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.
The submission process for innovation challenges follows these steps:
Registration for the 5th edition of the Open Innovation Forum will be open until December 15, 2022. Whether you are a company with innovation challenges or a research group with an interest in bringing your research to market, the program will help raise awareness of your challenges or solutions. Sign up now!
The initiative is organized by Biocat, Fundació Bosch i Gimpera, UAB Research Park, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), UPF Ventures, CIT-UPC. Collaborating European Union, European Regional Development Fund. Organizations that help identify companies and challenges: ICMAB (CSIC), Biomedicine Research Institute (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, XRES4S.
The fourth day of the Open Innovation Forum took place last July with the first online meeting between companies and research groups.
The initiative culminated with a second meeting in which, through an agenda of pre-arranged interviews, companies and researchers were able to meet to explore new opportunities to develop innovative projects. The second meeting took place on December 1st in digital format.
48 solvers and 24 companies were registered in the program, from which 42 innovation challenges arose and more than 80 meetings took place throughout the program.
The initiative is organized by Biocat, Fundació Bosch i Gimpera, UPF Ventures, Parc d'Investigació de la UAB, CIT-UPC, IDIBELL y ACCIÓ. Collaborators ICMAB (CSIC), Institut de Recerca en Biomedicina (IRB), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Universitat de Girona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Fundació URV), Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR), Xarxa d’Innovació Alimentària y XRES4S.
The third edition of the Open Innovation Forum was held in two meetings throughout 2020, both in virtual format. The first day was held on July 15, 2020 and the second on December 3.
The 2020 edition was attended by 23 companies and 101 problem-solvers. In total, throughout the year, 137 meetings were held to try to attempt to resolve the 52 innovation challenges the companies posed.
The iniciative was 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.
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.
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.