BioIncubaTech is the High Technology Incubator for the promotion of innovation and biotechnology transfer in the field of health and food technologies to micro-SMEs.
BioIncubaTech is an initiative of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), funded by INCYDE Foundation and included in the 2014ES16RFOP001 Smart Growth FEDER Operational Program, through the Intermediate Body of the Chamber of Commerce of Spain.
BioIncubaTech belongs to “High Technology Incubators for the promotion of innovation and technology transfer to micro-SMEs” Project, aimed to modernize the regional productive fabric. These Incubators are created as traction instruments aligned with the objectives of the EU 2020 and Horizon 2020 Strategy and will promote inter-regional cooperation, as well as collaboration between public and private sector agents at international level.
The University of Santiago de Compostela leads the project through its Area of Valorization, Transfer and Entrepreneurship. The project includes two partners: The Chamber of Commerce of Santiago de Compostela and Uninova – Business Innovative Initiatives, under the collaborative project formula. The project has the support of the Xunta de Galicia through GAIN – Galician Innovation Agency.
Creation of micro SMEs
in the biotechnology sectors health and food sciences
Improvement of companies competitiveness
in bio health and food sciences technology sectors through technology transfer and incubation development actions, innovation promotion, mentoring, networking and communication actions
Technology transfer to productive system
making the double effect of improving competitiveness, but also the sustainability of the R + D + i action
International business advisory
promoting the reach of technological and commercial agreements with national and international strategic partners, international business development and, ultimately, to achieve being outstanding actors in global markets
of R + D + i activities, especially in the field of technology transfer, inter and intra sectorial collaboration, talent adquisition and the sharing use of cutting-edge equipment
From the creation of technology-based companies that transfer relevant national and international research results to the market
To companies that need to improve and innovate in their processes regarding the biotechnological field, especially in health and food technology sectors both nationally and internationally.
Projects in the pre-incubation phase
Projects in the incubation phase and
Projects in the acceleration phase
Bioincubatech will allow participating projects to have a cutting-edge infrastructure that includes:
- Cell culture room
- Molecular biology room
- Sample storage area
- Equipment room
The experimental work areas for companies installed, are presented in two differentiated concepts:
Incubation modules and common use areas: as a coworking space with the aim of promoting synergies among the bioincubator users for sharing experiences, contacts, etc.; and a meeting space, in order to serve as a meeting point for incubated companies to develop commercial and / or technical meetings with their clients.
BioIncubaTech will work with consultants and headhunters to identify and recruit talent through a flexible, fast and efficient system.
It will allow a selection process and subsequent incorporation of national and international experts attending to the adjustment of the expectations of both parties. Thus, the company needs experts with high skills and experience in specific and vital areas to develop their business model. Reciprocally, the expert seeks a project that provides value and encouragement to his professional career, in addition to a remuneration commensurate with his worth.
Actions that aim to introduce innovation in companies through different transfer vehicles: companies creation, technology license agreements or joint ventures.
The actions are aimed at detecting transferable technologies, raising awareness in the business sector, support in the transfer, companies creation, or a new skills service (directive update).
Business Plan Validation
Access to financial resources
It will work with the different resources available, either those specific to the bioincubator or the ones already existing. In this sense, BioIncubaTech will collaborate with the financing initiatives already existing at Galician, national and international level, specifically aimed at biotechnology companies.
- To organize an efficient internal communication between the project participating and collaborating entities.
- To publicize the project and its dissemination tools to other collaborating actors.
- To make the project known among micro-SMEs based on biotechnology and among potential entrepreneurs.
- To inform and communicate the project results and activities to public and private organizations and entities at international level.
- Professional and generalist social networks positionning as well as in internet in general.
- International project competitiveness diagnostic report
- Information and referencing.
- International promotion and support.