Dr. Laura Fulci is the Director of the Research, Technology Transfer and Innovation Department at the Politecnico di Torino (Polito). Dr. Fulci is leading a team of 95 people with the following objectives: increase the University’s self-financing capacity and sustainability, build effective relationships with external stakeholders, provide proactive support and policy advice for collaborative, national and international research and innovation strategies, strategic research project management and coordination, coordinate activities and support services pertaining to technology transfer and relations with enterprises, enhance a favorable research environment for career development and the attraction of highly qualified doctoral candidates and researchers, promote strategies for the protection of research results, entrepreneurial initiatives and the development of activities related to Level I-II Masters courses, for lifelong learning programs and the development of an entrepreneurial culture.
Dr. Fulci serves in multiple leadership positions in Italy. She is Member of Polito Steering Committee for the implementation of the “National Recovery and Resilience Plan”, Member of Steering Committee between Turin Municipality, Piedmont Region and Universities for the synergies’ implementation of the “National Recovery and Resilience Plan”, Member of the APRE Board of Directors, Member of the Joint Committee on the Cooperation Agreement between Politecnico and Stellantis, Member of the Joint Committee on the Cooperation Agreement between Politecnico and Fondazione Compagnia San Paolo, Coordinator of the Working Group CODAU Research – Permanent Conference of Managing Directors and Managers of Italian Universities for Research, Legal Entity Appointed Referent (LEAR) of the Politecnico di Torino for the European Commission, National Expert Committee for the Horizontal Program of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Union.
From 2016 to 2022 she was Director of the Research Support Department and form 2014 to 2015 Interim Head of Department of International Affairs at the Politecnico di Torino.