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Knode is an initiative with the aim of creating an open Innovation Ecosystem in Madrid, where the business fabric, administrations, capital, knowledge and citizenship come together with lifestyle and culture, to make the advances of tomorrow possible
 
   
 
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public research organization in Spain and one of the most renowned institutions in the European Research Area (ERA). Since 2011, CSIC is placed in the ranking of 25 world’s most innovative research institutions. With 11.046 employees, it comprises 123 research institutes distributed nationwide covering all scientific-technical areas. CSIC collaborates with industrial sector in different ways:
• Collaborative research: where both, CSIC and the company, carry out an R&D project by participating together in competitive calls.
• R&D under contract: CSIC carries out an R&D project at the request of a company.
• Technical support and consultancy: by performing tests, analyses and technical reports at the request of the industry.
• Patent licensing: CSIC files more than 70 patents every year that enable to have a wide portfolio of proprietary technologies in different industrial sectors. These patents are available for companies interested into a license agreement for their commercial exploitation.
In the framework of imPrYME (https://csic-impryme.evento-virtual.es/), during the fair, CSIC organizes workshops and different activities focused on SMEs. imPrYME is a project carried out by CSIC and co-funded by Comunidad de Madrid and Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional. The main objective of imPrYME is to foster innovation of SMEs making them available all the proprietary technologies and capabilities of CSIC.
     
   
 
   
 
The Spanish Patent and Trade Mark Office (SPTO) is an autonomous body that forms part of the General Administration of the State and which promotes and supports technological and economic development. It provides legal protection to all types of industrial property by awarding patents and utility models (inventions); industrial designs; trade marks and trade names (distinctive signs) and rights protecting topographies of semiconductor products. It also disseminates information on the various ways in which industrial property can be protected.
 
   
 
Cinfa is the leading laboratory in the Spanish pharmaceutical market, both in terms of values and of drug units dispensed in retail pharmacies. Therefore, it is the laboratory with the greatest presence in Spanish homes, with an average of nine Cinfa medicines per household.
With over 50 years' experience, the company is 100% nationally owned, and as a Group, it has a team of 2.100 professionals committed to a shared project for health: to offer top quality pharmaceutical solutions for the health and wellbeing of people.
 
   
 
ABG Intellectual Property is a leading European intellectual property law firm. They offer a comprehensive service covering all areas: patents, trademarks, designs, utility models, trade secrets, copyright and plant varieties. The excellent quality IP service and its outstanding team have made that Financial Times includes the company among the Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms list. ABG Intellectual Property has offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao.
 

The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and ClarkeModet are launching the “Cátedra de Propiedad Industrial e Intelectual”, (Chair of Industrial and Intellectual Property) on April 1, 2011. This is a pioneering initiative in the European context that promotes training actions related to the transfer of technology and intellectual property in order to effectively protect the knowledge generated by teachers and researchers.

This is a close collaboration between one of the most important agents of IP and the Polytechnic University. This framework allows for the development of medium- and long-term activities for the promotion of activities related to the protection of research results and their subsequent commercialisation.

 
   
 
Madrid is one of the regions in Europe with the highest percentage of the population holding higher education qualifications. The Community of Madrid is home to 6 public universities, 8 private universities, and the headquarters of the National Distance Education University (UNED). The blend of cultural diversity and high-level qualification make the Region of Madrid one of the main talent hubs in the whole of Europe.
 
     
     
   
 

In a constantly evolving global marketplace, both public and private organisations need to manage and protect the knowledge they generate, now more than ever.

R&D, innovation and the design of new products have become fundamental pillars for economic and social development.

PONS IP, aware of the importance of having solid Intellectual Property Strategies in order to generate results, helps clients to add value to their ideas. PONS IP is firmly committed to transforming clients ideas into value.

 

Repsol is a global multi-energy company that is leading the energy transition with its ambition of achieving zero net emissions by 2050. Present throughout the energy value chain, the company employs 24,000 people worldwide and distributes its products in nearly 100 countries to around 24 million customers.

 

Repsol produces an average of 650,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day and boasts one of Europe's most efficient refining systems. The company is transforming its seven industrial complexes in Spain, Portugal, and Peru into multi-energy hubs through state-of-the-art projects that will reduce their carbon footprint and will enable it to be a benchmark in the production of renewable hydrogen and sustainable fuels by 2030.

 

Its customer-focused product and services portfolio is capable of meeting all consumer energy needs, whether at home or on the move. It leads the development of sustainable mobility solutions with increasingly efficient fuels, biofuels, Autogas, natural gas for vehicles, and electric vehicle charging solutions. Repsol is also a major player in the power and gas market in Spain, with 1.35 million customers and renewable generation assets with a total installed capacity of 1.1 GW.

 

To achieve zero net emissions by 2050, Repsol is deploying an integrated model of decarbonization technologies based on enhanced efficiency, increased renewable power generation capacity, production of low-carbon fuels, development of new customer solutions, the circular economy, and by driving breakthrough projects to reduce the industry's carbon footprint.

 

Digitalization and technology play a key role in Repsol's strategy. The company is relying on digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation, and cloud solutions to improve operational efficiency. Its Repsol Technology Lab research center is developing a pioneering R&D model that is based on open innovation and working with a network of institutions around the world to offer new technological solutions and forge a new, more efficient and more competitive energy sector. This research center is also where Repsol develops circular economy solutions that prioritize efficient resource management to make its businesses units more sustainable.

 
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