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: British start-up invests in Ca' Foscari patent

The agreement was signed on Thursday, 24 February 2022 in Aula Baratto at Ca’ Foscari during the conference “Sustainability in cosmetics. Bridging research, patents and market”, which focussed on the relationship between sustainable research and its enhancement in the cosmetic industry.

UCAMP: universities and citizens envision a resident-friendly future

Seven European cities join forces to envision a "resident-friendly" future: this is Urban Good Camp - UCAMP, an Erasmus+ KA2 project that over three years will involve universities and citizens who will co-design cities for residents, students and workers.  

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

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.

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