One Foundation. Three Universities.
Fondazione U4I – University for Innovation was founded in 2017 by the three Universities of Bergamo, Milano-Bicocca and Pavia as a gateway to the market for innovations developed within the three founding universities.
Able to count on an important critical mass of knowledge, we are the best tool to support the technological maturation of the most promising ideas, to enhance them with the most appropriate form of legal protection, to bring them closer to the market through technology transfer actions such as licensing and/or spin-off creation, and to bring them to the attention of possible investors.
We support innovation that generates value for the territory and society.
scientific publications in the last 10 years
patents granted or published since 2.000
€ of IPF financing over 3 years
We address researchers and innovators from the Universities of Bergamo, Milano-Bicocca and Pavia to:
identify the most promosing research projects and support them on their way to market
create relationships with businesses to facilitate technology transfer of ideas through patents and/or the establishment of spin-offs
offer interesting investment opportunities for funds, business angels and venture capitalists
Discover all the investment opportunities we offer. Discover our projects, patents and spin offs. The projects are the innovations that we are incubating, those selected and, in part, funded by the U4I Innovation Project Fund. The patents are those born from the research of the three partner universities of U4I, as well as spin off involving innovators from Bergamo, Milan – Bicocca and Pavia.
IPF Innovation Project Fund is the call promoted by Fondazione U4I – University For Innovation that provides funding to support innovative ideas with the aim of promoting their technological maturity, protect them with the form of legal protection more appropriate, bring them closer to the market through technology transfer actions such as licensing and/or creation of spin offs, and bring them to the attention of possible investors.
proposals in 3 years for a value of € 6,9 million
funded projects for a total of € 750.000
spin-off co-founded with private funds