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  1. 1. Collaboration: XXVII IASP 2010 Daedeok - KOREA June 2010 Barcelona Science Park, from Knowledge to Innovation Dr. Fernando Albericio Dr. Jesús Purroy
  2. 2. Barcelona Science Park
  3. 3. Parc Científic Barcelona University Campus
  4. 4. After the 2008 economical crisis, most of the developed countries are immersed in a change of their own productive model. This change has a main goal to reach: a dynamic knowledge-based economy, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs. Universities and research centres are maybe the only places where there is a overbooking of knowledge. In those countries with a more obsolete industrial model, the change to knowledge-based economy should contribute to economic development of the country. Examples of successful partnership between industry and academia: Cambridge ( UK) Boston’s Route 128 California’s Silicon Valley The Research Triangle in north Carolina The Nordic Medicon Valley Bangalore-India Introduction: Introduction
  5. 5. Talent Tolerance Technology According to Richard Florida*, Science Parks are the perfect culture media to create a creative class, which should be the driving force for the knowledge-base economy  Expensive  Critical mass is needed to be developed  Talented technical staff  The technological equipment needs to be renewed on a regular basis  Must be applied to solve the right kind of questions in the science parks will build a bridge between Academia and Industry. Technological platforms should allow Academia to be part of the economical environment and industry, specially SMEs in a knowledge- based economy. * Richard Florida: “The Rise of the Creative Class: and How it’s transforming work, leisure, community and everyday life.” 2002 New York: Perseus Book group), Science The creativity index is defined by the 3T’s Technology is: Introduction The creation of technological platforms
  6. 6. Barcelona Science Park The Barcelona Science Park is a meeting point for universities, companies and society to foster innovation, mainly in life sciencies
  7. 7. Barcelona Science Park Objectives:  To foster high-quality research backed with a wide range of technology support  To bring dynamism to relationships between business and university  To drive the creation of start-up companies and new institutes  To promote the science in society dialogue and the scientific vocations With the support: Fundació Parc Científic Barcelona:
  8. 8. PCB Model of Science Parks  High-Quality research  Spin-offs and start-ups  Collaborative research  Joint laboratories  Mobility of personnel  Joint ventures and alliances... Companies Platforms Laboratories
  9. 9. The PCB, today 2.200 professionals working on R+D+I
  10. 10. Collaboration: The technology platforms, a key feature of the Barcelona Science Park model Jesús Purroy
  11. 11. Barcelona Science Park: The Model  Location of the company: determines how easy is to access to expensive equipment  Access protocol: not reliable (not straightforward procedures to access to it)  Access rates: too high for start-up Companies  Proof of concept: essential for star-up companies  Standardization: absence of regulation in either Proof of concept or technology validation experiments. The Barcelona Science Park (PCB) has developed a model of technology platforms to address the difficulties faced by start-up companies as: Public research institutions Private: Start-up and Consolidated Companies High value Technology facilities PCB investment figures Million Euros Equipment (since 2001) 20 Expansion of the Applied Research Platform for Laboratory Animals( in 2011) 18 Assigned to other platforms >1 The PCB model involves The Model
  12. 12. 9Technological Platforms Combinatorial Chemistry Transcriptomics Proteomics Nanotechnology Crystallography Animal research Experimental Toxicology and Ecotoxicology Drug Discovery Other scientific services  Core Scientific Services  Radioactivity Unit  Special Reactions Services  Scientific-Technical Services UB National Genome Analysis Centre 9 Technological Platforms
  13. 13. Bioincubator PCB-Santander  Space for the creation of new technology-based companies  Based in a high-level research environment  Provides the scientific and technical infrastructure  Business management consulting  Assistance and financial support  Internationalization and networking 2007-2010: 18 companies 2002-2006: 5 graduated companies
  14. 14. Examples Bioincubator Examples:  Toxicology:Crystax/Oryzon  Nanotechnology: Philippines-based company  Combinatorial Chemistry  Proteomics Platform: Proteored  Applied Research Platform for Laboratory animals  Drug Discovery: Chemiobank
  15. 15.  Own pipeline with new molecules and early diagnostic system of high innovation.  20 M€ new investment plan in R+D during 2008-2012  Alliance with the most important pharmaceutical spanish companies  6 consecutive years with profits and 6,5M€ incomes in 2008  Oryzon became a large biotech business company with 80 person after the aqcuisition of Crystax Pharmaceuticals  46 patents published or in process  Expert management team  International high-level facilities First drug discovery biotech company on Oncology and CNS field Oryzon, CSIC and UB spin-off, a case of success
  16. 16. ChemBioBank The ChemBioBank project developed by the Barcelona Science Park and the University of Santiago de Compostela and the Municipal Institute for Medical Research (IMIM), aims to build a public bank with a large, freely accessible, collection of compounds with annotated biological profiles. In addition, by means of chemoinformatic tool, molecular descriptions are also obtained..
  17. 17. Expanding the model: European consortia and beyond 1. ABC Europe: 2. INTERBIO 3. Consulting Services: This combination of technology and research offers to private sector and in particular to SMEs a wide range of technology services linked to biomedicine, nanobioengineering and pharmaceutical chemistry 14 science clusters( parks and biotechnology clusters) Length: 3 years Tools devoted to help biotech SMEs (Spin off of a previous European funded project: “BIO-CT”( Biotechnology Common tools)- SHARING EXISTING FACIITIES- 3 Countries: Spain, France and Portug Open access to academic and industrial communities. Exchan of researchers and technicians working at different platforms to sha Technolo Knowled Research resu European projects
  18. 18. Conclusion: the tools are there, they need to be networked The Barcelona Science Park is a model of technology platforms success in the creation and consolidation of SMEs in Barcelona. We contribute to the new economy and to the consolidation and growth of new start-up companies. Core values: Importance of information flow Easy access for external companies to internal resources Exchange agreements between parks and incubators Flat rates( better use of existing facilities..) Internal triple helix: public and private research and Technological platforms, is a good model for those parks associated to the universities. Conclusion
  19. 19. The 2011 PCB 96.000 sq m Year 2011
  20. 20. New available space 4.000m2 new laboratories in 2011 Public institutes Companies Start up incubation Soft landing spots
  21. 21. The 2011 PCB