In addition to the significant filing of patents, several members of the Department founded and / or contributed to Spin-Offs, all of them originated from the valorization of intellectual property of the Department of Materials Science in the fields of sustainable energy, production of nanocomposite and nanostructured materials, innovative processes for the heterogeneous integration of silicon semiconductors and their applications in photovoltaics, power electronics, photonics, production of biodegradable plastics from microorganisms through biotransformation processes.