Located at the UAB’s Campus in Bellaterra (as well as in the Torre Marimon experimental farm, in Caldes de Montbui), the UAB Research Park (PRUAB) is born out of one of largest concentration of research groups, centres and institutes in Spain, created through the efforts and teamwork of its three founding organisms: UAB, CSIC and IRTA.
The aim of finding better and more active forms of collaboration to meet the new challenges of science and innovation faced in our country at the start of the 21st Century has lead us to create this park, which must develop new synergies between its tenants, as well as dynamise the technology transfer process from the academic to the business world: whether they are big multinational groups or medium-size or small companies who can collaborate with us in the development of new products and services.
Nowadays, the PRUAB has 25 research centres and institutes (without mentioning those centres owned by UAB), which include the latest technologies and equipments in for scientific research. The Park offers more than 1600 m2 for new business incubation, supported by an efficient structure for the creation of spin-off companies. In 2009, when the new building (EUREKA I) is completed, the PRUAB will offer an additional 5.000 m2 for new research and innovation activities in collaboration with business.
The UAB Research Park is situated in a key strategic position, on the so-called B-30 axis, the technological and industrial heart of Catalonia and one of the most important communications axes of Europe. Next to the new Alba synchrotron, the new Plana del Castell development and the Vallès Technology Park, this area is poised to become the most renowned technological pole of Catalonia and Spain.
With a knowledge base that is well-known at an international level, the UAB Research Park aims to become one of the keys to the competitive future of our country.
Which kind of activities does the PRUAB develop?
Research, innovation and services are the principal axes in what the PRUAB bases its activity:
- Research, to generate new knowledge and new ideas, thorough the activity of research centres and institutes placed in the UAB campus and the research groups from the UAB.
- Innovation, we offer more than 1600 m2 of business incubation and the necessary support to create spin-off companies.
- Services, scientific, technical and logistical support to satisfy the needs of the members of the park.
The UAB Research Park offers the following services:
- Support for the creation of new technology-based companies. We offer legal advice, intellectual property services, business plan development, help in searching for public or private investment, patent registration, etc.
-Scientific and technical services: controlled environment laboratories, chemical analysis, X-ray diffraction, statistics, electronic microscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging.
-Knowledge management and transfer.
In which fields does the PRUAB work?
Following the huge range of activities of its founders, the UAB Research Park includes a great variety of research centres specialised in different knowledge areas:
-Human and Social sciences
-Biomedicine and Biotechnology
-Animal Health and Food Technology
Parc de Recerca UAB Campus de la UAB
08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 93 581 4050