Promoting Innovation and Knowledge (PInK)

Giving value to ideas, from research to business

PInK - Promoting Innovation and Knowledge is Ca’ Foscari University’s portal dedicated to technology and knowledge transfer between University research and businesses, institutions and the region.

With PInK, the collaboration between the University and entrepreneurship takes shape, supporting the exploitation of research results and fostering innovation and development.


A new approach for Venice: the Bootcamp.

Researchers and students co-design a more sustainable Venice.

Friday, 16 September 2022, 5-6.30 pm
In presence: Aula Baratto, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and live on YouTube.

We present the on-going results of the Erasmus+ funded project Urban GoodCamp, focused on solutions and best practices for a more sustainable Venice, and a new approach of innovative learning: the Bootcamp, which is a Contamination Lab addressed to students and graduates.
A toast will follow the event.

Participation upon registration.
Event agenda & flyer

The Contamination lab call is online, closing on 2 October 2022. Details

CSA - Services Centre for University Scientific Instruments

Do you need scientific instruments or specialist analysis?
Discover the university’s equipment and technological platforms, access our research laboratories and Ca’ Foscari’s integrated skills to support research projects.

Highlights from Ca' Foscari News

New molecules block activity of disease-related proteins

A research team of Ca' Foscari, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Padua has developed a method to rapidly and sustainably synthesize and isolate large collections of macrocyclic compounds, an emerging class of pharmaceutical molecules for the treatment of severe diseases such as cancer.

Research with hospital on pesticides and plant protection products

The collaboration with private healthcare facilities - such as the Giovanni XXIII Hospital - is at the root of a research project that aims to analyse the spread of certain substances with cost-effective and quick techniques.


Partnership development

Defining and managing framework and timely strategic University-Business partnerships, opportunities of collaborative research and affiliation programmes.

Market-oriented approach

Supporting business creation (spin-off), providing assistance in patent applications and managing relations with third parties to distribute University developed technologies across the territory.


Matching our university's scientific skills and business needs, supported by technology scouting, regularly updated.

Applied research

Joint research projects and laboratories with businesses on areas of common interest, services of on-demand research and consultancy.

Training and networking

Workshops and seminars on self-entrepreneurship, IP and patenting and networking meetings to enhance Ca' Foscari research skills.

Intellectual Property

Free valuation of business industrial property (for Italian SMEs) and assistance in protecting research findings (intellectual property rights, data and information confidentiality).

Forms and assistance

If you have any query about regulations, contracts, intellectual property management in your research projects and relations to external entities, please refer to the documents and forms available for the research and administrative staff of Ca' Foscari in the Personal Area.

Priority will be given to those requests for assisatance and services filled in through the online form.


Giovanna Berera
Head of the office

Sara Alba
Innovation ecosystems

Alessio Bertocco
Knowledge Transfer Management

Erica Brandolino
Innovation promotion

Hélène Duci
Communication & events

Samuela Franceschini
Knowledge Transfer Management

Luciana Gualdi
Innovation ecosystems

Daniela Pavan
Innovation design

Rector's Delegate to Knowledge transfer

Innovation networks

PInK, participating as Ca' Foscari University of Venice or through its staff, collaborates with key associations in IP and innovation and takes part in national and international networks to give value to research.

Knowledge Share
UIIN - University Industry Innovation Network
MITO technology