Papi was born and studied engineering in Italy. In Australia he
added a postgraduate diploma in Technology Management from the Macquarie
University Graduate School of Management to his engineering qualifications.
has held senior and executive management positions since he arrived
in Australia in 1977. In 1994 he formed Lu Papi & Associates,
a flexible, widely networked company specialising in new product
development and technology transfer. His principal interest is in
innovation using emerging technologies.
of Lu’s major achievements are:
The Australian Design Award in 2000 for the process development
and project management of a new line of stadium seating;
- The Gold Medal at the International Exposition of Inventions in
Geneva in 2000 for process development and project management to
develop a pre-filled single use positive pressure syringe.
- The Macarthur Industry Award 2000 for Innovation in Industry,
for a range of medical and industrial products
- The Western Sydney Industry Awards 2001: Highly Commended in the
- The Western Sydney Industry Awards 2002: Winner of the Innovation
Award for the “Most Outstanding Innovator”.
- The Macquarie Graduate School of Management Alumnus of the Year
Winner of Four Engineering Excellence Awards from Engineers Australia
receiving "Most Outstanding Innovator" Award from the
is also involved with several other organisations:
Member of the University of Western Sydney’s Regional Council;
Member of the University of Western Sydney Business and Industry
Advisory Panel and the UWS Women of the West assessment panel ;
Member of various design judging panels of the Australian Design
Award and the Triton Foundation;
Member of the Judging Panel of the Western Sydney Industry Awards.
more information see:
Review by IP
Australia - Intellectual Property.
Review by IP
Australia - IP Media Center.
Review by Griffth
Hack - Patent Attorneys.
Graduate School of Managment.