Maria Grillo

Project Associate

Maria worked at the Honors Center of Italian Universities at Sapienza University, Italy, & Pace University in NY, before joining PowerBridgeNY and IIIE. In her position with Sapienza University she coordinated students’ activity for the academic exchange programs in a network of NYC Universities (PACE University, NYU and Columbia University). As part of the PowerBridgeNY Cleantech Proof-of-Concept Center, Maria works with teams trying to commercialize their emerging technologies, budgetary matters, marketing and social media. In her role at the IIIE, Maria works with the Director on program development, budgetary matters as well as marketing and social media. She holds a M.Sc. in Digital Media from NYU Tandon; she also holds a M.Sc. in Art History from the University of Roma Tre, Italy, and a Doctorate in Art Preservation from the University of Tuscia, Italy.


The Institute for Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (IIIE@Tandon) serves as the focal point for all research, educational, and service activities in support of Tandon’s goal to integrate Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship into its academic culture and to advance student and faculty appreciation of and skills in inventiveness, innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial and design thinking.


Kurt Becker
Vice Dean for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship