UPF INNOValora is the first UPF programme to support translational research and proof of concept projects linked to the university's research activity.
Widely known as "valley of death", there is a very significant shortage in funding available to take promising research results to a stage where they can be evaluated by the private sector and eventually reach society. Proof of concept funding helps demonstrate the value of the technology by the construction of prototypes, the evaluation of commercial potential, determining the best IP strategy and identifying a route to market (further co-development, license to existing company or spin-out).
UPF INNOValora is fully in line with UPF Strategic Plan 2016-2021 and UPF VALORA-Horizon 2025, which aim to promote innovation and social transformation by creating synergies with society and thus contributing to social welfare and creation of value. UPF INNOValora programme is co-financed by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
UPF INNOValora 2019 calendar:
- Call: From October 4, 2019 to November 4, 2019.
- Proposal evaluation: November 2019.
- Panel presentation: December 12, 2019.
- Project execution: January 1, 2020.
More information: funded projects in 2018