Cinzia Silvestri

Board member

dr. Cinzia Silvestri

CEO and co-founder of BIOND Solutions BV (known as Bi/ond)


Cinzia believes that as every person is unique, our medicine should reflect that as well.

She is a resilient and creative entrepreneur who brings real and inclusive innovation to society by applying her passion and knowledge in microelectronics.

She is the founder and CEO of Bi/ond, a deep-tech company that empowers diversity in biological studies by engineering microchips.

Before going “Bi/ond”, she did her Ph.D. in microelectronics at the Technical University of Delft. During her academic experience, she realized that her mission is to shorten the distance between academics and industry.

She built up a diverse and multidisciplinary team to address the significant challenges in the Organ-on-Chip field. In 2018, she was named one of the 50 most inspiring women in Italy’s technology sector and in 2022 among the top young talents in the Netherlands by Het Financieele Dagblad. Thanks to her vision, Bi/ond has been included in the Fund Right Initiative both as a women-led company and with diversity in the team.

If you want to know more about Bi/ond mission and Cinzia’s vision, watch her TEDx titled: “Your drugs are average”.

Ambition for Nano4Society next 5 years:

  • Helping in shorting the distance between academic innovation and industry.
  • Inspire young people in approaching nanotechnology and learn about its endless potential.