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Fractus and the UPC create a technological hub to develop ‘deep tech’ solutions

Fractus and the UPC create a technological hub to develop ‘deep tech’ solutions

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Fractus and the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC), have agreed to create the Fractus-UPC Deep Tech Hub, a centre of research activities where deep tech technologies will be designed and improved, with the aim of developing disruptive technological solutions based on scientific challenges with great potential and social impact. Fractus is one of the first spin-offs that emerged from the UPC.

The Fractus-UPC Deep Tech Hub will concentrate on talent development, training, innovation, research and technology transfer activities and will actively and strategically contribute to the creation of UPC start-ups and/or spin-offs in the field of deep tech, founded on a scientific discovery or a technological innovation, with the purpose of promoting its access to the market.

The deep tech field encompasses the development of disruptive solutions based on deep technologies linked to science or advanced engineering, to respond to global challenges.

The agreement, signed on September 13th, by the dean of the UPC, Daniel Crespo and the President and CEO of Fractus, Rubén Bonet, foresees that the activities of the hub are aimed at responding to current challenges through significant scientific and technological advances, while promoting research, innovation and knowledge transfer in areas such as mobility and logistics, materials, sustainability, urban planning, information and communication, biomedical engineering and environmental and energy technologies.

The emerging areas of quantum computing, photonics, Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, robotics, electronics and advanced materials are some of the areas on which the activity of this hub will be focused.

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