Today, 30 November, the Universitat Jaume I and the Vinaroz Town Council held the online «2 Innovation UJI – Companies Event». From the town’s Vinalab Centre, María Cano, the Councillor for the Treasury, Industry and Employment, opened this event with the UJI Deputy Vice-Rector of Transfer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, David Cabedo.

Cano thanked the «Universitat Jaume I (UJI) and the Transfer Antennae Project for promoting  collaboration with the northern office to connect with companies from the Vinaroz region, as did Espaitec and Juan Antonio Bertolín for coordinating this event, and also the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI) for its financing». She also thanked «the participating research groups and companies for positively evaluating this event for exploring collaboration opportunities in R&D&i ».

Cabedo also started by thanking « the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI), the Vinaroz Town Council and the Vinalab Centre for collaborating in the Transfer Antennae Project». He continued by stressing that «this 2 Innovation UJI – Companies Event is a new opportunity to offer all the knowledge generated at the UJI for joint collaborations between companies and UJI research groups». Both coincided in the willingness to continue in the future with these innovation and knowledge transfer events.

The event’s schedule

Once opened, the event will start with the speech “Towards knowledge transfer. Financing R&D&i projects with Company-University collaboration” by Ismael Rodrigo, Manager of the Cooperation Office for Technological Research and Development (OCIT – UJI). Juan A. Bertolín, the Managing Director of Espaitec and the Manager of the General UJI Foundation, briefly explained the methodology to follow in the One to One meetings scheduled between UJI research groups and companies from the Vinaroz area.

Ten firms from the Vinaroz area participated in the virtual encounters, namely: Agua de Benassal, Lagrama, DMG, Benimar, Carpe, Alespri, Bipolaire Arquitectos, Cemex, Maverick and Mi Arquitecto. The following UJI research groups took part: IMK (Innovation in Marketing); Manufacturing Engineering; INAM (Advanced Materials Institute); MASF (Materials for Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing); PIMA (Advanced Polymers and Materials); INIT (University Institute of New Imaging Technologies); EEA (Electricity, Electronics and Automation); QSS (Sustainable and Supramolecular Chemistry), TKGB (Temporal Knowledge Bases Group); IRIS (Research and systems Re-engineeering); TECASOS (Technology, Quality and Sustainability in Building); QIMA (Environmental Inorganic Chemistry and Ceramic Materials) and Cátedra 4.0.

This event forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Antennae Project undertaken by the General Universitat Jaume I Foundation, which is responsible for managing Espaitec, and was financed by the  Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI) by the Promoting Knowledge and Technology Transfer agreement between University and Companies and Supporting Innovative Entrepreneurship, signed with the Science Parks of the Valencian Community.