Fifth edition of the Open Innovation Forum 2022

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Once again, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC), through the UPC BarcelonaTech Technology Center (CIT UPC), is participating in the Open Innovation Forum, which this year celebrates its fifth edition. This is an open, continuous innovation programme that is organised into six areas of knowledge: Health and Life Sciences, Food, Chemistry, Energy and Resources, Industrial Systems and Mobility.

The Open Innovation Forum offers a platform for contact between companies seeking to solve innovation challenges in different areas of their activity and research centres that, through their work, allow innovation to be driven forward. In short, the aim is to accelerate the transfer of knowledge and technology to society by connecting the agents in the innovation system.

The initiative is organised by Biocat, together with CIT UPC, Bosch i Gimpera Foundation, and UAB Research Park. The institutions that are helping to identify the companies and challenges are: Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC), University of Barcelona (UB), University of Girona (UdG), Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Rovira i Virgili University (URV Foundation), Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), Catalonia Food Innovation Network and XRES4S.

Registration for the fifth edition of the Open Innovation Forum will be open until 15 December 2022, at this link. Whether you are a company with innovation challenges or a research centre or group with an interest in bringing your research to the market, the programme will help you to make your challenges and solutions known.

The 2021 edition in numbers

A total of 24 companies and 48 solvers registered in the fourth edition, from which 42 innovation challenges emerged. Over 80 meetings were held during the course of the programme.

Terrassa Open Innovation Forum

In the framework of the 2022 edition, with the aim of promoting the transfer of knowledge and technology from university to business and to make visible the collaborating research groups from Terrassa University Campus, the Innovation and Universities services of the Terrassa City Council, through the Terrassa Open Innovation Forum programme, are organising an on-site session on 27 October, from 9.30 am to 1 pm, at the headquarters of the Terrassa Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The session will present three best practices of university-business knowledge transfer, with the participation of the Centre for Advanced Technologies in Mechanics (CATMech) and the Centre for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development (CD6), of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), and the Image Processing and Multimedia Technology Center (CITM), affiliated to the UPC:

  • The CUPRA Gamified Car case: digital technologies applied to the car of the future, by CITM.
  • The case of technological innovation in hospital engineering, by CATMech and the Mútua Terrassa Foundation.
  • The case of the photonics project applied to the construction sector, by CD6.

More information on the programme and registration for the session here.


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Once again, CIT UPC is participating in the Open Innovation Forum, which this year celebrates its fifth edition. An open and continuous innovation programme, structured in six areas of knowledge: Health and Life Sciences, Food, Chemistry, Energy and Resources, Industrial Systems and Mobility.

The Open Innovation Forum offers a platform for contact between companies seeking to solve innovation challenges in different areas of their activity and research centres that, through their work, allow innovation to be driven forward. In short, the aim is to accelerate the transfer of knowledge and technology to society by connecting the different agents in the innovation system.

The initiative is organised by Biocat, together with CIT UPC, Bosch i Gimpera Foundation, and UAB Research Park. The institutions that are helping to identify the companies and challenges are: Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC), University of Barcelona (UB), University of Girona (UdG), Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Rovira i Virgili University (URV Foundation), Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), Catalonia Food Innovation Network and XRES4S.

Registration for the 5th edition of the Open Innovation Forum will be open until 15 December 2022, at this link. Whether you are a company, with innovation challenges, or a research centre or group, with an interest in bringing your research to the market, the programme will help you to make your challenges and solutions known.

The 2021 edition in numbers

In the fourth edition, a total of 24 companies and 48 solvers registered, from which 42 innovation challenges emerged and more than 80 meetings were held over the course of the programme.

Terrassa Open Innovation Forum

In the framework of the 2022 edition, with the aim of promoting the transfer of knowledge and technology from university to business and to make visible the collaborating research groups from Terrassa University Campus, the Innovation and Universities services of the Terrassa City Council, through the Terrassa Open Innovation Forum programme, are organising an on-site session on 27 October, from 9.30 am to 1 pm, at the headquarters of the Terrassa Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The session will present three best practices of university-business knowledge transfer, with the participation of the Centre for Advanced Technologies in Mechanics (CATMech) and the Centre for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development (CD6), of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), and the Image Processing and Multimedia Technology Center (CITM), affiliated to the UPC:

  • The CUPRA Gamified Car case: digital technologies applied to the car of the future, by CITM.
  • The case of technological innovation in hospital engineering, by CATMech and the Mútua Terrassa Foundation.
  • The case of the photonics project applied to the construction sector, by CD6.

More information on the programme and registration for the session here.