BM3S Network members

Please click on the links below to see the members' Curricula:

Federica Piccolo - Founder and coordinator

Francesca Borga - Research Development services for SME

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Federica Piccolo, PhD

BM3S' Founder and Coordinator

Research & Innovation services

She graduated in Biological Science at the University of Padua (Italy) in 1993; received her Ph.D. in Human Molecular Biology at the University of Paris (France) in 1997; and got her Post-Doc in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology at the University of Iowa (USA) in 2001.

She has been the project manager of Fidia Advanced Bioplymers (Abano T. - Italy) for their collaborative projects financed by the European Commission in the 4th, 5th and 6th Framework Programmes.

She presently collaborates with:
  • service agencies to ease the Industry access to the National and European financial contributions for Research and Innovation
  • Fondazione Poliambulanza- Research Center "E-Menni" (Brescia-Italy), acting as "grant office"


  • Scientific and administrative coordination of international and interdisciplinary projects
  • Grants applications for the organization of scientific events (Conferences, Workshops, cycles of seminars)
  • Writing and review of Research & Innovation grants (mainly: 7thFP, EMBO, IMI, ESF)
  • Organization, management and chairing of meetings
  • Industrial laboratory research management


  • Human Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Biomaterials science
  • Cell therapy
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Muscle-skeletal diseases
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Francesca Borga

Research Development services for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)

She graduated in Management and Manufacturing Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2000.

Since 2001 she has been acting as project coordinator and manager for multi-partner projects within European programmes (mainly: 5th and 6th Framework Programmes RST, PIC Interreg III, European Intelligent Energy) and single-partner projects for Italian national and regional normative.

She presently collaborates with:
  • Service agencies for SME applications to national and international funds
  • Public bodies for the financial and administrative management of European Cooperation projects


  • Work-flow modelling, planning and control
  • Business plans preparation
  • Financial and administrative management of multi-partner projects
  • Data synthesis, SWOT analysis, Economic evaluations
  • Consolidate reporting activity
  • Presentations and hand-out for educational courses


  • Organization models and methods
  • Knowledge management
  • Management control systems
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Italian and European policies and programmes for competitiveness