Leading scientific associations and innovative companies demand to place R&D at the heart of our country’s strategy Leading scientific associations and innovative companies demand to place R&D at the heart of our country’s strategy 28.10.2020

The announcement is made in light of the recent approval of the preliminary draft of the Spanish government’s budget which announces an investment of more than five billion euros in scienceThe signatories demand a national pact that includes long-term strategies aimed at promoting frontier science and business innovationThe document aims to add and provide strategic […]

CNAG-CRG meeting Minister Duque and Luis Serrano Pedro Duque makes firm commitment to the Severo Ochoa programme of excellence 30.01.2020

The Minister of Science and Innovation Pedro Duque today met with Luis Serrano, president of the Severo Ochoa/Maria de Maeztu alliance (SOMMa) and director of the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG). The minister expressed his firm commitment to the continuity of the Severo Ochoa/Maria de Maeztu programme. The program currently benefits 49 research centres of […]

Meeting of the Ministry, SO - MdM institutions and autonomous communities Severo Ochoa – Maria de Maeztu institutions meet with autonomous communities and the Ministry 10.09.2019

A meeting took place between the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, senior officials of 15 Spanish Autonomous Communities and 42 members of the SOMM allianceSix centres and units of excellence “Severo Ochoa–Maria de Maeztu” showed the potential impact of the programme for Autonomous Communities“The support of autonomous communities is essential for Spain”, declares Luis […]

Ministry and SOMMa together First formal meeting between the Minister Pedro Duque and the alliance of Severo Ochoa centres and María de Maeztu units, SOMMa 15.02.2019

On past Monday, February the 11th, took place a formal meeting at the highest level between representatives of the ministry and the Severo Ochoa – María de Maeztu alliance (SOMMa). The gathering, that took place in the context of the visit of the Minister to the ALBA synchrotron, certified the first formal meeting between the […]

Edifice Berlaymont SOMMa releases a Position Paper contributing to the discussion on the future FP9 01.06.2018

FP9 will be yet another stepping-stone for Europe’s future as an innovation and economic growth polePublic consultations take place during the year 2018 to contribute to the design of the successor of H2020 Framework Programmes and Horizon 2020 The Framework Programmes (FPs) are funding plans created by the EU/EC to support research in the European […]

SOMMa group picture Madrid SOMMa aims at promoting Spanish science of excellence and safeguarding its competitiveness 16.03.2018

On past Monday March the 12th, representatives of the SOMM alliance, together with the Spanish State Secretary for R+D+i, Carmen Vela, met in Madrid, at the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. There, SOMMa presented the website of the alliance as well as the document entitled “SOMMa Position Paper: Actions required to safeguarding science […]