Chelonia Supervisors

Silvano Coletti

Silvano Coletti Engr. is the executive director of CHELONIA with +25 years of professional experience in industrial engineering, business development and scientific communication. Former student of Nobel Laureate Ilya Prigogine, Silvano Coletti managed innovation-driven ventures and funding with global VCs and PE investment firms. As a graduate engineer, he specialised in computational engineering and mathematics. He was an associate professor of science entrepreneurship at Franklin University in Switzerland and today, he continues to provide regular training and coaching to scientists.


Emanuele Sana ,Ā staff member at Chelonia, is a EU advisor working as financial and administration officer and project coordinator in several EU funded projects. HeĀ  supports clients to access local, national and community funding. In 15 years of experience, he's actively worked in large projects and complex partnerships, under different programmes such as Strategic interregs, 7th FP, Horizon 2020, IEE either as project manager and desk officer in European countriesĀ or as a local coordinator in Africa and Asia.