The challenge of science entrepreneurship
"Science entrepreneurship in changing times" is the title of the Symposium of the Spanish Association of Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (AEECT), which happens next Wednesday, 5th June, in the Palau de Congressos of Fira de Barcelona, within Biz Barcelona, the fair of entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises.
The opening event will be chaired by the Rector, Dr Dídac Ramírez. Other participating personalities are: Dr Juan M. Vázquez, Director General of Scientific and Technical Research of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness; Dr Enric Claverol, Director of the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI); Dr. Manuel Pérez Alonso, professor at the University of Valencia and President of AEECT; Dr. Xavier Testar, professor from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the UB and Deputy President of AEECT, and Dr. Josep M. Piqué, Councillor of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP) and President of the Scientific Committee of the Technological Circle of Catalonia (CTECNO).
AEECT, an association created in 2012 within the First National Congress of Entrepreneurial Scientists which happened in Valencia, aims at promoting scientific and technological entrepreneurship, fostering the creation of science and technology based-companies in public and private sectors, and supporting entrepreneurial attitudes in science, technology and knowledge transfer.