Summary in english – what is the programme

The Circular Economy Generation Ideas Programme 

WHO ARE WE?

The Generating Ideas Programme promotes the entrepreneurial spirit, the culture of innovation and supports researchers and PhD students from all academic fields in their search for the best applications of their research. Now in its 8th year, the programme has been organised jointly by the UAB Research Park, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia.

The programme consists of theoretical and practical training to allow researchers to see ways to transfer their technology to society from a research-based idea that they are developing or one which has come from the challenges posed by other actors in the sector (companies, government offices and the general public). This year the focus of the programme is on the generation of ideas in the field of the circular economy.

The main aim is to create synergies between agents in the sector and promote projects aimed at generating new, more sustainable models of production and consumption in this area.