Who we are

After the closure of Consorzio Pisa Ricerche in November 2012, Hubstract members decided to continue some of the activities began within CPR and save the skills and expertise of a team that had worked together for more than 15 years.
The strength of Hubstract lies in the experience that its staff gained “by doing” during their previous direct experience as Managers of research projects. Today Hubstract team can offer high-quality technical services thanks to the close collaboration of highly qualified personnel with strong individual specialization.

The members

Company structure

  • Maria Grazia Carrai (ex CPR) 30% of shares
  • Alessandra Silvestri (ex CPR) 50% of shares
  • Elena Carrai (ex CPR) 20% of shares

Maria Grazia Carrai
Master Degree in Information Science. She has an experience gained in over 20 years of work carried out mainly in the administrative and financial sector. Specialized in project management and development of research project, with particular reference to the European ones.
As project manager, she is involved in different tasks, ranging from support for the submission of the proposal, to the negotiation phase, the financial and administrative management of the project, the processing and preparation of report models, public relations between partners, meetings organization and participation, review meeting.
Excellent organizational skills and command of the most widely used IT tools, as well as the IT platforms for the presentation and management of projects.

Alessandra Silvestri
Master Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures (University of Pisa, 1989). She is specialized in issues related to Innovation and Technology Transfer to SMEs. Over the last 14 years, she has gained considerable experience as a business consultant. She has excellent knowledge of the major financial schemes (both Natioanal and European) for innovation, research and technology transfer. She is expert in Proposal Making for research and innovation project within the framework of EU Commission programs. Since 2004 she has worked as individual expert evaluator and reviewer of projects for the European Commission in the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes.