Severo Ochoa Programme 2018-2022 Pillar 4: Cross-cutting Areas - Exploitation of research outcomes

The ICN2 is determined to boost the impact on society of the technologies it develops. The consolidation and growth of the Business and Innovation Office is a direct result of this goal.

  • Licenses and spin-offs

    Two programs were started to support proof-of-concept projects and establishment of spinoffs.

    • 18 new patents have been filed
    • 5 new technology licenses have been issued
    • 2 new spin-off companies have been established
  • Professional development and training in innovation

    15 PhD students and early Post-Doctoral Fellows attended (or are selected for the next edition) the Science to Business annual course by ESADE, Barcelona's top Business School, through a collaboration between ICN2 and BIST.

    Internally, two open-community events were held at ICN2 as primers for researchers interested in innovation.

  • Collaborations with local hospitals

    7 agreements were signed and 2 joint research applications were submitted.

  • International Events

    We participated in various international events, where an average of 10 ICN2 technologies were showcased:

    • Graphene 2018 Conference (Dresden, Germany)
    • Mobile World Congress 2019 (Barcelona, Spain)
    • Graphene 2019 Conference (Rome, Italy)
    • Nanotech 2020 (Tokio, Japan)
  • B&I Communication

    7 new technology flyers and 8 technology Business Case reports were designed

Different actions under the Severo Ochoa Programme will detect and support technology transfer from the early stages and guide the institute’s participation in spinoffs and other routes to market.

Business development training and mentoring will be also offered through courses and an ICN2 Inventor’s Guide. A Business Advisory Board will be established to promote new cooperation agreements and boost the institute’s presence at congresses, trade fairs and networking events.

Action Manager

Dr Pablo Pomposiello Miravent
Head of Business and Innovation