Colleges meet Industry

Collegio Cairoli is promoting a series of informal meetings between College students and successful entrepreneurs who have built successful business on science and technology. The first meeting will take place at Collegio Cairoli on June 4th at 6.00 pm and will involve a seminar and discussion with G Miglio of Mipharm.

The transition between traditional manufacturing economies and knowledge-based economies is critical in coutnries that lack vast natural resources and particularly acute in Italy. Universities have traditional roles in teaching and basic research but are increasingly requested to take on additional roles in near-market research and in the generation of wealth, especially at times in which the economy fails to grow and youth unemployement is strkingly high.

In the first meeting of the series G Miglio, a graduate in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Pavia (1959) will illustrate his personal roadmap to science-based entrepreneurship.  G Milgio acted for a number of years, as a top manager with Sandoz and Novartis before he started and led Mipharm, a highly successful Italian biotech company that produces generic drug . The meeting is open to students from all University Colleges in Pavia as well to all other students and students of Volta are warmly invited to attend. Details of further meetings will be published when received.

Image: from S Gasser and J Scrist III.  Life at the interface. Nat Rev Drug Discov 6:415 (2007).The article can be downloaded here.

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