The UA will deepen its knowledge in the field of electric motors thanks to an agreement with Abat Connection
Alicante, 20th March 2013
The President of the University of Alicante, Manuel Palomar and the Chairman of Connection Abat, Lorenzo Castejón, have signed this morning an agreement with which the foundations for future collaboration have been laid down in the context of the transfer of knowledge and technology, as well as in the performance of student traineships and the implementation, among others, of joint research on energy efficiency, durability and the charge of electric motors. A few weeks ago, the persons responsible for Abat visited several on-campus services and units, such as the Research Technical Services, the Research Management and Technology Transfer Service and some research groups related to their business function, including Electrochemistry. Both the Chairman and the CEO, Vicente Navarro, who also attended the signing ceremony, have expressed their feeling of being "surprised by the amazing facilities" and by "the enormous potential" of the University of Alicante in research, although they confessed their concern about the ignorance prevailing among the business class.
The UA President explained that the University has about 200 research groups in all fields of knowledge and that "our goal is that knowledge they generate can be applied", therefore, he said that "agreements of this type are essential in times of great difficulty, since they give (even multiply) the investment in university and knowledge back to society”. Palomar pointed out the "prime strategic location" of the University, both in Europe and nationally, with excellent connections at all levels.
In turn, Castejón tackled the intention of establishing specific agreements on relevant business topics, which are currently being treated within the international business scope. These are regulatory issues in the use of sustainable and environment-friendly electric transport, as well as social issues such as the profile of users, etc.. “We want to work with goals and scoring time”, he said, so a joint working group will be established to start as soon and effectively as possible this collaboration.
The event was also attended by the Vice President for Research, Development and Innovation, Amparo Navarro and by the directors of two Secretariats, Enrique Herrero and María Jesús Pastor, and the academic director of Institutional Projects, Joaquin Marhuenda and the director of the Research Management and Technology Transfer Service, Ana Echeveste
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