We usually describe ourselves as a "Data Intelligence Lab", born in 2010 from the entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the world of data and digital technology that unites our founding partners. Got off the ground as a start-up of the international research center FBK, we have seen our business grow exponentially, also thanks to many and varied projects developed over the years.
Not only we acquired new skills, but also the team has gained new members! After Thinkinside's successful spin-off experience (company active in the field of analytics for indoor spaces), which took up most of the resources, our crew has been restructured and it counts today fourteen employees.
Learn more about our team!
Serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of managing experience in telco MNEs, he is an expert in business development. Sometimes he gets nostalgic and starts telling the whole team the incredible story of his 2-year experience as a business advisor in the "Land of the Rising Sun".
10+ years of experience in European and industrial research projects, he is the CEO, visionary leader and R&D key figure at U-Hopper. When not busy running the company, you will spot him riding his bike, climbing up a mountain or making jokes (careful, he has an English humor). All this often with his two young boys.
From full-stack development to engineering of analytics solutions, he is our data wizard and technical expert. Pro athlete for 10 years, he is now a high performing triathlon enthusiast. Holder of a boat driving license, he is also a kitchen rookie and has recently learnt how to do home-made pizza (but his colleagues are still waiting for an invite!)
The creative mind behind any piece of design at UH. Her (very) tough mission is to make data and interfaces look beautiful and user-friendly.. and she is really a master at it! Mad for gym workouts and healthy food, she daily brings to the company contagious smiles and incredible positive energy.
The guru of algorithms, with 10+ years of consolidated expertise and research experience in Italy and abroad. Despite being immersed in a ultra-technological environment, he has proudly never got rid of his old mobile phone from the 90s (and does not intend to do it soon).
She is our brave explorer and experienced R&D engineer in Computer Science. Her curiosity and desire to challenge herself within an international context led her to join UH as a PhD researcher. At the same time, she is a researcher at INRIA, the French institute for digital sciences. She delights her friends with tasty Iranian dishes and thanks to her determination she will soon master the Italian language.
Originally from Mongolia, he joined UH as PhD researcher after leveled up in Korea. He is a tireless learner (apart from his famous 2-minutes restoring "chair-naps") and helps U-Hopper grab the essence of fog computing. Since he arrived in Italy, he introduced two novelties to his life: rock climbing and an excessive amount of espresso shots.
Software designer and developer, he is always on the pursuit of new technologies. Very precise, leaves nothing to the case. He is the one doing a thousand things beyond his job: he studies at university, he sings in a choir, he practices sports a lot and he even does volunteering! And yes, he also finds the time to sleep now and then.
Explosive people-person and inquisitive mind, she loves riding around with her bicycle. Besides her excellent communication and empathy skills, she is also a talented polyglot, a fledgling watercolor artist and a superb copywriter. Rarely in the office, she spins around like a top looking for new exciting business opportunities!
Full-time marketing analyst and part-time traveller, she likes taking off to new places as soon as she can. After a few years abroad for both studying and working purposes, she is now back in her homeland, in the Dolomites. She loves to-do lists and having things well-organized. So not surprisingly, Trello is her BFF.
Electronics enthusiast and passionate photographer, he jumped into data science and turned it into his job. Precision and attention to detail are a constant in his work, nothing gets past him! He prefers his couch over any kind of sport, and his motto claims "muscle fever is the proof that sports hurts".
Beside being a superlative and hard-working lawyer, she is an avid traveller and a great latin dancer. From Vicenza up to the mountains, she fell in love with Trentino during her studies and she never went back. The one and only bossing the bosses around, she is also known as the "deadline cop".
After years in the research world, Iacopo pivoted to entrepreneurship and co-founded UH. Now he is the CEO of Thinkinside, but still keeps an eye on us to control everything is going well. For him, running is a way of life and his days are marathons made of conf-calls, meetings and sales pitches. The term "relax" does not exist in his vocabulary: as soon as he can he likes to wear his favourite trail shoes and goes running up and down the mountains, training for the next race.
With his unique Belorussian accent, Andrei left academia to become the first employee of UH. It did not take too much time for him to level up and turn into the CTO at Thinkinside. Saying he is a busy guy does not even start to cover it: handling customers, developing products, leading projects, beyond of course looking after his two young princesses and little boy. Sometimes he is so busy that he literally forgets to eat and sustains himself on coffee and coke only!
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At U-Hopper we appreciate and value diversity - we believe it represents a real wealth! Different backgrounds, countries and cultures, and a good gender balance are just some of our strengths.