111 страниц. 2011 год. In recent years, the need to promote collaboration between public and private spheres of research has become increasingly important. One such type of partnership is the transfer of knowledge with the aim of stimulating economic development and fostering innovation in industry. It is for this reason that the City Council of Barcelona presents this publication, which aims to show specific case studies of partnerships between private research and companies that have given rise to highly innovative initiatives and products. One of the characteristics present in all the research groups and companies that have made this collaboration possible is a quest for innovation.