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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 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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From industrial doctorate to startup, the case of Acceleralia

Ton Guardiet is an expert in growing companies, as well as an industrial doctoral student specializing in the field of corporate acceleration. In his project he has developed a methodology to identify the factors and strategies that most affect the success of acceleration and entrepreneurship programs. This methodology has been applied to the creation of Acceleralia, a digital platform for corporate acceleration.

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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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