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Collaboration with companies

Through these collaborations a team of experts from our University (consult the research groups) will attempt to respond to technological requirements of businesses and their specific needs through development of research projects.
Businesses will benefit from possible innovative solutions to their requirements and improvement of products, processes and services.  The University will provide a solution based on their technical and independent knowledge of other commercial interests.
It is important to recall that there is also a possibility of joint funding of the cost of the contract throughpublic and private programmes and tax deductions
A list of the number of contracts entered into by our University with our public authorities and private entities in 2012 is indicated below:

I+D 62
Advice, Technical Assistance and Technological Support 554
Technical Services 243
University Chairs 5
Framework and Collaboration Agreements 5
Confidentiality agreements 10
Teaching Activities 41
Others 36
Total 956


What can we do with UC3M?

Below we list the different UC3M services available to you:

  •     Research project contracts

Through R+D commissions, companies subcontract different research groups within UC3M in accordance with a contract containing a set of previously established conditions and receive the results agreed.

  •     Collaborative research projects

In this type of project both businesses and researchers work jointly to resolve a specific problem using a new technology. These projects may be funded by public authorities.

Other services for businesses: consulting, technical services etc
Through these contracts the University carries out a technological, economic and legal assessment for businesses. It also makes available our equipment and laboratories in which our experts carry out the necessary technical testing and services

  • Transfer or licence of research results

Through these contracts the University provides businesses with research results obtained and protected by intellectual and industrial property registrations. Consult the University's technology portfolio

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Colaboración con empresas

University and business collaborations enable transfer of knowledge acquired through public research centres to the socio-economic sphere.