Andrea Foglia graduated in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology. In addition, he earned a Master of Advanced Studies in Intellectual Property from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland.
Before joining USI as Technology Transfer Manager, he has worked for the Technology Transfer Office of the Paul Scherrer Institut (ETH-Domain) and of the University of Basel.
Having focussed on intellectual property related issues for years, he has a strong background in intellectual property rights (IPRs) with special regard to technology transfer, patenting strategies and licensing. At USI, IRB and IOR he advises clients in the areas of IPRs, collaboration with the industry, commercialisation, legal and licensing.
He is a member of the Swiss Technology Transfer Association (swiTT) and of the Licensing Executive Society (LESI).