Transfer of knowledge and technology to the industrial sector is an integral part of the institute’s activities. During 2016, the technology development unit CSOL was involved in one collaborative project with industry in the field of homogeneous catalysis as well as performing seven valorization projects to develop the inventions made by ICIQ’s research groups into technologies that are closer to an industrial application.

As for Crysforma, it continues expanding its capabilities in the field of pharmaceutical solid state development. During 2016, Crysforma continued with its own internal research lines, in this case in collaboration with the group of Prof. Carles Bo, in the area of prediction of co-crystal formation.

ERTFLOW, which works in the area of flow chemistry, started its first collaborations with industry, including a Retos Colaboración project with the pharmaceutical group Esteve.

Globally, 14 research projects with industry were active during 2016, including the Esteve-ICIQ and Henkel-ICIQ joint units. Finally, 4 new patents were applied for, arising from the research results from ICIQ’s groups.