The Agency

Agência USP de Inovação is the centre of USP Technological Innovation, responsible for manage the innovation policy to promote the use of scientific, technological and cultural knowledge in the University, in the creation of a research and sustainable development project of the State of São Paulo and the country. Its formulation was formalized through Resolution USP no. 5175 of February 18, 2005.

It acts in the industrial and intellectual protection conceived at the University of São Paulo, making all the procedures required for the registration of patents, trademarks, copyrights, softwares, music, among other creations.

It provides support to lecturers, students and employees of USP on developing projects in partnership for a better relationship with business sectors, as well as, communicate to society in general, the impacts and benefits of innovations led by the science developed by researchers from USP.

Through business incubators, technological parks and specific trainings, it promotes entrepreneurship, providing technical and managerial support and additional training to the entrepreneur. It also works on the transfer of technology, concerned about providing availability to the society.

Agência USP de inovação is present in all the campuses: São Paulo, Bauru, Lorena, Piracicaba, Pirassununga, Ribeirão Preto and São Carlos.

Axes of action and focus:

  • Incentive to innovation – Intellectual property
  • Transfer of technology
  • ST & I Prospecting
  • Partnerships with the private and governmental sectors
  • Promotion of the company research internalization
  • Extensionism for competitiveness
  • Entrepreneurship support
  • Communicating and disseminating (diffusion) innovation in strategic projects
  • National and international cooperation for the innovation promotion.


Promote the use of scientific, technological and cultural knowledge produced in the University for the state of São Paulo and the country socioeconomic development.


Make innovation and entrepreneurship a constant at the University, creating a strong interface between USP and the productive sector through incubators, technological parks, company accelerators and cooperation projects.


Quest for innovation and entrepreneurship excellence through quality, agility, social responsibility, commitment and sustainability.