Vittorino Filippas

Founder and CLab Manager

CLab Trento is a unique chance to put together the domain expertise you got at the University, the attitudes which make you a winner in the global market and the knowledge of the working environment.


I spent the first 20 years of my working experience growing in the ranks of R&D, operations, marketing, sales, M&A of top manufacturing companies. The common thread has always been innovation and internationalization. In 2005 I left my position as top manager and started my own re-startupper business.

I manage, in team, the re-launch of companies in a global business environment. Nowadays, with friends, we are taking Fantic Motor, an historic motorcycle Italian company, to the old glories.Since 2009 I take time away from my entrepreneurial activity to be a trainer in entrepreneurship, innovation and internationalization at the University of Trento.

I mentor startups. I support other entrepreneurs and top managers in their strategic decisions. People say I am an enthusiast motivator in companies, classes or TEDx events – see here and here.

CLab Trento was born like a startup: attention to trends, empathy with customer needs, small budget, few sponsors at the beginning. Flexibility, persistence and energy all the way through.

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Some of the projects I supervised at CLab Trento