Third Mission

Third Mission

Sustainability and accountability models are fundamental for universities to promote. Indeed, universities are part of the local system and, as such, interact with enterprise and civil society, developing new routes for didactic activities and research.

This means developing a university third mission based on the application, promotion, divulgation and transferal of knowledge, know-how and technology to contribute to the social, cultural and economic development of society.

Sapienza University pursues this objective by stimulating international projects, starting local and national development programmes with agencies and ministries and giving rise to agreements and collaborations with enterprise to bring research products to market through technology transfer. Moreover, Sapienza supports the creation of spin-offs and start-ups and opens the doors of its museum network to all citizens, involving them in cultural and scientific activities.


University Call for Third Mission Initiatives

Through Resolution N. 162/2019 dated 21/05/2019, Sapienza has allocated €200,000 from its 2018 budget to third mission projects and initiatives. 

Proposals may be presented by Departments, Faculties, the Sapienza Museum Network and the Sapienza Library System. Each selected proposal will receive a maximum funding of €10,000.
Funding applications for projects must be presented via the on-line application form. 

Deadline: January 20, 2020 (2:00 pm Italian time).


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