Maria Teresa has participated in many research projects of national and international interest. She is cofounder of the Software Engineering Research and Practices s.r.l. (www.serandp.com) spin off company. The company startup was in 2007 from a group of 10 researchers of the University of Bari and 7 regional and national IT companies. The company has achieved important results in technology transfer of research results from University to Industry.
Maria Teresa has promoted the agreement between University of Bari Department of Informatics and the Project Management Institute (pmi.org) finalized in spreading project management culture towards students. In this sense she teaches courses based on project management concepts that allow students to achieve Education/Contact hours necessary for accessing the CAPM/PMP exam. She is also co-founder of the Branch Puglia of Project Management Institute – Southern Italy Chapter.