Giorgio Petroni is an Associate Member of the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics, where he is in charge of the technology transfer program. As an expert manager of organizational problems, he has previously worked in large companies in the chemical and publishing sectors, and has acted as Assistant to the President of the Italian National Agency for Research on Renewable Energy and served on the Board of the Italian Space Agency. On the academic level, he received an honorary degree in Economics of Industrial Engineering from the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania. Barbara Bigliardi is an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Parma, Italy. Her primary research interests focus around innovation management and technology transfer. She has authored and co-authored more than 90 journal articles, and acts as a referee for more than 50 international scientific journals. She has also served as Guest Editor of a number of special issues of several international journals.