A team from the Department of Law of the University of Macerata (Italy), coordinated by Prof. Francesca Spigarelli, is participating in the European project AccEnt - Accelerating Innovation and Entrepreneurial Excellence in Higher Education Institutes funded by the European Institute of Technology.
The project promotes actions aimed at improving the universities' capacity for innovation, dialogue with the territory, as well as their approach to training. At the intersection of European Planning, Third Mission and teaching, the project also includes entrepreneurial training and mentoring initiatives for the launch of start-ups, offering opportunities for discussion with teachers, innovators, technology transfer professionals and young startuppers from prestigious European universities.
In this context, the Department of Law of the University of Macerata has organized a cycle of 6 lectures, just concluded, on the topic of technological transfer and innovation between industry and the academic world held by an international expert on these topics: Luca Escoffier, co-founder of several startups, he currently holds various positions, including that of Project Manager at the Center for EU-Japan Industrial Cooperation. "Technology Transfer and Open Innovation: how to make innovation happen with industry-academia collaboration", this is the title of the series of lectures which lasted a total of 18 hours and which saw interventions and testimonies from various international entrepreneurs. The final meeting took place with Efrat Kasznik, entrepreneur, co-founder and financial director of some Silicon Valley startups, as well as professor of intellectual property at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Among the participants: doctoral students, post-doc researchers, academic and non-academic staff of the University, as well as young entrepreneurs from the area.
The aspiring entrepreneurs also tried their hand at practical, individual and group exercises.