Graciela Ciccia

Director of Innovation, Grupo Insud


Gracilia Ciccia is currently Director of Innovation and Technology Development at Grupo INSUD. She is a founding member of the Argentine Chamber of Biotechnology, a Chair of the Department of Science, Technology and Innovation at the Argentina Industrial Union.

She has a vast experience in bio based economy ventures and in the management of public-private partnerships for the development of technology projects. She was distinguished by the Argentine Ministry of Science (MINCYT) with the INNOVAR Award in 2010 and 2011 (Partnering and Tech Transfer category), in 2013 (Applied Research category) and in 2015 (Innovative Product category).

She was a former researcher and Director of Partnerships in Science and Technology at the Argentine Research Council (CONICET). She was a former Sub Secretary of Technology Transfer at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires (1991-1998).

Ciccia received a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires.

She has over 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals and five books.