What is the goal of the investment?

The investment will have the goal of guaranteeing financial support for the tools for the enhancement of intellectual property titles. Support will be given for access to specialized consulting services, and tool will be promoted for the economic evaluation of intellectual property titles. The purpose is to enhance the results of public research through the promotion of patents, consequently strengthening local business assistance networks.

Total investment cost 30 million
  • A future opportunity for young people
  • Reduce the gaps in standards of living
Additional details

Systems of technology transfer are key elements of an efficient industrial system. However, the enhancement of industrial property titles, in particular with patents, and the results of the research, is limited due to a narrowly diffuse know-how.  Therefore there is a need to create new professional profiles, capable of accompanying the process of enhancement both within the research bodies and in the companies.  In fact, the intellectual assets produced by the public research system are at the forefront in various sectors, but it is necessary to revitalize and facilitate the transfer of this value to the production system which by nature is responsible for its own enhancement for the ends of the market. The value chain that starts from research and leads to progress through experimentation, application, development, production and the market, must be supported as a systematic vision and not as the interests of individual subjects.  The Italian system of technology transfer in the field of public research is young and growing, aware of and characterized by a rapid learning curve. However, without reinforcing the dialogue between the system that produces innovation and the one that gives it value, through the structures (in particular the technology transfer offices) dedicated to this activity, this process of growth risks failing to produce the hoped for results. Among the obstacles to eliminate, we also find some in the regulations, which slow their action. An element of inefficiency in the system of technology transfer is represented by the high number of subjects involved and the scarce, if not inexistent, coordination between them. Therefore the development of synergies between the structures and the actors involved appears inevitable. Here is why the investment will be accompanied by a related reform.  

What are the benefits?

  • Financial support to the enterprises and research bodies
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Promotion of innovative services
  • Small and medium enterprises, start-ups

Key steps and Expenses envisaged

Key steps