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CERCA Conference – 30 & 31 May 2017

CERCA Conference

30 & 31 May 2017

Government of Catalonia
Delegation to the EU

227, Rue de la Loi – Wetstraat
1040 Bruxelles – Brussel


Fostering excellence in research for the benefit of society

CERCA agglutinates 41 top performing centres, in all scientific disciplines, publishing over 4.000 WoS papers per year, hosting over 117 European Research Council grantees, with an annual budget of €400M, most of it from competitive and private funds.

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), ICFO the Institute of Photonic Sciences, or IDIBAPS, the research institute of the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, CREI Research Centre in International Economy, are among our most prestigious research centres.

Our aim for the CERCA Conference 2017 is to give and insight into the successful achievements of the Catalan Centers and to have an open dialogue about the challenges the innovation policies faces in the near future.

The event is organized by CERCA Institute, created with the purpose to ensure that the Catalan research centers system is properly developed; to encourage synergies, coordination between centers and strategic cooperation; to improve the positioning, visibility and impact of the research carried out and to facilitate communication between public and private agents.



Director’s presentation

CERCA Conference 2017 – Lluís Rovira, director