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November 18, 2020
Catalan minister Ramon Tremosa visits the ALBA synchrotron and announces the creation of a public-private investment fund to improve knowledge transfer
Last Monday, November 16, the Minister of Business and Knowledge, Ramon Tremosa, announced that the Catalan Government is working on the creation of a public-private investment fund with the aim of promoting the transfer of knowledge and improving the index of innovation and competitiveness of the economic fabric of Catalonia.

The minister made this announcement during his visit to the Alba synchrotron, the large scientific and technological infrastructure located in the centre of the Barcelona Synchrotron Park, which is a fundamental value in the development of cutting-edge research and, in short, a driving force for the country's economy. The director of the synchrotron, Caterina Biscari, the director of our park, Pere Solà, along with several heads of other research centers in the area, accompanied the Minister.

The Government plans to invest 10 million euros between 2021 and 2022, a figure that can be increased to 30 million through possible contributions from European Next Generation funds.

The minister pointed out that the most advanced countries in the world have public-private funds of this type, specialized in high technology, which initially promote the projects and that, once the initial stages have been overcome and the business opportunity identified, private capital enters in large quantities and the public sector recovers its participation.

Source: Catalan government press release
Image: Alba Synchrotron

 

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