The ICMAB participated, during 2019, in the following:
Organization of the 100xCiencia meetings
In 22-23 Nov 2019, the 100xCiencia4 meeting was held in Donostia/San Sebastián (co-organized by the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL)), the topic was “Building bridges between Science and Society: What is science doing for you?" and addressed technology transfer projects and research.
As part of the Work Package 3, Xavier Obradors and Anna May Masnou helped in the organization of the meeting, by evaluating the abstracts proposed for talks and for stands. Nora Ventosa, researcher at the Nanomol Group, attended the meeting and presented the 10-minute talk "Liposomes for nanomedicine", in which she explained her experience in creating the spin-off Nanomol Technologies.
The past 100xiCencia meetings of the SOMMa were the following: in 2017, the 100xCiencia2 meeting was held in Alicante (co-organized by the Neuroscience Institute), and its topic was “Co-creating value in scientific research” and was focused on technology transfer success stories. In 2018, the 100xCiencia3 meeting was held in Madrid (co-organized by the CNIO), the topic was "Bridging science and society" and was more devoted to outreach and educational activities.
First meeting on Gender Equality Policy
On October 29, 2019, the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) hosted the 1st Gender Equality Event of the Alliance of SOMMa. The meeting aimed at sharing best practices in this area to promote a change of the institutional culture to support female talent and gender equality in science and of strategic decision-making in a coordinated and institutional way. Riccardo Rurali, ICMAB Deputy Director and Coordinator of the Gender Equality Committee at the ICMAB, and also participant in the Work Package on Gender Equality in Science, attended this meeting.