Business Development

Technology Transfer

The Technology Transfer Office (TTO), established in 1992, acts as an interface between the research developed at the San Raffaele Hospital and the business community in the life science sector.

The mission of TTO is to create value from know-how, intellectual property, human resources and research facilities available within Ospedale San Raffaele.


  • Scouting, evaluation, protection and management of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Promotion of research results towards the life science w/w business community
  • Negotiation and management of sponsored research projects
  • Licensing of intellectual property rights and know-how
  • Support in the evaluation and creation of spin off and joint venture in the life science sector
  • Academic Material Transfer Agreements, Academic Animal Transfer Agreements, and Industrial Material Transfer Agreements.


The OTT has filed more than 200 patent families (patented technologies), on behalf of IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, of which 87 are still alive at 2021. The latter correspond to a portfolio of 553 patents and patent applications, with 336 being licensed or optioned at 2021.

Thanks to the commitment of its Office of Technology Transfer, Ospedale San Raffaele is involved in multiple partnerships with pharma and biotech companies. For further information visit our Industry Collaborations page.


This section is dedicated to researchers and scientists working in IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele: click here for information regarding intellectual property, the patenting process and the management of Material and Animal Transfer Agreements.