The University for Innovation Foundation (U4I) is a joint initiative of the University of Bergamo, the University of Milano-Bicocca and the University of Pavia. The U4I Foundation was created with the aim of enhancing scientific knowledge, building a bridge between research laboratories and markets, promoting the development of new products and services resulting from the synergy between the three universities and attracting international investors.

The Foundation specifically deals with promoting the patent portfolio and supporting the growth and internationalization of spin-off companies.

Today it promotes more than 20 patents selected and exploitable through transfer or license and more than 30 spin-offs, conducting industrial scouting activities and supporting the development of technologies through pre-seed funding.