IBEC Project manager Juan Fran Sangüesa made the news on 22 September when he was interviewed for the midday bulletin on TV3, the Catalan television channel.
Along with other IBEC colleagues, Juan Fran was attending Jornada Connect-EU, a two-day forum for industry and researchers on EU financing, at the World Trade Center in Barcelona. He was filmed as he gave a presentation about the BOND project, a research collaboration coordinated by Josep Samitier’s Laboratory of Nanobioengineering Research and involving other IBEC scientists, which the news report held up as an example of a major project that has merited investment by the EU.
Juan Fran was then interviewed by the broadcasters – sharing airtime with none other than the Catalan Minister for Innovation, Universities and Enterprises – and was asked to comment on his concerns about the current financial climate and projected budget cuts.
To watch the clip, visit http://www.tv3.cat/videos/3109630/TN-migdia-22092010 (minute 30′).