PInK promotes entrepreneurship within the University by supporting the creation of spin-offs: companies born from the initiative and ideas of our researchers in order to offer products or services that transform scientific and technological know-how into marketable innovation.
Spin-offs promote contact between the university research facilities, the world of production and local institutions, with positive effects on industrial production and social well-being.
Ca' Foscari's spin-offs
Attracting a growing number of "workers from anywhere" in Venice, thus not to foster a new working tourism, but to integrate remote workers into the local community and to create in the long term a new layer of "temporary citizens".
Department of Management - 2022
Professor involved and representative: Massimo Warglien
Advances security solutions for robotic, industrial and IoT systems.
Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics - 2021
securafactors.com (website under costruction) / Software and System Verification group@Ca’ Foscari
Representative: Gianluca Caiazza
Professors involved: Agostino Cortesi, Pietro Ferrara
Giving value to waste (normally disposed of without any other use) issued from different industrial manufacturing, among which the agri-food, by recovering and reintroducing it in the production cycle of innovative and sustainable materials for eco-design.
Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems - 2021
Professor involved and representative: Elisa Moretti
Advanced computational competencies (Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence) and knowledge of the financial market and its micro- and macro dynamics.
Department of Economics - 2020
Representative: Monica Billio
Professors involved: Michele Costola, Loriana Pelizzon
Development of innovative systems for the security of IoT devices.
Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics - 2020
Representative: Francesco Palmarini
Professors involved: Riccardo Focardi, Flaminia Luccio
Digital platform to foster connection between technical schools (in particular ITS foundations) and enterprises.
Department of Management - 2020
Professor involved and representative: Stefano Micelli
Innovative, effective, 100% sustainable natural cosmetics.
Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems - 2018
Professor involved and representative: Michela Signoretto
Diagnostic kits to study and treat cancer and other diseases that affect human well-being.
Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems – 2017
Professor involved and representative: Flavio Rizzolio
Studies, research and support for decisions and corporate strategies in the field of occupational safety and health. Creation of specific products in E-learning mode.
Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics - 2016
Representative: Giovanni Finotto
Professor involved: Gabriele Capodaglio
We connect people and knowledge to create job and business opportunities.
Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics - 2015
Referente: Lisa Pizzol
Docenti coinvolti: Antonio Marcomini, Andrea Critto, Elena Semenzin
"If it works, it's old!" We support companies in developing strategic innovations, encouraging them to question periodically their business model.
Department of Management - 2015
Representative: Manuel Renosto
Professor involved: Carlo Bagnoli
Organic compounds to modify and improve industrial products in an environmentally friendly and economical way.
Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems - 2014
Professor involved and representative: Valentina Beghetto
We promote the environmental and social reconversion of the economy, accompanying businesses, local authorities and associations on a path to sustainability.
Department of Management - 2014
Representative: Lucio Dalla Pozza
Professor involved: Chiara Mio
Reconstruction and analysis of 2D and 3D surfaces. Automatic classifiers. Sensor integration and optimization. Biometrics. Design and production of tangible interfaces and wearable systems. Internet of Things.
Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics - 2010
Referente: Andrea Albarelli
Docenti coinvolti: Andrea Albarelli, Andrea Torsello, Michele Bugliesi
Sustainable management of marine and coastal ecosystems and of aquaculture activities.
Creation: Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics - 2014
Last year of accreditation: 2022
After its start-up phase, launched as a Ca' Foscari spino-off, Bluefarm continues its activity as an independent company.
Contacts: www.bluefarmenvironment.com, professor involved: Roberto Pastres
Digital solutions for accessibility and the elimination of communication barriers.
Creation: Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies - 2012
Last year of accreditation: 2022
After its start-up phase, launched as a Ca' Foscari spino-off, Veasyt continues its activity as an independent company.
Contacts: www.veasyt.com, professor involved: Anna Cardinaletti
Innovation through material science and biotechnologies.
Creation: Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems - 2015
Last year of accreditation: 2021
After its start-up phase, launched as a Ca' Foscari spino-off, Aries s.r.l. continues its activity as an independent company.
Contacts: www.aries-project.it, professor involved: Alvise Benedetti
Automatic verification and validation tools for computer system security.
Creation: Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics - 2013
Last year of accreditation: 2019
Following an important seed funding round by Elaia Partners, one of the major venture capital French companies, Cryptosense's main product has become an international benchmark in security testing for cryptography systems.
Contacts: www.cryptosense.com, representative: Riccardo Focardi
Consultancy, research and products for removing biological and organic films from stony, textile, wood and papery artifacts, while preserving their integrity.
Creation: Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems - 2017
Last year of accreditation: 2018
The company Brenta srl (part of the Nine Trees S.p.A. group), affiliated with Ca' Foscari through the RICAP Programme, acquired the startup to promote the industrial and commercial scale-up of sustainable products for the restoration of artistic and architectural supports.
Contacts: nasier.it, representative: Irene Scarpa