CGC2021 presents global challenges in hot technological sectors

By April 9, 2021April 15th, 2021BIST, IBEC, ICFO, ICN2, IFAE

The Barcelona-Grenoble-Tsukuba “Clustering and Global Challenges” (CGC2021) international online conference is taking place this week (April 7th to 9th). The programme includes presentations about the most recent research advances and technological developments in various hot sectors including quantum technologies, advanced materials, health, smart energy, and topological/photonic materials, all priority research areas for BIST.

This online event, organised by ICN2 (a BIST centre), MANA/NIMS, and LANEF, aims to gather experts in the aforementioned strategic technological fields to discuss the main challenges and opportunities therein, many of which can be addressed globally by crating synergies between institutes and clustering at the international level.

A large group of BIST researchers is part of the conference programme, including ICREA Professor Jose A. Garrido who was co-host of the conference’s opening session on behalf of ICN2. The programme also includes presentations by Pol Forn (IFAE), Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO), Leticia Terruell (ICFO), Adrian Bachtold (ICFO), Klaas-Jan Tielrooij (ICN2), Aitor Mugarza (ICN2), Nuria Montserrat (IBEC), Maria Soler (ICN2), Monica Liru Cantu (ICN2), Roshan Krishna Kumar (ICFO), Maria Tenorio (ICN2), Samuel Sánchez (IBEC), Víctor Puntes (ICN2), Arben Merkoçi (ICN2), Bárbara Lisboa (ICN2), Stephan Roche (ICN2), and Sergio O. Valenzuela (ICN2).

Núria Bayó, Head of Academic Programmes & Organisational Effectiveness at BIST, has also participated in the conference, with the talk Scientific talent II: Multiple ways for Research Career Development on April 8th at 14:30h. In the talk, she highlighted that BIST is committed to providing targeted programmes to researchers at every stage of their career, giving them the skills and knowledge to succeed. She also presented the BIST Global Science Programme, which aims to support postdoctoral researchers as they transition to various career areas that greatly impact society: research leadership, science education, business & entrepreneurship, public policy & science communication.

Learn more about the conference here.