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Severo Ochoa and MarŪa de Maeztu centers on the UAB Campus take part on the 100xCiencia meeting
The five Centers of Excellence “Severo Ochoa” and the two Units of Excellence “María de Maeztu” located on the UAB Campus are taking part on November 2nd and 3rd, in the second edition of the 100xCiencia meeting in Alicante.
This year the meeting is entitled “Co-creating Value in Scientific Research” and its focal point will be the transfer of the knowledge generated in research centres and units and the enhancement of its value towards society. It counts with the participation of 40 Spanish research centres and units recognized by the programme of excellence “Severo Ochoa” and “María de Maeztu”, respectively.
The Centers of Excellence “Severo Ochoa” located on the UAB campus are the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), the Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE), the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB) and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE). The two Units of Excellence “María de Maeztu” are the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) and the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath).
The “Severo Ochoa” and “María de Maeztu” awards are the largest institutional recognition to the scientific research in Spain; an international evaluation committee selects the awarded research centres and units. These centres cover virtually all areas of knowledge, from physics and mathematics to environment, biomedicine and the humanities.
“The transfer of the basic knowledge generated and the technologies developed in the research centres is one of the fundamental pillars on which their activity is based. No less important than the research itself is training or dissemination”, explains Juan Lerma, former director of the Institute of Neurosciences in Alicante and president of the Scientific Committee of 100xCiencia.2.
The meeting consists of three keynote lectures by three internationally renowned female scientists, Krista Keränen, Lita Nelsen and Nuria Oliver, as well as four round tables shared by researchers from the Severo Ochoa Centres and the María de Maeztu Units with representatives from the world of the industry, the technology transfer offices and the economic policy and administration. Also included in the programme are short presentations from centres and units of excellence that are most successful in transfer and innovation and experts in this field.
This encounter in Alicante is designed as a space for dialogue and exchange of experiences with the aim of strengthen the capacity to transfer knowledge and enhance the social impact of the research work carried out by the centres and units of excellence in Spain.
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