Catalonia a leader in Research and Development programmes
Six out of every ten European scholarships for R+D programmes assigned to the Spanish state are allocated in Catalonia, who leads investigation in the field.
Barcelona (CNA).- Catalonia has the largest number of investigators in Research and Development (R+D) than any other territory in Spain, according to the findings of the first report on R+D+I of the Catalan Department for Innovation, Universities and Business. The departments’ minister, Josep Huguet, welcomed the results and said that they confirm the “good position” of the investigation sector in Catalonia.
Catalan investigators have received funding for 41 projects, more than half the total of applications in the whole state. Huguet said that these good results allow Catalan universities to attract “elite researchers”. The report also finds that Catalonia is the third nation in Europe with more funding per every one million inhabitants.