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Strategic initiatives

In addition to the activities carried out under the framework of the five focal points that structure the work of Biocat, we also drive two strategic, transversal, wide-reaching initiatives, the aim of which is to mobilize a large number of organizations in our system to boost the international positioning of Catalonia, in both the scientific and business arenas.

On one hand, in collaboration with the "la Caixa" Foundation, Biocat drives the International Center for Scientific Debate (ICSD) —which between 2011 and 2012 became B·Debate-International Center for Scientific Debate Barcelona— which puts Catalonia and Barcelona on the global forefront of science by promoting meetings of top-notch researchers here at home to discuss topics on the frontiers of knowledge.

And, on the other, since 2008 Biocat has organized this country’s efforts for our companies and organizations to take an active role in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and, more specifically, to promote a winning bid for the upcoming Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) linked to health and the life sciences.