Third mission

The third mission is defined by the ANVUR as the "propensity of structures to open towards the socio-economic context, exercised through the enhancement and transfer of knowledge". In line with the indications of ANVUR, the TM activity of the DST is based on:

  • Valorisation of scientific and technological research results;
  • Technology transfer activities (patent filing) and academic entrepreneurship (spin-off);
  • Technical-scientific and third-party consultancy activities for companies, aimed at solving specific business problems and / or characterizing the products of companies;
  • Research activities through R&D projects in collaboration with research centers, individual companies and / or company clusters for the development of innovative products and processes in sectors where the competences of the DST members converge;
  • Public engagement


Main actions are:

Scientific publication. Research carried out by researchers of the Department is spreades to the territory through seminars, conferences, articles in magazines and newspapers, websites and other scientific dissemination initiatives .

School Initiatives. High school students are provided with hands-on expertise and theoretical know-how on  concepts of Biology and Geology through theoretical and practical classes. Moreover, every year specific seminars are organized to guide the students of the last secondary school year towards university studies in the biological and geological field.


Technology transfer. The objective of this action is to transfer skills, technologies and services developed in the Department to the business world in order to develop new products, processes, applications, materials or services with a high degree of innovation.