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The FBG presents the 2018 results with 789 projects managed for 32.67 M€
The Bosch i Gimpera Foundation has published the 2018 activity report commemorating the 35 years being an instrument of relationship...
Noemí Pereda «Bullying is the least of the problems. Most forms of violence against children occur at the hands of an adult»
The Child and Adolescent Victimization Research Group (GReVIA) of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Barcelona fights to...
Second Open Innovation Forum hosts 50 meetings of companies and research organizations
Approximately twenty company representatives and some thirty researchers participated in the second Open Innovation Forum 2019, a program organized by Biocat that...
Improving the quality of life of patients with ALS through the joint collaboration of Podiatrists and Neurologists from the UB
It is estimated that around four thousand people in Spain suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease with...
Javier Iglesias «Our smart light makes indoor areas healthier for people»
Since January, Javier Iglesias has been the new CEO of Enlighting Technologies (ET), a spin-off of the University of Barcelona...
Bluephage, a spin-off of the UB, receives 250,000 euros in aid and already exceeds one million euros in capital contributions
The biotechnology company Bluephage has received €250,000 in NEOTEC aid for business projects requiring the use of technologies or know-how...
Enlighting Technologies increases its capital by 450,000 euros for its smart lighting system
People spend 90% of their time under artificial light that affects their biorhythms, mood and activity levels. With the technology...
Andreu Farran «Food products are improving, but it all depends on consumer demands»
Andreu Farran, a biologist who specializes in nutrition, is part of the Applied Nutrition team of the Physical Activity and...
Researchers from the UB and IDIBELL are promoting a fund-raising campaign to design personalised medicine against GRINopathies
Disorders relating to GRIN gene mutations, known as GRINopathies, are an ultra-rare neuropaediatric disease, with only 500 cases diagnosed worldwide....
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....
The Bosch i Gimpera Foundation participates in five clusters in Catalonia
Encouraging contacts between researchers and research groups at the University of Barcelona and companies and other players in the same...
Mel Solé «Consumers today are more diverse, better informed, more demanding, and less loyal»
Dr. Mel Solé, from the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona, is the principal investigator of...
New Center Focuses on Research, Education, and Industry Applicability of Mediterranean Dietary Principles
The Torribera Mediterranean Center (TMC), a joint project of the University of Barcelona and The Culinary Institute of America, recently...
New method to reduce alcohol volume and content in wine
Climate change is leading to more dry and hot summers, a phenomenon that favours an early ripening of grapes and...
The XII edition of the Social Council of the UB and the FBG awards is already open
The awards of the Social Council of the University of Barcelona and the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation for the transfer...
Carles Escera «The quality with which sound information reaches a baby’s brain can predict its future reading ability»
Dr. Carles Escera is the principal investigator of Brainlab, which belongs to the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of...
Agreement between Virtual Bodyworks and the Los Madroños Hospital to apply an immersive virtual reality technology to the rehabilitation of brain damage
Virtual Bodyworks, a spin-off of the University of Barcelona (UB), the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) and...
The University of Barcelona is the leading Spanish university in terms of European patent applications
According to the report of the European Patent Office (EPO) published this week, the UB is the leading Spanish university...
The FBG awards €100,000 for the valorisation of four UB research projects
On 5 March, the FBG awarded the Valorisation Fund (FVal) grants of the Fund for the Promotion of Innovation (F2I)....
A project on artificial intelligence enables the improvement of colorectal cancer screening
The project Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Diagnosis by AI, led by researchers of the University of Barcelona, was among the five...
EUDONORGAN project, led by the UB, the FBG and the DTI, at the European Parliament
More than 120 professionals from the field of health and other experts from thirty-three countries worldwide have taken part in...
GSK shows interest in eight UB research projects for its DPAc programme
Following the presentation of the Discovery Partnership with Academia (DPAc) programme, attended by some fifty researchers of the University of...
Eva Estébanez «If we can prevent androgen receptor dimerization, we can stop the progression of prostate cancer»
Dr. Eva Estébanez leads a research project that has detected a new family of compounds that paves the way for...
‘Software Fallo 0′, a UB project to create an error-free software system
All software contains bugs; even the software that controls the aeronautical or military industry has bugs in its final version....
TERMOVOLCAN, a project to promote the exploration of geothermal resources in the Canary Islands
The volcanic activity of the Canary Islands, with fourteen historic eruptions in the last 500 years, makes it the only...
A genetic study managed by the FBG reveals the success of the reintroduction program of the green turtle in Cayman Islands
The reintroduction program for the green turtle in the Cayman Islands was crucial in re-establishing the nesting population of this...
Jordi Renom «We have found tests in which an unanswered question shows who is best qualified»
At the Department of Social and Quantitative Psychology of the University of Barcelona, Dr. Jordi Renom works on the methodological...
GSK looks among UB researchers for collaborators to develop new drugs
The British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is looking for research teams with unique skills and expertise with whom to develop...
The Drinking Water Library project concludes with the creation of the drinking water bacteria database for MALDI-TOF MS
The Drinking Water Library project, funded by the Retos-Colaboración 2015 (RTC-2015-4496-2) programme, concluded on 31 December last after three years...
Mireia Freixa «Being a good person should be more important than being a great researcher»
Mireia Freixa has headed the Research Group on the History of Contemporary Art and Design (GRACMON) since its creation in...
Awards of the Board of Trustees of the UB and Bosch i Gimpera Foudation to research and knowledge transfer
On Tuesday December 11, the Aula Magna of the Historical Building held the award ceremony for the Awards of the...
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...
Three new UB research groups obtain the TECNIO certification
The University of Barcelona has three new TECNIO research groups. This certification, granted by the Generalitat de Catalunya with the...
430,000 euros to develop new therapies to repair the heart after a heart attack
Heart failure is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Scientists have observed that the molecular mechanisms...
Mario Montes «Less than ten companies in the world manufacture optical tweezers, and we are one of them»
Mario Montes is a co-founder of Impetux, a spin-off of the University of Barcelona. This spin-off is one of the...
Researchers at the UB develop first liquid triple treatment for tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs and is among the top ten causes of death worldwide....
La Marató 2017 grants biomedical research projects on infectious diseases
The edition of La Marató de TV3 in 2017, dedicated to research on infectious diseases, has granted a total of...
Braingaze launches BGaze Light, a computer programme that uses artificial intelligence techniques to improve the diagnosis of ADHD
Braingaze, a spin-off of the University of Barcelona, has launched a new tool to facilitate the diagnosis of the Attention...
Santiago Vázquez: «It is necessary to find a specific treatment for acute pancreatitis»
Dr. Santiago Vázquez and his team have synthesized a compound capable of avoiding the degradation of an anti-inflammatory naturally produced...
ColorSensing, a new spin-off of the UB that provides information about the quality of packaged foods without opening them
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), every year 1,300 tons of food are wasted...
Bluephage increases capital by €702,000 to consolidate its technology for the analysis of the microbiological quality of water
Bluephage has closed a new capital increase of € 702,000. This is the second round of investment attraction carried out...
The Bosch i Gimpera Foundation celebrates 35 years as the UB’s technology transfer office
For thirty-five years, the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation (FBG) has been connecting the University and the business world with the...
Elena Lauroba «We have made it possible for people to live longer, but not necessarily better»
Dr. Elena Lauroba, from the Faculty of Law of the University of Barcelona, takes part in the study “Towards active...
Get ready, the F2I is back with € 130,000 to foster innovation at the UB!
Do you have an idea with a high transfer potential but you lack the resources to carry out a proof...
Promising family of compounds against multi-resistant bacteria
Infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria are difficult to treat, as they require expensive alternatives that entail side effects and...
The fourth edition of Science + Partners brings together researchers and investors
On 23 July, the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation hosted the fourth edition of the Science + Partners event, which brought...
ICCUB becomes a Scientifica International technological partner
The Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICCUB) of the University of Barcelona has signed an agreement with the company Scientifica International to work...
Carmen Escolano «We have a candidate compound that improves behaviour and cognitive deficit in two animal models»
Carmen Escolano leads a team of researchers from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Science who, together with researchers from...
Cutting-edge technology to streamline catering services and promote healthy habits
Deep learning is a field of artificial intelligence that in recent years has revolutionized the market and our daily life...
Bluephage is awarded the ACCIÓ prize by the Paris office for the best proposal in the field of health sciences
Bluephage, a spin-off of the University of Barcelona dedicated to the development and marketing of solutions for the control of...
Manuel Vázquez «This drug could treat fatty liver and insulin resistance»
While searching a treatment for type 2 diabetes, Dr. Manuel Vázquez discovered an HRI activator that could be used to...
A new generation of devices to revolutionize the production of electronic circuits
A new kind of devices developed by the team of Dr. Albert Cirera at the Faculty of Physics of the...
Rosina Girones «Until recently, we didn’t have standard techniques to see whether food was virus-free or not»
Rosina Girones leads the Laboratory of Virus Contaminants of Water and Food (VIRCONT) of the Faculty of Biology of the...
A new therapeutic strategy for the most common cancer in men
Prostate cancer is the most common malignant tumour in men in industrialized countries. In Catalonia, the number of cases has...
The Bosch i Gimpera Foundation grants €24,000 to promote the creation and maturation process of new spin-offs
The Bosch i Gimpera Foundation has awarded a total of €24,000 within the framework of the Mentor in Residence (MIR)...
Albert Zamora «In a few years Virtual Bodyworks will likely be attractive enough to be bought»
Albert Zamora defines himself as a ‘serial entrepreneur’. Throughout his career he has created a dozen companies of which he...
The University of Barcelona has submitted over a thousand patent applications
In 1989 the University of Barcelona started managing the patent protection of the research results generated at the University, first...
David Ricart «The pharmaceutical industry has turned to the university to see what we are doing»
David Ricart is a project manager at CEREMET, the Centre for Research on Metabolism of the Faculty of Biology. This...
Science + Partners, the consolidation of a meeting point between investors and scientists
Science + Partners has become a must for researchers interested in enhancing the value and appeal of research projects that...
Daniel Prades «We make labels for packaged food that allow us to tell what is going on inside the package»
The Department of Electronics and Biomedical Engineering of the Faculty of Physics has developed a sensor the size of a...
UB researchers awarded by the Mobile World Scholar Challenge
Researchers from the DataScience@UB research group Albert Díaz-Guilera and Josep Perelló, researchers of the Institute of Complex Systems of the...
DBGen, a new spin-off of the University of Barcelona dedicated to the genetic diagnosis of visual pathologies
Human beings are essentially visual and the loss of vision implies a disability that impacts the quality of life of...
F. Javier Luque «We aim to design new tools that increase the success rate of new drug candidates»
Javier Luque recently received the Antoni Caparrós prize, awarded by the Social Council of the UB and the FBG to...
The FBG awards €100,000 to four UB projects for the valorisation of research
On 18 January, the FBG presented the grants of the Valorisation Fund (FVal) of the Fund for the Promotion of...
Teresa Tarragó «Investing in biotech is helping to build a better society and a better world»
Teresa Tarragó is co-founder and CEO of Iproteos, a spin-off from the University of Barcelona devoted to the research and...
Awards of the UB Board of Trustees and Bosch i Gimpera Foundation to research and knowledge transfer
Yersterday the Aula Magna of the Historical Building of the UB held the ceremony for the Awards of the Board...
The UB generates a collective economic impact of € 6,42 in the European economy per every received euro
On Friday, December 1, the second report “Economic contribution of the LERU universities”, created with data from 2016, by the...
Researchers seek partners and investors in Health & Bio Team Dating to bring their research to the market
Representatives of a total of 24 biomedical research projects have taken part in the third edition of Health&Bio Team Dating,...
Josep Mª Suñé «Many of the prescription drugs people take have been formulated by us»
With a background in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Josep Maria Suñé is the director of the Drug Development Service (SDM),...
Get a mentor for your project. Last days!
The deadline for submitting an application to the Mentor in Residence (MIR) call for hiring an external professional to advise...
Cristina Malagelada «We can now know when and how severely will a patient with Parkinson’s disease suffer from dyskinesia»
The research group led by Dr. Cristina Malagelada of the Department of Biomedicine of the Faculty of Medicine of the...
Mireia Ribera «Technology should adapt to people, not the other way around»
Mireia Ribera leads Adaptabit, a research group devoted to digital accessibility in teaching, research, and teaching innovation at the Faculty...
Get ready, the F2I is back with € 124,000 to foster innovation at the UB!
Do you have an idea with a high transfer potential but you lack the resources to carry out a proof...
CRB to licence novel fluorescent dyes with the University of Barcelona and University of Edinburgh for in vitro research
Cambridge Research Biochemicals (CRB), offering over 37 years of expertise in the custom supply of research reagents, namely peptides and...
CaixaImpulse funds an FBG project to palliate Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the University of Barcelona have been awarded a grant within...
CaixaImpulse funds an FBG project to develop a Point of Care portable device
Point of Care systems are the future in the detection of diseases that require rapid and accurate diagnoses. In the...
@urGENTestimar_bot, a conversation tool for research and artistic creation in FiraTàrrega 2017
@urGENTestimar_bot is the visible digital part of a citizen science project born with the aim of exploring the strength of...
Olga Jubany «It is not that there is more discrimination, but there are more platforms to give voice to it»
Providing empirical foundations for those who can transform projects into actions is the goal of the research carried out by...
Bluephage closes its first round of capital increase
Bluephage, a spin-off of the University of Barcelona, has just closed its first round of capital increase for €180,000. The...
The University of Barcelona, winner of Essity’s Global University Challenge
The University of Barcelona has won the Global University Challenge 2017 in the category of Engineering, competing with 86 teams...
Entrepreneurship and Scientific Quality in the Third Edition of Science + Partners
The third edition of the Science + Partners meeting, organized by the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation, took place on 30...
Jordi Alcaraz «I do not know if we will succeed in curing cancer, but we will manage to turn it into a chronic disease and keep it under control»
With only three researchers on staff, the Translational Research Group on Cancer and Pulmonary Fibrosis of the Faculty of Medicine...
Maribel Trillas «Researchers who only care about publications are missing out on half the story»
Maribel Trillas, co-founder of Biocontrol Technologies, was one of the twelve finalists for the European Women’s Innovation Awards 2017. This...
Xavier Hernández «We try to get people to see, touch, and experience the past»
rofessor Xavier Hernández heads the research group Didactics of Heritage, Comprehensive Museography, and New Technologies (DIDPATRI) of the University of...
Verònica Violant: «We have to imbue hospitals with humaneness»
The research group on Hospital Pedagogy in Neonatology and Pediatrics at the University of Barcelona was created in 2014 and...
Jordi Vitrià:«Maybe in the future data banks will be more important than conventional banks»
In recent years data analysis has become a key element called to change the world as we know it. Jordi...
Lluís Francesc Santamaria:“In the future, translational immunology should be able to predict some diseases in order to prevent them”
After thirteen years working in the pharmaceutical sector, Lluís Francesc Santamaria Babí crossed the line between industry and academia to...
Pilar Vinardell «Abandoning animal testing is not only a matter of ethics, it is also cheaper»
Dr. Pilar Vinardell pioneered the search for in vitro methods as an alternative to animal experimentation in Catalonia. “These things...
Ana I. Fernández «We need more female reference figures; Marie Curie is quite a worn-out example by now»
In a men’s world such as the new materials industry, Ana Inés Fernández stands out as a member of DIOPMA,...
The University of Barcelona opens a new line of funding to promote the innovation and transfer activities carried out by its researchers
The University of Barcelona has created the Fund for the Promotion of Innovation (F2I) through the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation,...
Sergi Munné: «The future of universities involves combining basic knowledge and knowledge transfer»
The project to ‘awaken the trees’ developed by the research group Antiox, from the Faculty of Biology, in collaboration with...
Ruth de Diego: «Without language we would have to redefine ourselves as a species»
Ruth Diego Balaguer wanted to devote herself to sociology until psychobiology’s web of brain networks captivated her. Specialized in Cognitive...
Petia Radeva: «Knowledge transfer is a driving force of motivation for researchers»
The passion for numbers that Petia Radeva had since she was a child led her to obtain a degree in...
Laszlo Bax «The lack of investment in innovation is a cultural problem»
When Dr. Hans Supèr discovered vergence eye movement Laszlo Bax did not hesitate to join him to create Braingaze, a...