The UB promotes entrepreneurial spirit through a variety of services.
Services supporting entrepreneurs
1. Consultancy services for the creation of technology-based companies, offered by a team of highly-qualified specialists .
2. Consultancy and support services during the constitution of a technology-based company.
a) Before the company is constituted: protecting industrial property, applying for patents, defining a business model, valorizing the technology in question (creation of economic value) and gaining access to financial backing.
b) When the company is constituted: drafting a business plan, gaining access to further financial backing (government loans of different kinds and research and development grants) and establishing financial or business partners.
Generally speaking, spin-offs are companies that are created within a university setting and are the result of the research findings carried out by that university's own researchers. The university acts as an incubator and serves to support the spin-off in the early stages of its development. The University of Barcelona's spin-offs help to transfer knowledge and technology to the business sector, to find direct applications for the results of research in production processes and even to commercialize research results.