Technology Transfer

Lombardy is the ideal place to invest in research and innovation. There are major players such as big pharma, SMEs mainly active in preclinical trials, innovative start-ups and excellent research centres.

The Cluster has always worked to support members in the process of transforming innovation and applied research into competitive products and services. Technology transfer plays a major role in enhancing innovation and favouring cooperation among the different players in this sector.

Since technology transfer activities are experiencing continuous growth and evolution, a strategy is needed for added value generators to bring long-term benefits. The Cluster has started a pilot project dedicated to its members.


Pilot Project Technology Transfer

The pilot project developed by Lombardy’s Life Sciences Cluster, supported by the European Union and Lombardy’s regional government, involved a member of the Cluster which offered to assess its internal organization to monitor the technology transfer process.

A customizable best practice in the transfer of knowledge, a brief introduction to intellectual property and a disclosure form have been developed. The document may be downloaded from the following link.

Members who wish to have more information on the project or implement it in their organization may send an email to cluster[at]


Technology Transfer Fundamentals

It is an e-learning video made by Lombardy’s Life Sciences Cluster as part of the information and education project, in cooperation with TT Factor.

With the participation of Gordon McVie – eCancer, Daniela Bellomo – TT Factor, Isaac Kohlberg – Harvard University – and Francesca Brescia – Lombardy’s Life Sciences.

The full video is available at the following link.