Maddalena Parente - COO and Research and Development managerElectronic engineer, graduated with master degree of electronic engineering at University of Naples Federico II. Co-Founder with Marcello Diano and COO of M2M Engineering, with a recognized history of over 20 years working in microalgae and biotechnology field. Experienced in research and development management, operational management, in applied reasearch and industrial applications in microalgae, R&D and industrial production, photobioreactors, raceways and biotechnologies engineering processes. Senior and experienced engineer, with many years of activities in photobioreactors, open and closed systems, also with several scientific publications, she is also co-inventor of several patents and innovative systems. Worked and involved in responsability roles for M2M in several funding project, national and EU project, CyanoFactory (FP7, H2 Production), Pirode (H2 production; Minister of Environment, Italy), and several others projects.