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.
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.