Spinning off under RRI Principles: Applied Nanoparticles case✎
Last modified on 10 May 2016
APPLIED NANOPARTICLES S.L. (AppNPs) is a spin-off of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), the University Autònoma of Barcelona (UAB) and the Institut Català de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA). Among its co-founders are scientists from these institutions, and experts on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), e-communication and business development and technology transfer. AppNPs has the office address in Barcelona.
The main current objective of AppNPs is the commercial exploitation of the patent application "biogas production" (BioGAS+), in the U.S. and Europe, consisting on the use of iron oxide nanoparticles as additives to optimise the production of biogas by feeding with essential iron the involved bacterial consortia responsible for that. AppNPs also develops projects on the production, characterisation and commercialization of model nanoparticles, as well as consulting work related to other possible industrial uses of inorganic nanoparticles. AppNPs business is based on the principles of Responsible Innovation, focusing on the process design of nanoparticles, low energy consumption, low toxicity, waste minimization and reduction of emissions.
Experiences on implementing RRI principles within a nanotechnology-based spin-off company.
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