Technology and knowledge transfer is a crucial and strategic activity for SISSA related with the Third Mission. The aim is creating innovation and guaranteeing valorisation of research and talents.

It includes a wide range of activities and it is closely related with the so-called Third Mission of the School, together with Teaching and Research, in order to improve the impact of the School’s activities on Society.



SISSA's motto is "to follow virtue and knowledge", without forgetting this we try to create a solid bridge between Science and Industry, this bridge enhances knowledge valorisation, speeds up innovation and contributes in improving society and citizens' quality of life.

Our primary goal is to better motivate SISSA community to enforce this mission for the valorisation of research activities (and talents) and to try to establish better connections with potential research partners and networks to create a virtuous contamination of ideas in the society.

SISSA Valorisation and Innovation Office  promote integration of knowledge and industry and facilitating technology transfer from the academia to the society developing project proposals aimed at:
• increasing cooperation with PMI and Industries;
• promoting students’ innovative activity and entrepreunal approach;
• improving knowledge valorisation and its impact.


Valorisation and Innovation Office 


Dr. Renè Buttò  - Head of Unit    

Dr. Silvia Faion  - Knowledge Valorisation Project Manager


SISSA Talent Valorisation and Transfer of Knowledge Committee

The committee evaluates knowledge transfer and talent valorisation initiatives and issues (including - but not limited to – IPR protection and valorisation, contract research, industrial collaborative research, spin off and start up, special innovation projects, etc.) according to the rules and the mission of the School. 

The Committee is chaired by SISSA Director and composed by the Deputy Director, the Secretary General, the Head of Education and Research Services Area, the Director’s Delegate for Research Valorisation, Innovation, Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Industrial Cooperation and a representative for each Scientific Area at SISSA. 


Among them a direct and proactive role is played by:

Dr. Erica Maran  – Head of Education and Research Services Area and SISSA Deputy Secretary General

Prof. Gianluigi Rozza  - SISSA Director’s Delegate for Research Valorisation, Innovation, Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Industrial Cooperation



Transfer of the results of scientific research to society and to the business sector is one of the institutional tasks carried out by SISSA.

SISSA promotes and organises research (even applied research) by favouring protection of intellectual property and economic valorisation of research results. Constant communication between researchers and the industry is a necessary condition for a successful process of technology transfer. SISSA aims at favouring collaboration with the business sector through research tasks, consulting, know-how transfer and conveyance or partnerships for joint innovation activities.