JOTTO is the Joint Technology Transfer Office of School IMT Advanced Studies Lucca, Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa. JoTTO has been constituted on October the 1st 2015, when the three universities have signed a decree for its activation. Since 1st April 2017 also the School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia has joined to JOTTO. In 2020 SISSA – Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati – and GSSI also became part of JoTTO
JoTTO relies on the complementary technology transfer experience and scientific knowledge of the four Schools. Its goal is to identify new promotional strategies for the exploitation of research results, by means of protection of intellectual property, development of start-up and collaboration with enterprises and corporations. JoTTO promotes the direct application, enhancement and use of knowledge to contribute to the social, cultural and economic development of society, by means of a common strategy involving:
- intellectual property management in international or national projects or in research agreements with other partners;
- exploitation and dissemination of university research results, encouraging their use in enterprises and corporations;
- strengthening the relationships with enterprises and corporations making available new technologies, knowledge, research personnel and equipment;
- supporting teachers and researchers in pointing out productive and commercial implications of their inventions/discoveries, including the creation of new "spin-offs" companies.