Progress Tech Transfer Fund

Progress Tech Transfer: the first Italian technology transfer fund investing in sustainable technologies from public research.

Progress Tech Transfer is an investment fund that supports the development of technologies and intellectual property from Italian research institutions (universities and PROs, in general). Its distinctive feature is the focus on early stage technologies (TRL 4 and higher) in need for proof-of-concept or seed investments. The fund provides initial financial resources, an unmatched set of complementary competences from its management team, and strong ties with trusted industrial partners.

MITO Technology, the Italian-based leading intellectual property licensing and IP consulting company, is the strategic advisor of the fund, that provides connection with investment opportunities and scouts the most promising initiatives in the field of sustainability. The advisor puts forth over one hundred man/year of experience in capacity building in technology transfer, university-industry relations, complex technology licensing and valorizations deals, IP due diligence and evaluations, as well as a deep expertise in intellectual property law and management.

Sustainability means using technology to tackle the grand challenges that the mankind faces in the contemporary world, from green energy production, storage and saving, to water preservation, from waste management to sustainable crops, from new eco-materials to improved production methodologies.

To know more about Progress Tech Transfer, please visit the homepage of the fund at

Progress Tech Transfer Fund is supported by InnovFin Equity, with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) set up under the Investment Plan for Europe. The purpose of EFSI is to is to help support financing and implementing productive investments in the European Union and to ensure increased access to financing.