The Collider programme to support scientific entrepreneurship is promoted and cofinanced by the Catalan Government’s Ministry of Business and Knowledge and the Mobile World Capital Foundation. The fifth edition has been launched to bring science closer to the market and foster an entrepreneurial attitude in universities and research centres, to generate high added value spin-offs based on disruptive technologies for industry and society.
The Collider is a project designed to bring to fruition some of the agreements adopted in the framework of the Catalan National Pact for the Knowledge Society (PN@SC). These include the promotion of systematic, cross-cutting collaboration between key agents of the transfer and innovation ecosystem of Catalonia; the promotion of strategic planning actions that relate research and innovation in cross-cutting technology areas; or the promotion of programmes to support the creation and growth of companies based on knowledge and deep tech.
The Collider has launched a Call for Technologies based on challenges designed by over 100 corporations, grouped into 5 main sectors: Health, Industry 4.0, Energy, Mobility and Agri-Food.
In addition to the Call for Technologies, the 15 best projects solving industry challenges will be selected and invited to take part in the programme.
The call will close on 7 March 2021.
Further information on the programme is available here.