Jagiellonian University, Poland
The Centre of Innovation, Technology Transfer and University Development (CITTUD), Jagiellonian University, Poland, leads broad coordinating, supporting and training activities for scientific staff on entrepreneurship and innovation aimed at the commercialization of research input.
The mission and areas of activities of the Centre are:
regional R&D policy development, management, funding and coordination of advanced scientific research related to and using new technologies;
coordination, funding and administration of the Academic Centre of Science and Technology AKCENT – Ma?opolska focused on supporting R&D in advanced technologies in areas like information society, biotechnologies, molecular medicine;
promotion of the academic entrepreneurship on the regional and national level – transferring the results of scientific research to the market and developing businesses created on the basis of scientific research. This activity requires broad co-operation with commercial companies and public institutions aimed at obtaining their support – both financial and essential – for the development of scientific projects;
coordination strategic investments of the academia environment related to the economic and social development of the region;
support of international and national R&D projects and initiatives carried out in multiprofessional and interdisciplinary environments.