The exploitation of the results of scientific research is one of Sant'Anna School's institutional duties.
The Knowledge Transfer Office determines the most appropriate procedures for leading some research results to industrial exploitation for the benefit of the community and businesses.
This activity has resulted in major and long-established partnerships with businesses and government agencies. Sant'Anna School laboratories and research centers have given rise to numerous spin-off companies and an extensive portfolio of national and international patents, some of which shared with other public and private institutions or licensed to businesses.
The Sant'Anna School belongs to important regional, national and international networks dealing with research exploitation and entrepreneurial culture promotion issues.