We aim to bring to society the outcomes of our research by establishing mechanisms that route basic research towards commercial or social innovation and by raising the awareness and understanding of our science among the general public.
The BIST and its centers 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 centers 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 programs to bring science closer to society
BIST centers have founded 24 spin-offs since 2004, 21 of which are active companies that together employ more than 100 people.
Graphene Powered Mobility
Created in 2016 as a spin-off of ICN2 that works on energy storage based on graphene and applied to mobility technologies.
Spin-off company created in 2014 with participation from ICN2 that works on the creation of advanced photochromes.
This spin-off of ICN2 created in 2016 is a nanobiotech company focused on the development of new diagnostic tools.
Spin-off of ICFO founded in 2017, exploits photonics technologies and leverages the maturity of the semiconductor manufacturing industry to develop quantum technologies for the cyber-security and super-computation worlds. [+]