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Open Innovation Forum

The Open Innovation Forum is a program that allows companies to share their innovation challenges and get proposals from research groups and centers. Therefore, it is a great opportunity to meet the right collaborator to tackle your innovation challenges.

 

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How does it work?

The submission process for innovation challenges follows these steps:

  • Participants register on the online platform.
  • Companies provide a description of the challenge, explaining their need, which will be visible to potential problem-solvers.
  • The problem-solvers analyze the challenge, ask their questions and request pertinent information.
  • Companies get solution proposals. It will take roughly 60 days to receive a proposal after the challenge is submitted.
  • Work sessions with the research groups selected for having the most interesting proposals.

Editions:

Open Innovation Forum 2020 – 3rd edition

The call to participate in the 3rd edition of the Open Innovation Forum is now open. The program is open year-round and divided into six areas of knowledge: healthcare and life sciences, food, chemistry, energy and resources, industrial systems and mobility.

Two events will be held in 2020 in digital format: the first one on July 15 and the second one on December 3.

The Open Innovation Forum is organized by Biocat, ACCIÓ, Universitat de Barcelona, Fundació Bosch i Gimpera, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Parc de Recerca UAB, Universitat Pompeu Fabr and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Collaborators: ICMAB, Universitat de Girona, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, XaRTA, XRB, Beuty Cluster Barcelona, CataloniaBio & HealthTech, FemCat, VHIR, pimec.


Open Innovation Forum 2019 – 2nd edition

The second edition of the Open Innovation Forum was held in two working days. The first was held at the CaixaForum in Barcelona on April 3, 2019, the second took place on November 19, 2019 at the Barcelona Science Park (PCB).

The last edition of the Open Innovation Forum, in 2019, had around 80 challenges from 33 companies and more than 100 registered solvers, and throughout the year, about 180 meetings were held.

The initiative was organized by Biocat, ACCIÓ, Universitat de Barcelona, Fundació Bosch i Gimpera, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Parc de Recerca UAB, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and IDIBELL.


Open Innovation Forum 2017 – first edition

The first Open Innovation Forum was held at the Fira de Barcelona (Gran Via) on October 5, 2017. It saw nearly 150 participants from 54 organizations, who held 131 meetings to tackle 76 challenges, including developing geolocation tools for pharmaceutical products, new technique for encapsulating aromas, fragrances and bioactive ingredients, 3D printing materials, new molecules for the cosmetics sector and tools to predict market power costs.

The initiative was organized by Bosch i Gimpera Foundation, UAB Research Park, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, IQS Tech Factory, ACCIÓ and Expoquimia-World Chemical Summit.

 

 

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