The Ideas Generation Program promotes the entrepreneurial spirit, the culture of innovation and supports researchers and PhD students from all academic fields in their search for the best applications of their research. 

This year's edition focuses on Biomedicine and Industrial Biotechnology. In addition, it is organized with the collaboration of the Reference Network in Biotechnology, grouping the centers of the network. 

The programme consists of theoretical and practical training to allow researchers to see ways to transfer their technology to society from a research-based idea that they are developing or one which has come from the challenges posed by other actors in the sector (companies, government offices and the general public).

The main objective is to promote synergies between players of a sector and to promote projects focused on generating new business models in these areas.

Methodology 

«We apply co-creation strategies and work together with companies, research staff, administration and citizens»

The first part consists of a series of sessions involving creation and co-creation to generate ideas from the challenges and problems presented by those working in the sector. This phase of the programme will include the participation of the 4helix (companies, university, government offices and the general public). The aim of the first phase is to jointly define projects that respond to the real needs of all sectors of society.

Once the idea has been defined the participants move into the training phase, where professionals from the sector help them to assess and validate the idea. At the same time all the teams have a mentor assigned who will monitor the project.

Finally, the program celebrates a competition to chose the best project. The award is 6 months of incubation in Eureka buildind and 1.500€.

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