About us

About us

We enhance the skills and resources of the entire University of Padua

We enhance the skills and resources of the entire University of Padua

UniSMART – Fondazione Università degli Studi di Padova is the University Foundation established to promote Technological Transfer and After-Graduate Education.

UniSMART is the meeting point between the University, the business world, and private and public stakeholders.

The Foundation generates value by giving access to the University’s competences and resources, to help companies and provide actual and reliable responses to the needs of national/international public and private organizations, interested in gaining competitive advantages and acquiring new know-how in an open innovation perspective.

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University of Padua

8 centuries of scientific excellence for the future of society

The University of Padua has been focused on research for over 800 years. A hub for major scientific revolutions since its foundation in 1222, today it is a global excellence, recognized in leading international rankings.

The University is a multidisciplinary institution, ranging from technical-engineering areas to natural, human, life and social sciences – with 8 Schools, 32 Departments, and over 2200 scholars, it offers a wide and complete range of specialized skills to companies and organizations that wish to take advantage of them.

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The University of Padua innovation ecosystem

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