The University of Pisa, established in 1343, is committed to promote and support research in every field of knowledge, especially in ICT, Engineering and Physical and Life Sciences, fostering innovation and interdisciplinary research. It promotes the dissemination and exploitation of the research results, and considers the process oftechnology transfer one of the key points of its mission​.​

The University of Surrey as a member of the 1994 Group of research-intensive universities, has a reputation for its cutting edge thinking and a track record for realising the practical application of its research. Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, a company at the forefront of small satellite design and build, is just one of the entrepreneurial ventures launched from University of Surrey research. The Surrey Research Park was established by the university in the 1980’s. Home to international companies, as well as offering business incubation facilities, the Park reflects Surrey’s strong links with international business and industry.

IDEA Entrepreneurship Centre is a cross-campus and cross-faculty competence centre at the University of Southern Denmark aimed to promote entrepreneurship education and training.

iVeridis enables the world’s leading organizations to globally source the right innovations faster, cheaper and with better results. Our sourcing approach utilizes unique technology and a global supplier network of leading innovative companies, hubs, associations, academic institutions, networks and incubators to access to both in-market and pre-market innovations.

Blue Ocean Robotics is a start-up company founded in February 2013. It’s positioned right in the centre of the technological commercial “Valley of Death” with a mission to bridge from the academic-based research and development world into the business and market world. Focus is on commercialising robotics R&D​​.

Polo Navacchio is an accelerator and incubator active since 2000 with over 60 SMEs. The Pole provides qualified services for the development of high-tech SMEs through an integrated participation of businesses, universities, experts in business management, finance and technologies.​​

CEDIT – Centre of Entrepreneurial Diffusion of Tuscany – was born thanks to the willingness of Confartigianato Imprese Toscana, Tuscan Association of Crafts and SMEs, in order to promote entrepreneurship and to support the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises, developing a constant activity of consultancy, planning and vocational training.