Dr Francesco Maria Colacino

Dr Francesco Maria Colacino

Medical and Dental Sciences
Technology Transfer Officer

Contact details

Research and Knowledge Transfer Office
HSRC Building, Room G06b
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

With a strong interest in technology transfer and commercialisation, he is an expert in R&D and innovation - from ideation to market test.

With the ideal mix of technical expertise (research, engineering, medical devices) and business exposure, he is able to identify and assess the commercial feasibility of a new idea/product/scientific breakthrough, create viable business models, craft fully-fledged business plans and lead their scientific, technical and/or commercial development.


  • Master of Business Admistration (MBA), Ashridge Business School (UK), 2011
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, University of Calabria (ITA), 2004
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Calabria (ITA), 2000


Francesco ideated and developed research tools for quality and standards improvements in medical diagnostics and won research grants involving multisite collaborations in the field of Medical Devices. Awarded for his oral presentations at international events, he also authored several articles on international journals. Additionally, he designed and implemented development programs delivered to a wide range of stakeholders.