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The transfer of knowledge and research results, as well as cooperation between university and business are key factors in creating value and the development of society. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), as a global, open and digital University, collaborates with companies and institutions on numerous innovation projects.


Protecting research results

Many of the projects carried out at the University generate results that can be transferred and commercialized.  For that purpose, UC3M has numerous resources available to its researchers, among which we highlight:

  • Protection of research results. Management of patent applications and software registration linked to University research to facilitate commercialization as part of the UC3M R+D offer. Contact us
  • Creation of and participation in spin-offs.  Assessment of the possibilities for UC3M researchers to transfer their research results to the market though the creation of a new company or a spin-off, with University support.



R+D+i offer

UC3M knowledge and research results are introduced into the market through its technology offer and the collaboration projects between companies and University research groups.


Collaboration with business

The University has links to companies and business, seeking to transfer their R+D+i and to identify needs for solutions or challenges to accelerate business innovation.  


  • Contracts with companies.  Collaboration relationships between the University research groups and companies to:
    • Undertake  R+D+i projects  (Article 83). Contact
    • Negotiation to obtain patent and software licenses. Contact
  • Research Chairs. Structures for collaboration between the University and public and private entities for development of knowledge generation, transfer and dissemination activities.
  • R+D+i centers. Collaboration with other research entities in project development and specialized centers in different areas.
  • Open Innovation.  For companies seeking to answer their challenges and looking to collaborate with the University.
  • Meetings and forums. UC3M presents its capabilities to the business sector through national and international meetings, events and forums.
  • Links of interest


Plataformas y Redes

Asociaciones y redes de Innovación de las que forma parte de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

How to collaborate


To search specific solutions or specific support to an R+D+i line consult: