“This summer course aims to encourage interaction between innovation ecosystem agents to promote processes that make a better use of research findings”
Asier Rufino, CEO of TECNALIA Ventures, shares his view of deep tech venture building as an effective instrument to move from laboratory to market and develop spinoffs that have an impact
On 18-19 July, BRTA, Basque Research and Technology Alliance, as part of the UPV/EHU summer courses, organised an event called “Making a better use of research findings by BRTA: How to identify, protect and use the knowledge generated to improve its impact”, with the aim of getting the most out of research results. The CEO of TECNALIA Ventures, Asier Rufino, gave one of the presentations.
This summer course, organised as part of the Summer Courses Foundation by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), aims to encourage interaction between innovation ecosystem agents to promote processes that make a better use of research findings. It provides students with skills and tools to improve the management of intellectual and industrial property.
BRTA organised this meeting point to share capabilities, tools and experiences to improve processes, and to identify, protect and use the complex knowledge generated by research. The forum had two sessions lasting one day each: management of industrial and intellectual property in research centres; and creation of new technology-based companies as a way of making better use of research findings.
TECNALIA Ventures and the Deep Tech Venture Building
Asier Rufino gave the first presentation of the second day: “From Laboratory to Market: Keys to Success when Developing Spinoffs that Have an Impact”. In 12 key points, Asier Rufino shared his view of deep tech venture building as an effective instrument to make better use of the investment carried out in research and technological development by both public and private organizations, whether they be technology centres, SMEs, corporations or public administration.
He also took part in the round table moderated by Antonio González, CEIT Manager, entitled “Creating NTBCs: The Stimulating Task of Technology to Market”.
On the panel titled “Case Study 2: NTBC Launched from a Technology Centre. H2SITE”, Andrés Galnares, CEO of H2SITE, and Gorka Hermoso, TECNALIA Ventures Portfolio Manager, presented the H2SITE case, TECNALIA’s proprietary Deep Tech Startup launched for the on-site generation of high-purity and low-cost hydrogen.
Gorka Hermoso talked about deep tech venture building from the perspective of a technology centre like TECNALIA, and Andrés Galnares shared the perspective of a startup.