The world of mental health research and the private sector are increasingly interconnected. Collaborative projects open doors to transfer knowledge and research results of investigators to the market and allow the development of innovative solutions.
The joint work between research and enterprises can be very fruitful, but also complex. In order to know first hand examples, learnings and success stories of projects between companies and some member groups of the TECSAM Network, we organize the VII Breakfast&Learn “Debate table: collaborative projects between research groups and startups“.
This conference, which will be held next Wednesday, May 4 at 9 am, will be attended by representatives of the field of mental health research and the private sector who have worked and are working together. We will have the intervention of Maite Garolera, principal researcher of the Brain, Cognition and behavior research group at the Health Consortium of Terrassa, who together with Ignasi Capella, CMO at Broomx, will explain the collaboration project they have developed in the sphere of virtual reality.
Edgar Jorba, co-founder & CEO at Aimentia, will also take part, detailing how the opportunity to create collaborations with research groups at Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu to introduce and apply artificial intelligence to the world of mental health.
Finally, Eduard Soler, head of the Innovation Unit at the Parc Taulí Research and Innovation Institute, will explain how to incorporate digital tools in mental health through an open and innovative bidding system in the private sector.
During the round table, the speakers will be able to discuss the advantages, challenges and good practices involved in creating shared projects between mental health research groups and the private sector (especially startups) and share their future prospects in this field.
The meeting will be held in virtual format and with free access prior registration in this form.
About the Breakfast&Learn
The Breakfast&Learn is a formative initiative dedicated to innovation, valorization and transfer with a special focus on mental health and technology, led by the TECSAM network with the collaboration of the Catalan mental health cluster, Cluster Salut Mental Catalunya (CSMC). These open meetings are expected to be a monthly space where knowledge is shared and synergies and networking are generated, where the speakers will be guests with expertise in the sector, including administration, research, the private sector, as well as users and families.
The meetings will focus on three major thematic areas: Tools for bringing society and research closer together (innovation, marketing, contact with the private sector, business models, spin-offs, empowerment of affected and user people…), tools for protecting research results (intellectual protection, patents, other protection models…), and tools for doing research with clinical research (ethical regulatory aspects, medical devices, digital tools, software…).
9 h – Welcome to the Breakfast&Learn by the TECSAM Network.
9:10 h – Debate table: “Collaborative projects between research groups and startups”, with the interventions of Maite Garolera, principal researcher at the Brain, Cognition and behavior research group of the Health Consortium of Terrassa; Ignasi Capella, CMO at Broomx; Edgar Jorba, co-founder & CEO at Aimentia; and Eduard Soler, head of the Innovation Unit at Parc Taulí Research and Innovation Institute.
10:15 h – Q&A.
10:30 h – End of the meeting.