The goal is to speed up the transfer of technologies developed in the six BIST research institutes to the marketplace.
The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the ESADE Business School will organize a course “From Science to Business” with the goal of accelerating the transfer of technologies developed in the BIST research institutes to the marketplace.
This intensive three-day course is aimed at scientists who work in the six BIST centres, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), the Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE), the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona). “From Science to Business”, which was created by ICFO and has been offered there for six years with excellent results, will take place from 31 May to 2 June at the Pedrables Campus of the ESADE Business School, in Barcelona.
“The initiative to undertake this course is in line with the BIST’s strategic objectives, which include promoting opportunities to transfer the cutting-edge science being developed in the six centres, fostering collaboration among researchers in the different knowledge areas, and offering high level training for PhD students, postdocs and group leaders,” highlights Dr. Montserrat Vendrell, Director General of BIST.
The course, taught by specialised faculty from ESADE, is divided into three areas: innovation and strategy, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance.
About IRB Barcelona
Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).