Politecnico di Torino has, among its purposes, that of encouraging the protection of research results and their subsequent enhancement to generate innovation and social impact. In this perspective, the university protects the knowledge developed in carrying out research activities via the different forms of IPR (Intellectual Property Rights). It also enhances such knowledge by promoting activities that also lead to its commercial exploitation, able to generate economic resources that may be re-used in new training or research and development activities. Thus, it’s clear how IPRs are not only essential but represent the starting point for all the technology transfer activities and constitute the intangible assets that become the subject of collaboration with external stakeholders.
The knowledge-share platform - Patents showcase
Born from an idea of Politecnico di Torino and now managed by Netval (Network for the Enhancement of Public Research) and UIBM (Italian Patent and Trademark Office), the Knowledge-Share platform is the showcase for patents derived from public Italian research.
The goal of the portal is to become the meeting place for the demand and supply of innovation developed by university research and research centres, gathering the portfolio of knowledge and technology that can be the subject of an industrial application and making it easily accessible for external stakeholders.