Bellucci Innovation Consulting



Sergio Bellucci, Dr. sc. techn. ETHZ
Sergio Bellucci
Dr. sc. techn. ETHZ


Dr. Sergio Bellucci was Managing Director of the TA-SWISS Foundation for Technology Assessment at the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences in Bern until the end of 2017. He received his diploma in Agronomy athe Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ in Zurich in 1976, where he also obtained his doctorate in 1980. He then worked in the Agro Division at Ciba-Geigy Basel in research, development and marketing. In 1989 he became head of the Centre for Continuing Education of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ in Zurich and four years later head of the Management and Technology Institute at the Technopark in Zurich. At TA-SWISS, Sergio Bellucci was a member of various organizations and commissions in the field of science, technology and society, both in Switzerland and abroad.

At European level, for example, he worked with the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment Network (EPTA).

Languages: Italian, German, French, English and Portuguese



From 1996 to 2017 Sergio Bellucci has been the Managing Director of the Swiss Foundation for Technology Assessment TA-SWISS ( in Bern. TA-SWISS undertakes interdisciplinary expert studies on the opportunities and risks of technological developments in the areas of life sciences, the information society, nanotechnology, energy and mobility and advises the Swiss Parliament and the Federal Council on technology issues. The Foundation’s studies are addressed to decision-makers in politics, administration, and economy as well to the general public. In addition, TA-SWISS promotes the exchange of information and opinions between the general public and experts in the fields of science, business and politics through participatory methods.

From 1992 to 1996 Sergio Bellucci has been the Managing Director of the Management and Technology Institute MTI at the Technopark Zurich, developing a practice-oriented and market-driven continuing education offer for university graduates.

From 1989 to 1992 Sergio Bellucci has been the head of the then newly created Centre for Continuing Education of the ETH Zurich, for which he put in place a continuing-education strategy organizing a comprehensive offer of postgraduate studies as well as training courses for graduates.

Between 1980 and 1989 Sergio Bellucci worked for Ciba-Geigy in Basel. First as group leader in the Department of Research and Development, Sector Herbicides (Safener Group), testing and developing new selective antagonists to herbicides, then as responsible Country Manager for Western Europe in the Department of Plant Protection.


Expert at the ITA Advisory Committee of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Berlin

The Innovation and Technology Analysis ITA is an instrument for the strategic foresight of the BMBF. Its goal is to forecast future technological and social developments pointing out opportunities and challenges as well as indicating which measures and actors in the innovation process are likely to contribute to a positive overall development. The central task of the ITA Advisory Group is to submit proposals to the BMBF for the selection of the projects and to advise the ministry on questions of innovation and technology analysis.

Member of the Advisory Board of ZIRIUS – the Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies at the University of Stuttgart (

Expert within the project Monitoring Innovation- and Technology Policy at the VDI- Technology Center, Dusseldorf (

Member of the working group of the evaluation department of the German Science Council (

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) at the Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA), Vienna

The main task of the Scientific Advisory Board is to advise ITA on the planning of new policies and on the direction of scientific programs and to maintain an active national and international network.

Establishment of a national contact point ( for the safe handling of nanomaterials, information on safety regulation and legislation as well as knowledge transfer

Sergio Bellucci is Deputy Director of The independent national contact point combines the scientific and regulatory expertise available in Switzerland on the safe handling of synthetic nanomaterials – from production and application to disposal – and conveys high-quality information to companies (established companies, SMEs as well as start-ups). The aim is to accelerate the transfer from invention to innovation, thus ensuring that Swiss companies remain internationally competitive. The contact point relies on a broad network of experts, organizes training workshops and regular information events.



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Many years of experience of collaboration with universities and counseling of policymaker in the field of new technologies and innovation.
Experience in research, development and marketing in the chemical industry and thus insights into the workings of a multinational company.

Broad network of contacts

Excellent network within the world of politics, administration, academy, economy, NGOs and the media in Switzerland.
Broad international network in the field of technology assessment through active and longstanding cooperation with the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment Network (EPTA) as well as participation in various EU projects.

Planning, management, controlling, coaching and communication of technology projects

Strong interdisciplinary approach stressing the inclusion of social and political dimensions in the analysis and implementation of technology projects.

Communication and languages

Excellent communication skills.

Multilingual: German and Italian, professional level in French and English. Portuguese fluent.