17 Oct 2017 / Barakaldo, Spain

RefbioII Technology Transfer Workshop

17th of October , 2017 | 8am - 17pm

Barakaldo (Bilbao Exhibition Center, Bizkaia), Spain


REFBIO II is a trans-Pyrenean cooperation network for biomedical research co-financed by the European program POCTEFA 2014-2020.  This network seeks to connect laboratories, technology platforms and companies to establish relationships that enable innovation in the biomedical sector.


The present Workshop, organized by Basque Government's Ministry for Health and the Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research (BIOEF), gathers experts in Intellectual Property Rights, Technology Transfer, Innovation Agents, researchers and Third Parties, with the aim to analyze the interaction between these elements and allow the technology transfer in the health sector.

What to Expect

Plenary session

A plenary session, led by Aleksandra Suwala, will bring together researchers and companies to explore cutting edge thinking and inquiry in effective ways to apply the intellectual property rights (IPR) and technological transfer (TT) to the development of medical devices. Furthermore, the speaker will focus on key points of the European project writing from the perspective of IPR and TT, an approach of how to consider these strategic subjects in your application forms.

The workshop is completely free of charge, but seats are limited, so register today!.

The event represens a good opportunity for professionals from different fields to meet and discuss about the IPR and TT.

In addition, the speaker of the master speech will be glad to handle individual questions about these two topics at the end of the session.


REFBIOII open two matchmaking spaces, in parallel to the pitch sessions, during the event in order to boost the engagement with potential counterparts and to enable the exchange of ideas for joint technology projects.

Do not lose the opportunity to review the "Participants" and "Marketplace" tab in order to get an idea about attendees and opportunities.

2nd Call RefbioII projects Technology transfer projects

The call will be launch at the end of October.

What are the main topics of the workshop?

  • ICT in the health sector (Big Data: data collection and processing, e/m-Health: connected healthcare, Healthcare networks).

  • Drugs and clinical trials (New technologies in personalized medicine, regenerative medicine and advance therapies, rare diseases).

  • Therapeutic assessment in the chronic diseases (Novel therapies, diagnosis and prevention, Epidemiology and pharmaco-epidemiology, Synergistic networks for research and innovation).

  • Normal and pathological ageing (Optimization of the prescription and conciliation, Biomedicine and biorobotics for the neuro-rehabilitation, Neuro-degenerative diseases, Active and healthy aging/frailty and mental wellbeing).

Who will be there?

Health systems, companies and scientific-technological agents of the Health sector from both sides of the Pyrenees.

Ideal for

Actors in the public and private Health sector and other related scientific-technological agents.

What kind of opportunities offers?

- Acquire knowledge about IPR and technology transfer.
- Contact public-private sectors in different areas of Health.
- Establish new collaborations in R&D&i.
- Identify partners for future international projects.

How Registration Process Works

Step One - Your details
Select the type of registration profile which better fits to your profile (check below). Create your account including all vital information about you (full name, email, institution, etc.) and carefully select those sessions you plan to attend.

Step Two - Your profile
You have to create a profile in which you will incorporate those information that can be useful to share your main outcomes or try to find partners to collaborate.

Step Three - Others
Review other attendees profiles. Try to find an attendee to share or request information about a field.

Step Four - R2B /B2Bmeetings

Send a proposal to schedule meetings. If it is confirmed the application will suggest you a meeting date.

registration´s profiles

Before registering please review the details below outlining the various profiles of the workshop. According to the profile you will able to book your agenda.
  • Plenary presentation (morning only)

    • Plenary presentation attendee. From public or private insitution. You can attend uniquely to the master presentation developed by Aleksandra Suwala about the Technology Transfer and the IPR.
  • Full-day workshop

    • Researcher belonging to a Public Institution. You are part of a public institution and you can take part in all activities of the workshop during the full day.
    • Researcher belonging to a Private Institution. You are part of a private institution and you can take part in all activities of the workshop during the full day.
    • R&D&i Management belonging to a Public Institution. You are part of a public institution developing management tasks. You can take part in all activities of the workshop.
    • R&D&i Management belonging to a Private Institution. You are part of a private institution developing management tasks. You can take part in all activities of the workshop.

Do you want to discover  what kind of technology is ready to be transferred?

If you want to discover what the RefbioII network can offer you...

Do you want to take part in the poster session?

Do not miss the chance of a fruitful workday showing to attendees the best of your research or institution with a poster presentation !!

Previous Deadline, 6th of October

New Deadline, 11th of October

Workshop Services

Attendees pack

You will receive at the moment of registration a pack with blinder and pen.


During the even you will get access to the Internet (password included in your attendees pack).


You will receive your B2B meeting shedule at the reception moment.

Tricks to take your Networking

to the next level

Use our collaborative platform to create a profile that best represents you and the keypoints you want to deliver. Use this platform prior to the event to see who else is coming. Then you can follow these tricks to improve your outcomes.

Have a Goal
Knowing ahead of time what you would like to achieve during your networking day will ensure you get the best out of it on the day.

Bring Business Cards
Ensure you bring enough business cards. They are the bestway to ensure that the person you are interested in has an easy way to contact you.

Take Notes
After mingling with others take some time to retreat and make notes on the back ofpeople’s business cards so you can remember key details.

Follow up
Set a date! You’ve met these interesting people at our event now see them again. Use our online platform to set up dates after the event.


The workshop will take place in the Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC). The headquarters of BIOEF, leading organizer of the workshop, are located in the same building.

Venue & Location

The workshop will be developed in the Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC), fifth floor.

Get in Touch

BIOEF (Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research)
Ronda de Azkue, 1 - Torre del BEC (12th floor), 48902 Barakaldo, Bizkaia (Spain)

Foundation Contact


944 53 85 00

If you need some suggestion to find your accomodation, please check the information bellow.

You will find the following information:

  • Bilbao Exhibition Center Information (BEC).
  • Hotels.

  • Metro Bilbao

REfBIOII partners

Fundación Miguel Servet – Navarrabiomed (Navarra); Cluster OSASUNA Santé (Nouvelle Aquitaine); Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud (Aragon); Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier y Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse (Occitanie Region); Fundación Rioja Salud (La Rioja); Fundación Vasca de Innovación e Investigación Sanitarias (BIOEF); Asociación Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Biodonostia y Asociación Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Biocruces (País Vasco). 

If you have any trouble registering for the workshop, we can help.

Xabier Elcoroaristizabal Martín
Project Manager in REFBIOII project  (BIOEF)

Itziar Acha Andrés
International Project Manager in BIOEF

Reference for poster session.