The deadline for presenting applications to the IND+I Science competition for doctoral students is 20 December


Left to right: Joan Elias, rector of the UB, Carles Ruiz, mayor of Viladecans, and Francesc Torres, rector of the UPC, signing the agreement between the three institutions

The deadline for applications for the IND+I Science competition is 20 December. This competition recognises research by doctoral students into the concepts of public value and public purpose in the fields of innovation, industry and the agenda of sustainable cities.

Nov 26, 2018

The deadline for applications for the IND+I Science competition is 20 December. The competition aims to recognise the knowledge that is being obtained in universities and promote its transfer to public policies. It is open to doctoral students at Catalan universities and Catalan doctoral students at foreign universities. In this edition, the competition includes three categories: innovation systems and policies, the metropolitan development agenda, and green industry for sustainable growth. The winning work in each category will receive €3,000.

Coinciding with the start of the call, a collaboration agreement for IND+I Science was signed by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Viladecans Town Council. During the signing of the agreement, Francesc Torres, rector of the UPC, pointed out that “this is a win-win collaboration for all the institutions involved.” Joan Elias, rector of the UB, also stressed that “IND+I Science helps situate innovation and knowledge transfer as a strategic element of the universities.” Finally, the mayor of Viladecans, Carles Ruiz, considered that “with initiatives such as IND+I Science, the institutions are addressing global changes in technology and lifestyles so as to shape an innovative and competitive territory.”

The IND+I Science competition also has the support of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose of University College London, the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, the Industrial Pact of the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona and the Strategic Metropolitan Plan of Barcelona.

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