Spin off companies are stock corporations or limited liability companies with the scope of commercial exploitation of research results obtained at the university and to which the university granted the status of spin off.Professors or members of the scientific staff that are employees of the University and that own the intellectual property rights establish a spin off with the aim of exploiting the technologies that have been developed in the academic research and to transfer them to the market. An application has to be submitted to a technical committee, the Spin off Committee of the University of Turin, which evaluates - amongst others - the business plan and the commercial potential.
The current members of the Spin off Committee are:
After the approval by the Spin off Committee, the application is submitted to the Academic Senate. Finally, the status of Spin off is officially granted by the Administrative Board of the University.
The Spin off companies of the University of Turin, are encompassing a wide range of sectors, as shown in the following list.