Activities and specific objectives.

BIOTRANSFER 2 is Biopharmac and Biotransfer projects continuation. It develops a group of activities that are grouped around three main specific objectives:

  • To put in Value the investigation results through connection of companies and research groups.
  • To put in value the research results through the preparation and funding of concept tests and prototypes that allow the investigation results to reach the needed maturation to be transferred to the bussines world.
  • To provide with tools for the entrepreneurship in the biotechnology field.

It's main objective is to implement a profitable biotechnology research model in which the R&D activity of the participating regions is aligned with the needs of the companies or is the engine for the creation of these. That is, to PROMOTE THE TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY.

To put in Value the investigation results through connection of companies and research groups.

Update and upgrade Biotransfers (INTECH) Observatory of Biotechnology research.

Bringing together research groups and companies that may have common interests and stablish collaborations (without specific funding for the collaboration) throgh:

  • Organization of different meetings (formal and informal), events, or talks, that become a meeting point between both "parties" as a way to facilitate the collaboration between research groups and companies.

  • Participation in events organised outside the scope of the project (scientific congresses, innovation forums, etc) where both "parties" join together, fostering common spaces to facilitate collaboration.

  • "Information Days" events to promote the transfer of research results and exchange of experiences in each region.

  • Update the catalogue (Observatory) of research resources (services and solutions that provide their research) and companies that need, or may need, biotechnology solutions to improve their products or services.

To put in value the research results through the preparation and funding of concept tests and prototipes that allow the research results to reach the needed maturity to be transferred to the bussines world.

Encourage agreements between companies and research groups for the concept tests and prototypes development.

  • Agreements to try out the commercial viability of a research result (prototypes development and concept tests).
  • Agreements, developed from the concept test results to implement improvements in the tested services or products.
  • Explotation agreements for a product or service.

Provide tools for entrepreneurship in the biotechnology field.

  • Encourage entrepreneurship between researchers and the spin off creation.
  • Make available for Tenerife and Terceira technological parks the "virtual Bioincubator" tool with a dual purpose:
  • To ease the biotechnology entrepreneurship on-line advice.
  • Boost and increase the compaies installation at both technological parks.

BIOTRANSFER2 will have a management system in which its evolution is controlled, by measuring and registering indicators on a regular basis. At the beginning of the project, an identification and monitorisation system will be implemented that will allow the state of execution of the project to be known. This system will include a tool to control costs, risks and incidents, in order to mitigate possible negative impacts on the project execution.

The communication of our results, especially the catalogues of research groups and companies and the creation of collaborative spaces, is fundamental to achieve the interconnection between both actors. Likewise, communication must reach the whole society. Therefore, the events organized during execution (activity 2) will be used to also carry out dissemination activities (activity 4). The activities aimed at the "return of results" have been diversified into: one Project presentation action; two transfer days actions; one project closing action; several less formal events for more specific audiences. We will take advantage of the website of the predecessor project and we will ensure a more frequent presence through the use of ICTs and social networks, reinforcing communication and dissemination through online media. The presence in the written press will be sporadic, since we are committed to more dynamic communication methods, rather than traditional media.

Comunicación.

  • On-line media, mainly social networks.
  • 4 seminars to share experience and transfer results:
  • 2017 - Tenerife.
  • 2018 - Cabo Verde and Azores.
  • 2019 - Madeira.
  • Meetings, events, acts, talks, etc... formal and informal targeted to more specific publics.
  • Webpage.

It is essential the project results dissemination. In particular to obtain the effective connection between researchers and companies.
The dissemination media that would be used are:

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