Friuli Innovazione is a Consortium Company with Limited Liability, set up by University of Udine in 1999 in order to foster interactions between the academic researchers and laboratories of the University of Udine and the operators from the economic and services sector of the FVG Region. Since 2005 it has been engaged in the management of the Science and Technology Park of Udine and the Techno Seed business incubator. The area is equipped for the settlement of research laboratories, mixed university-business laboratories, competence centres, industrial spin offs and start ups. Currently, the staff is composed by 12 employees, all graduated in scientific and economic fields, and external experts/ researchers are mobilized for specific purposes when needed.  In order to favour the link between University and companies, Friuli Innovazione provides assistance in Technology Transfer, Enterprise funding and Enterprise development.