Knode is an initiative with the aim of creating an open Innovation Ecosystem in Madrid, where the business fabric, administrations, capital, knowledge and citizenship come together with lifestyle and culture, to make the advances of tomorrow possible
The Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) is a public university that combines quality teaching, intensive research and high job placement with a firm social commitment, being a benchmark in these areas, according to various global indicators. In the QS World University Rankings 2021, UAM ranks for the second consecutive year among the top 200 universities in the world. It is the second best university in Spain, the first in Madrid, and is among the 100 most prestigious universities in Europe.
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public research organization in Spain and one of the most renowned institutions in the European Research Area (ERA). Since 2011, CSIC is placed in the ranking of 25 world’s most innovative research institutions. With 11.046 employees, it comprises 123 research institutes distributed nationwide covering all scientific-technical areas. CSIC collaborates with industrial sector in different ways:
Collaborative research: where both, CSIC and the company, carry out an R&D project by participating together in competitive calls.
R&D under contract: CSIC carries out an R&D project at the request of a company.
Technical support and consultancy: by performing tests, analyses and technical reports at the request of the industry.
Patent licensing: CSIC files more than 70 patents every year that enable to have a wide portfolio of proprietary technologies in different industrial sectors. These patents are available for companies interested into a license agreement for their commercial exploitation.
In the framework of imPrYME (https://csic-impryme.evento-virtual.es/), during the fair, CSIC organizes workshops and different activities focused on SMEs. imPrYME is a project carried out by CSIC and co-funded by Comunidad de Madrid and Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional. The main objective of imPrYME is to foster innovation of SMEs making them available all the proprietary technologies and capabilities of CSIC.
The Spanish Patent and Trade Mark Office (SPTO) is an autonomous body that forms part of the General Administration of the State and which promotes and supports technological and economic development. It provides legal protection to all types of industrial property by awarding patents and utility models (inventions); industrial designs; trade marks and trade names (distinctive signs) and rights protecting topographies of semiconductor products. It also disseminates information on the various ways in which industrial property can be protected.
The University of La Laguna is a public university located at the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, in Tenerife. It is the oldest higher education centre in the Canary Islands, with more than two hundred and twenty years of history. Currently, this public institution is made up of more than 25,000 people, including students, teaching staff and administration and services personnel.The different international rankings place the University of La Laguna as a medium-sized University. Globally, it is in the first third of Spanish universities with several areas highlighted nationally. The area of Astrophysics is at the highest international level. In addition, the large number of international collaborations that the institution holds, places it among the first in Spain in this aspect
The Galician Innovation Agency is an autonomous public agency belonging to the Xunta de Galicia, which aims to promote and structure innovation policies within the Galician public administrations, as well as to support and boost the growth and competitiveness of Galician companies through the implementation of efficient innovation strategies and programmes. One of the main objectives pursued by the Agency is the transfer of knowledge and technology among the different agents and, particularly, among public research organisations and companies. Furthermore, the Galician Innovation Agency, through the Galician Industrial Property Service, is a collaborating partner of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, and it is also recognised by the European Patent Office, as part of the PATLIB, as well as by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
The Barrié Foundation, a Galician asset foundation dedicated since its creation in 1966 to improving the economic and social conditions in this autonomous community, focuses its activity on the fields of education, science, social action, heritage and culture. Committed to science and research, the Barrié Foundation puts faith in a kind of science that is fully involved in the economic and social circuit, a responsible science, the product of a society conscious of its importance in progress. For this reason, the institution works on projects that support scientific research, the training of research talent, the promotion of scientific vocations in young people and the promotion of knowledge transfer to bring science closer to the market. On this matter, the Barrié Foundation and the Galician Innovation Agency are developing the Ignicia Knowledge Transfer Programme, which serves as a link between the great potential of the excellent science carried out in Galicia and the business world to convert research into useful market solutions for society. This programme includes the Proof of Concept call, a pioneering initiative in Spain that promotes the development of commercial applications of research generated in Galician knowledge centres, facilitating the validation of technology and the development of business plans that lead to the creation of spin-offs or the signing of licensing agreements. In addition, in the framework of Ignicia, its worth metioning innovative materials valorisation processes; training programmes aimed at transfer management staff and research staff; as well as transfer and innovation meetings and studies on aspects related to knowledge transfer
The ULPGC, established in 1989, has university institutes, research centres and research groups covering all fields of knowledge, made up of nearly 1000 researchers and around 1000 PhD students. The ULPGC created as well a Scientific and Technological Park (PCT, in Spanish) to ensure a more dynamic transfer of R&D+i results to society in the Canary Islands but also help to launch technology-based companies.
The University of Malaga (UMA) is a public institution, which promotes outstanding research and teaching within the European Higher Education Area. UMA is one of the most dynamic and fast growing research and education institutions in Spain. Its most active research fields, and connected with entrepreneurship, are ICT and BIO. The high-quality research carried out by the University groups joins the companies’ dynamism anticipating a promising future for the development and the business applications. In terms of intellectual property, UMA owns more than 275 patent families in force and, among the pool of Spanish universities, it ranks in Top-10 in number of spanish patent applications filings, and in Top-5 both in number of spanish utility model and international (PCT) patent applications filings, according to the 2021 report of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office.
Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO), founded in 1997, is one of the Spain’s youngest public universities. The university is a dynamic institution dedicated to educating the men and women of tomorrow through strong academic programs, innovative research, and a highly educated faculty. The University has a population of approximately 10,000 students and offers 34 degree programs and 43 masters degree in a variety of academic fields and 9 PhD programs. The Technology Transfer Office (OTRI) of UPO provides support to its research centres and companies, and promote technological innovation through the transfer of research results. Also, the OTRI is a key instrument in the UPO to provide the best technology alternatives and a strategic advice on public funding for R&D&I projects.
The University of Huelva is a young public institution characterized by its flexibility, dynamism and modernity. Likewise, it is a medium-sized University that allows it to be close and welcoming, mainly with the large number of students incoming from outside Huelva, both national and foreign. It is a university fully comitted to the 2030 agenda as well as to equality, equity and sustainability and nowdays it is in the top positions in Transparency in the rankings of Spanish Universities. It has an outstanding international projection especially to Europe, Latin America and the Maghreb. Regarding research and transfer work, it is carried out through its more than 90 research groups that, over the years, have collaborated with several kinds of businesses to transfer their knowledge. In addition, as a consequence of their research, they obtain a multitude of results that can be protected by intellectual property rights, where the areas of Chemistry and Engineering must be highlighted.
The University of Jaén (UJA) is a dynamic public university committed to the new challenges of business and society, which is firmly focused on university-industry cooperation. Currently, the UJA has 124 research groups in different areas of knowledge, which transfer their knowledge, technologies, services and patents to the companies and respond to their needs. The positioning of the UJA in different national and international rankings and in different areas of research and knowledge transfer such as Computing, Food Sciences and Technologies and Atmospheric Sciences stands out.
The University of Cadiz is a Spanish public university ranked among the top 500 universities in the fields of Oceanography (rank 101-150), Mathematics (rank 301-400), Chemical Engineering (rank 401-500) and Environmental Science and Engineering (rank 401-500), according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subjects (2021). In terms of patent applications, it ranks ninth among Spanish universities in number of priority patent applications in Spain and eighth in international patent extension applications, according to the 2021 report of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office.
The University of Córdoba (UCO) is a public High Education and Research Institution in Andalusia. Founded in 1972, the UCO has successfully adapted to look for the future generations demands for excellence in teaching and proven scientific expertise. UCO is one of the most prestigious universities in the country and a pioneer in the field of science, technology, agriculture and food. It is ranked among the top 500 universities in the fields of Agricultural Sciences (96-500), Chemical Engineering (201-300), Food Science and Technology (101-150), Veterinary Sciences (51-300), Atmosferic Science (201-300), Computer science (251-300), and Psychology (251-300). UCO is the coordinating institution of the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence. Its patent portfolio contains 124 live patent families.
The University of Alicante (UA) was created in 1979. It currently has more than 20,000 national students and 3,000 international students and offers 43 undergraduate and 80 postgraduate programs. The UA is proportionally one of the fastest growing universities in Spain. In addition, 3,862 researchers and more than 250 research groups form part of the UA. It also has a wide portfolio of technologies and knowledge available to companies which can be accessed through the following website: http://innoua.ua.es/ The OTRI of the UA is the service in charge of promoting technologies and relating to companies. The OTRI is a point of reference for many companies to which the University provides technical assistance, collaboration in research and development projects and supports the transfer of technology to the business network.
The Miguel Hernández University of Elche is a young and dynamic public University located in southeast Spain, in the Valencian Community, an area of high economic and business potential. Its main office is in the town of Elche, and it is structured in four campuses: Elche, Altea, Orihuela and Sant Joan d’Alacant. The UMH is an advanced University equipped with the most modern infrastructure and technology, which make it possible to be strong in research, and has specialised units directed by highly prestigious professional people.
14176 students; 7 Faculties (Fine Arts, Experimental Sciences, two for Social and Legal Sciences, Social and Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Medicine); 2 Polytechnic Schools; 7 University Research Institutes; 27 academic departments; 13 Research centres. There are in total 26 degrees, 2 Double degree, 51 master’s degrees and 13 doctoral degrees on offer.
The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) was founded in 1971 through the integration of the Higher Technical Schools which up until then made up the Higher Technical Institutes. The UPM has, among its objectives, the creation, development, transmission and criticism of science, technology, and culture. To this end it also works from its Institutes and Research Centres, assimilating the changes taking place in out society and maintaining its vocation for excellence, which is why it has both national and international recognition. The Technical University of Madrid holds double recognition as a Campus of International Excellence, a distinction that refers to the quality of its research and teaching activity.
With a research staff of almost 1,000 people dedicated to biotechnology, we have a Campus of International Excellence, CAMPUS VIDA, designed to promote international excellence and projection of its academic and socioeconomic environment. USC also promotes BioIncubaTech which is the High Technology Incubator for the promotion of innovation and biotechnology transfer in the field of health and food technologies to micro-SMEs. Our university count on an extensive patent portfolio, of which 75% correspond to the biomedical and biotechnological areas. Additionally, we are a key player in the dissemination and commercialization of our patents, thus we are constantly seeking potential clients.
Established in 2003, for the past 20 years, the Catholic University of Valencia has grown in a sustainable way and has not ceased to experience an increase in the number of students and an expansion of the teaching and administrative staff, as well as of the Campus, Degrees and Research Projects. For us, research is one of the key elements for the development of society. Scientific production has continued to grow at a national level, and UCV has joined this trend by strengthening and reinforcing the University's research model. UCV wants to expand its presence in the National and International spheres, consolidating and expanding its collaboration with the main research organisations (both public and private), disseminating and promoting the research results obtained and furthering their transfer to society.
The Andalusian Knowledge Agency (Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento) is a Public Business Agency of the Andalusia Regional Government (Junta de Andalucía) dedicated to promoting knowledge and R&D&I results transfer between Andalusian Knowledge System agents and enterprises, facilitating collaboration agreements at regional, national and international levels. In addition to the actions aimed at promoting the knowledge transfer, it also carries out other activities aimed at promoting of the Innovation Procurement, cooperation between public and private entities, participation in international networks and programmes and, the university quality assurance in university and research activities and institutions.
The University of Seville, as a Public Research Organisation, continuously generates results of great technological value for society. With the development of projects in the various stages of innovation, the exploitation of these results can be guaranteed by legal protection and transfer to the socio-economic sectors concerned. In addition, the appropriate management of intellectual property will ensure the creation of companies based on the promotion of cutting-edge technologies derived from research activities. This legal and transfer protection is provided by patent law.
As a Higher Education Institution, the University of A Coruña (UDC) has developed a comprehensive structure for the transfer of its research results. The UDC has deployed a network of Specialized Research Centres (4) with an advanced performance in ICTs, Building and Civil Engineering, 4.0 Industry and Chemistry and Life Sciences. The UDC has also enhanced the creation of multidisciplinary research groups, in order to bring together these disciplines with the SSH knowledge areas and provide the market with more complex and appropriate solutions to the challenges posed by the private sector. Aimed to achieving this objective, the UDC has created the Knowledge Transfer Office (which currently has more than 30 years of history), as an interface for a seamless interaction between Academy and Business The aim of the UDC is to transfer its advanced knowledge to society and the market, generating a social and economic impact. This strategical vocation is materializing by the development of joint research projects with the Industry, the signing of Research & Development & Innovation agreements, the constitution of spinouts and startups arising from the University Community and of course, the development of patents, software registration and utility models, suitable for being licensed to companies for exploitation. Our mission is to become an efficient, solvent and realiable knowledge partner, dedicated to acommpanying our partners in their development and growth trajectory.
Please, do not hesitate to contact us for further information innovacion.otri@udc.gal
CETEMET is the Technology Centre of Metal-mechanical and Transport. Its aim is to support technological development and to increase the competitiveness of companies in the sector of metalworking and transport with special focus on activities related to the design and development of innovative products and processes, advanced materials and new manufacturing solutions. As a Technology Centre, one of its main activities is to promote technological multidisciplinary research to contribute to generate new knowledge, make progress to the-state-of-the-art and transfer it to the industry
CIVIS, a European Civic University , is an alliance made up of ten leading universities in Europe that aims to create a unique European interuniversity campus that allows you to train, research or work at any of these institutions as if you were at your home university. A eurocampus that already includes more than 470,000 students and 58,000 employees, including 35,000 teachers and researchers. In addition to the UAM, members of the CIVIS alliance are the University of Aix-Marseille, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Free University of Brussels, the University of Bucharest, La Sapienza of Rome, the University of Stockholm, the Eberhard-Karl University of Tübingen, University of Glasgow and Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.
ABG Intellectual Property is a leading European intellectual property law firm. They offer a comprehensive service covering all areas: patents, trademarks, designs, utility models, trade secrets, copyright and plant varieties. The excellent quality IP service and its outstanding team have made that Financial Times includes the company among the Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms list. ABG Intellectual Property has offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao.
Cinfa is the leading laboratory in the Spanish pharmaceutical market, both in terms of values and of drug units dispensed in retail pharmacies. Therefore, it is the laboratory with the greatest presence in Spanish homes, with an average of nine Cinfa medicines per household.
The company is 100% nationally owned, and is based in Navarre, with two plants where we manage the manufacturing processes of our medicines.
Cinfa has over 50 years’ experience, and, as a Group, a team of 2.100 professionals committed to a shared project for health: to offer top quality pharmaceutical solutions for the health and wellbeing of people.
ZBM: European and Spanish IP attorneys, with a strong focus on European work: the vast majority of their client’s cases are prosecuted at the European Patent Office (EPO), or at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in the case of trademarks and designs. They also provide IP services all over the world through our network of associates. Born and based in Barcelona: their headquarters are in the core of the city, and they have offices in Madrid and Copenhagen, to reach a broad range of clients.
BALDER is one of Spain’s most leading edge IP law firms, founded in Madrid in 2012. The team’s mix of nationalities, cultures and backgrounds results in a different, modern, and adaptable approach to IP law. BALDER offers a complete range of legal services designed to help you succeed in a global competitive market. The team of more than 90 academically trained specialists have extensive and proven experience within the sector. BALDER is well known for thinking outside the box, using innovative strategies and determination to ensure that your legal needs are met. Furthermore, they are native speakers of different key languages, such as English, German, Spanish, French, Catalan, Mandarin and Portuguese, ensuring nothing gets lost in translation. At BALDER, talent has no borders: the team is as diverse as the clients, operating across all industries, from start-ups to global corporations. Throughout the 10 years of business, they learned that consistency is essential which is why ISO Quality Standards were implemented from the beginning and ISO certification has been maintained ever since. BALDER's aim has always been to be a state of the art IP law firm, a true pioneer in the field, continuously searching for improvements, to conduct business in an ethical, responsible, and outstanding manner. From trademarks to patents to specializing in IP legal matters in the new era of Web 3 tech, you are covered! BALDER - Smart IP for Smart Businesses!
The Network of Valencian Universities for the promotion of Research, Development and Innovation (RUVID) is an association made up of seven universities in the Valencia Region, and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) as a strategic partner. The purpose of RUVID since 2001 is to promote and facilitate scientific research, technological development and innovation, in all the disciplines in which its associates carry out their activity, to strengthen their role as agents of the Science-Technology-Innovation System. To this end, RUVID promotes lines of cooperation between them and with other System agents.
ClarkeModet, established in 1879, is the biggest international Intellectual Property group in Latin America and an entry point to Europe. With an operational presence in 12 countries, we manage one in every ten patent applications in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking markets. Thanks to our legal, technical, and consulting experiences, we offer innovative solutions and provide comprehensive services to all sectors. We manage the most important Intellectual Property portfolios among the main innovation-generating industries around the world, being a valued partner to maximize their innovation. We help organizations and entrepreneurs from any sector, size, and origin that, just like us, believe in the power of innovation to transform the world.
In Elzaburu we protect, defend and value the innovation and creations of our clients. The ELZABURU Firm is made up of members in a range of different knowledge areas who place all of their skills and efforts at the service of their clients to protect and defend their image, their inventions, and their creations. ELZABURU’s 360º perspective enables us to furnish effective advice on all aspects of industrial property, intellectual property, technology transfer, litigation and ADR, anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy, personality rights, information technology, privacy issues, data protection, cybersecurity, and other commercial and financial issues relating to intangible assets, including valuation. Working together, our lawyers, engineers, chemists, biotechnologists, and other professionals have the necessary business focus to be able to meet the needs of our clients, whatever they are, in all walks of business.
The University of Vigo is a young and dynamic institution located in the heart of the Euro-Region Galicia-Northern Portugal, with a strong commitment to specialization and quality research. As an institution involved in the social and economic environment, the exchange of knowledge is our essential instrument to boost innovation and solutions for society. The University of Vigo has a wide range of capabilities in different domains of knowledge, infrastructures and singular research and innovation centers, which gives rise to an extensive portfolio of transferable results, in many cases protected by patents or other forms of intellectual property and licensed to different companies and entities. These R&D results have also led to the creation of a total of 42 spin-outs since 2004.
The Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS) is a biomedical research centre of marked translational character that takes advantage of the synergies of the University Clinical Hospital of Santiago de Compostela and the University of Santiago de Compostela to promote and encourage excellent research, scientific and technological knowledge and its subsequent transfer to the productive sector, as well as teaching and training, focused on a clear objective: to improve the people´s health. We are more than 1 000 people integrated into 100 research groups, organized into different areas: Oncology, Genetics, Endocrinology, Neurosciences, Cardiovascular or Vaccines.
IDIS tech transfer and innovation unit aims to apply the results of biomedical research to society. We ensure that our research findings are applied to society, and we also contribute towards increasing the hospital’s competitiveness, working along with researchers and collaborating companies which wish to improve their portfolio with innovative products. The last ten years have been extremely intense:
• 10 new license agreements
• 7 spin offs incorporated
• More than 5 M€ grants in different tech transfer calls
• More than 6 M€ of total economical returns
The IMDEA Institutes are research centres of excellence based in the Region of Madrid. They were established as independent foundations between 2006 and 2007 at the initiative of the regional government. They are focused on seven strategic areas for society from a business, scientific and technological point of view: water, food, energy, materials, nanoscience, networks and software. The mission of the IMDEA Institutes is to encourage excellent R+D+I and create an efficient science and technology development model while collaborating with the productive sector.
The Biomedical Research Institute of A Coruña (INIBIC – Biomedical Research Institute of A Coruña) is made up of the Research groups of the Hospital, the University and the Primary Care Area of A Coruña, with the aim of creating a stable collaboration framework, which integrates the basic and clinical research carried out, enabling a more effective transfer to society of the scientific advances obtained in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases. INIBIC is a research institute accredited on March 10, 2015 by the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, at the proposal of the Carlos III Health Institute and the Ministry of Health.
The Intersectorial Technology Alliance of Galicia (ATIGA), created in 2012, is composed by AIMEN, ANFACO-CECOPESCA, CETIM, CTAG, ENERGYLAB, GRADIANT e ITG, the seven Galician Technology Centres of state character. Thanks to the capacities of these reference technology centres, ATIGA acts as a strategic R&D partner for enterprise and offers extensive experience in the development of individual innovation projects or projects in collaboration with other companies for the main strategic sectors of Galicia. Across the cooperation between its members, ATIGA works to achieve the technological excellence, to promote the joint common participation in the development of big projects national and of the EU and to offer to the companies more opportunities of international action. ATIGA is the largest private Alliance in the field of innovation in Galicia and mobiliser of corporate R&D, placing innovation as key to improving production structures and modernising industry. Its challenge is to position Galicia as a technological benchmark, joining forces to compete at national and European level. ATIGA works in the definition of the public policies related to the R&D.
ANFACO-CECOPESCA is a national technological center whose main objectives are promoting the quality, research, technological development and innovation in the marine and food sector. ANFACO-CECOPESCA developes annually more than 100 R&D&i projects of national and international level, mainly in direct collaboration with companies, transferring technological advanced solutions to the industrial sector. ANFACO-CECOPESCA currently has a total of 21 patents related to the development of processing and conservation technologies, new formulas and food products, and the development of systems to improve food safety. The most important are the four related to the development of systems for freezing, thawing, cooking and sterilization based on ultrasound for their application in food processing lines in order to improve the efficiency of the processes in terms of energy savings. This technology will be key in the coming years to carry out the decarbonisation of the sector.
CTAG – Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia is a private non-for-profit research and technology organisation created in 2002 to offer advanced solutions to the automotive, transport and mobility sectors. With almost 1.000 employees, CTAG closely works with the industrial companies, both national and European, supporting their R&D efforts. It also protects the results of its projects and activities: currently, it holds a portfolio of more than 110 patents. CTAG is de owner or co-owner of 60% of them and, in the rest, researchers of CTAG appear as inventors in patents filed by its clients (as a result of technology transfer collaborative projects). CTAG’s patents cover a wide variety of themes, all related to its core competencies: manufacturing processes, new materials, and electronics & intelligent transport systems.
Gradiant, Spanish ICT technology centre, aims to improve the competitiveness of companies by transferring knowledge and technologies in the fields of connectivity, intelligence and security. With more than 130 professionals and 14 applied patents, Gradiant has developed more than 340 different R&D&i projects, becoming one of the main engines of innovation in Galicia. In 2021, Gradiant’s turnover reached 6 million euros, working with more than 370 clients in 30 countries since 2008. With a strong focus on IP, Gradiant has developed technology assets that have been licensed worldwide, launching its first spin-off, Alice Biometrics, in 2019. Two more spin-offs are expected to be constituted in the next 12 months.
Tribalyte Ideas is a Spanish intellectual property (IP) firm founded in 2015. Our services focus on patent drafting, prosecution, and defense of patents at national and international level. Our professionals are a highly qualified team of European Patent Attorneys, Spanish IP Attorneys, patent advisers, engineers, and paralegals, with deep technical and R&D&I knowledge. We design personalized intellectual property strategies for companies and research institutions, pursuing their satisfaction through our commitment, honesty and precision. We are specialists in managing projects related to engineering, physics, telecommunications and software, chemistry, food technology and biotechnology. Our team of professionals are able to offer the best strategy to implement your idea.
The Andalusian Public Progress and Health Foundation M.P. is in duty of technology transfer of the Andalusian Public Healthcare System (SSPA) that is managed by Technology Transfer Office (OTT-SSPA). By defining and implementing the most suitable protection strategy (patents, utility models, intellectual property registry, etc), its goal is to add value to these technologies and attract the interest of industrial partners to develop and exploit them.
The National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), founded in 1942, is the public research organisation (OPI) attached to the Ministry of Defence, specialising in Aerospace, Security and Defence and Naval R&D. With its extensive infrastructure in terms of research, development, measurement and testing facilities and laboratories, INTA makes a significant contribution to a large number of scientific and technological programmes
The Health Knowledge Agency (ACIS) is a public Galician agency that was created to become the chief element of the health knowledge and innovation ecosystem in Galicia.
A new vision to face knowledge challenges. The most valuable tool for health professionals to care for health is knowledge. Experience, training, research, innovation and new technologies guarantee the constant improvement of the health practice, and it is necessary to comprehensively manage them all to obtain maximum value as far as patients are concerned.
Our mission. ACIS is the Galician Public Health System instrument used to optimally disseminate knowledge since the time it emerges until it is transferred to society. To achieve this, it includes the following in the same value chain:
• Training for healthcare professionals.
• Health research.
• Innovation from an open approach, not only for results to be transferred from the laboratory to hospital beds and also to the market, but also for them to generate economic returns that result in public health.
• Assessing technologies to ensure that the most innovative ones are applied in accordance with top security criteria.
The Universitat Jaume I (UJI) is a young university located in the city of Castelló whose mission is to further knowledge by conducting high-quality research that is capable of reaching society. Since 1991, the UJI has earned a reputation for serious and relevant scientific work. The research developed at the UJI is a good starting point for the implementation of innovative solutions for companies and administrations.
The University CEU Cardenal Herrera is a public service privately managed university and belongs to the Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU, the largest private initiative educational institution in Spain, which includes three Universities in its unique structure. From its origins it has been represented by the pioneering character and contribution to the technological and scientific development proceeding from the efforts of its capable personnel aside from the resources and means obtained, as well as the dissemination and practical implementation at the local, regional, national and international level.
CSIC’s office in Valencia “La Casa de la Ciència” manages knowledge and technology transfer in the Valencian Community by connecting the 11 CSIC’s research institutes in the region with the private sector worldwide through R&D projects under contract, IPR licenses and other collaboration mechanisms. With more than 40 patents available for licensing and more than 100 research groups, CSIC’s institutes in Valencia can cover a wide range of industrial demands in multiple sectors.
The University of Valencia was founded in 1499. In the Academic Ranking of World Universities, popularly known as the Shanghai ranking, UV is placed among the 300 best academic institutions in the world. UV is the first Valencian university in that ranking and is among the five best in Spain. Furthermore, UV is the first Spanish university in Chemistry, and second in Physics, according to the scientific areas ranking of Nature Index. Regarding its intellectual property rights, UV owns more than 230 patent families in force, and filed more than 45 patents in 2021, in different industrial sectors.
The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is a public higher education institution hosting over 36,000 students and employs over 5,000 people (teaching, research, administrative, support staff). UPV accounts for 82 research structures, 893 lines of research, 503 patents and software, and 24 spin-off companies. It is the leading technological university in Spain according to international rankings (e.g. Shanghai Ranking of World Universities). UPV has repeatedly been ranked among the top five European universities in student exchange figures under the Erasmus Programme. UPV has wide experience in EU-funded project management and takes part in different actions (H2020, FP7, Tempus, Alfa, Erasmus Mundus, US-Atlantis, LLP networks and multilateral projects, Creative Europe, Erasmus+) and in several international networks such as ANUIES, Magalhaes, Santander Group, CONAHEC, CARPE, or SEFI.
The Andalusian Institute for Agricultural, Fisheries, Food and Organic Production Research and Training (IFAPA) is an Administrative Agency of the Andalusian Government created by the Law 1/2003 of the Parliament of Andalusia, integrating a network of 15 research and training centres, existing for over 40 years. It is linked to the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development and is related to the sector through the participation of 11 professional organizations of agriculture and fisheries in its Social Council. The institute's mission is to contribute to the modernization of agriculture, fisheries and food of Andalusia and improving its competitiveness through research, innovation, technology transfer and training of professionals in these sectors
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