Today IBEC welcomed the new Director General of Research, Development, and Innovation of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (MINECO) to meet some of the group leaders and hear about their research.
Dr. Teresa Riesgo Alcaide met IBEC’s directors and was taken on a tour of the laboratories of Samuel Sánchez, Josep Samitier, Xavier Trepat and Elena Martínez, as well as viewing IBEC’s 3D bioprinting facilities.
Dr. Riesgo was in town for the EIT Health Partner Assembly at Caixa Forum, an important event on the calendar for the network.
Above: Dr. Teresa Riesgo met several of IBEC’s researchers and staff
The one key agenda item at the meeting of representatives from many of EIT Health’s 140 partner organisations – including research institutions, universities, hospitals and companies – was the Business Plan for 2019.
The plan includes funding programmes for health-related projects, and IBEC has one ‘Innovation by Design’ project accepted in the Business Plan’s portfolio, with final acceptance pending in December 2018.