The Politecnico di Milano has created Poli360, a new investment fund – the only one of its kind in Italy – that hinges on our University’s research potentialities and fields of competencies, as well as on the Technology Transfer Platform managed by the Technology Transfer Office and the start-up incubator PoliHub. The fund will be managed by the leading European Venture Capital Firm 360 Capital Partners, that will work in close collaboration with the structures of the University.
The investments will be used to support the development of high technology projects and start-ups – based on research and intellectual property – in the sectors of industrial manufacturing and automation, energy efficiency management, civil infrastructure and telecommunication, development of advanced materials and design.
The investments will cover the entire lifecycle of the innovation projects: from the earliest phases – centred on technological development (such as prototyping and on-the-field validation) – up to the transfer of intellectual property to the industry and the development of high-tech enterprises.
Poli360 will be able to count on the investment of the ITAtech Platform and on the support of important Italian industrial groups. The fund will be open to the participation of further business partners interested in collaborating within the scope of Open Innovation and enterprise development.