We leverage our intellectual property and technological expertise to develop new commercial projects, forge technology alliances and grow our licensing portfolio.
In 2019, the Maire Tecnimont Group owned about 1500 patents, most of which in the urea and fertilizers area. As innovation is one of our main competitive advantages, we continuously strengthen research & development as a leading provider of proprietary technologies to the refining, power, petrochemical and oil & gas industries.
We carry out multiple innovation projects every year and actively collaborate with major Italian and foreign universities, top research centers and industrial partners, developing research projects and creating a strong connection between the academic and industrial worlds.
Maire Tecnimont’s long-standing collaboration with the Milan Polytechnic has been further strengthened through research project partnerships, and through the funding of a Chair of Chemical Projects Engineering and Management.
In 2019, Maire Tecnimont started collaborating with LUISS Guido Carli University, launching a Chair of Open Innovation, recognizing that innovation is best served by constant feedback between academia and industry.
In 2018, we began collaborating with the Baku Higher Oil School, supporting the University’s Master’s Degree.
The collaboration with the Campus BioMedico at the University of Rome has been in force since 2011 as part of our program to support the University’s Master’s Degree course in Chemical Engineering for Sustainable Development.
Other historic academic partners in Italy are “La Sapienza” University of Rome, the University of Salerno and the University of Bologna. Abroad, Maire Tecnimont companies collaborate with the Technical University of Eindhoven and with the Ecole des Mines in Paris.