In November 2002, Netval was first formed as a network between universities. In the subsequent years, the network grew into an Association, officialised in 2007. Today, among its members we find Universities, Public Research Bodies, IRCCS (Scientific Hospitalization and Care Institutes) and other entities promoting innovation and technology transfer.
Knowledgeshare is a joint project of the Polytechnic of Turin, of the MISE Italian Patent and Trademark Office (UIBM) and Netval which aims to represent for Italian companies the meeting point with the knowledge developed by university research and Research Centers, which can be object of concrete application. It is a portal created to make available in a clear and understandable way information relating to patents and technologies that represent the excellence of the scientific know-how of Italian Universities and Research Centers, in order to make news regarding the Third mission accessible and in contact research groups and companies in order to enhance the results.