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Assistance for startup creation

  • UPC has a section dedicated to innovation that includes startup creation and patents. https://www.upc.edu/en/r-d-i/innovation
  • Entrepreneur space: https://www.upc.edu/emprenupc/en
  • The Entrepreneurship Space Emprèn UPC is a space for students and recent graduates (< 2 years) who have a business idea and need a place to make it real. At the Entrepreneurship Space Emprèn UPC they will be able to develop it in its initial phases, receiving training and personal advice.
  • Emprèn UPC, to which you can access with the UPC student card all year round, takes up a surface of more than 500m2 and has workspaces for groups from two to six people. It includes a meeting room that can hold up to nine people, areas habilitated for networking and a shared resources area. The Space Emprèn, which also integrates a storage room and a service room (kitchen and dining room), is equipped with 30 lockers and Wi-Fi.
  • It is foreseen that the period of occupancy of the workspaces will be of a maximum of a year.
  • The Entrepreneurship Space Emprèn UPC is a project brought to you with the collaboration of Ajuntament de Barcelona (Barcelona Activa).

Preparation, advice, and submission of patents

  • UPC provides the following service regarding patents:
    Teaching and Research Staff
    -Advice on the protection of the results of the research
    -Determination of the type of protection, geographical scope, etc.
    -Advice to establish the most suitable strategy to follow with each one of the results of the research
    -Management of the UPC patent portfolio:
    1.Registration and processing
    2.Tracking of applications and patents
    3.International extensions (PCT, EP, US, …)
    -Valuation of the UPC patent portfolio
    -Promote culture of protection in the area of ​​research
    1.Conferences on patents by researchers
    2.Training in aspects related to industrial and intellectual property
    -Help researchers to export the protected results of research to the industrial environment, contacting companies, creating synergies with agents that facilitate this transfer.
    -Negotiate and manage licenses that allow you to obtain a return of the protected results.
    -Measure the patentability of the inventions that arrive at the office, through the analysis of searches in specialized BBDD.
  • Companies
    Access to the catalog of UPC technologies: Technology Offers
  • Students
    The Espai d’Emprenedoria Emprende UPC a space aimed at students or recent graduates who have a business idea and need a space where they can make it happen. In the UPC Emprèn Space they will be able to develop it in initial phases receiving training and advice: Emprèn UPC http://www.upc.edu/emprenupc/ca

Industrial outreach

  • UPC has a specific section CIT UPC dedicated to the relations between Academy and Industry looking for Technology Transfer. http://cit.upc.edu/en
  • They participate in the European Project “Science 2 Society” about Best Practices for Open Innovation. They give support to the UPC students, predocs and postdocs. They want to programme in their activities a visit for foreign visitors to show what the UPC is.


Coronavirus pandemic

Dear TERRINet applicants and future users,

we sincerely hope that you are staying safe in these challenging times that we are facing at the moment. The current emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic has deeply changed our lives. The recent and progressive lock-down forced us to reorganize our working routines in smart working modalities and to shut down the TERRINet infrastructures. Therefore, we regret to inform you that Trans-National Access has been suspended until further notice.

However, we would like to reassure you that we will keep evaluating the proposals submitted for Trans-National Access regularly. Indeed, despite access cannot be allowed for a while, the selected users will be queued and access will take over gradually as soon as the situation will allow it. We also inform you that a special application mechanism has been settled in TERRINet to mitigate the delays that will occur due to the COVID-19.

The Open Call no. 4 is currently open: we are accepting proposals under the new mechanism called "first come, first served". Proposals are directly forwarded to the evaluation panel as soon as they are submitted. Proposals submitted closer to the deadline will be dispatched after that. The deadline for the Open Call n.4 will be on May 31, 2020.

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