The aim: cooperating in the development of scientific research and technological innovation activities.
Madrid, 10th October 2017. The president of the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC), Emilio Lora-Tamayo, and the director of the ALBA Synchrotron, Caterina Biscari, have signed today a collaboration agreement to develop projects and research programs in the scientific areas shared by both institutions.
The objectives of this collaboration include the advice, support and information exchange related to scientific activities. In addition, the document establishes the cooperation to train research and technical staff as well as to promote the common activities that pursue social awareness of science and technological innovation. The agreement also foresees staff exchanges and joint research units in areas of common interest. ALBA receives more than 200 CSIC researchers per year, performing 20% of the experiments conducted in the facility. This agreement expands the ongoing collaborations between both institutions, such as the participation in European research projects, the development of a helium recovery plant in ALBA or having CSIC visiting members at the ALBA Synchrotron.