Proof of concept

  • What is it

    Support in approaching the research output market

  • Who it’s for

    Research fellows, teachers, PhD students, researchers

  • What it’s for

    Developing and enhancing research and patents

  • When

    The call is generally published in November

The programme works through calls for ideas to promote the potential commercial value of technologies developed in the University research laboratories, aiming to make them attractive to businesses and to create new spin-offs. It aims to increase the development and technical and commercial validation stages of inventions and patents.

The programme is open to research fellows, teachers, PhD students, researchers who are the authors of patented inventions in which the University owns at least 50%.

To take part, fill in the pre-registration form and then complete the application by sending the full project, with details of participants, activities, costs and goals