Improving the return on R&D investments

In 2007, the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona and LEITAT  Technology Center founded the Knowledge Innovation Market Barcelona (KIMbcn), a public-private foundation created to stimulate the Knowledge Economy in Spain and promote Open Innovation through:

  • Providing specialised services related to evaluating the technological level of companies.
  • Applying or transferring technology for prospection and market penetration in the short, medium and long term.
  • Applying or transferring technology linked to obtaining funding for companies in any of the financial or participative means strictly foreseen within legislation.
  • Collaborating and developing joint projects with other agents (universities, research centres, technology parks, public administrations…).
  • Disseminating emerging scientific technologies, connecting the most prominent national and international institutions of research and development.
  • Organising exhibitions, conferences, debates, trainings and seminars.
  • Elaborating, editing, publishing and selling books, magazines, audio-visual materials and multimedia materials.

Conceived as a think tank or laboratory of ideas, the KIMbcn Foundation has become a reference in Tech Transfer training and dissemination of good practices in the innovation management.



Activity Report

Knowledge Innovation Market - KIM