Call for spin-off project

  • What is it

    A call for projects enhancing market research activities

  • Who it’s for

    Teachers and researchers

  • What it’s for

    Provides grants and subsidies for business development

  • When

    The call is published between December and February

The programme selects business projects that enhance the University’s research activities that have a potential market impact, supporting them through a process of entrepreneurial development.

Specifically, the winning teams will have access to the following grants and subsidies to help their proposed business project get a foothold in the market:

  • Financial support for the development of the research project;
  • Access to prototyping and coworking spaces (ALMALABOR);
  • Preferential access to the Advanced Academy;
  • Participation in networking opportunities as part of the StartUp Day event;
  • Access to support and pre-incubation services for starting up a business.


Both professors and researchers of the University of Bologna may apply for a project as Proponents. In addition to the Proponent, the project team may also comprise research fellows, PhD students, other professors, researchers, professional staff, linguistic expert collaborators (CEL), fixed term foreign language assistants of the University of Bologna, students and persons/entities outside the University.

To participate, you will need to fill in the online form by the deadline specified in the call, which we recommend you read carefully.