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Commissioned research

Commissioned research is a paid service through which the university makes available to companies the technological and scientific knowledge and skills of its researchers.
Third-party services include research, training and laboratory activities on specific request and interest of the client.
University of L'Aquila has consolidated experience in carrying out third-party research activities on topics of interest of SMEs, large companies and multinationals.

Benefits for companies

  • Possibility to solve complex problems with ad customised solutions
  • Access to the university knowledge and skills
  • Beginning and consolidation of relationships between company and university

Tax benefits

  • Tax credit for research and development, a measure under the Transition 4.0 Plan to facilitate companies’ investment in R&D, design and technological innovation, also for the purpose of the ecological and digital transition.
  • Deductibility and tax benefits for donations: funds transferred for research funding (contributions or donations), from Italian companies to universities are fully deductible from the payer's income, up to 2% of the declared business income.
  • Patent Box (only in the case of patenting): optional taxation regime for business income deriving from the use of software protected by copyright, patents, designs and models, as well as processes, formulas and information relating to experience acquired in the industrial, commercial or scientific field that can be legally protected (Law 23 December 2014, no. 190, Article 1, paragraphs 37 to 45).

Activation modes
Technology Transfer Office supports companies in identifying the most suitable in-house expertise to meet their specific needs. A proposal is then formulated indicating the terms, modalities and fee for the service.
For information, please contact the office in charge.