One of the basal pillars of every research institution of excellence is the transfer of the knowledge it generates and the valorisation of this knowledge to society. This idea guides the second meeting of the Spanish Centres of Excellence "Severo Ochoa" (CSOs) and the Units of Excellence "María de Maeztu" (UMMs), 100xCiencia.2, under the title: Co-creating Value in Scientific Research. Representatives of all the CSOs and the UMMs (scientific directors, transfer and innovation managers, communication and dissemination managers) will meet in Alicante on 2-3 November 2017 with outstanding representatives of the knowledge-based industry, economy and administration.
The meeting includes conferences given by women of recognized international relevance in different areas of research, innovation and knowledge valorisation management, as well as roundtables shared by CSOs and UMMs researchers with representatives from the industry, technology transfer offices, policy and economic management. Also included in the program are short presentations of the most successful CSOs and UMMs in transfer and innovation and experts in this area. Dialogue and exchange of experiences and good practices will be fostered throughout the whole meeting, with the fundamental purpose of strengthening the capacities of knowledge transfer and enhance the social impact of the research work developed by the centres and units of excellence of our country.