Technology Transfer

The Department of Chemical Sciences (DiSC) is involved in a variety of actions aimed at the technology transfer of scientific results achieved by its researchers in the framework of European, national and regional projects. Such a mission is implemented, among others, through patenting activities and spin-off creation.
Thanks to its instrumental facilities and research labs, DiSC also provides scientific and technical support to SMEs and industrial partners, as well as private and public institutions with specific technological needs. Such a type of cooperation is typically established either as external service, or in the form of collaborative research contract. For more info, please contact us at
DISC also strongly invests in teaching and education, as well as R&D activities involving graduate, PhD and post-doc students financially supported by industrial partners.


Intellectual property protection of relevant results and technical findings achieved by researchers at DISC is usually managed through patenting of their inventions.

The following table provides a list of representative patents involving researchers from DISC, eventually in cooperation with other institutions.

For more info, please contact our Technology Transfer Office. []


A University spin-off is an ordinary business enterprise, yet created and developed by one or more people having a close relationship with research and using the know-how developed within research organizations in their business activity. Researchers at DISC are currently involved in the three following spin-offs: 


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  External services and research contracts

With its instrumental facilities and know-how , DISC can offer SMEs, industries, associations, municipal and regional administrations, etc. any type of scientific and technical support in the field of chemical sciences, including specific chemical and physico-chemical analyses, and consulting services.

DISC also welcomes private and public organizations interested in working with specific research groups to undertake collaborative research projects. In this case, a research contract is typically signed between DISC and the external partners.  Such a type of cooperation might generate research activities spanning from food quality control and environmental monitoring, to the design of new molecules for biological and medical applications, from the development of nanomaterials with improved functionalities (e.g. catalytic, optical, magnetic, mechanical), up to the implementation of processes and technologies for the sectors of energy, ICT, cultural heritage, manufacturing and the chemical industry.
For more info please contact our scientific office at

  Education and research with the industry

Besides its well-established BSc, MSc and PhD programs, DiSC also supports teaching and education opportunities, as well as R&D activities involving graduate, PhD and post-doc students financially supported by industrial partners and public or private organizations. Scholarships funded by the industry or supported with regional and European funds, and PhD positions granted by private foundations are typical forms of implementation of such activities.
For more info please contact our scientific office at