Seasonal School
Definiamo la Terza Missione

Within the framework of the project "Special Ordinance High Schools: institutions in the service of the country," involving the six national Special Ordinance High Schools, the University Institute for Advanced Studies (IUSS) in Pavia has outlined among its objectives the strengthening of the third mission through enhanced relationships with various stakeholders. This is aimed at promoting cultural development and socio-economic innovation, particularly to improve the impact of research and boost technology transfer at both the national and international levels, including through entrepreneurship projects.

To this end, IUSS School is committed to promoting actions to support students and researchers from all High Schools in developing an entrepreneurial approach to generate new business ideas. These ideas should clearly represent an activity of valorizing the skills acquired during academic experiences and research activities.

Netval has been working since 2002 to disseminate the culture of research results valorization, to foster the creation and consolidation of the professional figure of the technology transfer manager (TT manager), and to organize structures, offices, and services within Italian research centers and universities dedicated to protecting and transferring research results. Netval aims to promote the creation of new businesses based on new knowledge and the results of scientific and technological research. From this perspective, Netval is also committed to guiding universities and research institutions towards the so-called Third Mission.

Starting in 2022, IUSS School organizes an annual seasonal school on entrepreneurship.

The first edition of the seasonal school, completely free for participants, took place in Italian from November 28 to 30 at the IUSS School headquarters (Palazzo del Broletto, Piazza Vittoria 15).

The initiative "Entrepreneurship in the Humanities" is reserved for 30 doctoral students enrolled in one of the Excellence Graduate Schools.

The program includes lectures, success stories of entrepreneurial experiences, and group work, with the aim of broadening the perspective on the vast entrepreneurial possibilities for valorizing research results in the humanities field.

The next edition of the seasonal school will take place from September 25 to 27, 2023.