Friday, April 24 2020
Dia · Setmana
The European Commission has created the #EUvsVirus challenge to develop solutions to the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 pandemic. This hackathon will take place on 24, 25 and 26 April and will service to bring together researchers, entrepreneurs, investors and experts from all over Europe to work together in developing solutions simultaneously.
Date: Friday 24, April2020 - 17:00h
End date: Sunday 26, April2020 - 19:00h
Organiser: European Commission
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
- 9:30-10:00 Welcome and introduction. Júlia Palma. Entrepreneurship and innovation manager at UAB Research Park.
- 10:00-13:00h Introducing creativity to identify new business opportunities and entrepreneurship and skills to develop. Fernando Ozores. Responsible for business development and strategic consultancy at Buenaidea. This session provides the key factors that can help individuals, teams and organizations to foster their creativity. Beyond the creativity techniques, there is much to learn about how we organize the creative processes and lead the team of your future research projects.
- 14:30-17:30h How to design better products/services through empathy with your client/user. Joan-Albert Garcia Moga. Creativity and innovation expert at Area Training. With this tool you can test the idea to the market and receive inmediate feedback from users/clients so it can be improved faster and be more competitive, and above all understand user/client needs.
- Design Thinking: How to design better products/services by understanding the problem/needs first.
- Design Thinking: How to validate your idea without spending the budget in unwanted solutions.
Place: Via Teams
Date: Tuesday 2, June2020 - 09:30h
End date: Tuesday 2, June2020 - 17:00h
Organiser: Parc de Recerca UAB
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
- 9:30-10:30h The Tech Transfer Ecosystem:
- Jordi Naval. Life Sciences Entrepreneur. CEO at Biocat. Co-Founder of Aelix Therapeutics, Genocosmetics Lab and Entrepreneur School.
- 10:30-12:00h Successful cases of research transfer:
- 12:00-13:00h Tech Transfer programmes. Presentation of successful Tech transfer programmes where scientist can apply:
- The Collider. Manuel Palacín. Program Manager at The Collider, the tech-transfer program of the Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation.
- CaixaImpulse, Alexandre Esteban. Programme manager-Department of Research and Innovation at “la Caixa” Foundation.
- Catalyst Europe, Ernest Lara. Catalyst europe Manager at Massachusett Institute of Technology.
- MOEBIO – CRAASH, Raquel Riera. Director of Moebio at Biocat, BioRegion of Catalonia.
Place: Via Teams
Date: Wednesday 3, June2020 - 09:30h
End date: Wednesday 3, June2020 - 13:00h
Organiser: Parc de Recerca UAB
Monday, June 15, 2020
International Conference "From So Far to So Close. Addressing the Refugee Phenomenon: History, Sociology, Technology"
The conference is divided into three different sessions. The first one will delve around the history of forced displacement in 20th century Europe. The second will develop a sociological perspective about the phenomenon of refugees, tackling different approaches such as research, NGOs and refugee experiences. Finally, the third one will deal with the technological part of the project, setting up a discussion with colleagues belonging to similar projects as SOCLOSE.
Concerning participants, the meeting is opened to all SO-CLOSE members. Moreover, the idea is to open the meeting to people coming outside the project who could be interested in the topics addressed in the panels (students, researchers, NGOs, refugees, policy makers, etc.)
Place: Virtual Format
Date: Monday 15, June2020 - 09:30h
End date: Tuesday 16, June2020 - 14:00h
Organiser: SO-CLOSE Project
Thursday, July 2, 2020
- Virtual B2B | 8.00h - 13.00h
During this networking session you will be able to build new connections and to find new clients and potential partners relevant for your business.
- Workshop | 14.00h - 17.30h
This session will highlight the current state of play of biofoundries and how they are going to revolutionise manufacturing processes, examining some of the challenges related to injecting industry constraints into early phase of bioprocess development. Moreover, leading researchers from the IBISBA network will introduce the IBISBA concept, looking at its biofoundry activities and how these fit into the wider framework of end-to-end bioprocess development which is being promoted by IBISBA. Last but not least, the workshop will host speeches by Prof. Paul Freemont (Imperatial College London, UK), Head of Structural and Synthetic Biology Department of Infectious Desease, member of the Global Biofoundries Alliance, and by Sunil Chandran (Amyris, USA), Head of R&D involved in the development of commercial biofoundries.
Date: Thursday 2, July2020 - 08:00h
End date: Thursday 2, July2020 - 17:30h
Organiser: IBISBA network
Monday, July 13, 2020
Date: Monday 13, July2020 - 18:00h