National Biofilms Innovation Centre

NBIC Open Innovation Webinar

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Connecting academic and industry partners to pair problem and solution, opportunity and need, has been one of the most valued parts of what we can offer our partners. The NBIC Open Innovation Partnering Platform is our new collaborative online platform for sharing research, funding, and innovation opportunities between NBIC’s industry and research partners.

This portal is for the use of both Academic and industry NBIC partners Join us on Wednesday 3 November 2021 from 14:00-15:00 UK time, for our Open Innovation Webinar with Innoget, where we will explain the benefits of Open Innovation, whilst highlighting the platform’s key features.


Why attend?

Discover how to:

• Publish innovation calls (unmet needs) or technology offers (possible solutions) to find partners for your R&D, funding and innovation projects.

• Request further information on technology and innovation calls or submit responses to the partner. From past experience we believe that some of these connections will result in collaborative projects.

• Directly connect with industry and research partners related to the research areas you care about to explore new collaboration opportunities.


Who is this webinar for?

Our platform is a free to access service for researchers, industry, research and technology organisations, start-ups, and investors related to NBIC. We encourage you to join this webinar if you are interested in sharing opportunities and making direct connections with other partners in a fast and secure environment.



• Introduction with NBIC CEO Mark Richardson and Innoget CEO Jordi Ràfols

• Innoget Cloud and Open Innovation concept introduction

• Introduction to NBIC and Open Innovation

• NBIC platform presentation

• Discussion and Q&A

The Q&A session will be a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have in relation to the platform. If you would like to submit questions for us to answer during this event, then please send these to


Presenter Biographies


Jordi Ràfols, Innoget CEO

Jordi Ràfols is the founder and CEO of, one of the largest online Open Innovation Networks. He has more than 20 years of experience working on Open Innovation and technology transfer, and Internet business. He has been directly involved in hundreds of Open Innovation projects in a wide range of different industries and has worked with several International Companies in the evaluation, development, and deployment of their Open Innovation programs.

As part of the Catalan National program “Startup Catalonia,” he acted as a business coach for technology-based Startups helping them to develop and implement their strategy and accelerate business growth. He has been a managing partner at, one of the largest EU funded projects in the field of technology transfer and Open Innovation aimed at developing new processes to enhance Industry-Academia collaboration.

Jordi holds an MBA at ESADE Business School and a Corporate Finance degree at IE (Instituto de Empresa in Madrid) and has been involved in Corporate Venture and valuation projects. As an innovation conference speaker, he has shared his view on Open Innovation and collaborative R&D and innovation ecosystems in many international and cross-industries events in Berlin, London, Edinburgh, Boston, Paris, Singapore, and Barcelona. He has also given lectures to MBA program alumni at ESADE Business School on online Open Innovation business models.


Dr Mark Richardson, NBIC CEO

Mark joined NBIC on its formation in December 2017 having worked for over 30 years in R&D in the medical device industry, leading projects and global teams. He led the Global Innovation Team for Smith & Nephew Wound Management from 2000-2002, and then formed and led their approaches to open innovation, including engaging with Innovation Knowledge Centres in the UK.

Mark gained his degree in microbiology at the University of Leeds followed by an MSc and PhD in biochemistry from the University of Birmingham. He also has an MBA from the Open University.

You can read Mark’s ‘Innovation Insider’ interview on the Innoget website.

If you’d like to create a free account on our platform in advance of the webinar you can do so here.


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Date And Time

03/11/2021 @ 02:00 PM to
03/11/2021 @ 03:00 PM

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