28th May to 25th June 2016, de 9h a 19h Facultat de Ciències, UAB, Barcelona, Spain
28th May to 25th June 2016, de 9h a 19h
Facultat de Ciències, UAB, Barcelona, Spain
WITH THE COLLABORATION OF:
This 4 ECTS course is a unique opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students to be introduced to entrepreneurship and innovation. Coursework will be project-based, involving international teams of students from UAB and UTA. The students will be challenged to think creatively, explore and discuss new ideas, generate possibilities, looking for many right answers rather than just one. These kinds of thinking are vital to create a company but also for a successful working life. This course aims to promote generation of innovative ideas and projects through first-hand experiences exchange with those who have already built their own company or start-up.
Classes will be divided in lectures and seminars from entrepreneurs having established their own company (30 hours), working sessions in class and outside the class, mainly visits to technological centers and entities promoting innovation and (40 hours), tutorial sessions with professors (10 hours) and final group presentations (20 hours)
Without being a specific science course, students will be challenged to contemplate economic, environmental and societal implications of new, rapidly developing nanotechnologies, especially considering recent enabling technical developments in information technology, environmental sensing, energy sustainability and medicine and exploring fundamental issues related to intellectual property, the innovative process, international competition and cooperation, and the roles of governmental policy and societal perception of nanotechnology. Teams of students will present their ideas at the end of each week. Lectures, visits and seminars will bring the students the tools for propose new ideas and generate innovation, promoting their entrepreneurship soul. The course is designed to build practical thinking and creativity skills, develop communicative skills and in summary to form more creative individuals.
Univesity of Texas at Austin
Brian Korgel is the Temple Professor #1 and the Matthew Van Winkle Regents Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1997.
ICREA at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and BIST www.gaen.cat
Jordi Arbiol is ICREA Professor at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)
The UAB Research Park (UAB Parc de recerca)
The UAB Research Park is a private not-for-profit foundation, established in 2007 as a basic tool for three leading research bodies: the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Center (CIBBIM) - Drug Delivery and Targeting Group; University Hospital Vall d'Hebron
Simó Schwartz Jr (1967th, Barcelona) obtained his Medical degree in 1991 at the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where he also got his PhD in 1996 working on oncogenic signaling pathways in prostate cancer.
(represented by Prof. Francesc Xavier Muñoz Pascual)
Francesc Xavier Muñoz is specialist in concept, design and development of new functional micro and nanosensors and complex and compact miniaturized systems focusing biological and biomedical applications is its main background.
Solid State Chemistry Group and Department – ICMAB-CSIC
Gerard Tobias obtained the degree in Chemistry (with Honours) from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2000), Master in Materials Science and PhD from the UAB (2004) with European mention.
(represented by Victor F.. Puntes)
Víctor F. Puntes research spans in the field of nanoparticles: synthesis and conjugation of inorganic nanoparticles, their properties, nanotoxicology and nanosafety, and a variety of applications including medicine and environment.
(represented by Dr. Nora Ventosa)
NANOMOL TECHNOLOGIES is a spin-off created from a research group of the Institute of Material Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), specialized in molecular nanoscience and organic materials.
(represented by Dr. Albert Calleja)
Founded in 2010, OXOLUTIA SL is a technology-based company which aims at taking to the market processes and materials developed in the field of the applied super connectivity with a nanotechnology approach.
iTesTiT SL, HealthApp SL
I received my BA in Engineering Science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2005 and my Ph.D. in Electronics from the same university in 2008. After that, I moved towards business development and obtained postgraduate degrees in business development for start-up companies, European patent law and design thinking.
PhD in Physics, is the Accelerator Division Head of the ALBA synchrotron, CELLS, since August 2012. In the lasts years he has been involved deeply, and from the very starting design phase, in two accelerator projects, ANKA in Germany (1996 – 2004) and ALBA in Spain (2004 – nowadays).
Mary Cano received her BA in Chemical Engineering from University of Murcia in 2002. In 2009, she got a PhD in Material Sciences from Autonomous University of Barcelona. During her PhD, she was working at the Materials Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB), in the field of supercritical fluids technologies, preparing functional organic materials using CO2-expanded solvents.
Anna Laromaine obtained her degree in Chemistry from the Girona University (2000). She holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (2005). Her PhD thesis focused in the synthesis of carboranes for catalysis and medical therapies.
UAB-Emprèn Entrepreneurship Manager
20 years of experience at two Catalan universities and contributing to manage regional, national and international entrepreneurship and innovation system. Nine years of experience in three companies within the biotechnology, biomedicine and pharmaceutical sectors. She has also published articles related to entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems.
(represented by Dr. Nora Ventosa)
UAB Emprèn is the entrepreneurship programme created by the UAB to encourage the generation of new ideas and business projects by all members of the university community. This programme comprises training, assessment/mentoring and accompaniment activities, as well as initiatives for the exchange of experiences and finding out first hand from those who have already been successful with their new ideas.
Welcome to UAB, Course Presentation
MORNING: Description of the UAB Empren Project at UAB
15h-18h: Parc de Recerca UAB
Ricard Esparza (entrepreneurship activities & tools for UAB researchers & professors)
9h30 -11h30: Research Center ICN2
Jordi Reverter (Technology Transfer)
Visit to ICFO – Catalan Institute of Photonics (Jordi Roca)
9:30 am Arrival & Welcome at the ICFO Auditorium
10:30 - 12:30 Lab visits
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
Afternoon: Lectures/Group Work/Presentations
4 pm-6 pm Visit to Synchrotron Alba (Francis Perez)
Visit to BCN SuperComputing Center “MareNostrum” UPC campus
Morning: Disseny Hub Barcelona
Visit BCD Barcelona Design Centre
MATERFAD. Center of Materials. Data base for Materials applications & properties. http://es.materfad.com/
Afternoon: Lectures/Group Work/Presentations
3pm-4:30pm: Tour of the Electron Microscopy Facilities at ICN2 (UAB) led by Belen and Gustavo; split into 4 groups
9:30am-11am EURECAT (Oriol Alcoba Barcelona Media)
11:30am-1pm ASCAMM visit
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona's central campus is in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), 20 km from Barcelona, between Sabadell and Sant Cugat del Vallès.
using GPS : UAB Bellaterra
The AP-7/E-15 comes from France (via Perpignan) in the north and from the eastern and southern Spain (via València and Tarragona) in the south. The UAB is right next to this motorway and is signposted.
The C-16/E-9 also comes from France, but further to the west (via Toulouse). The C-16 goes to the centre of Barcelona. To get to the campus, take the C-58 just south of Terrassa and follow the signs for "UAB".
The AP-2/E-90 comes from central and northern Spain (via Zaragoza and Lleida) and connects with the AP-7 approximately 70km to the south-west of Barcelona.
about 20 min from Barcelona
Many trains travel from Spain and the rest of Europe (via France, Italy or Switzerland) to Barcelona's two main stations, Estació de Sants and Estació de França.
about 45 min from Barcelona
Eurolines and several other companies run coaches from across Europe and North Africa to Barcelona. Because of the city's geographical location, nearly all coach services from the rest of Europe to Spain and Portugal stop here.Barcelona Nord coach station website
The course is open to any student willing to develop its creativity, innovativeness and entrepreneurialism.
Science but also business/economics students are welcomed
High level in English is mandatory
Preinscription form has to be completed and send before final acceptance.