Raffaele Buompane is a Senior Manager at EBN responsible for EU projects and the Intellectual Property Pilot. He is also the manager of the Space Special Interest Group (SIG).
Raffaele has worked with EBN since 2007 acting mainly as Senior Advisor and Project Manager and representing the organisation in several events all over Europe and beyond. With more than 20 years of multifaceted experience in particular in the fields of Intellectual Property, Strategic Management and Public Relationships, he has a legal and economic academic background holding a PhD in Economics, a Master in International Political Sciences, and a Master in Geopolitics. He also has an MBA from Imperial College in London.
Beginning professionally as External Relation Manager, he worked in the Italian Patent and Trademark Office, where he specialised in Intellectual Property, and the European Patent Office in Germany and in Serbia as External Relations Manager, Project Director and Team Leader for an IPR EC project. In the private sector, among others, he had a cooperation with BMW as Chief Event Manager. In EBN he has so far been responsible for and participated in the implementation of a portfolio of several projects including Jordan SRTD, TexTechMed, Turkey AbiGem, Ip4inno, MOBIB, ETC Tunisia, EuroMed@Change, PeCoS4SMEs, FETRIC, GReaC, ETRERA 2020, CreatiFI, SaveH2O, IPR Helpdesk China, IPR Helpdesk SEA, Silver Workers, EaP Plus, ReConfirm 1 and 2, SEBSEAM, THE NEXT SOCIETY, DeFINE, NGI Trust, PhotonHub.
Linguistic skills: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Polish