University, partnership signed between Invitalia and the PNICube network

Objectives: to push technology transfer, enhance the results of public and private research and promote the birth of innovative companies

Make processes more effective technology transfer and valorisation of the results of the system public and private research, promote the opportunities offered by incentives aimed at the creation and development of innovative companies. these are the objectives of the collaboration between the Development Agency Invitalia and the network PniCube,
the Italian Association of university incubators and regional business plan competitions. The collaboration was sanctioned with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the managing director of Invitalia, Bernardo Mattarella, and the President of PniCube, Paola Maria Anna Paniccia.

On the basis of the Protocol, Invitalia and PniCube undertake to deploy skills and competences, launching coordinated information, promotion and entrepreneurial support actions. Since 2004 PniCube recalls that it has been “active in building synergistic collaborations with actors committed to supporting business and innovation, shortening the distance between ‘academia’ and the market, stimulating the birth and accompanying the growth process of the best business projects of young researchers and researchers.

Great satisfaction from Professor Paola MA Paniccia of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” who, a few weeks after her appointment as President of PniCube and the inauguration of the new Board of the Association for the three-year period 2023-2025, underlines: “This Understanding represents a new, important step forward in the path undertaken by the PniCube network to build a winning model for the entrepreneurial enhancement of university research and to support the development of an innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem”.

“Alongside Invitalia – continues the new president Paniccia – we will deploy even more energy to connect worlds: that of research, institutions and businesses”. Lastly, Paniccia notes that she is “therefore grateful to the Agency for sharing such a rich and challenging work program with PniCube” which has among its objectives “‘eliminate the gaps’ with concrete answers and structured actions, towards a clear, common direction : giving future to ideas”.

For the next three-year period 2023-2025, the PniCube Association will be led by a Board of Directors composed of the President Paola Maria Anna Paniccia of the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ and of the Councilors Giuseppe Scellato (Secretary) of the I3P Polytechnic Incubator of Turin; Massimiliano Ambra of the Campus BioMedico University of Rome; Giulio Antonini of the University of L’Aquila; Bernardo Balboni of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia; Chiara Benente of the University of Turin; Enrico Bracci of the University of Ferrara; Gilda Carravetta of the University of Calabria; Francesco Ferrante of the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio; Monia Gentile of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa; Alessandro Grandi of Almacube Bologna; Renato Passaro of the Parthenope University of Naples; Evaristo Ricci of the University of Florence; Marcantonio Ruisi of the University of Palermo.