We work to ensure scientific advances become improvements for society

What's the connection between the discoveries in a science lab and improving people's everyday lives?

At the "la Caixa" Foundation we support projects that promote technology transfer; i.e. those projects that make the most of the results of research and bring them to the market. Because we believe the ultimate aim of science and technology is to improve people's lives and help society to progress.

BIST - Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology

Obra Social "la Caixa" is a partner of Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, a center created as a result of co-operation from the six of the main research centers in Catalonia.

The BIST promotes cutting-edge research in science and technology in a multidisciplinary environment of scientific excellence, providing comprehensive development for the training and development of scientists.

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ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Director: Dr. Lluis Torner

Project that aims to advance the application of state of the art photonics to better understand how illnesses develop and better monitor their treatment.

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IBEC- Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia

Director: Dr. Josep Samitier

Programme of research into healthy ageing.

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CRG - Centre for Genomic Regulation

Director: Dr. Luis Serrano

EGA project, consisting of creating databases of genomes and phenomes.

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IRB - Institute for Research in Biomedicine

Director: Dr. Joan Guinovart

The BioMedTec project focuses on validating research into biomedicine.

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ICIQ - Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia

Director: Dr. Miquel A. Pericàs

Project to validate technology. From the basic research carried out by ICIQ to products and services of interest to industry and society.

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