PInK

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.

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

‘Green’ cosmetics with the waste of the Sant’Erasmo artichoke 

Ca’ Foscari has developed and tested innovative formulas for haircare, using parts of artichoke that are wasted at the Rialto market. This ESF project has involved workers from the Rialto market and a local haircare salon franchise.

XRmol: augmented reality reveals albumin-PFAS interaction

At Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, a science awareness project brings together biochemistry, analytical chemistry and information technology to fight PFAS pollution which affects the ecosystem and human health. 


About

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.

Expertise

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.


Team

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Sara Alba, Innovation Promotion & Strategic agreements
 sara.alba@unive.it

Greta Bonetto, Knowledge Transfer Management
 greta.bonetto@unive.it

Erica Brandolino, Legal Advice & Strategic agreements
 erica.brandolino@unive.it

Samuela Franceschini, Knowledge Transfer Management
 samuela.franceschini@unive.it

Ca' Foscari University Foundation

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.

Netval
Knowledge Share
UIIN - University Industry Innovation Network
IN-PART
ASTP
AICIPI
MITO technology