Protection and exploitation of research results
The protection and management of intellectual property, intended as a process that includes various stages from the identification, classification and protection (through patents and licenses of use) of the FBK’s research results up to their valorisation, allow the creation of the “value chain” that typically characterises the technology transfer processes. The staff of the SMKS Unit supports the Foundation’s research and administrative staff in the various phases of protection of intellectual property, while evaluating opportunities for its exploitation on the technological innovation market. The SMKS Unit supports researchers in the business generation (spin-off), as the tool through which the FBK’s research results, and FBK’s know-how, find their way to the technological innovation market. The SMKS Unit relies on the collaboration of Hub Innovation Trentino (HIT) for the protection and valorization of research results.