Strategies for CITT

Innovation Center is responsible for:

Research based on needs and by order:

  • Ensuring optimal conditions for collaborations between the IU and external partners;
  • Understanding the development strategies of external partners;
  • Connect students, researchers, and staff to implement the orders, projects and research topics.

Start-up incubator:

  • Incubating to early-stage startups, helping them achieve commercialization;
  • Commercializing research results;
  • Mentoring for all entrepreneur-driven ventures that members and ex members of the IU are about to start;
  • The Center aims to use the benefit of the incubated ventures from IU’s expertise about Intellectual Property, new venture creation, investment raising and/or technology marketing.

Support creation of start-up companies and entrepreneurship activities

  • Develop Startup Accelerators to facilitate proactive engagement of students, researchers, and staff;
  • Support SMEs lacking of entrepreneurship skills and business capabilities;
  • Understanding the development strategies of external partners;
  • Organize promotional activities to expose startups to potential industrial partners or investors;
  • Organize open-innovation workshop related to start-ups;
  • Provide various types of support for SMEs: skills training, financial services, brand/product and marketing management, training consultancy…

Other activities:

  • Deliver knowledge-based training on technology transfer, knowledge exchange and research commercialization issues for enterprises by internal partners in IU;
  • Administer the Center’s staff and assets according to regulation;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the Rector.