Malaga's Transfiere forum on 15-16 February brought together 4000 participants from 1500 different organisations, including IASP and the INCOBRA project.
Following the official opening attended by the King of Spain Felipe VI, over 5000 B2B meetings took place between tech projects, universities, technology platforms and research groups from across Spain and including representatives from 22 countries across the world, with a special focus this year on Portugal. Over 170 speakers addressed success stories from technology transfer models to open innovation and large-scale international scientific cooperation like International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and CERN.
IASP Director General Luis Sanz moderated a ‘Connecting Europe and Brazil' session on EU-Brazil science and technology cooperation, focusing on the work of the INCOBRA project and responsible research and development. Speakers addressed topics such lines of financing and the social implication of responsible research, and shared one example of cooperation in the robotics field. INCOBRA works to focus, increase and enhance R&I cooperation activities between Brazil and European Union R&I actors, so that both regions get the best value out of the mutual cooperation.
Maria Do Ceo, member of the IASP International Board, also spoke at a session focusing on collaboration opportunities with Portuguese STPs in session moderated by fellow Board member Felipe Romera (PTA).
IASP forms part of Transfiere's organising committee, alongside Technology Park Andalusia (PTA) and local authorities. To find out more about Transfiere, visit http://transfiere.malaga.eu/en/.