Innovate and compete with science

April 30, 2012

Recognizing entrepreneurs, scientists and technologists who are committed to their regions, and their contributions and solutions is crucial to the citizenry. Thus, it is necessary to develop a culture of innovation, insist the leaders at foromadrid ciencia&empresa, a collaborative initiative comprised of various units of knowledge and technology transfer from public universities of the Madrid region, with R + D capabilities to develop innovative products and services in collaboration with companies.

Connections with the media are essential in fomenting a more innovative society, according to the experts from these entities. This begins - they add - with a proactive attitude when working to move the universities toward companies' needs, transferring science to create and/or help innovative companies, so that knowledge and technology become important factors in competitiveness. In this way, the results of this activity, such as patents of software copyright registration, for example, become useful elements for society as a whole.

To sum up: the goal is to innovate and compete using science. It is precisely with this motto that foromadrid ciencia&empresa has set up a conference, "Comunicar la Innovación" ("Communicate Innovation"). The objective it to publicize content of scientific-technological, economic and social interest regarding innovation promoted by the technology transfer units in the science parks and transfer offices regarding research results that pertain to the universities and other research centers.

As part of this meeting of journalists, academicians, communicators and professionals from the technological, transfer and R + D centers, among others, a variety of issues related to the field will be examined. The journalist Manuel Campo Vidal, who is also a Doctor of Sociology and a Technical Engineer in Industrial Electronics, will give a talk on how to communicate innovation, in which he will ask if "innovation journalism" exists. In addition, there will be two round table discussions about innovators and the media, respectively. Finally, the Director of EOI Digital in the School of Industrial Organization, Tíscar Lara, will examine the role of social networks as means of talking, opining and communicating about innovation.
Further information:

COMMUNICATE INNOVATION - Innovate and compete using science (COMUNICAR la INNOVACIÓN - Innovar y competir con ciencia)
Monday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Círculo de Bellas Artes

Carlos III University of Madrid

Related Innovation Articles from Brightsurf:

Food system innovation -- and how to get there
Food production has always shaped the lives of humans and the surface of the Earth.

What is the best way to encourage innovation? Competitive pay may be the answer
Economists and business leaders agree that innovation is a major force behind economic growth, but many disagree on what is the best way to encourage workers to produce the 'think-outside-of-the-box' ideas that create newer and better products and services.

Innovation is widespread in rural areas, not just cities
Conventional measures of innovation suggest that only big cities foster new ideas, but a more comprehensive measure developed at Penn State shows that innovation is widespread even in rural places not typically thought of as innovative.

Scaling up search for analogies could be key to innovation
Investment in research is at an all-time high, yet the rate of scientific breakthroughs isn't setting any records.

Why you should be concerned about Oprah Winfrey when introducing an innovation
New research by Bocconi University's Paola Cillo and Gaia Rubera with Texas A&M's David Griffith asserts that the reaction of large individual investors to innovation is an important component of stock returns, their reaction to innovation depends on their national culture, and there is a way to segment large individual investors and pitch innovation to them accordingly.

Responsible innovation key to smart farming
Responsible innovation that considers the wider impacts on society is key to smart farming, according to academics at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Pillars of academic innovation
Highlights from the Sixth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, including high-tech solutions to combat child pornography and radicalization materials; groundbreaking programs to promote STEM major retention; and new materials for wearable technology.

Universities drive innovation in the classroom
The current issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors ® (19.2) examines innovation from the university perspective, highlighting what the most innovative institutions and educators worldwide are doing to prepare future engineers and industry leaders to effectively manage IP to grow their companies and the global economy as a whole.

How universities are fostering innovation and entrepreneurship
Technology and Innovation 19.1 zeroes in on innovation and entrepreneurship, with a special focus on what universities are currently doing to foster growth in those areas both for their success and the success of the communities and regions to which they are connected.

Shaping the future of health innovation
Future advances in healthcare will be aided by a new £10 million facility -- the National Institute for Health Research Innovation Observatory based at Newcastle University, UK.

Read More: Innovation News and Innovation Current Events is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to