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The most innovative and impactful industrial doctorate projects of 2023

2023 marked a decade of strategic, collaborative and applied research into the Industrial Doctorates Plan with 918 projects | Applied research has been key to identifying societal challenges and providing solutions | The focus of the ID Plan has been not only on the production of knowledge, but also on its dissemination, reinforcing the visibility of the socioeconomic impact and giving visibility to all the institutions involved | This article highlights a selection of projects disseminated during 2023, highlighting their social impact.

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"Industrial doctorates have given me a unique opportunity for personal and professional development"

Jordi Alba Granados is technical director of the Industrial Doctorates Plan of the Government of Catalonia and head of Development of Academic Programmes and Projects at the Department of Research and Universities. He is also a tutor and course instructor on the final project (TFM) of the University Master's Degree in Business Management (MUDE) at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Due to the growing demand for industrial doctorates, the university has talked to him to explain in more detail what these research projects consist of.

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Participants of the Industrial Doctorates Plan highlight in a video the success of the Programme

The video published on the tenth anniversary of the Industrial Doctorates Plan of the Generalitat de Catalunya, highlights the transformative impact on the Catalan scientific and industrial fabric of the program. | This consolidated initiative receives unanimous praise from industrial doctors and members of the academic and socioeconomic environments | The program has proven to be a driving force in the progress of the Catalan R+D+I system.

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The Industrial Doctorates Plan commemorates a decade of collaborative research in Catalonia with the publication of a book

The book offers a retrospective of the evolution of industrial doctorates, highlighting the contribution of doctoral staff to the economic and social progress of Catalonia. | The book outlines the impact of the Plan since its inception, comparing it with international programs and demonstrating a change in trend in the employability of doctoral staff towards the non-academic private sector.

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The Delta Rice Organic Project promotes agricultural sustainability in the Ebro Delta

The Delta Rice Organic Project, promoted by Agroserveis.cat in collaboration with the University of Barcelona, seeks to transform the rice production model in the Ebro Delta towards greater sustainability. The initiative promotes biodiversity and provides socio-economic opportunities to young farmers., while betting on organic products with quality certification, bringing added value to rice, thus promoting agricultural sustainability in this region.

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The Safe Beaches project revolutionizes the safety of beaches in Catalonia

The Safe Beaches project, a collaborative initiative between Auditek and the Rovira i Virgili University, aims to improve the safety and efficiency of lifeguard services on Catalan beaches. Through innovative tools, this project plans to revolutionize the management of lifeguard services, allowing better coordination, faster responses and a more effective allocation of resources

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