Engagement of Companies
The SMKS Unit manages the first contact of the company with FBK and makes a first analysis of its needs based on the requests the company has formulated. It assists the company in developing new products and innovative ideas, proposing feasibility studies when appropriate. It encourages the participation of companies in projects funded by local, national and European public agencies. The SMKS Unit for collaborations with companies by representing to companies the ways to benefit from the knowledge and skills available by FBK, such as contractual and collaborative research, consultancy, establishment of joint research laboratories, initiatives for staff training, personnel exchange, etc. The SMKS Unit supports the company and the Foundation’s researchers in the preparation of a project that best meets the needs of the company and assists the partner company in relation to intellectual property rights. The SMKS Unit also monitors projects/contracts in progress with companies and the results obtained by them.