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Pioneer Awards 2018

Scientific research is carried out by researchers in a variety of areas. Those setting out to do a research project usually do so by presenting a doctoral thesis. In these early stages, it is very important that researchers realise the potential value of their results, not only in the scientific arena, but also in terms of their commercial or industrial applications. Therefore, within the framework of Research Centres of Catalonia, the CERCA Institute is introducing the Premis PIONER awards to recognise those researchers who have presented a doctoral thesis with results that are clearly aimed at commercial exploitation.

Result of the Jury

Dr. Carlos Abellan Sanchez, for his Doctoral Thesis “Quantum random number generator for industrial applications”.

Dra. Andrea Duane Bernedo, for her Doctoral Thesis “Assessing global change impacts on fire regimes in Mediterranean Ecosystems”.

Dra. Ana Gámez Valero, for her Doctoral Thesis “Characterization of dementia with Lewy bodies: Identificacion of a specific bio-signature from blood for the differential diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies”.

Dr. Jemish Parmar, for his Doctoral Thesis “Micromotors for Environmental Applications”.

Members of the Jury: Eduard Balbuena (Enterprise Department at UAB), Josep Maria Pujals (IP lawyer at Oficina Ponti), Melba Navarro (Knowledge Transfer Technology Manager at CIMNE Tecnologia), Anna López Lozano (IP expert), Miquel Sierra (Innovation Manager at INIA Uruguay), Manuel Palacín (The Collider Program at Mobile World Capital Barcelona), and Roger Cabezas (KTT Project Manager at CERCA).

Guide for applicants
Registration form
Thesis Executive Summary
Model of certificate

Published: 11th October, 2018
Deadline: 30th November, 2018

Form more information:
T. 935 526 733

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