New concepts will be analysed and discussed to optimize the transfer of knowledge between the public and private sectors, and consequently to promote a greater and faster benefit of this knowledge to society.
The Centres of Excellence Severo Ochoa and Units of Excellence Maria de Maeztu are research structures with highly competitive strategic research programmes in the frontiers of knowledge. They are among the best in the world in their respective scientific areas. The evaluation and selection process is carried out by an independent international committee of prestigious scientists with high impact.
ICMAB was recognized as a Centre of Excellence Severo Ochoa in 2015.
One of the basal pillars of every research institution of excellence is the transfer of the knowledge it generates and the valorisation of this knowledge to society. This idea guides the second meeting of the Spanish Centres of Excellence "Severo Ochoa" (CSOs) and the Units of Excellence "María de Maeztu" (UMMs), 100xCiencia.2, under the title: Co-creating Value in Scientific Research. Representatives of all the CSOs and the UMMs (scientific directors, transfer and innovation managers, communication and dissemination managers) will meet in Alicante on 2-3 November 2017 with outstanding representatives of the knowledge-based industry, economy and administration.
The meeting includes conferences given by women of recognized international relevance in different areas of research, innovation and knowledge valorisation management, as well as roundtables shared by CSOs and UMMs researchers with representatives from the industry, technology transfer offices, policy and economic management. Also included in the program are short presentations of the most successful CSOs and UMMs in transfer and innovation and experts in this area. Dialogue and exchange of experiences and good practices will be fostered throughout the whole meeting, with the fundamental purpose of strengthening the capacities of knowledge transfer and enhance the social impact of the research work developed by the centres and units of excellence of our country.
All the Centres and Units of Excellence are invited to register and attend the meeting. Members of each centre will participate in the event, especially Directors, Managers, Communication Officers, Technology Transfer and Project Managers. From ICMAB, Xavier Obradors (Director) and Anna May (Communication) will participate in the event.