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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

Joan Parra

Joan Parra

Member of the board
KIM

Jordi Sellas

Juan Manuel Garrido

Subdirector General de Fomento de la Innovación at Ministerio de Economía, Industria Y Competitividad de España
MINECO

Jordi Baiget

Jordi Baiget

Conseller d'Empresa i Coneixement at Generalitat de Catalunya
GENCAT

9:30-10:30 | Session 1 · Innovations with high social impact

Xavier Pont

Xavier Pont Martín

Social Entrepreneurship at SHIP2B
SHIP2B

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

10:30-10:45 | Dani Jiménez experiment

10:30-10:45 | PAST, let's take off!
We will initiate this innovation trip with the origins of the flying technology, starting with the Wright brothers with their first flight in 1903 and a first experiment with the Venturi effect.

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

11:30-11:45 | Dani Jiménez experiment

11:30-11:45 | PRESENT, we keep ourselves up...
Our story continues because people has maintained research and innovation in constant improvement, with perseverance and team work, and we will examplify this with an static electricity experiment.

11:45-12:45 | Session 2 · 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

Gabriel Cuervo

Gabriel Cuervo

Innovation Manager at Ferrovial
Ferrovial

Cristina Reguant

Cristina Reguant

Concept Laser Service Partner at Hofmann Innovation Group
Hofmann Innovation Group

12:45-13:00 | Dani Jiménez experiment

12:45-13:00 | FUTURE, where are we headed?
Our trip will end with by asking ourselves where are we going? or where do we want to go? We will see last generation materials that will surprise everyone...

13:00-14:00 | Session 3 · 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 Julight

Lorenzo Bautista

Lorenzo Bautista

Researcher in new materials at LEITAT
LEITAT

Salvador Borrós

Salvador Borrós

Professor and Director of the Material Sciences and Chemistry Engineering at Institut Químic de Sarrià and Chief Scientific Officer, Co-fouder and member of the Board at Sagetis Biotech
U_Pavia Sagetis

13:00-14:00 | Parallel Session · Challenges for entrepreneurs: Finding the right business

Moderator

Carlos Álvarez

Carlos Álvarez

Marketing Director
KIM

Speakers

Eneko Knorr

Eneko Knorr

Serial entrepreneur and investor

LUDEI NUMA BCN

Emilio Avilés

Emilio Avilés

Serial digital entrepreneur

BLOOMIUM SLASH MOBILITY DRESS APP

Víctor Oró

Víctor Oró

Deputy Head of Grants Department

F Iniciativas

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!