Innovation and Enterprise

The CSIC aims to bring closer its capabilities, scientific and technological achievements to all national and international socio-economic sectors to transform them in social, economic and cultural well-being for society.


The CSIC manages strategic relations with agents of the productive sector, scientific and technical research contracts subscribed with other entities, and advises on the preparation and management of CSIC-Enterprise projects and on their co-financing with public and private funds. Likewise, the CSIC increases the benefit obtained by society protecting adequately the research outcomes and their later transfer to companies and institutions, promoting the local or regional economic development and supporting the creation of spin-off and technology-based companies facilitating the establishment of research programmes in partnership with companies and institutions.

The CSIC offers an extensive catalogue of services, some of the most important are shown in the table below:

UsersServices Offered
Internal CSICProtection of research results against potential competitors.
Commercialization of research results to launch them on the market.
Management and legal advice on contracts. Drafting and negotiation with third parties.
Assistance in negotiating agreements and contracts with national and international enterprises and bodies.
Support to the creation of Technology-Based Companies.
Training courses in transfer for technicians and researchers.
External CSICSolution to an existing technological demand in the company.
Access to protected, disruptive and unique assets in the market.
Partnering with industry leading experts. Definition of external technological committees. Advise for companies on specific areas.
New businesses projects based on high innovative technology and new market sectors for consolidated companies.
Access to public aids for developing projects in partnership: Enterprise-CSIC.
Training courses in Transfer and Innovation.
RDI results protection

RDI results protection

CSIC protects the results generated by its research groups and staff as a function of the result peculiarity, using different formats from the most common, the patent, to some less known, such as industrial secrecy; registration of plant varieties or biological material and utility models or software, among others.


RDI Contracts

RDI Contracts

CSIC signs different types of contracts with companies interested in CSC capabilities, research lines or technologies.

Marketing of RDI products

Marketing of RDI products

All the technologies obtained in the CSIC’s laboratories, previously registered and protected, constitute the CSIC's technological offer portfolio.

Start-up companies

Start-up companies

Technology-based companies are a key instrument for knowledge transfer generated by public research bodies, transforming the results in products available on the market and fostering the creation of a more innovative industry sector, like the CSIC.

Technological offer portfolio

Technological offer portfolio

The CSIC has specific technological results protected in many different ways, among which highlights the patent. The collaboration with companies interested in a protected active can be materialised in:

CSIC Transfer Data

For more information about the innovation and business services, please contact with the Deputy Vice-Presidency for Knowledge Transfer