July 24, 2021

The ULPGC celebrates the 'Patents Week' – The Province

The ULPGC celebrates the 'Patents Week' - The Province


University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Technological Science Park will hold next week at the Elder Museum of Science and Technology the 'Patents Week', a pioneering event in Spain that aims to raise awareness about the importance and value of research protection through patents. It is the first event of dissemination and training on industrial property which is carried out in the ULPGC to protect quality research and contribute to technological progress and development.

This event is going to develop the days 9, 10 and 11 October, with the intention of becoming an annual event of reference in the Canary Islands, giving visibility to the results of research carried out in the ULPGC and enhancing the synergies between researchers and companies, as reported yesterday at the presentation ceremony, chaired by Rafael Robaina, rector of the ULPGC; José Pablo Suárez Rivero, Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Transfer; Raúl García Brink, Councilor for Economic Development, Energy and R + D + i of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria; Manuel Miranda, director of the Canarian Agency for Research, Innovation and the Information Society (ACIISI) of the Government of the Canary Islands; and Marcelino Santana, director of the Technological Science Park of the ULPGC.

In those days the results of R & D & I will be presented and meetings will be facilitated between research groups for the creation of joint projects, as well as training talks by teaching and research staff and last-year students will be offered. Another action that will be developed is the meeting between researchers with protected technology and companies.

Among its specific objectives is to expand the basic knowledge of industrial property through dissemination, dissemination and training; raise awareness about the importance and value of research protection; and to promote the exchange of experiences and synergies between research staff and companies.

It is also aimed at promoting the transfer of quality research results, through exploitation, with a view to maximizing the social and economic development of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. As well as to promote the valorization of knowledge towards the productive and business fabric, in a way that contributes to the advance and technological development, modernization, competitiveness and innovation of the companies.

One of the workshops that will be developed during the next week is the search of patents in databases, a training aimed at training on how to search in patent databases to avoid redundant research and use patent information to center the object of investigation.

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