UBATEC S.A. is a unit of technological association and transfer formed by the University of Buenos Aires, the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, the Argentine Industrial Union (Unión Industrial Argentina), and the General Confederation of Industry (Confederación General de la Industria). It was founded in 1991, inspired by the concept of the “Triángulo de Sábato” (Sábato’s Triangle), a triad in which the university, the government and the productive sector interact in promoting innovation, thus contributing to the economic and social development of the country. UBATEC provides services for technological innovation management, technology transfer, technical assistance, program and project management, third-party fund administration, project assessment for the productive and private sectors, reports drafting, and consultancy for public - and, sometimes, multilateral - national and international bodies.

UBATEC’s most frequent activities are:

· Analysis, diagnosis, and proposals for solutions to problems in the productive sector.

· Assistance and support in management processes of innovation and technology transfer.

· Technical assistance for national and international bodies, both public and private.

· Production of innovation projects for companies and institutions, and presentation before science and technology funding bodies.

· Investment projects evaluation at national and international levels. · Follow-up, management control, and administration of national and international research funds.

UBATEC has a Business Advisory Council made up of more than thirty national technology-based companies. Their CEOs participate in decision-making related to project development and partner search in the private and public sectors for the processes of investment and technology transfer. One of the key features of UBATEC is its power for integrating multidisciplinary teams that bring together top level professionals. It has the capacity to make use of human resources and infrastructure of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) - the biggest in the country -, and other national and international academic institutions with which UBATEC cooperates on an ongoing basis. These are, in particular, the University of Sao Paulo and the Autonomous University of Mexico. The three integrate the UNIVERSIA network. It is worth noting that UBACTEC’s legal status allows it to provide a quick response to the requirements of organizations and companies. It has access to several bidding processes to provide consulting services to different companies, as well as public institutions, and multilateral bodies.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions