USC – Universidade de Santiago de Compostela / Research institutions and agencies

Education, Research, Valorization, Transfer of Technologies and Entrepresunership

USC have a detailed plan, CAMPUS VIDA, designed to promote international excellence and improve the link with socioeconomic environment. Campus Vida was approved as “Campus de Excelencia Internacional” by a committee of experts from the Spanish government.

USC count on an extensive patent portfolio, of which 75% match the biomedical and biotechnological areas. USC has a TTO more than 25 years old, that is a key player in the dissemination and commercialization of its new knowledge; it is constantly seeking potential partners for the development of new products and services.

USC is one of the pioneer universities in assuming an active entrepreneurial role in Spain, so that we count on business incubator facilities, venture capital societies and structures in order to support businesses development for spinouts that arise from the research results.


Foundation year


Turnover volume (2016)



Business areas

• Biotechnology

• Chemistry

• Medicine

• Pharmacy

• Biology

• Veterinary

• Nanotechnology

• Microbiology

• Medical devices

• Drug delivery

Main interests in foreign markets

The mission of the Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship Area is to get a direct impact (incorporation processes, products or services) of the research results obtained in laboratories and research centers at USC.


• 9ª Spanish public University in fundraising of competitive R&D funding

• R&D in the frontier of the knowledge: 1 Advanced Grant, 6 Starting Grant, 1 POC

• Beneficiary of 8 European Consortium H2020

• 7ª Spanish University in license revenue 2015

• More than 1,4M€ of investment in USC’s spin-outs

Contact person:

Jose Luis Villaverde Acuña (Director of the Technology Transfer and Entrepreunership Office)


Edificio Emprendia – Campus Vida s/n
15782 Santiago de Compostela - Spain


(+34) 881 815 578



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