Invited Overseas researchers | Luca Escoffier

Luca Escoffier  
Luca Escoffier
CEO, Usque ad Sidera LLC, TTLF Fellow, Stanford University, Adjunct Researcher, Waseda University.

Visiting Term

29 July - 20 September 2009

Research Theme

“Tools for Lowering Commercialization Barriers for Innovations in Universities and Industry in Japan and Europe : a Comparative Approach of Knowledge Transfer Activities with Some Novel Viable Solutions”


Luca graduated in law from the University of Parma in 2001, he then earned a Master of Laws in intellectual property law in 2003 (WIPO). After some years spent in law firms and in an Italian nano-biotech company, he moved to Seattle in 2008 to work as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Washington (“UW”) where he has also earned in 2010 a Certificate in Business Administration from the Foster Business School. Luca, from 2008 to 2010, was one of the editors of the RCLIP IP precedent database, which has been developed by Waseda University, under the direction of Professor Takabayashi, in conjunction with the Center for Advanced Studies in Intellectual Property (“CASRIP”), directed by Professor Takenaka at UW. Luca is completing his doctoral thesis on the valuation and evaluation of nanotechnology innovations at Queen Mary College, University of London, and he is a Fellow of the Stanford-Vienna Transatlantic Technology Law Forum. Luca was one of the four experts in intellectual property law that have been selected in 2009 as Fellows at the Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo, which is sponsored by the Japanese Patent Office, to write a report on knowledge transfer activities in Europe and Japan. Luca is a Singularity University alumnus (GSP10) and from 2010 he has been working as an external licensing manager for the University of Trieste (Italy) and as CEO of Usque Ad Sidera LLC. Finally, since 2011, he is the CIO of Qurami, an Italian startup involved in the time saving business, and from 2012 one of the co-founders of The HUB Trieste (Italy), a co-working space which fosters social innovation.


Luca Escoffier, Wim Helwegen et al., “Nanotechnology Commercialization for Managers and Scientists”, Pan Stanford Publishing Pte Ltd (February 2012).