The Collider 2020

Bring your innovation to the market

What are we looking for?

The Collider is pioneering innovation and tech transfer programme that bridges the gap between science and market to create disruptive technology-based spinoffs. To make it possible, the programme fosters an entrepreneurial attitude in universities and uses the researcher – entrepreneur formula to create new high-value companies.

The programme focuses on identification and business application of highly disruptive technologies, such as Internet of Things, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, XR/3D, New Materials, Hardware or Robotics.

We offer you a unique opportunity to team up with serial entrepreneurs and launch pilots with top tier corporations with the final objective of finding an optimal market fit for your technological project.

Candidates should have proven experience in the following tech fields:

Internet of Things
Internet of Things
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
Medical devices
Medical devices
New Materials
New Materials
Robotics or Hardware
Robotics or Hardware

                                                                                        Download rules for participation.

What do we offer?



+100 Corporations

Evolve your proof of concept to MVP with corporations and launch pilots together.



+500 Entrepreneurs

We build high-performance startup teams with serial entrepreneurs.



+120h Training Sessions

Top notch mentors and  industry experts will be guiding your project.



+150 Investors

Up to 50K€ direct investment and access to MWCpartners & investment network.

Sectorial Challenges 2020

To define the sectorial challenges of the current edition The Collider organized workshops with corporations from each of these verticals. During these working sessions the companies helped us to identify the main problems that their industries face in upcoming future.


Using tech solutions to improve R&D&i, optimize health system, including diagnostics, patient treatment and monitoring.

Industry 4.0

Applying innovation to automate the supply chain, discover clean recycling solutions and enhance processes thanks to data analytics.


Discovering new energy production technologies that reduce environmental impact and introduction of new consumption models.


Improving accessibility of new technologies, autonomous vehicles and reduction of CO2 emissions produced by the sector.

                                                                                        Download full list of sectorial challenges.

The Collider Award

The Collider will select the 15 best projects solving industry challenges and will invite them to take part in The Collider’s programme new edition. One of the main criteria for selection is the technologies’ maturity stage, meaning that we reward the projects that are developed enough to start piloting and testing. Entering to The Collider helps universities and research institutions to apply and test their scientific know-how in real life.

Apart from entering the programme, each scientific project also receives €2000 financial help from Ministry of Business and Knowledge of Catalan Government to cover travel expenses, subsistence allowance, accommodation or any other expenses occurred as a result of participation in The Collider.

Programme timeline

15 April- 31 May 2020


June 2020


Sept- Dec 2020

Phase 1: Tech Validation & Teams

January - April 2021

Phase 2: Opportunity Validation

April - June 2021

Phase 3: Venture Builder

Corporate collaborators

We collaborate with various corporations to define sectorial challenges and to launch conjoint pilots.

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