In the last decade, the University has been particularly interested in the linkage of basic research activities with the needs of the social, public and private sectors. This activity is facilitated and carried out by an office dedicated to outreach, innovation and technological transfer, Dirección de Innovación y Transferencia del Conocimiento (DITCO) which offers consulting, training, capacity building and specialized services in engineering, industrial security, environmental protection, mechanical integrity and corrosion, as well as information technologies and high-tech security; in addition, it works with the university community in the obtaining of copyright and intellectual property rights, registry of patents, and licensing for the same.
At the end of 2013, one of its centers, the University Center for Linkage and Technology Transfer (Centro Universitario de Vinculacion y Transferencia Tecnológica, CUVYTT) was carrying out 112 applied science projects for the benefit of both the public and private sectors.
In addition to the various consulting services in industry for firms such as Pemex and CFE as well as several companies in the private sector, the number of patents which have been registered or are in the process of achieving their registry is noteworthy.
Among what can be achieved through research is the development of patents. At the moment, 107 technological projects have requested a patent registry before the Mexican Institute for Intellectual Property (IMPI); of these, four are in collaboration and seven are seeking patent registry abroad. It must be pointed out that nine of these projects have already concluded the process successfully. Noteworthy among these are the “Cosmic Piano”, the first patent of a product carried out completely by BUAP researchers, and a medicinal powder for the ulcerative process known as “diabetic foot” which is already being made available to the population through the University pharmacies.
BUAP occupies third place in the list of institutions with the greatest number of patent requests placed before IMPI, following the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Technological Institute of Higher Studies of Monterrey (ITESM).