Research Café

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The Research Cafés are informal meetings, organized by the libraries of the UPC, to learn about and enhance the visibility of the University's research staff projects.

These days bring together doctoral students, postdocs, academic staff and other members of the University and society to promote the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and collaboration between research areas.

Spirit of the research café summed up in one sentence   The spirit of the Research Café of the UPC summed up in one sentence.

The upcoming Research Café

About the Observatory

With the organization of the Research Cafés, from the libraries, we want to: 

  • Promote knowledge and open science.
  • Promote the social and cultural activity of the different campuses of the UPC.
  • Improve networking and cooperation in potentially interconnected research.


Organizing meetings focused on interest in research and innovation: 

  • We make emerging research more visible on the different campuses of the UPC.
  • We will improve support services for research staff, in a personalized way. 
  • We promote libraries as a meeting point and networking between the different groups that do research on the campuses.

The participation of doctoral students from the campuses of the is particularly interesting UPC, although the participation of other research staff and students doing final degree or master's work is also of great value. 

As information professionals, we are aware of the diversity of needs and realities of the different groups of the university community and offer to act as network nodes between them to promote collaboration and mutual enrichment.

We also offer informative support in the development and management of open research to make it more visible and accessible.

We work to spread the science and knowledge generated by the doctoral students and all the research staff of the UPC promoting open science, creating synergies and arousing interest in the dissemination of open knowledge.

Research Café held


Research Café 13: Research data


Quan: 30 May 2024 at 12.15pm

On: Classroom LS11, pavilion L (floor-1) of the ETSEIB








Organize: ETSEIB Library

About the Observatory: Juan Jesus Perez, Associate Dean for International Relations, ETS of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB).

Program: They presented their experiences:


Research Café OAWeek23

Research Café 12: Digital Humanities

Quan: April 24, 2024
On: CRAI Library of Philosophy, Geography and History, meeting room.
Carrer de Montalegre, 8.
Libraries that organize: Library ETSAB i CRAI Library of Philosophy, Geography and History (UB)


He led the session: Jordi Ibarz Gelabert, Interdisciplinary Research Group (UB) Jobs, institutions and gender.

Program: They presented their experiences:


presentations             Videos

Research Café 11: Equity and artificial intelligence

Research Café 11: Equity and artificial intelligence

Quan: November 21, 2023
On: EPSEVG Library
Libraries that organize: Baix Llobregat Campus Library i EPSEVG Library


This Research Café, aimed at students, teaching staff and research staff, dealt with the subject of artificial intelligence from different areas, addressing aspects such as security, education and knowledge.

Moderator: Didac Ferrer, Head of the Innovation and Community Cabinet



Videos from the Research Café 11

Research café 10: Open science - Open science

Open science - Open science


Quan: October 25, 2023
On: Master Classroom. Campus Nord UPC
Libraries that organize: Library of theETSAB i Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library


An informal gathering held during Open Access Week 2023 for PhD students, postdocs and researchers to share research practices and cross-disciplinary ideas on aspects of Open Science such as FAIR data, open source, data privacy and citizen science. He had the presence of Rafael Vidal, delegate of the chancellor in Open Science and Citizen Science who told us about Open Science at the UPC.

Moderators - Ruth Íñigo and Marta Serrat



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    UPC Vilanova Research Café



    Quan: May 18, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. at 13.00:XNUMX p.m.
    On: Workroom 6 of the EPSEVG Library
    Libraries that organize: EPSEVG Library


    An informal meeting to share and give visibility to the research of the doctoral students on the Campus and to promote their interaction and integration on the Campus.

    They will conduct the session - Hernán Alberto González Rojas and Maria Hortènsia Álvarez Suau.

    They shared their experiences:

    • Núria Martínez, Txus Melo (International Office and Resources, Finance and Services United, EPSEVG): Welcome to the campus: services and useful information
    • Gerard Batet Xaus (SARTI): Developing a miniaturized bidirectional acoustic tag
    • Heribert Pascual Saldaña (CRAAX): A decentralized edge-based AI-assisted solution towards a proactive ambulatory oxygen delivery therapy
    • Marco Francescangeli (SARTI): Fish community monitoring with cabled seafloor platforms
    • Francis Albert Tortosa (AMPC): Study of pigment alterations in Roman wall paintings [online format]
    • David Lázaro Rodríguez Lima (SARTI): Optimization of the McEliece Cryptosystem
    • Rina Liang (CITES): Design for sustainability transition
    • Ayaz Hussain (CRAAX): Predictive Analytics-based Strategies for Cyber-Security Provisioning in complex ICT systems
    • Mojtaba Godhrati (SEPIC): Microgrid
    • Erick David Chavez Pereda (GAECEQS):  Study and identification of mechanical parameters while cutting soft tissues with vibrating hypodermic needles



    presentations   View the videos

    SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, May 11ETSAB

    ODS 11. Cities.

    How to make cities and communities more sustainable and resilient.


    Quan: May 11, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. at 14:00 p.m.
    On: Hall of Degrees ETSAB
    Libraries that organize: Library of theETSAB i Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library


    An informal meeting with PhD students, postdocs and researchers to share, with a coffee in hand, research practices and ideas in a transdisciplinary way.

    He will lead the session - Blanca Arellano

    They will present their experiences:

    • Cossima CornadóCodesign and Cofabrication to improve living conditions in El Raval neighborhood
    • David RequejoDrinking water in Barcelona through the lenses of sustainability
    • Marcel HurlimannBuilding a safe haven for our society against natural hazards
    • Monica Aguilar and Javier ParraMobilytics Project 
    • John Matthewair quality
    • Victor Diaz AsensioEl paisaje como modelo / Landscape as a model
    • Qianhui ZhengWorkice and evaluation of sponge city strategies for flash flooding mitigation in Mediterranean coastal cities, a case study of El Poblenou, Barcelona
    • Gonzalo PiasekUrban regeneration policies: what are the limits of citizen engagement?



    presentations   View the videos

    SDG 7: The new era of efficient and sustainable buildings.

    Energy engineering and architecture creating synergies.


    Quan: May 4, 2023, from 12:00 a.m. at 14:00 p.m.
    On: Campus Diagonal Besòs. Polyvalent Classroom Building I
    Libraries that organize: Diagonal Besòs Campus LibraryLibrary of theETSAB


    An informal meeting with PhD students, postdocs and researchers to share, with a coffee in hand, research practices and ideas in a transdisciplinary way. This edition of the Research Café, organized by the Diagonal-Besòs Campus Library and the Oriol Bohigas Library of theETSAB, focuses on energy: how to create sustainable and energy-efficient buildings.

    Drive session - Herminio Martinez

    They present their experiences:

    • Kasper Moth-PoulsenSolar Thermal Management Materials
    • Letiane BenincaMulti-objective optimization of residential multifamily buildings to minimize cooling and heating simultaneously
    • Edgardo SaucedoSunbright buildings: generating solar energy in our cities
    • Paul EspinozaThe Electronic Building Book: a tool to promote the rehabilitation of buildings in Spain



    In this Research Café, projects where energy engineering and architecture create synergies were presented. Projects linked to the ODS Affordable and non-polluting energy.


    Research Café 6

    Order date: 19 October 2022, 9.30am-13.00pm

    place: EEABB, Sala Mercabarna. campus Baix Llobregat 

    Organization: Baix Llobregat Campus Library i EPSEVG Library

    Network tracking: #SDGs, #researchcafeUPC, #marsoceans, #seasandoceans and also live feed from twitter

    Moderator: Lourdes Reig Puig



    Pedro Arnau del Amo

    Marcos Paulo Araujo da Silva

    Adriano Camps Carmona

    Oriol Carrasco Serra

    Steffen De Vreese 

    Ahmad Falahzadeh

    Guillem Figueras Manzanares

    ViceMr. Gracia Garcia

    Núria Jimenez Garcia

    Cesca Ribas Prats


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    In this Research Café, projects will be presented where technology is put to the service of the seas and oceans, and which are linked to the ODS objectives Underwater Life i Action for the climate.


    Research Café 5

    Order date: 12 May 2022

    place: Agora room Campus Nord UPC 

    Organization: Oriol Bohigas Library of theETSAB i Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library

    moderators: Ruth Íñigo and Marta Serrat


    Boris Lazzarini

    Jaume Ramon-Gamon

    Marc Ruiz Ramirez

    Agnese Salvati


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    Research Café 4

    Order date: 13 May 2021

    place: Faculty of Optics and Optometry of Terrassa. FOOTBALL

    Organization: Terrassa Campus Library and theYoung Area of ​​the Spanish Optical Society (SEDOPTICA)






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    This event is part of the activities of the central act at the Spanish level of the International Day of Light 2021.


    Research Café 3

    Order date: October 30, 2019

    place: EEABB, Sala Mercabarna. campus Baix Llobregat  

    Organization: Baix Llobregat Campus Library


    Óscar Casas Piedrafita

    Clara Prats Soler




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    Research Café 2

    Order date: 19 in June of 2019

    place: School of Architecture of Barcelona

    Organization: Oriol Bohigas Library of theETSAB

    Moderator: Cossima Cornadó Bardón


    Marion Alcaraz Corbella

    Monica Aubán Borrell

    Sara Vima Degree



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    Research Café 1

    Order date: 19 in June of 2018

    place: u-room Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library.

    Organization: Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library


    Moderator: Ferran Marqués Acosta


    Oscar Argudo Medrano

    Miriam Bellver Bueno

    Adrià Casamitjana Díaz


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    Last update: 12 / 06 / 2024