Silvana Della Penna, PhD


Hi, I’m Silvana.
Nice to meet you!

I am a consultant at ttopstart and help clients achieve their research goals by securing the right funding. I talk with them about their research, their perspective, and their dreams, to see how I can add the best value for them.

As a scientist myself, I know how difficult it can be to write a grant application or a long-term strategy for research. It is a pity that many impactful innovations are not reaching patients or society in general because researchers do not have the skills or the time to write a compelling story. At ttopstart, I can help scientists with these challenges which, ultimately, helps solving patients’ needs.

My role as life sciences consultant is very rewarding because I can be involved in many different projects, and I can help scientific discoveries and innovations make their way faster to those in need.

I am a Pharmacologist graduated from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and hold a PhD in Medical Sciences from UMC Groningen, Netherlands. After my PhD and some experience in medical business development, I moved to Sydney Australia for almost 4 years. There, I first worked in project management helping researchers with their experiments against childhood cancer. Then, I worked on projects related to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases for a consortium of hospitals, universities, and research institutes.


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What I like the most about working at ttopstart is the positive and collaborative spirit. We can really engage with our colleagues and clients and get to know each other on a personal level.

Contact details
+31 (0)6 – 83 27 44 08
+31 (0)88 – 83 81 330

Silvana in facts

Passion for connecting people

Love organizing almost everything that can be organized!

Energized by walking in nature, especially forests and mountains

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