Business Development

Business Development Unit



Daniela Bellomo


The Business Development of Research Unit is in charge for fostering and developing Ospedale San Raffaele’s research into new solutions for patients and consumers, raising awareness on the benefits of industry collaboration and promoting an entrepreneurial culture among scientists.

Ospedale San Raffaele, with over 1200 scientists and engineers, within research divisions, institutes, centers, and core facilities, has a wide scope of research outcomes spanning from therapeutics and diagnostics to medical devices and technologies for supporting health and wellbeing.



The main goal of the BD Unit is to lead and conduct the innovation process, adding value to the outstanding research developed at Ospedale San Raffaele in the lifescience field, including biomedical, medtech and digital health. 

Therefore BD is engaged in the activities of:

  1. intellectual property protection and valorization;
  2. creation and management of Spin-Offs and Start-ups in the area of therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices;
  3. creation of advanced preclinical/clinical projects through multidisciplinary approaches;
  4. education to researchers on innovation and entrepreneurship.