Open Innovation programmes

Open Innovation is one of the most effective opportunities for all economic players engaging in innovation, as it allows them to gain a competitive advantage in their industry through cooperation with other players.

The University of Milan fosters collaborative networks and strategic partnerships with institutions and companies for the development of innovative solutions. It promotes projects that can accelerate the application of research findings, in order to respond to new challenges through close synergy with the economic and social realms. 

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Projects
Seed4Innovation

Seed4Innovation – S4I is the first scouting programme of the University of Milan. Created with the UNIMI Foundation, and co-promoted with Deloitte and Bugnion, it aims at identifying University projects with high potential for industrial development.

Seed4Innovation is intended for all professors, researchers, PhDs, postdocs, research fellows, students and alumni of the University.

Participants who pass the first selection stage will have the opportunity to develop their projects through a mentoring process, and to present them confidentially to a panel including experts in R&D, Business Development and Intellectual Property from manufacturing and services.

The selected projects will access an accelerator programme coordinated by mentors from the promoting institutions. Up to five of the projects selected for acceleration will also receive a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) grant from the University, with a total budget of 200,000 euros.

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How to participate

Visit the dedicated page on the UNIMI Foundation website for programme information, regulations and application form.

Seed4Innovation

Seed4Innovation – S4I is the first scouting programme of the University of Milan. Created with the UNIMI Foundation, and co-promoted with Deloitte and Bugnion, it aims at identifying University projects with high potential for industrial development.

Seed4Innovation is intended for all professors, researchers, PhDs, postdocs, research fellows, students and alumni of the University.

Participants who pass the first selection stage will have the opportunity to develop their projects through a mentoring process, and to present them confidentially to a panel including experts in R&D, Business Development and Intellectual Property from manufacturing and services.

The selected projects will access an accelerator programme coordinated by mentors from the promoting institutions. Up to five of the projects selected for acceleration will also receive a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) grant from the University, with a total budget of 200,000 euros.

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How to participate

Visit the dedicated page on the UNIMI Foundation website for programme information, regulations and application form.