Fourth edition of the Open Innovation Forum 2021

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December 14, 2021
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CIT UPC has participated in the fourth edition of the Open Innovation Forum (OIF), a programme to put into contact companies that propose technological challenges and research groups that offer solutions to them. A total of 19 companies and 48 problem-solvers participated in the 2021 edition, and 81 meetings were held to try to resolve the 42 innovation challenges proposed by the companies. Based on these meetings, the partners will draw up collaboration contracts to formalise the start of new innovation projects.

The Open Innovation Forum is an open, continuous programme divided into six areas of knowledge: Health and Life Sciences, Food, Chemistry, Energy and Resources, Industrial Systems and Mobility. In this fourth edition, the programme started with an online meeting on 14 July. In the second meeting of the forum on 1 and 2 December,  47 meetings were held between 18 companies and  28 problem-solvers, to resolve the 37 innovation challenges presented.

The Open Innovation Forum provides a platform for connection between companies that seek to innovate in areas of their activity and research centres that, through their work, could help to promote innovation in the companies. In short, the aim is to accelerate knowledge and technology transfer to society through the connection between agents in the innovation system.

El The Open Innovation Forum is organised by Biocat, Fundación Bosch i Gimpera, UPF Ventures, the UAB Research Park and CIT UPC. Collaborators include the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the Pere Virgili Institute for Health Research (IISPV), the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the University of Barcelona (UB), the University of Girona (UdG), the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), the Rovira i Virgili University (Fundación URV), Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), the Catalan Food Innovation Network (XIA), the Catalonian Reference Network on Food Technology (XRES4S), CataloniaBio & Health Tech with the support of ACCIÓ y FEDER.