The Collider 2019-2020

Apply your research skills to change the face of tomorrow

What are we looking for?

The Collider tech transfer programme is designed for PhDs, Postdocs, Master’s students who want to find new opportunities and apply their expertise to a diverse range of exciting career paths to make a positive impact on society.

The Collider encourages those who want to transition from purely academic careers to the business world because we believe that combination of these two fields opens us endless opportunities.

We offer you a unique opportunity to team up with the best serial entrepreneurs and become founder and CTO of a disruptive digital start-up. Together with your partners, you will go from an idea to the development of a marketable product and thanks to The Collider’s methodology, you will get all the necessary tools and support to successfully kick off this project.

Candidates should have proven experience in the following tech fields:

Virtual reality
Virtual reality
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
Internet of Things
Internet of Things

*In order to pass the selection process of the scientific profile, you will need the support and approval of a research group leader or have a collaboration agreement between The Collider and your University or Research Centre.


Will help you to find a perfect fit between your technology and current market needs

Why join?


Get access to technologies from the best universities and research groups.


Newly created startups will receive up to 50k in initial funding


Meetups with entrepreneurs and corporations to share tech transfer experience.


Be in the centre of the ecosystem. Work at the entrepreneurial hub Pier 01- Barcelona Tech City


Significant equity stake in created startups belongs to the founding team.


Focused on customer research, identification of your niche, fundraising and development of your leadership skills.


Advice from the best VCs, serial entrepreneurs and corporate experts on funding and business development.


Get access to Mobile World Capital community and privileged business development environment to maximise your business opportunities.

Programme timeline

04 April - 31 May 2019

Call for Tech

1 June - 8 July 2019


8 July - 14 October 2019

Soft Landing

15 December 2019

Welcome Day

7 January - 3 April 2020

Opportunity Validation

4 April - 28 June 2020

Venture Building


As a scientist, you must dedicate as much time as possible during the validation of the market opportunity of the project. If the startup is created, the scientist will be required to work full time to executethe action plan agreed with The Collider’s team.

Your role will be based on maximising your unique knowledge to make technology a marketable product.

If the validation of the business opportunity is positive and your profile is sufficient to carry out the role, you will be nominated as the Co­-Founder.

As one of the selected to take part in The Collider, this does not automatically guarantee that you are going to become the Co­-Founder of a future company.

To finally decide whether to create the startup or not, you must have validated that a business opportunity exists and demonstrate that you have the profile needed to join a team of Co­Founder’s.

Ideas should arise and materialise during the Opportunity Validation of the programme. However, there is no problem if the participant wishes to expose his or her idea during the process.

The seed investment awarded to each startup to develop a minium viable product will be up to 50.000€. Once the program is finalised, mVenturesBcn holds the right, but nor the obligation, to co-invest in the project together with other stakeholders.

The successful and unsuccessful candidates will be announced on the 9th of November via email.

Once the Venture Building phase is finalised, the startups that have succeeded in attracting the market’s interest will be offered an incubation space for three futher months to develop their business and fundraising strategies.

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