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.

Sponsor companies supporting Seed4Innovation

 

Seed4Innovation favours the participation of companies having the role of sponsors so that innovation projects can be directed towards the actual needs of the industrial world and the market.

Renewed Companies have affiliated and support Seed4Innovation:

• Novartis, a global leader in the pharmaceutical sector

• Lamberti, a group devoted to the production of chemical specialties

• Menarini-Ricerche, a division of the Menarini Group devoted to Research and Development activities

• STMicroelectronics, a global leader in the production of semiconductors with clients in all application fields of electronics

As affiliates of the Program, the abovementioned companies will have the opportunity to be involved in the innovation development processes and in the implementation of technology transfer projects together with the teams of the University Researchers and Innovators.

Innovation topics considered of particular interest to Companies will be communicated to the potential participants with the aim to better identify solutions focused on innovation.

Specific funding (Corporate Grant) may be allocated by the companies to support and to accelerate one or more projects considered of interest because in compliance with the development guidelines.

In qualità di affiliate al programma, le aziende avranno la possibilità di collaborare con i team di ricercatori e innovatori universitari nei processi di sviluppo delle innovazioni e nella implementazione di progetti di trasferimento tecnologico.

Temi di innovazione di particolare interesse delle aziende verranno comunicati ai potenziali partecipanti al fine di meglio identificare soluzioni innovative più focalizzate.

Specifici finanziamenti (Grant Corporate) potranno essere destinati dalle aziende per il supporto e l’accelerazione di uno o più progetti di interesse rispetto alle linee di sviluppo aziendale.

Marchi aziende sponsor S4I
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.