Improving the return on R&D investments

What is?

The KIMconference is the most important technology transfer event in Spain. An event to discover and share new ideas on innovation, financing, marketing, internationalization and more.

KIMconference 2016
“Innovation as a business growth driver”

Topic:
How generating innovative solutions for enterprises in terms of funds, networking, valorization and commercialization of technology can promote your business to grow.

Language:
English – Spanish translation service available for attendees.

4 reasons to attend the event

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High level speakers from the innovation sector

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Interactive Format Plenary sessions in a discussion format and workshops with experts to discuss about burning issues on innovation.

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Space for networking

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Excellent location Take advantage and discover Barcelona! See video!

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14th June 2016

Palau Macaya, Barcelona (Spain)
Passeig de Sant Joan, 108


 

 

Programa

 

8:30-9:00       Registration

9:00-9:30       Institutional welcome

Representatives of Catalan and Spanish institutions

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Fundació La Caixa

Mr. Josep Ollé

Director of the Palau Macaya

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Member of Knowledge Innovation Market’s board

Dr. Joan Parra

General Director of LEITAT

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Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona

Mr. Miquel Valls i Maseda

President

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9:30-10:45     From Business to Science

In this session we will discuss the need to adapt basic research to market needs, through a better relationship between the company and the university, where the business sector finds or develops together with universities the technological solutions required to solve real problems that allow greater competitiveness and business growth based on improvements in innovation.

Startlab

Mr. Stephen Dunne

Managing Director of Starlab Barcelona

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Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT)

Ms. Paloma Varela García

R&D+i and Engineering Director

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Philips

Dr. Andrea Marcello

Intellectual Property Counsel

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Verhaert

Mr. Sam Waes

Manager (ESA Technology Broker Network Manager)

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Moderated by:

Knowledge Innovation Market

Dr. Angela Zennaro

Technology Transfer Manager

10:45-11:30   Coffee & Networking – Multifuncional space

Innovation projects presentation zone and Networking zone

  • Networking zone
  • B2B zone: find your partners for your H2020 proposal
    • Table 1: Circular economy and energy efficiency projects
    • Table 2: New materials, nanomaterials and space materials
  • Innovation projects presentation zone: Aquapath (KIM); Ecowama (Fraunhofer & KIM), INTEFIX (CECIMO), Lumentile (KIM), Nanocate (KIM), Nawades (Hidroquimia & KIM), Reground (University duisburg-essen & KIM), Thermaco (TUC, IETU & KIM).

11:30-12:30   Corporate Entrepreneurship or how to enlarge companies’ innovation perimeter

In this session we will discuss about new business models that allow innovative companies to grow. More specifically, we will define the corporate entrepreneurship model and the needs and challenges of companies willing to implement it.

First class organizations that are working with models of corporate entrepreneurship (tbc).

Barcelona Drucker Society and Lead To Change (LTC)

Mr. Xavier Marcet

President

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Repsol S.A.

Mr. Juan Luis Rodríguez Sánchez del Álamo

Deputy Director, Innovation Projects

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Hewlett-Packard

Mr. Josep Tarradas

R&D Director

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Wayra Barcelona

Mr. Julian Vinué

Director at Wayra Barcelona (Telefónica)

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Moderated by:

Knowledge Innovation Market

Dr. Elisenda Casanelles

Commercialization Responsible

12:30-14:00   Parallel sessions

Work sessions (participants by invitation and limited places for attendees)

Work session 1- What do you need to know when you present your business idea/R&D results to an investor?

The goal of this session is discussing about emerging trends in funding R&D in the coming years and the types of projects that are intended to finance.

Fluidra Accelera

Mr. Joan Albà

Founding Partner

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Repsol Energy Ventures

Ms. Marta Borao Muñoz

Investment Manager

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META Group srl

Mr. Andrea Di Anselmo

Vice President

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European Investment Fund

Mr. Oscar Farres

Investment Manager

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Moderated by:

Knowledge Innovation Market

Mr. Eri Vázquez

Advisor

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Work session 2- How to create a successful model for promoting corporate entrepreneurship? The Barcelona Business Excubator program.

This session aims at exchanging perceptions of the corporate entrepreneurship concept according to the experiences and needs of companies applying or willing to apply this model as a business growth strategy. A new program that aims at mentoring companies in this process will be introduced, the Barcelona Business Excubator program, and it will be modeled taking in account the needs of the companies participating.

Knowledge Innovation Market

Mr. Carlos Álvarez

Marketing & Sales Director

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Barcelona Drucker Society and Lead To Change (LTC)

Mr. Xavier Marcet

President

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Repsol S.A.

Mr. Juan Luis Rodríguez Sánchez del Álamo

Deputy Director, Innovation Projects

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Hewlett-Packard

Mr. Josep Tarradas

R&D Director

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Wayra Barcelona

Mr. Julian Vinué

Director at Wayra Barcelona (Telefónica)

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Moderated by:

Member of Knowledge Innovation Market’s board

Dr. Joan Parra

General Director of LEITAT

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Work session 3- The contribution of the European Commission in promoting circular economy.

In this session the importance of creating / participating in innovation projects that meet market needs as the empowerment of circular economy will be discussed.

Suez Environment

Dr. María José Amores

Researcher “Climate Change Impact Programme”

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Fraunhofer

Mr. Maximilian Kotzur

Researcher Engineer

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Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas

Mr. Janusz Krupanek

Researcher

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IWW Water Centre

Prof. Dr. Rainer Meckenstock

Member of board of directors

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Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas

Ms. Izabella Ratman-Klosinska

International Business Manager

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Hidroquimia

Mr. Angel Teno

Project manager and RDI developer for water treatment

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European Commission

Ms. Lana Žutelija

Policy Officer

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Moderated by:

Knowledge Innovation Market

Mr. Josep Vicent Pastor

European Projects Manager

14:00-14:30   Event closing

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Knowledge Innovation Market

Mr. Eri Vázquez

Advisor

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14:30              Lunch

Moderated by:Eri Vázquez, with the surprising scientific experiments of Dani Jiménez, physicist and scientific communicator.
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In its 8 editions, we’ve had in the event:

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Lessons learned

Since the first edition of the KIMconference, we’ve extracted many reflections, knowledge insights and conclusions from the invited speakers, the attendees and KIM’s team.

Here are some of them:

 

Previous editions

KIMconference 2015 | “Industrial and Corporate Innovation: Empowering new models”

If you missed the KIMconference 2015, in this section you will find a collection of the best pics, lessons, posts…
See you in the next edition!

 

KIMconference 2014 | “Smart sustainable innovation”

If you missed the KIMconference 2014, in this section you will find a collection of the best pics, lessons, posts…
See you in the next edition!

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