IMDEA Water will participate in S4i 2024 – “Science for Industry”, the largest international meeting point around Deep Science, which will be held on January 18-19 at La Nave (Madrid). This event is organized by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and BeAble Capital. S4i 2024 will feature Europe’s leading universities, research centers, corporations and deep science investors. Its main objective is to foster transfer and collaborations.
S4i is structured around three main axes:
- Global Summit (Patents for Innovation): It will highlight the importance of scientific research. In addition, it has technological tools such as the Digital Patent Catalogue (where the registered patents of each organization can be found) or the Corporate Innovation Challenges Platform (a space where the challenges being faced by the leading companies in each industrial sector are gathered). The Global Summit will have several stages and exhibition space for universities and research centers.
- Investor Day: New section where knowledge-generating organizations and Deep Science startups will present their technologies to investors and companies. A large networking area will be set up where it will be possible to schedule one-to-one meetings with top-level investors.
- Facing Challenges: Meeting of Science Equity funds organized by BeAble Capital, which has been held twice in Madrid and is now part of S4i. Previous editions of Facing Challenges have been attended by top-level speakers from institutions such as the European Investment Bank and the European Commission.
IMDEA Water will be at S4i 2024 together with the rest of the IMDEA Institutes in the Community of Madrid space, with the aim of transmitting to society the importance of science and industry being at the helm of change.