2021 BIST Ignite Awards Ceremony takes place April 5

By March 28, 2022March 31st, 2022BIST

The 2021 BIST Ignite Awards Ceremony to recognise the winning projects of the 2021 edition of the BIST Ignite Programme – MAKI and QEE2DUP – will be held on April 5, 2022 from 11:30-13:30 at La Pedrera Auditorium. In the framework of celebrating and recognising the excellent work done within the BIST Community over the past year, the BIST Working Groups Meet-up will also take place the same day, from 9:00-11:00.

The BIST Ignite Programme promotes multidisciplinary projects of excellence, the fruit of new collaboration among members of the BIST research community. Every year we launch a competitive call for BIST Ignite project proposals and select five winners that receive funding to jumpstart their research collaboration. At the end of the first year of funding, two projects are selected to receive additional funding and a BIST Ignite Award, based on the results obtained, the project’s potential for impact, and the addition of new collaborators from within and outside BIST.

The 2021 BIST Ignite Awards Ceremony will present the awards to the projects MAKI (led by researchers from ICIQ and ICN2), and QEE2DUP (led by researchers from ICFO and ICN2). Learn more about the two projects here.

The doors open at 11:00 and the ceremony will begin with a welcome at 11:30, followed by the winners announcement and their project presentations, followed by a keynote speech and finally a cocktail hour and networking.


International speakers and institutional presence

Marta Lacambra, General Director of Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera will make an institutional welcome of this event, that will be closed by Ms. Gemma Geis, Minister of Research and Universities, Generalitat de Catalunya. The 2021 BIST Ignite Awards Ceremony will also have the presence of Prof Dr Ralf Metzler, Chair for Theoretical Physics, Inst for Physics & Astronomy, University of Potsdam, Germany. Prof Metzler will performe a keynote speech entitled “What Einstein did not know: brownian motion then and now”.

Programme Register here


BIST Working Groups Meet Up

In advance of the Awards Ceremony, the 2022 BIST Working Groups Meet-up will take place for members of the BIST working groups and committees, also at La Pedrera Auditorium. This event, which will take place from 9:00-11:00 on April 5, is designed to thank and celebrate the working groups in the BIST Community for their ongoing enthusiasm and dedication.