Technological Transfer

Technological Transfer

Technological Transfer Programme

From the Botin Foundation, we intend to contribute to a cultural change thanks to which, researchers seek both knowledge per se as well as its conversion to innovation and development.

Technological Transfer Programme
Meeting of researchers from the Technology Transfer Programme, 2015

This change in culture – and therefore in the way of doing science – is what the Foundation seeks, at the same time that it promotes the professionalisation of transfer tasks from the detection of the idea to its commercialisation, through the corresponding development.

For this, the Botin Foundation provides research institutions and their scientists with resources and professional support so that their results are transferred to society, generating social and economic development.

Therefore, research projects in the biomedical and biotechnological area are developed according to criteria and values that help to fulfil the main objective of the  Technology Transfer Programme, and that will allow us to consolidate our vision in the long term:

  • Assume that researchers’ work is basic research and respect their freedom.
  • Provide them with personal and material resources, but not structural, in those tasks that can be transferred.
  • Incorporate the support of a team of highly qualified professionals and specialisation in the transfer process.
  • Achieve fluid communication between the parties involved, with the aim of making mutual TRUST the main work tool.

The Botin Foundation also works on the identification of unresolved aspects in the national science and technology system, which allow it to design new programmes and strategies that will have an impact on society.

What do we do and how do we do it?

To meet the objectives set, the Botin Foundation makes a series of  financial and management resourcesavailable to the selected researchers.

Management, in particular, constitutes the most important pillar of the Botin Foundation’s contribution. These management resources are applied to technology transfer, and must essentially serve to:

  • Early identification of promising ideas.
  • The evaluation of their exploitation potential.
  • The choice of the most appropriate procedure for the protection of intellectual and industrial property.
  • The search for the necessary technological, industrial or investment partners to bring the technologies or products to the market.

Science Network

Dr. Juan BuerenMadrid     Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medio Ambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) Avda. Complutense, 40. 28040. Localización
Dr. Mariano Esteban Dr. Juan OrtínMadridCentro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB/CSIC) C/ Darwin, 3. 28049. Localización
Dr. Eugenio Santos SalamancaCentro de Investigación del Cáncer (CIC/Universidad de Salamanca/CSIC) Campus Miguel de Unamuno. 37007. Localización
Dr. Carlos Belmonte Dra. María DomínguezAlicanteInstituto de Neurociencias (IN/Universidad Miguel Hernández/CSIC) Ctra. Valencia N-332, km. 87. 03550. Localización
Dr. Jesús ÁvilaMadridCentro de Biología Molecular Severo-Ochoa (CBMSO/CSIC) C/ Nicolás Cabrera, 1. 28049. Localización
Dr. Joan Guinovart Dr. Modesto Orozco Dr. Eduard Batlle Dr. Raúl Méndez Dr. Salvador AznarBarcelonaInstitut de Recerca Biomèdica (IRB Barcelona) Parc Científic de Barcelona – Baldiri Reixac, 10. 08028. Localización
Dr. Carlos López OtínOviedoUniversidad de Oviedo (UO) C/ San Francisco, 1. 33003. Localización
Dra. Mª Teresa MirasMadridFacultad de Veterinaria – Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) Av. Puerta de Hierro, s/n, 28040 Madrid. Localización
Dr. José López BarneoSevillaUniversidad de Sevilla (US) C/ San Fernando, 4. 41004. Localización
Dra. Laura LechugaBarcelonaInstitut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2/CSIC) Campus UAB, Edifici ICN2. 08193, Bellaterra. Localización
Dr. Manuel Serrano Dra. María A. Blasco Dr. Óscar Fernández-CapetilloMadridCentro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO) C/ Melchor Fernández Almagro, 3. 28029. Localización
Dr. Luis Serrano Dr. Juan ValcárcelBarcelonaCentre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG) C/ Dr. Aiguader, 88. 08003. Localización
Dr. Ángel Carracedo Santiago de CompostelaUniversidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC) Plaza do Obradoiro s/n. 15782. Localización
Dr. Francesc Posas Dr. Ricard SoléBarcelonaUniversitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Plaça de la Mercè, 10. 08002. Localización
Dr. Manuel EstellerBarcelonaInstitut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL) Avinguda de la Gran Via, 199-203. 08908. L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. Localización
Dr. Josep SamitierBarcelonaInstitut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya (IBEC) Parc Científic de Barcelona. C/ Baldiri Reixac, 10. 08028. Localización
Dr. Gustavo Guinea MadridUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) C/ Ramiro de Maeztu, 7. 28040. Localización
Dra. Isabel FariñasValenciaUniversitat de València Avda. de Blasco Ibáñez, 13. 46010. Localización


Information about the area of Science

Find out about all the courses of action and programmes in the "Science" area of the Botin Foundation.

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Science Team

Science Team

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