SCIENCE MEETS INDUSTRY: Building Collaborations

Event Details

This event finished on 21 June 2022

  • Venue: IESE Business School
  • Address: South Campus, Av Pearson 21, 08034 Barcelona
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Tech Transfer and Valorisation of Scientific Projects: How to Collaborate with Industry to Increase the Impact From your Research


The programme will focus on providing participants with the required tools and information to facilitate the transfer and valorisation of research results to the market, specifically via the development of partnerships with corporate clients. It will also provide a space to showcase, co-create and work on two real case studies: two research projects of the GraphCAT initiative.

This programme is meant to be an introductory workshop targeting all researchers (Postdocs and PhDs) involved in the BIST-GraphCAT community.

The programme will provide researchers with the tools to better understand the opportunity behind scientific projects in terms of valorization, commercialization and partnerships with industry. It should also provide researchers with an understanding of how the corporate world works.

It is a hands-on approach that will also provide tools to learn how to work with peer researchers in multidisciplinary teams and increase skills in communication, sales pitch, strategy and other technical aspects related to the commercialization process, using two graphene-related research projects of the GraphCAT initiative.



Day 1: Monday, 20 June: Seminar and Roundtable

9.30h – 10.00h Registration & Welcome
10.00h – 11.00h Defining Market Opportunity
11.00h – 12.00h Market Validation & Competition
12.00h – 12.30h COFFEE BREAK
12.30h – 13.30h Product Development
13.30h – 14.30h LUNCH
14.30h – 15.30h Exploiting your technology
15.30h – 16.00h COFFEE BREAK
16.00h – 17.15h Roundtable Discussion around Transferring Knowledge and Technologies and Partnering with Corporates
17.15h- 17.30h Day 1 Q&A and Wrap-up


Day 2: Tuesday, 21 June, 2022: Bootcamp

9.30h – 10.00h Check-in and welcome coffee
10.00h – 10.30h Project Briefing – Introduction to the two case studies selected for the Bootcamp
10.30h – 13.00h Teamwork on articulating the value proposition and identifying potential customers with the support of mentors
13.00h – 14.00h WORKING LUNCH IN TEAMS
14.00h – 15.30h Teamwork on preparing their sales pitch for corporate customers with the support of mentors
15.30h – 16.30h Team Presentations
16.30h – 17:00h Wrap Up and Award

Please note that while the seminar has a capacity of up to 70 people, the bootcamp is limited to 30. Selection will be made on a first come, first served basis. If you register and cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer your seat to someone else in the waiting list.


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This event is part of the GraphCAT initiative, the Graphene Community of Catalonia.

The GraphCAT project (001-P-001702) is co-financed by the European Union Regional Development Fund within the framework of the ERDF Operational Program of Catalonia 2014-2020 with the support of the Department de Recerca i Universitats, with a grant of 50% of total cost eligible.



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