About us

The Innovation and Technology Transfer Foundation, established in December 2022, is a private law foundation founded by Arexpo S.p.A. and the Foundations IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, IRCCS San Matteo, IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta and IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Studio e cura Tumori.
FITT aims to enhance the results of its members’ research activities through their transfer, which takes place through licensing and collaboration agreements with companies in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and medical devices, or through the establishment of entrepreneurial initiatives.
The activity of transferring scientific and technological research results to the market and society consists of a set of operations characterized by great complexity and long periods of time.
Hence the birth of FITT, which plays a key coordinating and intermediary role, aimed at fostering virtuous practices and continuous interactions among the parties involved.

Main activities

  • Collaboration among IRCCSs.

  • Streamlining of training processes

  • Sharing key skills And i nterdisciplinarity

  • Inclusion of TT professionals in headquarters for sharing best practices

  • Direct link between UTTs and IRCCS researchers

  • Separate patent portfolio management for each IRCCS

  • Amplification of communication activities

  • Knowledge transfer

  • Protection of industrial property

  • Promotion of entering into partnerships and agreements on the sale and licensing of patents

Why technology transfer

and why it is important

Because the



and why

is important

Technology transfer is an essential tool for transforming the results of scientific research into new treatment, device and drug opportunities for all citizens as well as a business opportunity, thus improving the country’s competitiveness and innovative capacity.
Thus, the starting point is always the research, which, through the intermediate steps of the supply chain in which different actors are involved, reaches the market. Planned activities range from helping researchers position research programmes, to collecting and evaluating communications regarding the invention or patent and adopting the most appropriate forms of protection.
In this sense, proper management of technology transfer is essential to ensure the enhancement of research activities and the creation of value for those involved. At the same time, it is essential to improving the quality of life for citizens.

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