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Research centres tripled the investment from the Government of Catalonia

The Councillor of Health of the Government of Catalonia highlighted the SUMA process and cited the future union between CREAL, CRESIB and ISGlobal.

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Research centres tripled the investment from the Government of Catalonia

The Catalan research centres on health moves more than 260 million euros in Catalonia, and employs more than 10.000 people. That is one of the main conclusions of the first research report in Health Sciences of the Central Results of the Department of Health of the Government of Catalonia. These results were announced on June 19th by the canceller Boi Ruiz, at a press conference in CaixaForum Barcelona, based on the data collected in 2012 from 19 centres and institutes of health research.

These centres manage to triple the investment of the Government of Catalonia that makes a global direct contribution of 55.4 million euros while the entities capture 178 million euros in competitive funds, both through European or national funded grants.

The ability to return on investment in biomedical research is one of the main conclusions of the analysis, which advanced the director of the Agency for Health Quality and Evaluation of Catalonia (Aquas), Josep Maria Argimon, noting that "among the 6,400 papers of the scientific research equipment, six out of ten are published in high quality journals".

Boi Ruiz, Councillor of Health of the Government of Catalonia, explained the policies pursued by the Government in research initiatives such as the SUMA project which aims to unite research centres and avoid the fragmentation of the sector to gain critical mass, as the process of union between CREAL, CRESIB and ISGlobal.

Public-Private collaboration

The transfer is important for the advancement of the innovation of a country but it is necessary an "effective collaboration between companies and a public-private partnership is needed. A culture of investment is missing", regretted Argimon.

In this line, the "La Caixa" Foundation is present in much of the biomedical research centres and institutes, such as the CREAL, CRESIB, ISGlobal, CRG, IBEC, IDIBAPS, IdIBGi, VHIO and VHIR.


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