IBEC participates in 1st CERCA Conference

The event aimed to stimulate collaboration and promote Catalan centres internationally, and brought together the directors and scientific and innovation managers of the CERCA centres, which are all independent bodies with their own legal identity in which the Government of Catalonia has a holding.

After an introduction by the director of CERCA, Lluís Rovira, and the  Secretary for Universities and Research, Antoni Castellà, researchers introduced some important research and technology transfer projects, after which keynote speaker Dr. Janet Metcalfe, President of VITAE in the UK, delivered a talk about the HR Excellence in Research Award.

All the centres – which include IBEC, ICFO, IRB, CRG and many of the other research institutes in the region – contributed a poster to the poster session, which outlined the major projects, institutional activities, spin-offs, patents and other achievements of each institute.