Shareholder at PROMETE Srl_CNR a spin-off company of the Italian National Institute for the Physics of Matter (INFM, CNR National Research Council) – that works in the field of innovation and technology transfer, with the strategic objective tostrengthen the link between research and the productive activities through the structuring of the transfer of know-how to the companies. Francesco Paolo is also Chairman of the Board of Directors at NOVETECH Srl – Spin-off Company of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and member of the Board of Directors at HUB SpA. He is an Aeronautical Engineer with a Master Degree in Business Administration at the School of Business Administration, University of Turin, and the Certificate in Corporate Finance, Cost Accounting, International Marketing, Markets, and Strategic Planning at the Pace University Lubin School of Business, as the ” New York Term ” of the International MBA, Institut Superieur de Gestion , Paris. As part of his activities he has always been involved in Project Management and business consulting on R&D projects , and also co-ordinated and managed industrial research and pre-competitive development programs. Recent international publications (2012-2013) • R. Germano, E. Del Giudice, A. De Ninno, V. Elia, C. Hison, E. Napoli, V. Tontodonato, F. P. Tuccinardi, G. Vitiello, Oxhydroelectric Effect in bi-distilled water, Key Engineering Materials, 543, 455-459 (2013). • R. Germano, V. Tontodonato, C. Hison and F.P. Tuccinardi, Oxhydroelectric Effect: oxygen mediated electron current extraction from water by twin electrodes, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, in press 2013 • R. Germano, V. Tontodonato, C. Hison, D. Cirillo, F.P. Tuccinardi, Oxhydroelectric Effect: Electricity from Water by Twin Electrodes, Key Engineering Materials, 495, 100-103 (2012).