€7 millions to boost knowledge transfer
The Ministry of Science and Innovation is subsidizing 35 innovative projects in OTRIs, 30% more than in 2010. Catalonia, one of the communities most benefited by this project.
The Ministry of Science and Innovation (Micinn) has granted €7 millions in subsidies for 35 innovative projects in the call to support transfer in research centers (Inncide), which is 30% more than the budget approved for 2010. The average grant per project was €200,000.
Inncide aims to foster knowledge transfer by strengthening and consolidating the Offices for Transference of Research Results (OTRI). This project subsidizes the OTRI Strategic Transfer Plans, which lay out, for a period of four years, the organization’s transfer objectives, strategies and activities to be carried out, as well as other points.
The organizations that have received grants are technology centers (15), universities (8), healthcare organizations (5), public administrations (4), public research bodies (2) and university/enterprise foundations (1). The communities with the largest number of organizations recognized are Catalonia, Madrid, the Valencian Community and Murcia.
Noteworthy in the 2011 call is the number of licensing contracts expected to be signed by grant receivers (480) and the royalties to be received (€17.3 millions), double that of 2010.