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18.10.2017 17:02

City of Science’ Project Applies for 130,000-Euro Grant

The ‘Granada, City of Science and Innovation’ project is one of a number of eligible candidates applying for a 130,000-euro grant from the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). The application was announced by the mayor of Granada, Francisco Cuenca, during a recent meeting of the science committee held at Granada City Hall. The city’s Health Science Technological Park (PTS) is one of the members of the committee.

[Translate to ENG:] La Mesa por la Ciencia en su reciente reunión en el Ayuntamiento de Granada.

The science committee has given Granada the go-ahead to apply for the grant, part of a 3 million-euro fund that FECYT has earmarked for science outreach projects.

According to the mayor, the grant would not only benefit the businesses and public bodies that are members of the science committee, but would also provide a global vision of everything that is being done in Granada in the realm of science. In his words, “today the science committee is launching a project to apply for external funding through the Spanish central government. This will, above all, enable us to undertake scientific dissemination projects that help companies set up business in Granada in the years to come, and encourage young people to follow careers in science.”

FECYT was set up by the Spanish Ministry of Finance, Industry and Competitiveness in 2001 to promote science, technology and innovation, increase public engagement with science, and respond to the needs of the Spanish Science, Technology and Business System (SECTE). Its other key aims include stimulating public interest in science, and increasing exposure of results of science and technology research and innovation financed by public funds.