Yesterday IBEC group leader and ICREA research professor Samuel Sánchez was one of the five honorees at the ceremony of the Premis Nacionals de Recerca 2016 of the Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació (FCRI).
Samuel received his Young Talent award from president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont, Minister for Business and Enterprise Jordi Baiget, actress Silvia Bel, and FCRI president Antoni Esteve at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya.
The Premis Nacionals de Recerca (National Research Awards) are the highest distinctions awarded in the field of research in Catalonia. With the awards, the government, via the FCRI, promotes the social recognition of outstanding researchers, patrons, companies and journalists.
This year’s winner of the Premi Nacional de Recerca in the senior category was Lluís Torner, Director of ICFO. The National Awards for Scientific Patronage, Public-Private Partnership in R&D and Science Communication went to the “la Caixa” Foundation, the Centre Tecnològic de l’Aigua (Cetaqua), and Televisió de Catalunya’s Dinàmiks programme, respectively.