UB, the most innovative university in Spain
The University of Barcelona is once more, for its fourth year in a row, the most innovative university in Spain. This is stated in the new edition of the ranking Reuters Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities. This list identifies those institutions that contribute the most to science, invention of new technologies and global economy.
The UB holds the 75th position and it is listed among the top 100 most innovative universities worldwide, apart from maintaining its leading positions in Spain. The Technical University of Catalonia, the University of Valencia, the Technical University of Valencia, and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona are some of the other Spanish centers listed among the top 100 in innovation. The ranking is led by the KU Leuven (Belgium), the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Imperial College of London.
Reuters lists the universities according to the amount of patent fillings, and regarding the UB, it was about 84 between 2012 and 2017; the relation of submitted and given patents, which was at 50 % for the UB, and the commercial impact of basic university research, calculated out of the academic article citation of the institutions. The tasks on transfer and knowledge of the University of Barcelona are carried out by Bosch i Gimpera Foundation.