The Innovation Incubator is a Programme of the Minister of Science and Higher Education which aims to support scientific sector actors (including Universities) in the implementation of projects aimed at applying the results of scientific research and development in the economic or social sphere, consisting of:
1. Initiating and strengthening cooperation between the scientific community and the economic environment.
2 Preparation of projects for the commercialization of research and development results.
3. Technology portfolio management including in particular:
(a) monitoring and analyzing the results of scientific research or development in terms of their practical usefulness,
(b) analyzing market needs for the selection of research or development topics and state-of-the-art studies prior to the start of such research or work,
c ) keeping a database on the research projects carried out, the results achieved and their applicability in the economic or social sphere,
(d) analyzing the possibilities for obtaining patent protection and the possibility of commercializing the results of research and development before their publication;
4 Conducting pre-implementation work, including additional laboratory tests or adapting the invention to the needs of the buyer concerned.
5 Identifying innovation brokers acting as intermediaries in specific areas of knowledge, responsible for establishing cooperation between the scientific community and the economic environment leading to the application of the results of research and development in the economic or social sphere.