Finalists Call for Technologies 2021

We have selected the 15 best projects solving industry challenges and invite them to take part in the programme. The award ceremony was conducted by Mr. Joaquim Ferrer i Tamayo, Minister of Business and Knowledge.

To define the sectorial challenges of the current edition, we organized workshops with over 100 corporations from each of the verticals below. During these working sessions, the companies helped us to identify the main problems that their industries face in the upcoming future.

This year we have received 39 qualifies projects from Health, Industry, Agri-Food, Energy, Utilities and Mobility Sectors. While the programme continues generating value from the Catalans institutions (54% of applications), this year we have received 38% of Projects from the Spanish research ecosystem and 8% from abroad.

The Collider awards € 2,000 to each of the 15 projects, thanks to the collaboration with the Department of Business and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya, with the aim of promoting the validation of science with the market.

5 May 2021

Supported by:



Health and Wellness

VIRTUALECC – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

An immersive 3D game for surgical training of extracorporeal circulation techniques to avoid human errors and improve safety.

FUNNY FRIENDS – Fundació Sant Joan de Déu

Gamification tool for children home respiratory rehabilitation which improves treatment adherence and saves healthcare costs.

CliniSuite – Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CERCA)

A pioneering software that enhances rare disease diagnosis, reducing healthcare costs and enabling better patient management and family planning.

CENSEO – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

A hardware and software solution for real-time monitoring of environmental variables in sanitary-type buildings that allows greater safety.

EPPICS – Institut d’Investigació i Innovació Parc Taulí (CERCA)

A novel software aimed to prevent emotional, cognitive and functioning alterations in post-ICU patients, that improves their experience and reduces health care and social costs.




NeuroAnalysis – Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica-Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona (CSIC)

An intelligent biomonitoring microtechnology that enables real-time health, sanitary or industrial risk assessment to avoid critical hazards.

Mocca Technologies – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Hardware and software systems that enable effective use of the Mobile Network infrastructure to create a high-performance communication channel for drones allowing new services like fleet monitoring or worldwide tracking.


Energy and Utilities

UniSCool – Universitat Lleida

Transversal cooling solution for the thermal management issues of power electronics, data centres, electric vehicles or photovoltaic cells.

ELECTRA – Institut Català d’Investigació Química (CERCA)

An innovative production method of higher performance and lower cost electrodes for water electrolysers, that increase their energy efficiency.

eROOTS – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

An integrated into power systems software that allows analysis, operation and control of large scale systems to support the transition to 100% renewable energy.


Mobility and Transport

COM5G-RN – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

An innovative solution that improves 5G network coverage in high speed or high-density vehicles transport scenarios to allow greater connectivity and increased user performance.

SAFEROADS – Universitat Politècnica de València

Sensors system for detecting, identifying and monitoring personal mobility vehicles to reduce accidents, improving safety and promote sustainable mobility.




Solution for early detection of invasive microorganisms in soil, air and water that helps to prevent emerging diseases risk in health and agri-food industries.

SUREFISH 2.0 – Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Globally integrated system to ensure fish authentication and traceability providing full transparency for the seafood supply chain and logistics operators.

BIOPOL-AEROGELS – Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (CSIC)

An efficient solution that improves performance and water-resistance of cellulose-based aerogels for biodegradable food packaging, thermal and acoustic insulation or oil recovery.