UC3M presents its new 2021-2022 Research and Transfer Report

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The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) presents the 2021-2022 Research and Transfer Report, which includes the institution’s main R+D+i parameters. This report contains a set of indicators related to research and innovation activity over the last two years in areas such as scientific production, funding raised and knowledge transfer, among others.

This new edition of the report is presented in multimedia format, includes an English version and has 77 videos on UC3M’s research groups. The interactive and dynamic format of the presentation allows the user to visualise the data for the years 2021 and 2022 and compare them with those of the previous two years. In all of the sections, the information can be displayed in a descriptive and integrated way, which makes it possible to analyse the evolution of the different parameters. In this sense, it is possible to download data and graphs in spreadsheet format for easier use and viewing. In addition, it is linked to the "Research Portal" (the main repository for collecting data on UC3M’s scientific production), allowing updated consultation of this data.

New milestones in R+D+I

In terms of the results presented, it is worth noting the significant increase in funding raised in research and transfer compared to the previous two years, rising from 68 million euros in 2019 and 2020 to more than 103 million euros in 2021 and 2022 at UC3M. In this regard, 42.4 million euros come from the European Union’s Next Generation funds.

The number of R+D projects started in this period has also increased compared to the previous two years, rising from 316 to a total of 359. In addition, UC3M remains in Spain’s Top10 in scientific articles per lecturer and has gone on to publish almost 50 percent of its scientific articles in Open Access (through the gold and hybrid routes), when in the previous period it didn’t reach 25 percent.

In terms of attracting research talent, during 2021-2022 three new ERC (European Research Council) projects were added, bringing the total number of ERC Grants currently active at the University to 10. In addition, 28 researchers have been incorporated through Conex-Plus, a mobility and training programme that aims to promote the career of experienced research staff within the framework of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) European Union COFUND scheme.

In the field of transfer, in 2021 and 2022 there were 6 national and 40 international patent applications, there were 32 incubated companies (21 startups and 11 spin-offs), 107 valid software registrations and 167 technological offers. Funding raised through contracts with companies and other entities amounted to almost 8 million euros and the number of companies with which UC3M collaborates on international projects reached 188.

ACEEU accreditations

During this period, UC3M has become the first university in Europe to obtain two accreditations from the ACEEU (Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities), as an "Entrepreneurial University" and an "Engaged University". This recognition certifies UC3M’s contribution and impact on the industrial and social fabric and places it as a leading university in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation and research.