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
Founded in 2017 by ICN2, IGTP, and ICREA, this spin-off develops and commercialises treatments for auto-immune disorders with a special focus on Diabetes I and Multiple Sclerosis. [+]
ICREA and IRB Barcelona spin-off created in 2019 that specialises in discovering and developing therapeutic biologics targeting tumor metastatic-initiating cells and lipid metabolism. [+]
This IBEC spin-off was launched in 2021. It delivers deep insights into metabolic kinetics at the cellular level, improving the quality of life and eliminating erroneous, or even hazardous, medical treatments. [+]
Spin-off of ICFO launched in 2022 that produces transparent photovoltaic modules to convert sunlight to electricity with a high potential to be integrated within any type of object or vehicle. [+]