Genoma España was created in 2002 to improve the worldwide competitiveness of Spanish research on applied genomics.
Moreover, just like many other countries, Spain needed an organisation to promote biotechnology both locally and internationally as well as link research groups and centres, biotech companies, venture capital investors and society together. Similarly, at that time, there was a need to help change the Spanish economic model for one in which technology transferral contributes decisively to technology development activities, which, in turn, become innovation applied not only to traditional production systems but to emerging technologies as well.
Since then, Genoma España has ensued the "leading supporter and promoter of biotechnology innovation" in Spain.
Genoma España is a governmental foundation whose leading trustee is the ministry for science and innovation. The ministries for health and social affairs (cofounder), environment and rural & marine environments, industry, tourism and trade as well as the regional governments of Navarre and Andalusia also support the activities of Genoma España.
Genoma España mainly drives the transference to business of intellectual assets, technology and innovation, and entrepreneurship, particularly in biotechnology; specifically by:
Genoma España makes technology and innovation transfer happen by moving from R&D results to managing, maximising and redirecting their use for business. In doing so, Genoma España is involved in:
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