On May 30th, our Fusion Group had the pleasure of organizing a training webinar on technology transfer for all the partners of the FusionCAT consortium. After two years of intensive work on several assets within the project, the time to explore collaborations with the industry partners is getting closer. This webinar set the basis for the best exploitation strategies for doing so.
The first session included two talks covering different aspects of protecting intellectual property. The talks were “Intellectual property rights: how to protect inventions and creations” given by Tribalyte‘s CEO Dr. Nicolás Escudero and “Introduction to Copyright & Software Licensing” given by Barcelona Supercomputer Center‘s (BSC) Technology Transfer Officer Sandra Ramos. The talks emphasized the types of protection that apply to our field of research: copyright, software licensing and patenting.
In the second session, Sandra Ramos and BSC‘s technology transfer manager Anna Escoda presented the talk entitled “Technology Transfer and exploitation pathways”. This talk focused on the practical aspects and examples of technology transfer, clarifying ownership of the intellectual property and the different types of exploitation models.
After going through the particularities of licensing openly, either to specific companies or using spin-off companies, the last talk concluded with examples of successful spin-off companies from Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) that allow the researchers to develop their research careers at the same time as their industrial ones.
The webinar is organized under the auspices of the FusionCAT project with reference number 001-P-001722 that has been 50% co-financed with € 1.960.963,66 by the European Fund for Regional Development of the European Union within the framework of the 2014-2020 ERDF Operational Program of Catalonia, with the support of the Generalitat of Catalonia.