2019 Open Innovation Forum call for challenges and solutions now open

The 2nd annual Open Innovation Forum is here. This program allows companies to share their innovation challenges and get proposals from research groups and centers.

The Open Innovation Forum is divided into six areas of knowledge (healthcare, food, chemistry, biotech/medtech, cosmetics and energy). Any companies and stakeholders that are interested in participating can send in proposals through the end of 2019. This way, innovation challenges will be received all year long. In 2019, several events will be held so that companies and problem-solvers can meet face-to-face.

A committee will assess the challenges sent in and choose the most relevant, which will get feedback on possible solutions from Catalan innovation stakeholders and university research centers. They will also be invited to gatherings with the problem-solvers. It will take roughly 60 days to receive a proposal after the challenge is submitted.

The Open Innovation Forum is organized by BiocatBosch i Gimpera FoundationPompeu Fabra UniversityUPF VenturesAutonomous University of BarcelonaUAB Research ParkPolytechnic University of CataloniaIDIBELL and ACCIÓ. The first Open Innovation Forum, held in 2017, saw nearly 150 participants, 54 organizations, 76 challenges and 131 meetings.

If you have any questions, contact Biocat Innovation Project Manager at or +34 93 310 33 30.


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