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Director & Scientific Coordinator

Andrea Bertolini          

Assistant Professor of Private Law at the at the Dirpolis Institute at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, and adjunct professor in private law at the University of Pisa, his research ranges from private law (contracts, torts and the law of obligations) to technology regulation (robotics and AI), and bioethics, with a comparative and law and economics approach.

Since 2015, he coordinates and participates in a number of national and international projects, such as  the SIR (Scientific Independence of yourng Researchers) ‘RELIABLE’, funded by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR), of a Jean Monnet Module ‘Europe Regulates Robotics’,  and the Horizon 2020 projects INBOTS, CONBOTS, and ROBOCOM ++.

On such matters, he is often heard by policy makers and international organizations, including the European Parliament and Commission, the World Economic Forum and OECD, for which he also wrote reports and expert opinions. He is a member of the IEEE 7014 working group on ethical standards for Empathic Technologies, and of the expert group for the elaboration of medical guidelines for rehabilitation through robotics.

Dr Bertolini holds a jointed degree from the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and the University of Pisa, a Ph.D in private law from the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, as well as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Yale Law School. He is an attorney licensed to practice in Italy and New York.

He is a member of the European Law Institute, of the Italian Association of Law and Economics, of the Associazione Civilisti Italiani, of euRobotics, and of the AI Alliance.