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Like last year, Catalonia is once again the autonomous community with the most centers selected, two out of the five. Each of them will receive €4 millions in the coming four years.
The Spanish Secretary of State for R&D&i has announced the five research centers accredited in the second round of the Severo Ochoa program, out of a total of 30 finalists, which will receive €4 millions per year over the coming four years:
Like last year, Catalonia is the Spanish community with the most centers selected. While in the 2011 edition of the Severo Ochoa program there were four out of eight (as two of the ten spots were left vacant), this year it is two out of five. The CRG and the IFAE, thus, join the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), the Institute for Research in Biomedicine of Barcelona (IRB Barcelona), the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
The candidacies presented were evaluated by a Scientific Committee made up of 70 leading researchers in their field from 12 countries.
The Severo Ochoa program was created by former Minister of Science and Innovation Cristina Garmendia, and has been maintained by the current government through the Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness.