The BIST Ignite Programme awards excellent, multidisciplinary projects within the BIST community. The call is competitive and successful projects always involve new collaborations among researchers within the BIST centres, share knowledge among different scientific fields, and address novel research topics.
An external scientific committee selects the winning teams, who have ten months to develop their ideas. Projects then move to the second phase of the programme, where the two most promising projects receive BIST Ignite Awards, which come with an additional funding to continue research.
The BIST Ignite Programme was established in 2016 to promote new multidisciplinary collaborations and support innovative projects ideas through their first stages of research, preparing them for application to external funding agencies and international success. To date, 28 projects have been funded and 10 have received BIST Ignite Awards. A total of 1,010,000€ have been granted and more than 190 researchers have already been involved. One project has received the prestigious “la Caixa” Health Research Grant worth one million euros.
For reference, details about the last edition call can be downloaded at the following links.
Facts and figures
Figures represent total numbers since programme’s inauguration (2016-2020)
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