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The Open Innovation Forum is a program that features a matchmaking platform that puts companies with challenges in touch with research groups from the BioRegion. Its aims are: to find ways to improve the product/service and development processes, offer new products, improve quality, provide support for validation and prototyping and explore new areas of interest. 

In 2022, 15 companies and 40 problem solvers took part in the program. There were 57 meetings held to try to provide a solution to the 31 challenges posed, all in the life sciences and healthcare, food, chemistry, energy and resources, industrial systems and mobility arenas.


companies participating with innovation challenges


organizations that have provided ad-hoc solutions


challenges published

This initiative was promoted by Biocat, Bosch i Gimpera Foundation, UAB Research Park, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), UPF Ventures and CIT-UPC. With collaboration from the European Union and the European Regional Development Fund, and help in identifying companies and challenges from ICMAB (CSIC), Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), University of Barcelona (UB), University of Girona, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Rovira i Virgili University (URV Foundation), Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), Food Innovation Network and XRES4S.

Descripció del funcionament del programa Open Innovation Forum
How the Open Innovation Forum works.
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