Technology Transfer

Technology transfer has become a fundamental aspect of university activity (so called third mission).

It refers to three main areas: univeristy-industry relations; academic entrepreneurhsip and spin-offs; patenting. 

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been working on the first two areas ans specifically on academic entrepreneurship and spin-offs. Researchers working at CII made several publications on academic entrepreneurship and spin-offs. The CII is also directly involved in projects aimed at strenghtening the ability of universities to fulfill the 'third mission'. Here below are some of these projects.

  • Database of Italian university spin-off (, in collaboration with NetVal (the Italian University Association for Technology Transfer) and the Institute of Management of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa).
  • Contamination Lab Univpm ( It is a permanent lab for enhancing the entrepreneurial attitudes and competences of students.