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Donostia, 22-23 Nov 2019: SOMMa 100xCiencia.4 Meeting: Building bridges between Science and Society

Donostia, 22-23 Nov 2019: SOMMa 100xCiencia.4 Meeting: Building bridges between Science and Society

News Meetings Participation 29 October 2019 205 hits Anna May Masnou

On 22-23 November, the new edition of the 100xCiencia meeting, the meeting of the Severo Ochoa centers and María de Maeztu units will take place in Donostia/San Sebastián! Nora Ventosa, researcher at the Nanomol Group will represent the ICMAB at the SOMMa General Assembly, and will give a talk on Technology Transfer in Nanomedicine on Saturday, 23 November in the morning (11 am). 

Building bridges between Science and Society: "What is science doing for you?"

This year, the upcoming 100xCiencia.4 will address technology transfer, and how research translates into benefits for society. An emphasis will be put to the importance of R+D+i, and how this generates a return for society, and on how the generation of scientific knowledge translates into products and services that improve the well-being and quality of life of the public. At the same time, SOMMa institutions will have the opportunity to put their projects on display.

The venue, after previous events in the Canary Islands, Alicante and Madrid, is this year located in Donostia/San Sebastián. The event is this time organised by the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), together with SOMMa.

Under the title “What is science doing for you?”, this edition will put on display for citizens a number of successful cases of tech transfer, products, services, spin-offs, and more, showing society how science has an impact on the everyday life of common citizens. The initiatives presented, born from the members of the SOMM alliance, will highlight the impact generated by R+D+i on society.

The meeting will take the shape of a fair open to the public, with a host of on-site stands and an open space where talks will take place. The format of the talks, with the exception of the keynote talk, will be short, in the style of the notorious TED talks. Both the stands and short talks will highlight cases of success in the translation of research and technology by members of SOMMa resulting in benefits for society.

"Es para nosotros un profundo honor y un placer co-organizar la edición del 100xCiencia de este año. Participad con nosotros durante estos dos días en que se compartirán experiencias sobre ciencia, investigación y tecnología, y en cómo ésta impacta en nuestra sociedad" Manuel Carreiras, Director at BCBL

Nanomedicine: from the lab to the market

From the ICMAB, Nora Ventosa wil give the talk "Liposomas para nanomedicina" on Saturday, 23 November, at 11 am. Come and see what is the Nanomol Group doing in "Nanomedicine Technology Transfer" and what is their spin-off Nanomol Technologies doing:

"En el grupo de Nanomol, en el ICMAB-CSIC, nos tomamos muy en serio la transferencia de tecnología. En el 2010 se fundó la spin-off Nanomol Technologies, y desde entonces colaboramos estrechamente con ella. Nuestra idea es la de sintetizar liposomas, unas pequeñas vesículas, que encapsulan los fármacos dentro. Sintetizamos las vesículas con dióxido de carbono supercrítico, y sabemos controlar el tamaño y la forma. Tenemos muchos proyectos con empresas farmacéuticas y proyectos europeos en los que colaboramos con hospitales, centros médicos, y demás. En esta charla explicaré nuestra experiencia para crear la spin off y el futuro de la nanomedicina, así como lo vemos nosotros, desde el grupo Nanomol." Nora Ventosa, investigadora en el grupo Nanomol.

Important data:

  • Friday, 22 November 2019, from 4 pm to 8 pm
  • Saturday, 23 November 2019, from 10 am to 1:30 pm (at 11 am: Nora Ventosa's talk)
  • Venue: Tabakalera Donostia, Andre Zigarrogileak Plaza, 120012 Guipúzcoa, Spain

Check here the PROGRAM of the 100xCiencia.4

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Venue: Tabakalera, inDonostia/San Sebastián. Photo: Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 4.0. 
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