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Innovation is the key to the society development. For this reason, we have been organizing this key event in technology transfer in Spain, called the KIMconference, for 9 years now. Every year, this event brings together 150 attendees from visionary companies, researchers and leaders in R&D, technology transfer and innovation management.

The 10th KIMconference is full of surprises to celebrate our 10th anniversary:
Debates, prototypes, demonstrations, experiments, keynotes speakers and more is what you will find at the KIMconference, an event in innovation and technology transfer to discuss about how innovation is key to society development.

KIMconference 2017 “Addressing social changes caused by innovation”

In this edition, we will discuss on how disruptive innovations in the horizon of the coming years will affect our society, focusing on three trending topics: robotics and industry 4.0, intelligent materials and innovative business models. Which impact will they have on industry? Will they have an effect on job creation? How are business going to adapt to such innovations? Which political and legal regulations are going to be needed?

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Next edition

June 7th, 2017

Palau Macaya, Barcelona
Passeig de Sant Joan, 108

Organised by KIMbcn Foundation
With the support of: Obra Social La Caixa

Eventbrite - KIMconference 2017 "Facing social changes of innovation"


4 reasons to attend the event

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High level speakers from the innovation sector

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Interactive Format

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Space for networking

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Excelent location Take advantage and discover Barcelona! Watch the vídeo!


Programa

8:30-9:00 | Registration

8:30-9:00 | Registration

9:00-9:30 | Institutional welcome

Representatives of Catalan and Spanish institutions (tbc)

9:30-10:45 | Innovations with high social impact

Toni Mayorgas

Toni Mayorgas

Founder & CEO at Digalix
DIGALIX

Jordi Sellas

Jordi Sellas i Ferrés

Strategy & Innovation Director at Minoria Absoluta
DIGALIX

Eduardo Aldao

Innovation Director at ABANCA
ABANCA

More speakers (tbc)
10:45-11:30 | Coffee & Networking - Project Showcase

Innovation projects presentation zone

Jordi Pelegrí

Jordi Pelegrí

Sales Development Manager at Universal Robots A/S
Universal Robots

Toni Mayorgas

Toni Mayorgas

Founder & CEO at Digalix
DIGALIX

Zacharias Vamvakousis

Zacharias Vamvakousis

PhD candidate at Universitat Pompeu Fabra - UPF
UPF

11:30-12:45 | Robotics and Industry 4.0: reshaping the way we make things

Moderator

Enric Barba

President at Club CECOT Innovació
Club CECOT Innovació

Speakers

Jordi Pelegrí

Jordi Pelegrí

Sales Development Manager at Universal Robots A/S
Universal Robots

More speakers (tbc)
12:45-14:00 | When traditional materials become smart materials

Moderator

Jakub Kruszelnicki

Director at Technology Transfer Centre Cracow University of Technology
PK

Speakers

Guido Giuliani

Guido Giuliani

Chief Technology Officer, Associate Professor at Università degli Studi di Pavia
U_Pavia

Lorenzo Bautista

Lorenzo Bautista

Researcher in new materials at LEITAT
LEITAT

More speakers (tbc)
14:00-14:15 | Event closing

Reading of conclusions from each session.

14:15-15:15 | Lunch

14:15-15:15 | Lunch


Lessons learned

Since the first edition of the KIMconference, we’ve extracted many reflections, knowledge insights and conclusions from the invited speakers, the attendees and KIM’s team.

Here are some of them:


Previous editions

KIMconference 2016 | “Innovation as a business growth driver”

If you missed the KIMconference 2015, in this section you will find a collection of the best pics, lessons, posts…
See you in the next edition!

KIMconference 2015 | “Industrial and Corporate Innovation: Empowering new models”

If you missed the KIMconference 2015, in this section you will find a collection of the best pics, lessons, posts…

KIMconference 2014 | “Smart sustainable innovation”

If you missed the KIMconference 2014, in this section you will find a collection of the best pics, lessons, posts…
See you in the next edition!