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ERC researchers

The competitive grants from the European Research Council (ERC) have been recognizing research of excellence in Europe since 2007. Since then, research projects based in Catalonia have obtained 261 ERC grants, 77 of them in the healthcare and life sciences arena. In terms of number of grants per million inhabitants, Catalonia is ranked second among EU countries. In the last ERC Starting Grants call, 3 projects from the BioRegion of Catalonia were awarded: we’re getting into the lab with their leaders.


The report shows entrepreneurial activity is stagnating 


Health & Bio 2017

The initiative organised by Banco Sabadell’s BStartup, Biocat and CataloniaBio brings together 160 meetings among scientists and executives


Each year in Catalonia, roughly 1,000 women die of breast cancer and 275 of ovarian cancer 


International experts from a variety of disciplines will debate this challenge at an event hosted by B·Debate, an initiative of Biocat and the “la Caixa” Foundation

La BioRegió a l'octubre

Moves of legal HQ due to political situation leave a bittersweet taste in a month full of good news for the sector

B·Debate Epigenetic Mechanisms in Health and Disease

For the fifth year running, researchers from around the world are debating the latest findings in this field at an event hosted by B·Debate

Sylvie Bove, EIT Health

Sylvie Bove

CEO of EIT Health

From pharmaceuticals to innovation in Europe: in 2015 French-born Sylvie Bove was named CEO of EIT Health, the first European initiative to promote European leadership and competitiveness in health innovation. Bove has 20 years experience managing and directing companies in the field of life sciences. She has overseen the launch of new products while working with large companies in the healthcare sector, such as Coloplast and Ferring Pharmaceuticals, and she helped found the Copenhagen Healthtech Cluster.

Cicle: Cinema, Ciència i Futur al Phenomena

Classic films from the 60s and 70s will be an excuse to discuss current research topics to coincide with Science Week

Institut Guttmann

Technology has not been introduced democratically throughout society: international researchers meet to discuss this at a B·Debate session on 5 and 6 October