Two BSC projects selected within the MIT-Spain "la Caixa" Foundation Seed Fund

18 April 2018

A project about cancer by David Carrera's team and another on quantum computers by Pol-Forn's team have been selected.

Today, the first 12 selected projects have been presented within the new MIT-Spain "la Caixa" Foundation Seed Fund, a joint initiative with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), whose objective is to promote knowledge and cutting-edge research to face great challenges of the 21st century.
Two BSC projects have been selected out of a total of 30. "Computational Genomics through Flash and Accelerators" is the project led by BSC researcher David Carrera together with MIT researcher Arvind Mithal. The other project is “Multi-Qubit Couplings in Superconducting Quantum Circuits, led by BSC researcher Pol Forn-Díaz and MIT researcher William D. Oliver.
The objective of the initiative is to promote the interrelation between Spanish research groups of excellence and those of MIT. It aims to generate synergies and facilitate collaboration in international projects with an international pioneer entity such as MIT.

Read the press release (in Spanish) of Fundació "la Caixa"

Download the PDF (in Spanish) with further information about the projects here.

About MIT-SPAIN ”la Caixa” Foundation SEED FUND

The purpose of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is to foster knowledge and research in science, technology and other areas that serve to confront the great challenges of the 21st century. The ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation, aware of the potential of MIT, has set up, in collaboration with this institution, the MIT-SPAIN ”la Caixa” Foundation SEED FUND call for projects.
Through an annual call for proposals, the MIT-SPAIN ”la Caixa” Foundation SEED FUND provides grants with the aim of supporting research projects carried out jointly between Spanish universities and research groups and MIT research groups.
This call for proposals aims to boost cooperation between faculty, researchers and students in Spain and those from MIT. All Spanish non-profit research centres and universities can enter the call for proposals, in collaboration with one or more research groups at MIT.