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The industrial doctorate project between Noel Alimentaria and the UdG that redefines the sustainability of food packaging

Genís Bayés, is the industrial doctoral student who leads the collaborative research between Noel Alimentaria and the University of Girona | The aim of the project to revolutionize food packaging towards sustainable alternatives and definitively eliminate plastic | This initiative responds to the urgent need for ecological solutions in packaging | Collaboration between academia and business is presented as an exemplary model of knowledge transfer, promising not only technical advances, but also a positive impact on social and environmental awareness.

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Roka Furadada, with three industrial doctorates, presents the first cosmetic ingredient with lignin, a step forward in the prevention of skin problems

Roka Furadada, a leading company in the field of biotechnology, positions itself at the forefront of sustainable cosmetics with the launch of ROKA Cirkle® Sotabosk, the first emollient-soluble cosmetic ingredient based on lignin on the market | The company has consolidated an industrial doctorate project and is currently promoting two more, all focused on research into ingredients for the prevention of skin problems

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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 jury of these awards is chaired by the Minister of Research and Universities Joaquim Nadal i Farreras, and is made up of outstanding professionals from the academic and industrial field. Among them, Dra. Isabel Amat, Global Head of Innovation and Pipeline Management at Reig Jofre; Dr. Enric Canela, emeritus professor at the University of Barcelona; Pere Joan Giralt, research professor at the Pere Tarrés Faculty of Social Education and Social Work at Ramon Llull University; Dr. Antonio Huerta, director of the ICREA institution; Dra. Anna Sánchez, founder of iTimes Advisers and vice president of Telescos.cat; Dra. Mariona Serra, co-founder and CEO of Goodgut (HIPRA); Dr. Jordi Mas, director general of the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (fcri); and Ms. Sara Miragall, from SEAT S.A.'s Young Talent Program HR.

Constitution of the jury of the 2022 Impact Awards of the Industrial Doctorates of the Generalitat de Catalunya

The Industrial Doctorates Plan of the Generalitat de Catalunya celebrates its tenth anniversary with the first edition of the 2022 Impact Awards. The jury, chaired by the Minister of Research and Universities, Joaquim Nadal i Farreras, is made up of leading professionals from the academic and industrial fields. The competition seeks to make visible the impact of collaborative research on industrial doctorate projects, and has been open to participants of the Industrial Doctorates Plan and to anyone of legal age residing in Catalonia.

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The Industrial Doctorates projects with the greatest social impact in 2022

Every year the Industrial Doctorates Plan finances more than a hundred Industrial Doctorate projects, all fundamental to contribute to the competitiveness and internationalization of the Catalan industrial fabric. However, we have made a selection of the projects that we consider to be a good example of social impact, which we have monitored throughout 2022 to communicate their research.

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