2020 BIST Conference

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The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) invites its entire community, its various stakeholders and partners, and every person interested to meet at its annual conference to discuss the latest developments in an area of priority for BIST research, this year focusing in sustainability.

The conference programme will include outstanding national and international keynote speakers and different roundtables with the participation of BIST researchers. We are also organising several satellite sessions that will be held in the previous days. Keep tunned to know more details about the programme.

See more details in the 2020 BIST Conference page.


Satellite Session – October 26

16.30h – 18.00h




Closing the Gender Gap in Research: Collective Challenges Ahead

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Satellite Session – October 27

16.30h – 18.00h




The Future of Science Communication

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Satellite Session – October 28

16.30h – 18.00h




How to Engage Research Institutes in Sustainable Research?

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October 29 >>>  Register now

9.30 h Presentation – Elisabet Romero (ICIQ), Conference Programme Chair
9.45 h Welcome – Gabby Silberman, Director General of BIST
10h – 11h



Keynote speech

Dr Esther Alarcón Lladó, 3D-Photovoltaics Group Leader at AMOLF (The Netherlands)

11 h – 12.15 h






Roundtable I:

MOFs, a Powerful Framework for Pollution Remediation

Host: Alfredo Ongaro (ICFO)


  • Tania Patiño (IBEC)
  • Leyre Gómez Navascués (ICN2)
  • Cristina Sáenz, founder and former CEO of Orchestra Sci
12.15h -15h Break – Lunch
15h – 16:15h






Roundtable II:

Solar and Bio-inspired Energy Solutions

Host: Prof. Mónica Lira-Cantu (ICN2)


  • Pau Gorostiza (IBEC)
  • Jordi Martorell (ICFO)
  • Antoni Llobet (ICIQ)
16:30 – 17h Coffee-break
17h – 18:00h


Keynote speech

The view ahead: where is science heading?

Philip Ball, science writer

18:00h Closing


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