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October 28, 2022

IMDEA Software has participated in the first edition of the Patents for Innovation Fair


The IMDEA Software Institute has participated in the first edition of P4i – Patents for Innovation, an event that aims to become the largest European meeting point for Innovation and Technology Transfer. More than 360 patents were shown and P4i counted with over a thousand attendees and exhibitors. Blanca Gutiérrez, Communications Manager of IMDEA Software, represented the Institute from the innovation space of the Madrid Regional Government in La Nave (Madrid), from October 26 to 27.


P4I 2022 was born as a forum for technological innovation and also as a patent fair, thus allowing the creation of a market for the transfer of research results and the purchase and sale of scientific patents. It was attended by 100 universities and research centers, European consortiums such as CIVIS, 110 companies interested in science, investment groups, or companies dedicated to patent drafting.


The welcoming ceremony was led by Fidel Rodríguez Batalla, Deputy Regional Minister for Universities, Science and Innovation of the Regional Government of Madrid, Amaya Mendikoetxea Pelayo, Rector of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), and Félix Zamora, Vice Rector for Transfer, Innovation, and Culture of the UAM.

According to the Vice Rector, “the commercialization of research carried out in universities and research centers is something that should be common for all the entities for the society’s improvement”.

As for Rodríguez Batalla, the Madrid Regional Government is working to enhance and make available to society the research carried out in universities, research centers such as the IMDEA Institutes and business R&D, “because without science there is no future and no prosperity” pointed out Fidel.

Likewise, the UAM Rector highlighted that the challenge is that “research work should be returned to society". And that is the reason why they have developed the digital catalog of patents, which is an extensive database, and this annual fair to create innovation ecosystems.

During the first day of P4i, Fidel Rodríguez Batalla, the Rector and Vice-Rector of the UAM, and the general director of Research and Innovation of the Madrid Regional Government, Ana Isabel Cremades visited our stand to learn more about the work we do in technology transfer and how we transfer the results of our research to society and industry.

Cremades presented the second day of P4i the network of companies, universities, and research centers that carry out technology transfer in the Madrid Regional Government.

The director of IMDEA Materials, José Manuel Torralba, was in charge of giving the IMDEA Institutes pitch, which he described as “talent that is transformed into innovation”. He spoke about the pioneering projects we have been working on at the different centers since their creation 15 years ago, as well as highlighting their main scientific and technological advances.


At the end of the day the IMDEA Institutes’ stand was visited by Diana Morant, Minister of Science and Innovation, who was able to see some of the prototypes on display, accompanied by Fidel Rodríguez Batalla and Félix Zamora.

Finally, the event was closed by the Minister of Science and Innovation, who announced the creation of a state platform for innovation and transfer with a specific section for patents and a service for the commercialization of academic patents.