Spin offs | Overview
With a view to enhancing technology transfer processes, the University of Salerno assesses and monitors opportunities for Venture Capital operations aiming to develop innovative high added value business initiatives (spin-offs).
Consequently, the University aims to consolidate links between the academic community and the business world in order to promote awareness in both sectors of the reciprocal networking opportunities for development and further expansion. This is achieved by collaborating with individuals and companies outside the university who specialize in technology transfer.
In 2006, a signed agreement between Sviluppo Italia Campania Spa and the University of Salerno led to the creation of an incubator for innovative enterprise. This Incubator is designed to guide local entrepreneurs, promote research and development and to support academic spin-offs. The Incubator's mission is to foster the creation of high-tech enterprise in and around Salerno.
In 2012 the ‘Spin off Regulations’ document was also drawn up by the University of Salerno. This documents regulates activities related to technology transfer and contains the procedures to be implemented in scientific and technological research in academic spin-offs.
In the afore-mentioned document, the rules and regulations are laid down for the University of Salerno's collaboration in share-based or limited companies whose aim is to use research results and the development of new products and services in the business world in innovative ways. The document underlines the difference between ‘Spin offs’ where the University of Salerno is an active participant, i.e. where the University is an active partner with share-based or limited companies, and ‘Spin-offs’ approved by the University of Salerno where the university has no economic gain from the share-based or limited companies involved.
In 2014, the Integrated Patents, Spin-offs, and Technology Transfer Commission was set up.
This commission is in charge of promoting the University of Salerno’s patent portfolio. Maximum publicity for the patents is achieved by means of market research thus bringing them to the attention of all companies with a potential interest.