Paolo Calefati, holds the role of Innovation Vice President for the Prima Industrie Group and Vice President for the business development of the Prima Additive division. In his role he deals with innovation strategy, strategic partnerships in the field of business development for additive manufacturing and innovative technologies.
Following his experience as a researcher in the National Research Council and in the field of artificial intelligence at the University of Alberta (Canada), he began his working career at Prima Industrie and in the meantime he earned a master's degree in business administration at the School of Business Administration of the University of Turin.
In carrying out his role, he collaborates with European universities and research centers in the field of innovation projects aimed at developing new technologies for industrial and production processes in the field of photonics and laser processes, with particular attention to the topics of Industry 4.0 for smart and green manufacturing and advanced manufacturing systems, such as the additive.
He has been the coordinator of some European projects, Whiter (white room based on reconfigurable robotic island for optoelectronics components), Borealis (The 3A energy class is flexible for new additive and subtractive manufacturing on next generation of 3D metal parts), ICP4LIFE ( Integrated Collaborative Platform for managing the product service Engineering Lifecycle), 4D hybrid additive technologies and the STAMP (Additive Manufacturing Piedmont Technology Development) project as part of the Piedmont regional intelligent factory program.
He participates in European and national research programs, being part of the board of stakeholders of the European platform Photonics21, of the board of the European additive manufacturing platform (AMEF) and is part of the management and control body of the "Intelligent Factory Cluster" . He is a member of the board of the European public private partnership "Factory of the Future". He is an interim member of the supervisory board of the EIT (European Institute of Technology) Manufacturing.