Rita Paradiso graduated in Physics from the University of Genoa and received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering in 1991. Molecular Electronics, Biosensors, Biomaterials for biomedical applications have been her main research topics. In particular she worked on functionalized surfaces and their characterization. She worked in London during the Ph.D. at the Physics Department of Queen Mary College. In 1993 she got a Post Doctor CE fellowship, at the Molecular Chemical Laboratory - CNE Saclay, France. In 1994 she was Post Doctor fellow at the Department of Material Engineering of the University of Trento. During 1998, she worked at the "IRST-Instituto Trentino di Cultura" on bio-activation of MEMS, FIBIA. From 1998-1999 she was Research Manager of Technobiochip s.r.l.- Marciana (LI)-Italy. She has over 60 scientific publications and conference presentation since 1989. She joined Smartex in 2000 as R&D Manager, and from July 2011 is the CEO of the company. From September 2001 was the coordinator of WEALTHY (IST-2001-37778), from January 2004, was working in MYHEART an Integrated Project (IST-2002-507816) as coordinator of “Functional Bioclothes” consortium, she was involved in Biotex (IST-NMP 016789), Proetex (IST-4 026987), Healthwear (e-TEN 029402), Tremor (ICT-2007-2-224051) and she was the technical coordinator of Psyche (ICT-2009.5.1-247777); she is currently working in e-Sponder (SEC-2009.4.2-242411), Interaction (FP7- 287351) and Welcome (FP7 611223).