Extraordinary subsidies for research and innovation in collaboration with "la Caixa" Foundation
Within the framework of the Barcelona Science Plan 2020-2023 and, more specifically, in the objectives of its second strategic axis, the Barcelona City Council, with the collaboration of the "la Caixa" Foundation.
Barcelona is a global and open city and, as such, faces challenges of great importance in various areas such as inequality, housing, climate emergency, energy transition, digitization of the economy and society, loss of identities, ageing and, from 2020, recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientific research is, in most cases, the starting point for many of the cutting-edge solutions, committed to the environment and the social needs of citizens.
The plural and interdisciplinary collaboration between the sciences themselves and the entities and the third sector as a whole, the political sector (administrations and social movements), and the economic sector (companies, trade unions and cooperatives) is essential to advance in all these aspects and to build agreements to promote and rebuild post-COVID-19. Therefore, one of the priorities of the Barcelona Science Plan 2020-2023 is to establish a permanent dialogue between the City Council and the scientific ecosystem, with ambitious objectives for the city and for the scientific and technical community, and one of the ways to achieve this goal is through the consolidation of the line of grants for scientific and research activities to address the most urgent urban challenges.
The 2022 call for proposals has a total budget of 1 million euros. The projects presented have been based on research into urban challenges that can be encompassed within one of these themes:
- Ageing and quality of life.
- Mobility, and respect and protection of the environment.
Status 2022 call
More information about the 2022 call
Past calls for proposals