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The University provides support to professors and researchers in the activities concerning patent licensing, intellectual property valorisation and the creation of new spin-off companies. Furthermore, it oversees research activities and third party service provisions for external companies and institutions, as well as the liaisons with the financial and entrepreneurial world surrounding the technology transfer of academic research results.

Go through the guidelines for patent licensing and spin off/spin out and start up of the University of Trieste:

You can find online the "CALL FOR IDEAS" to fund project ideas developed by professors and researchers of the University that can actually impact the market and the companies of the area, developed within the PNRR project “iNEST. Interconnected Nord-Est Innovation Ecosystem”.

The call consists of two separated phases.

  • the first phase, in which the companies propose research trajectories by September 15th 2024 at 2PM;
  • the second phase, in which research groups consisting of professors and researchers of the University are meant to send their own project ideas, consistently with the research trajectories proposed by the companies, between October 1st and November 1st 2024.

To receive information about the call it is possible to contact the Tech Transfer Office at

The CALL FOR FUNDING OF PROOF OF CONCEPT (PoC) projects is online, with the aim of selecting two of the University's patent titles and increasing their TRL (Technology Readiness Level).

Considering the challenge that Italian universities face in effectively transferring their patents to the production system, it is essential to bring inventions to a level of development that arouses the tangible interest of companies or pushes the researcher to found a spin-off. This call, funded by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region through Regional Law 2/2011, art. 4, paragraph 2, letters a), b), c) and d bis) - "Funding to the regional university system", has the ultimate objective of increasing the impact of university technologies through pre-industrial development activities of the Proof of Concept type.

Interested parties, i.e. inventors of eligible patents, must send their project proposals only and exclusively to the address by 26.03.2024 using the form for the submission of the project proposal.


Patent Licensing
The University manages the licensing of patents, chiefly through the stipulation of licence agreements.
The University supports new entrepreneurial initiatives in the form of spin-offs.
The start-ups of the University of Trieste are entrepreneurial initiatives whose shares are normally not owned by the university, created by young people emerging from its academical enivornment.
Business Relations
The University works as liaison in the development of an active academical presence in tech transfer activities with other institutions as well as companies.
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