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Francesco Crotti was born in Lucca in 1980. He graduated with a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering - machine design curriculum, at the University of Pisa, in October 2004. After a year and a half in the maintenance department of a major French multinational corporation (Saint-Gobain Glass), for the following 17 years he dedicated himself entirely to the design and R&D of machinery and equipment. His first experience began in 2006 in the pharmaceutical industry, working for a leading Italian company (IMA S.p.a., Zanchetta division); in 2012 he joined Cisa, initially as Senior Engineer in the Cisalabs R&D department and from mid-2013 as Technical and R&D Director. Today, Francesco holds the position of Chief Technology Innovation Officer . Over the last 5 years, he has participated in EU funded R&D projects, winning two POR-FSE calls for tenders (2017-2019 and 2020-2022) and one call for tender for an Italian Competence Centre (2021-2022). He has 9 patents filed as an inventor.
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