Ca’ Foscari University of Venice target a wider network and benchmark technologies by quantifying industry engagement

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is a leading centre for academic excellence in Italy with access to a global stage from its main office in the heart of the city. Through IN-PART’s matchmaking platform, technologies developed by researchers from Ca’ Foscari University have been introduced to a global network of industry R&D experts and decision-makers.

Samuela Franceschini is one of the Knowledge Transfer Managers at the university in a unit called PInK (Promoting Innovation and Knowledge) and manages the technologies they showcase on the IN-PART platform. Sharing her thoughts on the industry engagement provided by IN-PART, she said,

“Having to deal with a dedicated matchmaking platform, specifically addressed to companies worldwide, brought us to rethink the way we present our technologies and which aspects to highlight.  It’s great now to know that our technologies are being looked at from different parts of the world and to see that there’s interest in what we’re doing (as shown below in the geographic heatmap taken from our most recent Impact Report). That’s a key benefit for us, being able to show what we can do to a wider network. Because we are a small university, we didn’t have as big an audience before, but now our name is getting out there – IN-PART is a good shopping window!”

In addition to accessing IN-PART’s global R&D network, Samuela also values the data analytics on industry engagement they receive:

“The analytical tools in our University Dashboard and Impact Reports give us further insight on how our technologies are doing and the ability to assess whether we are presenting them in the right manner. Without IN-PART, we would not have the information to make such comparisons on our technologies. Being able to quantify engagement in this way is helpful when we need to make decisions about our technologies and subsequently justify them to researchers and other stakeholders.”

IN-PART Case Study - Ca' Foscari - Figure 1

You can view Ca’ Foscari University’s full technology portfolio on IN-PART.

Read more success profiles and case studies of partnerships initiated through IN-PART’s matchmaking platform for university-industry collaboration.

Written by Stephen Muddimer. Edited by Alex Stockham. Formatting by Frances Wilkinson.

Copyrights reserved unless otherwise agreed – IN-PART Publishing Ltd., 2021: ‘ Ca’ Foscari University of Venice target a wider network and compare their technologies by quantifying industry engagement’

About IN-PART:

We believe brilliant connections can solve real-world problems. We match research pioneers from academia with decision-makers in industry sectors striving for a greater positive impact.

Our goal is to enable connections from around the world to match academic research with industry on a level playing field. Through our intelligent, matchmaking platform we showcase leading university innovations and connect academics with an international community of decision-makers in industry, creating meaningful dialogue and partnership.


IN-PART, a digital partnering platform for university-industry collaboration.

250+ universities and research institutes around the world currently showcase their research and innovation on IN-PART to find new collaboration partners in industry. R&D teams get free access to the platform (create an account here). There are no hidden costs and we don’t claim downstream success fees.

Discover, a bespoke scouting service for open innovation.

Through Discover, corporate R&D teams can leverage our extended academic network, which reaches multiple teams across 1,200+ universities and research institutes worldwide. In response to a specific research requirement or challenge, Discover enables R&D teams to identify new opportunities for commercialisation or to solicit proposals for new research.

Interested in speaking with our Discover team? Request a demo |  TTO or academic? Sign-up for weekly Discover emails.

IN-PART Case Study - Ca' Foscari University of Venice - Blog Header

Image credit: Matt Artz / Unsplash License

Working in a company?

Gain a competitive advantage by identifying cutting-edge innovation and expertise from universities and institutes worldwide.

Get started

Are you an academic?

Advance research, generate impact and secure funding by partnering with industry teams around the world.

Get started

Part of a university?

Engage with industry teams from all sectors looking for a wide range of opportunities from early-stage to late-stage research, technologies, spin-outs and expertise for consultancy.

Request a demo