Translating new scientific knowledge and technology into benefits for a better quality of life and value for society

SOMMa centres and units are committed to knowledge and technology transfer. They aim at maximising business opportunities arising from research being carried out at their centres and units and from collaborations with industry, investors and different allies. Besides, a firm intention exists to translate the scientific results generated at research centres and units into novel products contributing to the quality of life of our society. Knowledge and technology transfer teams play a key role in connecting industry with exciting findings in their centres and units.

Success stories

Read about successful cases of knowledge and technology transfer or exploitation  

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Ongoing collaborations
with industry

Find out how SOMMa's centres and units engage in mutually beneficial partnerships with industry

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Discover the spin-offs companies born at the realm of SOMMa's centres and units

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Fernando Peláez

Fernando Peláez

SOMMa Project Manager Biotechnology Programme Director at CNIO

As SOMMa Project Manager, Fernando will re-direct you to the relevant contact person. You can also find the contacts for knowledge and technology transfer at most of the SOMMa centres and units in this link:

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Creating value

Top-notch science generates knowledge and value for society. SOMMa members foster entrepreneurship and collaboration with industry for optimal exploitation of research results

Priority Patent Applications filled by SOMMa members (data from 41 members) during 2019
Were born and nurtured during 2019 (data from 39 members)
And collaborations with industrial partners were initiated during 2019 (data from 32 members)
Involving Intellectual Property from SOMMa members were issued in 2019 (data from 36 members)


Services and Opportunities

Several SOMMa members provide cutting-edge services to external users from academy and industry, and are willing to share their expertise and know-how either as research collaboration or as contract services.