IQS, a founding member of the Universitat Ramon Llull, is currently composed of two university departments: the IQS School of Engineering and the IQS School of Management. IQS also features IQS Executive Education which offers specialised training to professionals and companies, IQS Tech Transfer which is in charge of conducting research, innovation and technology transfer for industries and companies, and the IQS Tech Factory which promotes entrepreneurial culture and supports the creation of new science and technology based companies. All these initiatives receive support from an important group of companies through the Fundació Empreses IQS.

IQS's mission is to provide comprehensive training for individuals with the mind-set, expertise, and skills they need as they strive towards personal and professional development. Based on its scientific tradition, IQS offers Undergraduate Programmes, Dual Undergraduate Programmes, Master's Degrees and Doctoral Degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Biotechnology, Bioengineering and Pharmacy through the IQS School of Engineering and Business Administration and Management, along with Marketing, Accounting, Finances and Tourism through the IQS School of Management.

  • Area of Activity
  • Universities
  • Food Safety
  • Chemistry
  • Proteins
  • Engineering
  • Foundation
  • Energy
  • Quality control
  • Biomarkers
  • Company type
  • Public and Private Organizations - Non Profit Centers - Medical Research Facilities
  • Agrifood Biotechnology - Vererinary - Environmental
  • Industrial Biotechnology - Manufacturers
  • Health Biotechnology
  • Services and consulting for biotech sector
Via Augusta, 390,
Barcelona, Barcelona 08017, ES
P: +34 932 67 20 00

Dr Salvador Borrós Gómez
Director of IQS

Dr Jordi Díaz Ferrero
Dean of IQS School of Engineering

Dr. Flavio Comim

Dean IQS School of Management

Dr Carlos Moslares García
Dean of IQS School of Management

Dr Núria Vallmitjana Palau
Director of IQS Tech Transfer

Ms Sonia Amorós Ramos
Director of Administration

Dr Carles Malet
Assistant Director

Dr Oriol Quintana
Head of Identity and Mission

Mr Carlos Bel
Director of HR and Services

Dra. Marta Camprodón

Campus Life Manager IQS

Dr José Javier Molins
Head of General Secretariat

Dr Marta Tena León
Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing

IQS TECH TRANSFER is the division of IQS that manages the university's R+D+I and tech transfer activities by providing solutions to business needs. Based on solid scientific-technical knowledge and using the most advanced techniques, IQS Tech Transfer promotes technological change through research, technological development and industrial innovation.

We rely on multidisciplinary research groups formed by professors, researchers and highly qualified technical personnel. We feature facilities, laboratories and specialised scientific equipment in different technological fields. All this allows us to work in different quality environments, offering analysis, consultancy and research project services.

IQS also features a Bioprocess Pilot Plant, located in the Process Transfer and Integrative Technology Centre (CTPTI), and offers companies comprehensive solutions and complete R+D+I services in biotechnology processes.

IQS Tech Transfer provides added value based on the experience and scientific and technical skills of its teaching and research staff. The use of its facilities, capacity for research and innovation, experience and personal and technological capacity of IQS represent the ideal environment to develop unique solutions not found anywhere else on the market.

Through IQS Tech Transfer, we manage technical assistance, R+D+I, and Knowledge and Tech Transfer services, helping to enhance competitive and spur technological innovation among businesses.

Technical services
Research projects
Chemical and physical-chemical analyses
Mechanical and materials characterisation tests
Technological consultancy
Patent licensing
Support for entrepreneurship

The Bioprocess Pilot Plant features the infrastructure and bioprocess equipment for optimisation projects, process scaling, and contract bioproduct or biomass batch production (CMO). Our services feature cultivating batch and fed-batch microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, mushrooms) in aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Class 1 organisms (non-pathogenic). The plant allows for downstream operations for the first stage of isolating bioproducts.


Bioprocess Viability Study: Transfer of a bioprocess to a 10 L bioreactor.
Production of a Bioproduct batch. Production based on the strain and previously developed process by the client. Transfer of the process to a 10 L bioreactor. Production in 100 L bioreactor and downstream processes.
Bioprocess Development: Optimisation of the culture medium, fermentation strategy and downstream processes. Production of reference batches.


The IQS Executive Education division offers specialised professional training intended for professionals and companies from industrial and technical environments. Its areas of knowledge are: Innovation and Strategy, Procurement, R+D,Operations and Supply Chain, Quality and Sustainability, Marketing and B2B Sales, and Packaging.

IQS Tech Transfer works for clients from different industrial sectors, for large as well as small and medium enterprises, especially inside Spain, but with an increasing number of services provided to international companies.

IQS Institut Químic de Sarrià