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Twenty company representatives and some thirty researchers participated in the second Open Innovation Forum 2019 at the Barcelona Science Park (Photo: Biocat).

Second Open Innovation Forum hosts 50 meetings of companies and research centres

After the great success of the first edition, the second meeting of the Open Innovation Forum was held on July 11 at the Barcelona Science Park. During the event, 76 meetings took place between nearly twenty company representatives and some thirty researchers from universities and technology centers interested in applying their research to the Catalan business.


The Barcelona Science Park is one of the entities collaborating in the Open Innovation Forum. The program gives companies the chance to share their innovation challenges and get proposals from research groups and centers to solve them.

The online platform will be open throughout 2019 and innovation challenges or solutions can be submitted all year long. A committee will assess these challenges and choose the most relevant ones, which will get feedback on possible solutions from Catalan innovation stakeholders and university research centers. 

he Open Innovation Forum is 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 program is also supported by the Barcelona Science Park, Obra “la Caixa”and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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