About this good practice
The Mission of 2i3T is to spread knowledge, transfer culture and enhance entrepreneurship in the Academy.
2i3T aims to develop local economy by speeding up the creation of innovative start-up companies in knowledge intense sectors and better exploiting the results of academic research. The mission is to carry out the Knowledge Transfer needed and to exploit the commercialization opportunities found on the path from academic research to
industry. The 2i3T puts its emphasis on the liason between University and
Industry, and encourages the fusion of academic skills and managerial competence. In 2016 2i3T has run a knowledge transfer activity in the field of regenerative medicine promoted by a Biomedical multinational company.
2i3T aims to develop a suitable environment for creative entrepreneurship and the Technology Transfer process at the University trough scouting activities: 2i3T has reached in the University almost 1.500 competences mapped, developing a dataset.
2i3T also provides a team for training activities towards creating a
Business Plan: pre-incubation and incubation period (with high quality laboratory space).
Since 2015 2i3T established a partnership with Junior Achievement, an international NPO, in order to promote entrepreneurship to students of high schools.
2i3T has several stakeholder: Institution engaged in job
creation, investors (Business angels, corporate venture, venture capital) companies, business associations, professionals
2i3T looks for resources to fund its activities from EU and national programmes and performs activities for private companies.
Human resources count on 13 units of personnel (10FTE, 3PT), 75% female, 25% male, average age 43yrs, 92% graduate, 77% Phds.
Turnover: 1,650k€ (average 2015 – 2017)
Evidence of success
72 launched start ups
25 startups in incubation
35 startups that successfully completed the incubation
9 out of business
Potential for learning or transfer
Since 2017 2i3T supported the University of Turin in the project “Satellit” (solutions académiques pour le territoire euro-méditerranéen leader d’innovations et transferts technologiques d’excellence), an Erasmus+ programme, that aims to transfer practice in knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship to Universities of the “Maghreb area” (Tunisia,
Morocco and Algeria). The activities have been directed to investigate the different models of relationship between university and business, Institution, public bodies and the ecosystem of innovation.