About UPM

Technical University of Madrid (UPM) is the largest Spanish technological university. With two recognitions as Campus of International Excellence, more than 2,400 researchers carry out their activity, grouped in 204 Research Groups, 19 Research Centers or Institutes and 55 Laboratories, all of them committed to transform the knowledge generated into innovation advances contributing to solve the challenges our world currently faces, and also training highly-qualified professionals, competitive at an international level.
The intense collaboration with governmental bodies and industry guarantees that research at the UPM offers real solutions to real-world problems. The dynamism of R&D&I activity at the UPM, together with the transfer of knowledge to society, is among its lines of strategy.
UPM is one of the Spanish universities with the greatest research activity and first in the capture of external resources in a competitive regime. UPM headed the Spanish University participation in the 7th European Framework Program with 286 projects and 83M € funding.
UPM signs annually around 600 contracts with private businesses and applies for around 40 patents (receiving a similar number of concessions). Another main UPM technology transfer driver is the business creation, as ActúaUPM internal program generated 140 businesses in the last 10 years, 80% of which still exists.
All this shows that UPM is an institution committed to the transfer of knowledge generated through its research structures to society, and its transformation into advances and technological developments applied to the productive sector.