Politecnico di Torino encourages the protection of research results and their subsequent valorization to generate innovation and social impact. In this perspective, the university protects knowledge developed during research activities via different forms of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). It also enhances the knowledge developed through the promotion of activities that lead to its commercial exploitation, able to generate economic resources that may be re-used in new training or research and development activities. As a result, it is clear that intellectual property rights are not only essential, but also represent the starting point of all technology transfer activities, and constitute the intangible assets that are subject to collaboration with third parties.
Knowledge-Share platform, the Italian patent 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 platform that connects 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.