More than 50 scientists and representatives of companies attended the event, with the aim of encouraging the development of collaborations. Firstly, a round table on technology transfer was conducted. Then, four sessions aligned with IBiS Programmes were held on cardiovascular and respiratory pathology; oncohematology and genetics; infectious diseases and the immune system; and neurosciences. Finally, a partnering session was organised to facilitate biomedical sector and researchers meetings.

IBiS is supported by Andalusian Ministries for Health, Economy and Knowledge, University of Seville and Spanish National Research Council. The meeting was carried out within the framework of the project ITRIBIS (“Improving Translational Research Potential at the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville”), a Coordination and Support Action funded by the Capacities European Call FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1, aimed for scientific quality institutions.