Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Congratulations to Luca Ruiu-First Prize Winner, National Award for Innovation, Start Cup Sardegna

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Congratulations to 2009 Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship alum Luca Ruiu, PhD, Biotech Entomologist.  His new startup company, Bioecopest, recently won first prize, the National Award for Innovation, at the Start Cup Sardegna, the largest business plan competition in Italy.

Bioecopest develops natural innovative solutions to meet the growing demand for environmentally-friendly pest management products.  Luca worked on the development of Bioecopest during his stay at Santa Clara University as a Fulbright BEST scholar enrolled in the 2008/2009 Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship program.  

Bioecopest received 60,000 Euros and an award plate from the President of the Italian Republic.  Congratulations!

 

Luca Ruiu


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