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Joint Technology Transfer initiatives of 4 Schools for Advanced Studies in Italy

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Technology Transfer from research to companies and institutions is one of the missions of the Universities in Italy and also of the Italian system for higher education.

In this framework, 4 over 6 Schools for Advanced Studies, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore and Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori Pavia share a common office for technology transfer initiatives, JoTTO, see


A video illustrating the outcome of the schools to foster technology transfer (seminars on IPR, joint laboratories, spin-off companies, patents, and many other) is available in Italian here:


The IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca is contributing with a lab on multiscale analysis of materials,, research on virtual testing of materials and components, digital twin models, computational materials science, also in cooperation with the university spin-off TREE-TOWER S.R.L,

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in such institutions, and you are strongly interested in research oriented towards technology transfer, the IMT School has vacancies with deadline the 10th of July 2020, please apply at:

A special call for an Early Stage Researcher PhD student in the Marie Curie Consortium NewFrac, which includes multinational companies such as Robert Bosch GmbH and Safran, is also available with deadline the 30th of June 2020, please apply online at:

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