We aim to bring the outcomes of our research to society by establishing mechanisms that route basic research towards commercial or social innovation and by raising the awareness and understanding of our science in the general public.
The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and its centres are active agents in the development of the science and innovation ecosystems with which they interact, without forgetting their own role in disseminating knowledge and their relationship with the educational system. Technology transfer and industry relations must be part of the working model so that those inventions generated by our research groups are transformed into innovations that reach society.
To achieve these goals, BIST and its centres are developing actions oriented to:
• Developing a culture of innovation within the BIST community
• Supporting the creation of new companies
• Organizing entrepreneurship training activities
• Developing outreach programmes to bring science closer to society
The BIST centres have founded 30 spin-offs, 27 of which are active companies that together employ more than 150 highly qualified personnel including leading research scientists and highly-trained business professionals, among others.
ICREA and IRB Barcelona spin-off created in 2019 that specializes in discovering and developing therapeutic biologics targeting tumor metastatic-initiating cells and lipid metabolism [+]