Across the activities undertaken by the SOMMa centres and units in the field of innovation, collaborations and partnerships with industry stand out as another crucial component of the excellence in science represented by the members in the alliance. The huge number, breadth of scope, and economic impact of those collaborations are evidences of the success of the SOMMa centres and units when attracting the interest of industrial partners to establish collaborations from which both, research institutions and industry, benefit.

The collaborations established with the private sector span a broad range of modalities, from the participation in joint research projects in consortia with both public and private partners, to agreements for the co-development of new products or services, fundamental research projects funded by private sources based on their interest in that specific field, activities related to employment and training, and so many others.

Examples of those collaborations which have had a special social or media impact are disclosed in the news below.

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