Giancarlo Gaimari


I have held several positions as senior manager and director in R&D area in global ICT and TLC companies.

I have managed budgets and large multi-disciplinary teams across multiple locations,
with a proven track record in delivering international projects and achieving leading-edge technology solutions for strategic customers.

Over the last years my responsibilities have been more focused on technology and innovation area, supervising expert cross-country teams to face market challenges.

Today I work within the open innovation and technology transfer arena, applied to different industrial sectors (e.g. Smart Industry, Automotive & Transportation, Aerospace, Healthcare & Life Sciences).

Although mainly based in Italy, I have always worked in and enjoyed a highly international environment.

My profile is characterized by thought leadership, high motivation and commitment to results,
entrepreneurial spirit, solid technical background, organizational and communication skills, team work mindset, accountability and reliability, problem-solving attitude, customer-oriented approach, great passion for challenges, fluent communication both in Italian and English languages.

– Building and leading teams to achieve excellence;
– Program & Project Management (both Agile and Waterfall);
– Product Management and Budget Management;
– Managing change and creating opportunity;
– Innovation Strategy and Innovation Management;
– Technology Scouting and Technology Transfer;
– Intellectual Property and Exploitation;
– Agile and Lean Transformation;
– Digital Transformation and Digital Innovation;
– Support for innovative SME’s as advisor;
– Support for start-ups as mentor;
– Deep knowledge of innovation ecosystems (e.g. start-up accelerators, business incubators, innovation hubs).

I am lecturer and Technical-Scientific Committee member of the II level Master “Expert in managing innovation for Industry 4.0 enabling technologies”, organized by the University of Genoa.