"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 promotes more than 800 collaborative research projects

– The first decade of operation of the Program of the Department of Research and Universities has involved 530 companies, 25 research centers, the 12 Catalan universities and more than 600 researchers.

– Consellera Geis: "Industrial Doctorates promote the competitiveness and internationalization of the industrial fabric and are a lever for generational change in research".

– The funding of the program between 2012 and 2022 has amounted to 105 MEUR and this year's call for the plan has increased by 25% to 6 MEUR

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Industrial Doctorates. 10 years of collaborative research in Catalonia

Industrial Doctorates, 10 years of collaborative research in Catalonia

Industrial Doctorate (DI Plan) projects are consolidated as a key tool to transform knowledge into practical solutions for all citizens. The collaborative research model has demonstrated, with more than 800 projects promoted, its capacity to impact companies and institutions, the people who participate in the projects and society in general.

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