BSC participates in over 100 Horizon2020 projects

20 February 2018

The centre is in sixth place in Spain in terms of income from this programme, which funds research and innovation.

Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) continues to be among the most successful Spanish institutions in Horizon 2020 (H2020), the Research and Innovation programme funded by the European Commission (EC). At the beginning of this year, the number of H2020 in which the centre participates rose to over 100, with 103* projects awarded.

According to the EC’s statistics, BSC ranks sixth among Spanish institutions in terms of revenue from the H2020 programme, after the Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Fundación Tecnalia, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – Barcelona Tech, Atos and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

This funding is of vital importance for the centre, as it finances projects of great importance for Spanish and international research in areas as diverse as computer science, life sciences, earth sciences, engineering and infrastructures. The projects include Marie Skłodowska Curie individual scholarships, European Research Council (ERC) grants, and basic research projects carried out within the framework of large consortia in which several European institutions participate.

In 2017, revenue from competitive projects funded by the EC accounted for more than a third of the total budget of BSC, including investments in infrastructure, according to provisional data from the centre.


*including both signed and in-negotiation projects