KIMLeader Work Package 3
KIM is a thought leader in matters of innovation, knowledge transfer and implementation of scientific technological structures worldwide to improve the competitiveness and technological progress of companies through specialized services, positioning and consolidating a knowledge transfer model at global level.
Headquartered in Barcelona, KIM has consolidated its expertise with technology transfer projects all over Spain and is also growing worldwide, with activities in the rest of Europe, Latin America and Asia.
KIM has worked for many years with large multinational corporations such as Gas Natural, Repsol or GDF Suez, developing technology scouting projects and detecting technology and companies ready for investment. KIM is the technology transfer provider of the European Space Agency (ESA). The collaboration with ESA involves the development of a platform to manage and analyse the ESA patent portfolio, commercialization tasks and the clusterisation of the portfolio in terms of commercial readiness, technology description and market orientation.
KIM has developed its own high quality training programme (KIMTalent), which contains ad-hoc methodologies and provide a practical plan of implementation, orientated at providing professionals with the proper tools and Kim’s knowledge that can be incorporated into work processes and result of utility for organizations. KIMs programs not only cover very market oriented theoretical and practical methodologies, but seek to make participants aware of the realities that other agents that are similar to them face in other regions. In this case universities, technology centres, public administrations, among others, in Barcelona, an internationally renowned centre of knowledge generation.