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Paolo Di Trapani

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, CoeLux srl

Experimental Physicist, CEO of CoeLux, Professor of Optics at Insubria University in Como, >140 ISI publications in the field of Laser physics and Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics, > 20 patents in the field of illumination devices. Founder of: (i) STELLA, the 1st international school of physics where students tackle scientific discoveries during the courses, (ii) “Di Luce In Luce”, a wide-audience-oriented theatrical performance, which proposes an indoor, true, physical reconstruction of spectacular optical atmospheric phenomena, and (iii) CoeLux srl, a startup producing artificial windows that artificially reproduce the sky and Sun in a way virtually undistinguishable from reality. CoeLux® (technology pioneer 2015) offers ground-breaking solutions for architecture and construction industry, warranting high living comfort no matter how far removed from the outdoors. Healthcare, hospitality, retail and residential are some of first important markets. CoeLux® Awards and Acknowledges EUROPEAN UNION CoeLux® has been selected by the EU COMMISION as one of the top twelve best performing EU-funded projects for the techno-logy innovation in FP7. EUROPEAN UNION CoeLux® has been granted a new EU project - CoeLux VR 666794 – in the framework of the Horizon 2020 research program. The project obtained the top evaluation amongst the proposal submitted in the section Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Production (NMP). LUX AWARDS 2014 CoeLux® won the 2014 Lux Award of the Lighting Industry Association as the “Light source innovation of the year”. The Award was collected at the Troxy theater during the Lux Live Festival in London on November 20, 2014. EDISONREPORT.eu CoeLux® has been nominated by EdisonReport, a leading site for news and information for the lighting industry in North America, as one of the Top 10 products of 2014. MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW CoeLux® has been nominated by MIT Technology Review Italia as one of the ten Italian “Smart & Disruptive Companies” of 2015. This award is dedicated to companies that will bring great innovations in the world. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM CoeLux® has been nominated among the technology pioneers 2015. Among previous winners are: Cyberdyne (2014), Nest Labs (2014), Azuri Technologies (2013), Dropbox (2012), Kickstarter (2012), Spotify (2011), Twitter (2010), Wikimedia (2008), Mozilla Corporation (2007), MBA Polymers (2006) and Google (2002). FX AWARDS CoeLux® has been awarded by the UK magazine FX as the best Lighting Product of 2015. This award is typically dedicated to companies in the contract interior design and architectural fields. LUX LIVE MIDDLE EAST AWARDS 2016 CoeLux® has been awarded with the Judges’ Special Technology Awards at LuxLive Middle East exhibition. The prize has been established by LuxLive exhibition, the largest fair dedicated to lighting in the UK, for the first time this year helded in the UAE. INNOVATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARD 2016 CoeLux® has been awarded with the Innovation and Energy efficiency award 2016 in the Illumination and Lighting category during the Matelec Ifema exhibition in Madrid in October. EUROPEAN INNOVATION PRIZE FOR RETAIL 2017 At its fifth edition, the 2017 European Innovation Prize for Retail, awarded CoeLux® as the best among 28 entries covering all the most diverse technological sectors in retail industry.