Hub b30: an alliance to promote the innovation at the b30 area
An open innovation network created to promote collaboration, economic development and social cohesion in the B30 territory. It is conceived as an ecosystem of co-ideation and co-creation inspired by the 4 helix, where companies, research and innovation agents, local administrations and citizens of the B30 territory have a place. It offers contacts, experts, resources and services to detect and solve challenges in an efficient, innovative and competitive way.
The UAB Research Park, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Eurecat and the Àmbit B30 Association have created the Hub b30 to promote innovation in small and medium-sized companies in the territory. It is a platform that supports companies and institutions to detect their challenges and needs to improve their competitiveness, and offer them the most appropriate solution, through collaboration and interaction.
The origin of the initiative is in the working group of the B30 Forum, which prepared the document Strategies for an improvement of the competitiveness of the industry in the B30 area that contains a series of reflections on the industry, the innovation and advanced manufacturing and that ends with a chapter of proposals to improve the competitiveness of the industry.
One of the proposals that are collected is the creation of an advanced manufacturing Hub in the B30 area to promote and facilitate the generation of economic activity and employment with high added value through the revitalization of the industry, the promotion of entrepreneurship, talent, the attraction of foreign investment and the generation of knowledge transfer focused on the implementation of advanced manufacturing in the business industrial fabric.
This initiative allows companies to access high-level equipment and infrastructures and work with research personnel of high scientific level and at the forefront of knowledge. Tailor-made projects are developed, designed to meet the specific needs of each company or institution. Through training, advice, collaborative research or access to talent, the Hub B30 aims to help companies and entities to be more innovative and competitive.
The Hub B30 wants to become:
- Open innovation network: Community of companies, R+D+I agents, Administrations and Citizens.
- Ecosystem of co-ideation and co-creation: Space of confluence between Challenges and innovative Answers.
- Facilitating environment for innovation: Joint offer of services, resources and experts.
- Initiative of territorial competitiveness: Shared brand of the B30 territory.
It has the adhesion of several entities and organizations such as the ALBA Synchrotron, EsadeCreapolis, the UPC, the Vallès Occidental County Council, ACCIÓ, Cerdanyola Empresarial, Sant Cugat Empresarial, Cecot and UPIC and others.
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