Open Innovation Lab for Bioengineering


In 2018, in the framework of the new IBEC Strategic Plan 2018-2020, IBEC launched a new initiative, the Open Innovation Lab for Bioengineering. It provides co-working lab and office space to help high-potential initiatives funded by external investment capital to go further and faster to the market.

IBEC’s facilities, research programmes, national and international networks, and strategic alliances with capital and industrial partners provide a platform for the initiative, which builds market-oriented initiatives in the field of bioengineering as quickly and efficiently as possible to make an impact on society.

The initiative is open to scientists, students and alumni of IBEC, as well as members of the scientific community who are interested in developing their projects in Barcelona in collaboration with IBEC and by attracting capital investments. The goal is to build an ecosystem in bioengineering that empowers entrepreneurial scientists to grow quickly, while maximizing capital efficiency.

IBEC’s Open Innovation Lab for Bioengineering is based on a new wave of ‘innovative ecosystems’ being pioneered at Princeton and in Norway, to name just two, and is part of IBEC’s mission to foster innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship by supporting early stage projects with high potential. Our mission is aligned with CERCA and BIST, and is part of our Severo Ochoa strategy about the societal benefits of commercializing transformative technology.

Open Innovation Labs for Bioengineering at IBEC

For researchers

Information for researchers who are interested in developing their projects in Barcelona in collaboration with IBEC and by attracting capital investments.

For companies

Information for companies who are interested in partnering with researchers.

For investors

Information for venture capitalists.