Innovation Factory2022-09-13 12:10
Innovation_Factory (IF) is a cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary unit within POLIS University that seeks to support researchers, students, young creators, entrepreneurs and businesses to innovate.
In addition to technical expertise and knowledge, through the recently created Makerspace, IF offers the opportunity for digital prototyping and fabrication for start-ups and businesses with a special focus on design, engineering, smart innovation and ICT.
The Makerspace was created with the support of the EU4Innovation program, receiving a grant through the “Challenge Fund” implemented by SIDA and with technical support from GIZ.
It is structured in four main pillars:
- Building expertise by creating reliable research capabilities and attracting world-class talent in strategic areas to activate innovation transfer processes;
- Facilitating interaction by seeking horizontal collaboration between the university, entrepreneurs and businesses, cultivating secure networks, sharing environments and research facilities in a compact geographic area;
- Linking together different fields and industry sectors from multidisciplinary institutions, well-designed research facilities to provide creative “sparks”;
- Advancing technology application and commercialization of innovative research by experimenting with university-industry partnerships, and keeping industry engaged.