Boosting innovation in the raw materials
Pier Luigi Franceschini is since January 2016 the Director of the Southern business hub (Co-location Centre South) of the EIT Raw Materials, the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. In this role, he manages a partnership of industries, research centres and universities devoted to boost innovation in mineral resources, recycling, materials science and technology and circular economy.
Franceschini holds a degree in chemistry from the University of Rome and a PhD from the ETH in Zurich. He has worked in the Chemical industry as Process engineer and for more than 10 years in Innovation consulting and Technology transfer.