IQS Next Tech is the first equity-free acceleration program with an Industrial focus. The program is powered by IQS Tech Factory, the centre for Entreprenurship at IQS.

If you are a startup with a functional prototype and looking to Industrialize, check the requirements below:

Selection Criteria: 
IQS Next Tech invites startups fulfilling the following criteria: 
1. Value proposition is validated though a functional prototype (tangible products only) 
2. There are at least 2 full-time people committed to the venture
3. The venture is based on a proprietary technology that has the potential to be protected.

Industrial Sectors: 
IQS Next Tech application is open for startups from any of the below categories: 
1. Health, MedTech or BioTech
2. Advanced Industrial Techniques, Automation or New Materials
3. Energy, Environment or Food
4. Wearables or Sports

There will be individual sessions with experts from the Industry covering the main process involved in conceptualizing and developing a product. You can expect to go through the entire value chain of product development - defining individual requirement to design , implementation, and manufacturing, with an aim to achieve the most optimal market fit product.

PS. Startups need to be physically present only on the days of the sessions.

Key Dates: 
30.04.2018- Applications Close
10.05.2018- Program KickOff
10.05.2018- 20.12.2018- Acceleration Program (sessions) 
January 2018- Demo Day

IQS Next Tech is an initiative by IQS Tech Factory.




Isabel Amat Reig Jofre

Isabel Amat

Reig Jofre

Roberto Camarero Zobele

Roberto Camarero


Ian Collingwood Pollen

Ian Collingwood


Sam Friend Roc23 Labs

Sam Friend

Roc23 Labs

Patricia Layola Victoria Capital

Patricia Layola

Victoria Capital

Ramon Mira Provital Cocoon

Ramon Mira

Provital Cocoon

Edouard Rozan Onboard Ventures (Ficosa - Idneo)

Edouard Rozan

Onboard Ventures (Ficosa - Idneo)

Jesús Santamaria Lubrizol

Jesús Santamaria


Diego Fernandez Ogilvy Upcelerator

Diego Fernandez

Ogilvy Upcelerator

Enrique Shadah MIT

Enrique Shadah


Ricard Abadias Press&Reset

Ricard Abadias


Ignasi Tribó LPV

Ignasi Tribó


Xavier Servat Fluidra

Xavier Servat


Marta Princep Bellavista Legal

Marta Princep

Bellavista Legal

Horacio Moreno AVX Pharma

Horacio Moreno

AVX Pharma



IQS Tech Factory, the center for entrepreneurship of IQS, opened its doors in 2015 as the first industrial incubator in Spain. Since its launch, IQS Tech Factory aims to contribute to industrial development by turning disruptive technologies into business opportunities.

We promote and offer support to promising tech ventures by organizing presentations, workshops, network events and providing assessment at different stages of a startup’s development.

Currently, we provide support to 21 startups both from within the university and from outside. The ventures belong to the following sectors: advanced industrial techniques; automatization; energy and environment, food, new materials, life sciences, and chemistry. These 21 startups  create 110 jobs and already mobilized over 12,4 million euros in investment.

If you’re a science-based startup and you’re looking for support, don’t hesitate to contact us; we are looking to turn your project into reality!