduated cum laude in Chemical Engineering at the UNINA in 1987, PhD in Chemical...
Lettera, Vincenzo
Lettera, Vincenzo
Researcher
Biography Vincenzo Lettera is the co-founder and CeO of Biopox srl, a biotech company devoted to develop smart, sustainable and marketable...
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