UPF Starting Lab incubator

UPF Starting Lab aims to provide undergraduate students with a profesional learning and work platform to carry out highly innovative proposals in the digital audiovisual industry outside university. For six months of residency, selected projects follow an incubation method coordinated by Canòdrom – Creative Research Park, to develop final bachelor’s degree projects. Students have a work space where they receive professional advice and guidance.

Launched in December 2016, this incubator is an initiative of professor Carles Sora from the Audiovisual Communication programme at UPF in collaboration with Canòdrom – Creative Research Park. It receives support from the Catalan Ministry of Culture via the Catalan government’s Catalan Institute of Cultural Companies (ICEC). The project cultivates the relationship between teaching, research and knowledge transfer, and promotes interdisciplinarity. It also facilitates multidisciplinary work between different programmes at the university – enabling joint work by students from the bachelor’s degree programme in Audiovisual Communication, the Polytechnic School and the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences – and fosters cooperation between alumni and undergraduate students.