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Business Development Area

Through the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital has created its own innovation model, that allows the transfer of results from research to society and promotes the competitiveness of the hospital, by acting as an economic agent for development.

The Business Development Area is composed of the Innovation Unit.

Director

Laia Arnal Arasa

Laia Arnal Arasa

Business Development Area
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Innovation Unit

The VHIR innovation strategy is based on the following:

  • Searching for business opportunities that lead to an investment in new research.
  • Start-up of new strategies to favour relationships with private and public industry, and encourage association during the initial stages of the research.
  • Cooperating with international partners that contribute to the positioning of the innovation of the VHIR at an international level and which allow it to make new contacts.
  • Searching for new tools to accelerate innovation.

The actions carried out by the Innovation Unit are, for example:

  • Financial evaluation and research of projects or market ideas.
  • Protecting the intellectual property strategy
  • Searching for public grants or private funding to continue developing technology that increases its value.
  • Searching for partners interested in technology (collaborative associations and technological intermediaries).
  • Business development.
  • Authorisations.
  • Creation of spin-off companies.
  • Training in innovation.

Team

Maria Lourdes Reula Sanz

Maria Lourdes Reula Sanz

Administrative
Innovation
Business Development Area
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Carlota Zabaco Lanfranco

Carlota Zabaco Lanfranco

Innovation
Business Development Area
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Carla Maté Goldar

Carla Maté Goldar

Innovation
Business Development Area
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Giacomo De Simone

Giacomo De Simone

Head of unit
Innovation
Business Development Area
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Nunzio Gennaro Cifariello

Nunzio Gennaro Cifariello

Innovation
Business Development Area
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Adrià Escolà Cerqueda

Adrià Escolà Cerqueda

Innovation
Business Development Area
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Alonso Javier Parron Yuste

Alonso Javier Parron Yuste

Innovation
Business Development Area
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