Unismart Padova Enterprise Srl

Unismart Padova Enterprise srl is the wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Padova, top ranked Italian University, in charge of managing all the technology transfer and innovation consulting activities directed to companies, industrial associations, professionals, investors, banks, and other public and private bodies – both on a national and international scale. Unismart systematically assists its 5000 researchers from 32 Departments as well as its 60,000 students in maximizing the exposure of their research and talents, making sure it is brought in front of
the most relevant stakeholders to generate impact on society. This include idea contests and hackathons as well as contamination labs to name a few. Unismart daily collaborates with industry and public stakeholders by:

  • working closely together with entrepreneurs, c-level execs and public officers to investigate their most pressing innovation challenges and to support them elaborating effective strategies

  • identifying the best-matching set of technologies, multidisciplinary skills and competences in the university that can be used to solve innovation challenges

  • managing complex research projects, ensuring on-time and on-quality delivery while guaranteeing full protection and the best valorization of all intellectual property

  • identifying the best talents to support the implementation of innovative projects as well as sustainable growth

UNISMART focuses its activities in the provision of innovation and business support services to its Community of industrial companies and SMEs operating in several market sectors (e.g. Manufacturing, ICT, Transport, Construction, Environment, Energy, etc.). The service portfolio of UNISMART includes innovation radar activities, ICT competence assessment, technology rating, business modelling and planning, access to finance and investment support, market studies, as well as business development services, enabled by the knowledge of the University researchers across different disciplines and scientific areas. In addition.

UNISMART provides hands-on support to SMEs in the design and implementation of their innovation strategies and projects as well as in the implementation of their international networking and/or collaboration activities leveraging on the University of Padova global reach. Unismart has experience in exploitation activities to bridge the gap to market, engaging users in validating solutions tackling non-technical barriers from a broader perspective (social, legal, political aspects to name a few).

UNISMART possesses valuable know-how and expertise in the European research and innovation landscape and has supported several R&D teams, technological ventures, start-ups and SMEs as well as large private or public organizations to the commercialization of their research and innovation outcomes. Under these projects UNISMART has successfully offered a considerable number of business support and innovation management services concerning the delivery of exploitation risk analyses, business modelling, business planning, market research studies, etc., including the provision of related business training to research teams, start-ups, SMEs and individual researchers and entrepreneurs. Recycling and end-of-use approaches are key horizontal elements of Unismart activities, enabled by leading scientists and researchers from the University of Padova.

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The multidisciplinary team of Unismart has extensive experience in addressing go-to-market strategies considering both technological and non-technological barriers, capacity building, generating business models to connect research facilities, industry, investors and expose demonstrators with practical experience in resilience of the built environment and cultural heritage assets. Hence UNIS will be main responsible of definition of business and financing resilience landscapes in Open Labs of SHELTER.
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