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A strong, well structured, market oriented transfer system

Technology transfer is one of the most critical areas of action for achieving a highly innovative, competitive and prepared Catalonia. That’s why Biocat analyzes the needs of the Catalan healthcare system and identifies priority areas of innovation to drive projects on an international scale. Additionally, we organize matchmaking activities to promote collaborative relationships among stakeholders in the health ecosystem (researchers, pharma and biotech companies, investors, etc.) and foster agreements between projects at research institutes and hospitals, and potential investors and licensees.

Biocat also works with the Administration and facilitating bodies to establish funding and coordination mechanisms to accelerate project valuation and bring about incentive policies for the research community, doctors, healthcare personnel and innovation managers.

Noteworthy activities

  • Periodic meetings with heads of transfer offices (TTO) at Catalonia’s research and knowledge organizations to share experiences and identify needs.
  • Platforms to help put together early stage projects and investors to drive entrepreneurship and scale up projects, like the Invest BioRegion Portal.
  • Accelerate the introduction of innovations into the Catalonia Health System through the Catalan Health System Innovation Access Program (PASS)
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Fostering innovation, technology transfer and entrepreneurship

Tech Transfer Day

Tech Transfer Day, promoted by Biocat, has consolidated its position as the benchmark gathering of Technology Transfer Offices (OTTs) and Innovation Agents from universities, research centers, technology institutes, and research institutes of hospitals in Catalonia.

The event, aimed at sharing experiences and fostering collaboration among the various stakeholders in the health innovation ecosystem, includes multiple presentations and networking sessions. It also showcases the latest sector developments, funding opportunities, and introduces new acceleration programs and activities focused on promoting technology transfer.

The third edition of the event, held in April 2024, brought together over 120 participants.

El Tech Transfer Day es consolida com la trobada referent d’oficines de transferència de tecnologia i innovació del sector a Catalunya
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