Nora Ventosa, Scientific Director of NANBIOSIS Unit 6, is the president of the new Association of TECNIO. the association to promote technology transfer to Catalonia that was established on November 8, 2021 with the collaboration of all Catalan universities, the I-CERCA foundation and the CSIC.
This association promotes technology transfer to companies through the connection of research groups with TECNIO, as it is the case of the DBA. An initiative that includes the support of the Generalitat per mitjà d’ACCIÓ, the agency for the competitiveness of the company of the Departament d’Empresa i Treball.
The new Associació TECNIO is made up of 59 research groups that currently hold the TECNIO accreditation granted by ACCIÓ, a seal that identifies technology developers in Catalonia to facilitate the connection between the companies.
The objective of this new entity is to group and make visible the activity of the research groups within the TECNIO sector, encourage collaboration and promote them as an instrument of connection between the business sector and the administration. As part of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the University of Barcelona, the University of Girona, the University of Lleida, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the Pompeu Fabra University, the Ramon Llull University, the Rovira i Virgili University, the University of Vic , the I-CERCA foundation and the CSIC with the aim of accelerating the transfer of knowledge from the research laboratory environment to society.
At the presentation ceremony of the new association, which took place at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), participated the Minister of Business and Employment, Roger Torrent i Ramió; the Regional Minister for Research and Universities, Gemma Geis; the General Director of Industry and CEO of ACCIÓ, Natàlia Mas; the general director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Lluís Juncà; the rector of the UAB, Javier Lafuente; and the president of the TECNIO Association, Nora Ventosa.
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