OPEN SCIENCE AND INNOVATION PROGRAM
The MdM program has a specific program to increase the impact of tech and knowledge transfer activities at the Department in general, and of the María de Maeztu projects in particular.
"Tech transfer in the context of Open Science"
March 9th 2017, 15:30h-16:30h. Room 55.309
Discussion about the new roles that technology transfer at universities is creating in the context of Open Science, and of specific initiatives driven by the MTG group, such as Essentia (technology licensing), Music Muni (Spin-off) and the Freesound API (Saas). Slides.
OVAL by OVAL SOUND
Alex Posada, co-founder of Oval Sound.
March 9th 2017, 12:00h – 13:00h. Room 55.410
Founded in 2014 by Ravid Goldschmidt and Alex Posada in Barcelona (Spain), OVAL SOUND is the music technology startup behind Oval, the first digital Handpan ever developed. The project was launched via a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, and to this day remains one of the most successful campaigns on the platform in 2015.
SpectralEdge: from science to startup
Roberto Montagna. Principal R&D Engineer. SpectralEdge
March 3rd 2017, 12:30h-13:30h. Room 52.s29
Spectral Edge is both the name of a theorem and the name of a UK-based startup company. This talk will give a brief overview of the Spectral Edge core technology, which revolves around the theorem, and then will try to give an account of the challenges that Spectral Edge (the company) has faced and is facing in growing out of the academic environment.
December 21st 2016, 10h-10:30h
Room 55.410. Roc Boronat 138 (Tànger building)
In this talk we will present a new transference programme that accompanies entrepreneurs from the best national universities and research centres in the tedious task of approaching technologies from lab to the market. The programme challenge is to help researchers and technologists to bridge the gap between discovery and commercialisation of their technologies to build marketable products and create high growth science based businesses. To complement the research activities of the investigators, the programme provides a scientific core team led by entrepreneurs in residence that will be in charge of mobilising internal resources as well as external collaborators whenever needed, freeing scientists from the business side and letting them focus on what they do best, research.