Do you have an idea with a high transfer potential but you lack the resources to carry out a proof of valorisation? Are you thinking of creating a technology-based company and need a professional to help you with the business plan? The Fund for the Promotion of Innovation (F2I) returns for a second year with the aim of promoting innovation and transfer activities of researchers at the University of Barcelona.
The call, endowed with € 124,000 euros, will open in its two categories: Valorisation Fund (FVal), for the valorisation of projects of the University of Barcelona with a high transfer potential, and Mentor in Residence (MIR), to hire a professional to advice technology-based companies.
Valorisation Fund grants will advance the maturing of the selected technologies with the aim of bringing them closer to market requirements, and enabling their transfer via licensing to an existing company or through the creation of a new spin-off. The maximum amount granted to each funded project will be € 25,000.
The Mentor in Residence programme aims to provide the funds to supplement the entrepreneurial team by making it multidisciplinary in order to promote the creation of new spin-offs within the University of Barcelona, and the development of newly-created spin-offs with growth potential. This grant will allow the entrepreneurial team to have a mentor specialized in managing business projects. The maximum amount granted to each entrepreneurial project will be € 6,000.
This fund has the suport of the Secretary of Universities and Research of the Ministry of Business and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).