Third Party: Consorzio Sapienza Innovazione (CSI)
Linked to Participant n. 1 UNIROMA1
Consorzio Sapienza Innovazione is a techno-structure created by Sapienza University of Rome to provide support in exploiting the results of research activities by establishing new spin-off companies, promoting technology transfer, and establishing and running Joint Labs to carry out multidisciplinary public/private applied research programs aimed at providing a constant flow of high technology solutions for innovation processes. CSI services are:
• Joint Labs: 17 multidisciplinary laboratories, built around the most promising technological areas and characterized by collaboration between private and public partners, that develop research activities and experimentation to support new enterprises;
• Innovative spin-off enterprises: support to 20 new entrepreneurs in the start-up and consolidation phase, with services ranging from studies of technical and economic feasibility, to finding financial support from external investor (e.g. venture capitalists);
• Technology Transfer: promote the exploitation of research results offering, on the one hand, assistance to the commercialization and licensing (e.g., licensing and intellectual property rights), and on the other hand, finding opportunities for licensing to the market;
• National/Regional/European Union funding opportunities: information services, specialized organizational and managerial counseling, planning and technical assistance (Project Management) for the participation to National/Regional/EU funded calls.
CSI currently acts as coordinator of 2 FP7 projects (LISSEN and APPLES), while, since 1st October 2012, it acts as Administrative and Financial Coordinator within BioWALK4BiofueIs project. In the past has successfully coordinated 3 projects (CATHERINE, HEREPLUS and SECOA). In all above-mentioned projects, CSI is/was also responsible for the dissemination and exploitation activities. CSI is also Grant Holder of two COST actions (COST IC0902 “Cognitive Radio and Networking for Cooperative Coexistence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks” and COST IC1103 “Manufacturable and Dependable Multicore Architectures at Nano scale”), while is in the leading team of a TEMPUS project (ECONANO – “Curriculum reform and the modernization of ecology engineering based on nanotechnology”). Moreover, it has coordinated about 40 national/regional projects. Eventually, CSI provided its services in concluding a 5 million (plus royalties) licensing agreement signed by UNIROMA and a Dutch biotechnology SMEs.
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