I Congress on Entrepreneurship, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU: The enterprising university of the 21st century, challenges and opportunities


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The 1st Congress on Entrepreneurship organised by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU); THE ENTERPRISING UNIVERSITY OF THE 21st CENTURY, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES”, has the principal objective to highlight the results of the Entrepreneurial and Innovation strategies developed at the UPV/EHU while fostering a coming together between the different key agents involved: those offering Technology, Spin-Offs, Administrations, Companies and Capital Funds.


The subject areas will be Technology Transfer and Open Innovation.

In the field of TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER an analysis will be made of critical aspects in the processes of Validating and Transferring Technology, with the participation of professionals and key representatives of international ecosystem pioneers in setting these processes in motion, in order to foster models of collaboration in good practices, while analysing key factors and success stories.

The attendees will have the opportunity to take a first-hand look at the Technology Offer of the leading active Research Groups in the commercialisation of technologies at the UPV/EHU.

They will also attend presentations of Spin-Offs to have emerged from the Knowledge generated at the UPV/EHU.


In Open Innovation, we will develop a discussion table on the UNIVERSITY-COMPANY relationship and opportunities.

A presentation will be made of open innovation models by leading national companies with a view to discovering the processes involved and the keys to their success.

The event will be attended by expert representatives specialising in the early stage of Capital Funds who will explain their experiences and discuss the keys which, from their points of view, may make a project interesting for investment.

The table will be accompanied by two Spin-Offs who will share their experience.  

During the conferece, attendants will have the opportunity for business matchmaking with Spin-Offs and Technology Offer

At the end of the day, the idea is to foster networking between the key agents of entrepreneurial activity in the fields of science and technology.



The attendees will have the opportunity to consult a list of those interested in / needs of the Technology Offer and of the Spin-Offs. 

List of parties interested in the technology/offer – Spin-Offs

The organisation can arrange bilateral meetings with those in which you have an interest during the congress.

To request a meeting: congreso@retosuniversidad.com



  • Agents from the field of Science and Technology
  • Entrepreneurial Managers
  • Companies
  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs


To discuss and analyse models of best practices in Technology Transfer at universities. Key factors and Success stories.

To analyse the key factors of university entrepreneurship and foster the exchange of national and international experiences.

To highlight the experience, the achievements and the difficulties of universities in the processes of technology transfer and the creation of companies based on Science and Technology.

To foster networking between the key agents: Technology Offer, Spin-Offs, Companies and Capital Funds.


University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

BIC Gipuzkoa



Departamento de Promoción Económica, Turismo y Medio Rural de la Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa

Basque University System Reseach


Basque Country Goberment



Ayuntamiento Donostia-San Sebastián

Basque Venture Capital

Kutxa Fundazioa

Caixa Capital Rics

Columbus Venture Partnens


Enagas Emprende




Caixa Bank

El Diario Vasco

Diputación Foral de Araba

Diputación Foral de Bizkaia

Ayuntamiento de Vitoria-Gazteiz

BIC Araba


Fundación Banco BBK

Fundación Vital

  • Workshop
    • Economy and business
    • Science and technology
  • 28.Nov
  • Centro Carlos Santamaría
  • Spanish
  • Academic Validity: 10 hours
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